While it’s hard to say goodbye to a car that you’ve come to rely on, every vehicle has an expiration date. But rather than give it away, see if you can earn some cash in an exchange. Below are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind for selling a junk car.
Select a junkyard that will tow your car.
Most junk cars are unsafe to drive on the road, which means you need a towing service to transport the vehicle to a junkyard. Rather than spending money on a tow truck, look for a junkyard that offers complimentary tow services. This will keep the cost of a tow from eating into your profits.
Abide by lemon laws.
Lemon laws vary according to the state where you live. However, some of the country-wide regulations include mileage laws. Attempting to fool the buyer by reducing the mileage on a vehicle is strictly forbidden and considered a federal offense. You are also limited to how many junk cars you can sell within a specific time frame before being considered a seller.
Give it Away.
Some companies will claim a car is worthless and offer to haul it away free of charge. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Even if it doesn’t run, your car contains valuable scrap metals and reusable parts. If a company tries to tell you otherwise, don’t take their deal, and find a more reputable junkyard to work with.
Sell it for parts.
Taking apart a vehicle on your own is not advised, as you could lose money in this process. Bringing your car to a licensed junkyard and recycling center will ensure you get the most value. They will then process the vehicle and strip down the parts while disposing of waste responsibly.
When it’s time to sell your junk car, turn to the team at Phipps Auto Parts. Based in Clermont County, OH, this locally owned and operated recycling center trades cash for unused vehicles and scrap metal. From car bodies and auto parts to stainless steel and copper, they will review the market price and offer you competitive prices and pick-up services. Call (513) 722-2034 to speak with a representative or visit the website to learn more about their services and selection of auto parts.