Monthly Archives: October 2011

Junk Car Ban

Burlington enforced a junk car ban (which was introduced in June) earlier this month. The ban allows the city to tow junked vehicles that are within the limits of the city itself. It has been reported by the Burlington police station, though, that the city has a low number of junk cars, which are barely ever even seen. Burlington council member Celo Faucette reported that the ban was introduced so as to improve the city aesthetically, an ironic report, since the city has few viewable junk cars to the public. Most junk cars are on private property and in backyards. This means that the ban would allow the city to curtail property rights and allow officials to go onto private property so as to remove the supposed “junk” vehicle.

But what is “junk”? Have you ever heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? So, then, who is to decide what “trash” really is? And so, this is a major problem that arises with this ban. What is trash? What is junk? What qualifies a vehicle to be junk? No one person may be able to say. Some vehicles have sentimental value despite the fact that they are aesthetically displeasing.

It is understandable that junk cars may have a negative impact on a neighborhood by impacting property value and by being hazardous to the environment because of leaking fluids; however, the ban on junk cars is not the best answer. If the focus is on danger and on the value of property, these aspects should be addressed rather than enforcing a ban on junk cars altogether. The ban went into affect on Saturday October 8th.

Reasons to Junk Your Car

Junking your car qualifies as a recycling process. Junk cars are often left to sit years upon years, simply collecting dust and attracting rodents and pests. Furthermore, such cars leak chemicals and harmful fluids that can be harmful to not only people but to the environment as well. Why let the car sit there when you can get quick cash for it? Not only do you benefit from the money given to you when you recycle the vehicle, but the world benefits as well because your sale contributes to the recycling of metal and car parts.

Another reason to junk your car is because junk cars often cannot be sold for wholesale value. That is, the vehicle is only valuable for the parts it has. It is often too expensive to fix a junk car; it is much easier to just junk it and get the quick cash. Junking your car, therefore, lifts a burden off your shoulders! You eliminate the hassle of fixing the car, and you eliminate the hassle of trying to sell it to people who are not willing to pay a reasonable price for it.

Most of the time, all junk car removal services accept all junk cars, that is, they all accept all years, makes, and models, and they often will pick up and tow the car away free of charge! Consider junking your car today.

Earn Quick Cash by Recycling Your Junk Cars

We all know that vehicles depreciate quickly. New vehicles are constantly being made, and old ones go out of style quickly, so to speak. Not only do they go out of style, but they also become run-down. We wind up paying to fix one problem, such as the starter, just to find out that yet another thing is wrong with the vehicle. It seems as though once you fix one problem, another one arises almost instantaneously.

If you are sick of putting money into your vehicle, or if you feel as though your vehicle is just not fixable (that is, if it was in an accident), you can choose to junk it for quick cash.

To junk a car, all you need is the title, and we give you cash on the spot. If you do not have the title, that’s not a problem. We can pick up the junk car with the registration and a copy of the registered owner’s drivers license!

To determine a price quote, you need to evaluate the vehicle. How many miles is on it? How is the body condition? Was it in any accidents? Is there any rust? Flat tires? What are the mechanical problems? Etc.

Sometimes junking your vehicle is not the most beneficial decision, however. If you decide to, you can fix the car and sell it rather than junking it. Sometimes selling it can get you more money than junking it. At other times however, depending on the vehicle’s condition, you can earn more money by junking it. To learn which way can get you more money, simply try selling it. Put up “for sale” signs and see how much people are willing to pay for it. Also, call junk car removal services and see how much they are willing to pay. In this way, you can evaluate which way offers you more cash. It’s that simple !