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Junk Car Selling 101 For First-Time Junk Vehicle Sellers

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Do you have an old car, truck, or SUV that is no longer good for anything other than taking up driveway space? If so, you should know that you may be able to get cash for junk cars from certain buyers. While it may sound intimidating to sell your junk car for cash if you have never done so, the process can be simple with a few tips to help. Check out a few things you will want to know about getting cash for junk cars. 

How much will you get for your junk vehicle?

It is important to note that the amount of money you will receive for your junk car will vary depending on the following factors:

  • The make, model, and year of your car: Some cars are worth more than others, even if they are in the same condition.
  • The condition of your car: A car that is in good condition will be worth more than a car that is in bad condition.
  • The market value of scrap metal: The price of scrap metal fluctuates, so the amount you receive for your car will also fluctuate.
  • The demand for junk cars in your area: If there is a high demand for junk cars in your area, you will be able to get more money for your car.
  • The fees charged by the junkyard: Some junkyards charge fees for things like towing and disposal. These fees will reduce the amount of money you receive for your car.

Should you get multiple quotes or just work with one buyer?

Do your research and compare offers from multiple junk car buyers. Every buyer can have a different idea of how much a junk car is worth because some vehicles will be more desirable to some buyers. Also, if you get quotes from several buyers, you have the liberty to negotiate a better price if needed. Junk car buyers are often willing to negotiate, so don't be afraid to ask for a higher price.

Do you have to deliver the car to the buyer?

Whether you are responsible for delivering the vehicle or not will depend on the buyer. Usually, you can have your car towed to the junkyard at your own expense, or you can ask the buyer if they offer free towing. If you have to pay for towing, factor this into the price you are willing to accept.

Call a local junkyard for more information