Geoffrey Chaucer once said that all good things must come to an end. From amazing vacations to life, eventually everything reaches its conclusion. Even your relationship with your good old reliable car. When this time arrives, the time when you know your car has seen too many road signs and has too little life left in it to take you where you need to be (a less poetic way to put this: you know your car is junk and has got to go), your farewell need not be full of forlornness. It can actually become a bittersweet affair. Bitter because of the goodbye, but sweet, oh so sweet, because of the money you can get from your car.
Yes, ‘tis true. But how to get cash for junk cars?
There are several ways for a person to procure money with his/her old junk car. All of these methods involve selling parts of your car or your car as a whole package. Sometimes it doesn’t even matter if the car still runs, doesn’t run or is damaged beyond repair.
The first and most self-sufficient method is doing all the work yourself; that is to say, taking your old car to the junkyard through your own efforts. Before bringing your car to the junkyard, you must first drain all of the fluids it contains, make sure that the tires are in good condition (do not include the spare tire because most car junkyards only allow four per vehicle), have your title handy (although some junk car buyers are willing to buy cars even without a title) and when everything’s a-okay, tow your car to the junkyard of your choice.
Another way is parting out your car. Sell old car parts that still function – car tires, engines, batteries and catalytic converter online or to friends and colleagues. The problem with this is waiting for viable takers.
The last and, dare I say, easiest way to get rid of your junk car is by using a junk car removal company. These companies give you cash for junk cars, no matter what shape they are in. All you have to do is contact them, schedule a tow and get paid.
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