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.