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There's an old saying that goes something like "the whole is better than the sum of its parts." Does this apply to cars? It might, but in some ways it does not. You see, a car can still be quite valuable when taken apart into individual pieces. Auto wrecking yards know this well. It's what they do, after all. They take old cars, disassemble them, and sell the parts. Those old cars are almost certainly worth more as parts than as a whole since they rarely run anymore. On this blog, we plan to offer more insights into the world of auto wrecking.


The Sum of Its Parts

How To Get Cash For Your Junk Cars

Dana Young

Are you hoping to get a bit of extra cash by selling your junk car but don't know quite how to go about completing this task? If so, you are definitely in the right place. You can learn everything you need to know about this surprisingly simple process by taking the time to read through the three steps outlined below. 

Step #1: Gather Everything You Will Need

You will need two basic things to sell your junk car for cash. The first thing you will need is proof that you own the vehicle. If you have the vehicle's title, this is all the documentation you will need. However, if you are unable to locate the title, you should gather documents such as your old insurance or registration card that list you as the owner of the vehicle. 

The second thing you will need is some information about your car. Take a moment and write down details about the vehicle such as the current mileage on the vehicle and what size engine the car has. You will also want to make note of any aftermarket parts the vehicle has, as well as any existing damage or missing parts the car may have. You will need all of this information to complete the next step in the process. 

Step #2: Get Offers And Select A Buyer

There are two ways you can choose to go about completing this step. The first option is to contact local scrapyards or auto salvage yards over the phone. The second option is to visit these company's websites. Regardless of which option you choose, the process for getting an offer to purchase your vehicle will be very similar. This process consists of you being asked a series of questions about your vehicle. If you took the time to collect the information suggested in Step #1 you should already have the answers to these questions written down. Once you have provided the requested information, you will be given an offer to purchase your vehicle. It is always best to gather at least a couple of different offers to ensure you get as much cash for your junk car as possible. With these offers in hand, simply select a buyer and move on to the final step. 

Step #3: Sell Your Junk Car For Cash

This final step in the process is the easiest step of all. At this point, all that is left to do is wait for the tow truck driver to be dispatched to your location. Once the tow truck driver arrives, you will simply provide them with your signed title and the keys to the car. In exchange, they will provide you with your cash payment and tow your junk car away. 

For more information about cash for junk care, reach out to a local service.