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How can I sell my Junk Car?

Do you have a junk car you want to sell, but aren’t quite sure how to do it? Selling your junk car for the most cash requires only a small amount of research of your neighboring salvage yards. Here are a few tips on how to sell your junk car to a reputable auto salvage yard.

Find a Licensed Salvage Dealer

First, you are going to need to find a reputable salvage dealer. This means one that will be fair, offer good customer service, and is licensed and insured.

The best way to do this is an internet search to see customer reviews of the salvage dealers in your area. This will give you a good idea of the junk car buyers you might want to use and the ones you want to avoid.

Have All Vehicle Information Handy

When you are ready to sell your junk car, make sure you have the most information ready as possible to make the selling process easy and to ensure you are getting the best quote. Information to have on hand includes: car title, make, model, year, mileage, body condition, engine condition and signs of exterior or interior damage.

Get a Quote for Your Junk Car

Even if your junk vehicle no longer runs, most salvage yards will buy it from you as there is still value in the vehicle’s parts. The value of a car varies depending on the model and condition.

There are several factors that go into pricing an end-of-life vehicle, often referred to as a “junk vehicle.” Weight and completeness are the biggest factors.

Set a Pickup Time

Do you have a clunker cluttering up your property but you don’t want to pay a towing company to haul it away? Well, you’re in luck. Most salvage yards offer free towing for junk vehicles and can work around your schedule, sometimes having the ability to pick up your junk car the same day or the next day.

Complete Sale Paperwork

Understand your local laws and restrictions when selling junk cars. At times you might need certain legal paperwork to scrap the entire body of the car.

Get Paid Cash for Your Junk Car

When selling your junk car to a reputable dealer, they will always pay you the negotiated price. Be wary of dealers that will try to renegotiate a lower deal at the time of pick up.

Notify DMV and Insurance Company of Sale of Vehicle

You must notify the DMV that you have sold, traded or donated your vehicle. This can be accomplished by going online, visiting a customer service center or contacting them by phone.

You must also notify the insurance company, if applicable, when you have sold, traded or donated a vehicle. Make sure to transfer old plates to your new vehicle, or remove the plates from the junk vehicle you are selling.


Fill out the form right now an offer to sell your vehicle to us and get the feedback so we can start negotiations.