Category Archives: Cash for Junk Cars

The Process of Getting Your Vehicle on the Road

In my previous blog, I discussed buying vehicles outright and leasing and financing vehicles. Choosing a payment method when purchasing your vehicle is just the first step of many before you can actually get your vehicle on the road.

Let’s say, for example, that you choose to buy your vehicle outright. You begin looking for used cars for sale in your neighborhood. Your budget is $5,000. You find a 1998 Audi A4 for sale for $3900. You should contact a mechanic friend or a friend that is well informed about mechanics–or cars in general –and go visit the vehicle. You should play close attention to the amount of miles on the vehicle and make sure that the vehicle has no mechanical problems. Also, check that the body condition is in good shape. You want to make sure that the vehicle is worth its price. After you inspect the vehicle and decide that it is worth the sale price, you buy the vehicle.

What happens next? After you purchase the vehicle and have the previous car owner sign over the title to you, you must register the vehicle and get plates for it at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must also have the vehicle inspected and purchase insurance for the vehicle. All of these processes cost time and money. It is my pleasure to announce that there are companies that conduct all of these processes for you for a small fee.

One such company is JYD Auto Leasing and Sales. (JYD Auto Leasing and Sales is different from Junkyard Direct [JYD], which is a cash for junk cars company.) This company is an automobile brokerage firm. It conducts all DMV services (including licenses, plates, titles, etc.) as well as conducting auto leases. JYD Auto Leasing and Sales also helps customers find used vehicles. Furthermore, this company also helps clients to choose the best auto insurance company.  JYD Auto Leasing and Sales even helps people find a mechanic if they need mechanical work done to their vehicle and also helps find car parts for a vehicle if needed. JYD Auto Leasing and Sales eliminates all the hassles that come along with finding a vehicle and getting it on the road.

The cash for junk cars company, Junkyard Direct, website is www.junkyarddirect.com. JYD Auto Leasing and Sales’ website is www.jydautoleasing.com.

Selling Your Junk Car? Consider a Dismantler

How to maximize cash for your junk car? The question’s a bit tricky ‘cause there are just so many buyers out there who would only be too glad to purchase your junk car. These buyers include middlemen, small towing companies, junkyards, scrapyards and nationwide recycling companies among others. To narrow down your list of potential buyers, try considering selling your car to a dismantler.

A dismantler is basically a company that gets cars for junk to dismantle them and salvage their usable parts. This company is different from a pure scrapyard that simply hauls junk cars, depollutes them (i.e., safely gets rid of their hazardous wastes), and smashes them for the metal. A dismantler takes out spare parts and sells them to buyers for much lower prices than OE components. For instance, say, your car is not roadworthy anymore because it has all sorts of engine damage. However, its bodywork is still completely fine; the doors are in sound condition and the headlights are still working. A dismantler would remove these parts first, sell them, before crushing the remaining parts for the metal.

So why consider a dismantler? Generally, a dismantler will have more money to offer you since they make more money off selling usable spare parts and off the crushed metal. It’s really a better choice than going for small-time local junkyards or towing companies that don’t have that much money. The best place to look for dismantlers is online. Just Google your location and search for dismantlers nearest you. You may also be able to get results for nationwide dismantlers that’ll likely have more money to pay for cars for junk.

Another reason why it’s a great idea to dispose of your junk car through a dismantler is that it’s the “greener” way. Since your car’s components are not processed and sold directly to buyers, there’s less carbon footprint involved. Wouldn’t you want to get rid of your old clunker and help protect the environment in the process? So go ahead and consider a dismantler when trying to sell your junk car.

A Jump Start for Good Measure

Junk cars, used for years by their previous owners, aren’t exactly in their prime condition. So, sometimes there are hitches in the engine. There are times when the car simply won’t start, and this is a cause for concern, especially if the owner is set to go to an important function. A jump start should take care of the problem. However, take note that it isn’t as easy as the method depicted in action movies.

To perform a jump start, one would need a bunch of equipment. They are quite easy to procure, so there’s no need to spend money for junk car equipment.

  • Car battery (from a different vehicle)
  • Jumper cables
  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles/glasses

With all the materials secured, it’s time to bring the engine to life. Position the second vehicle close to the junk car, close enough to accommodate the jumper cables. Open the hoods of both vehicles, and then wear the safety gear.

Before affixing the jumper cables, the positive and negative ports of both batteries should be identified. The positive port is often colored red and has a plus sign (+), while the black-colored negative port is represented by a minus sign (-). The jumper cables are color coordinated – red for positive, black for negative – so hooking them up would be easy.

Connect the jumper cables to their respective ports, with the negative ones going first. Once the cables are hooked up, start the engine of the vehicle with a working battery, and allow it to run for about two minutes, enough time for the power to run through the cables. Start the junk car. After one or a few tries, the engine should be prepped up for action.

Just to be safe, bringing the car straight to a repair shop after a jump start comes as a good idea. Some junk cars, in this scenario, would need a new battery or a checkup on the engine.

As for those who spent money for junk car booster box, there is no need for a second vehicle. The box, once activated, will serve as the second battery, making the process a lot easier.