If you've got an old car on your property, the chances are good that you've been making some excuses for why you can't or shouldn't get rid of it. Unfortunately, there are very few benefits to letting an old car rot away on your property. Not only will your beater keep losing value, but you're also creating an environmental hazard that will only be more challenging to remove as time goes on.
Of course, there's no time like the present to finally stop making excuses for why you shouldn't turn your car into cash. If you think any of these three reasons will stop a junk car buyer from taking that clunker off your hands, you may want to think again.
1. Snow & Ice
Your junk car needs to be accessible, but it doesn't need to be ready for a drive down the road. Leaving an old car sitting around during the winter can be inconvenient, especially if it's in the way when plowing or shoveling snow. However, that same snow and ice provide a convenient excuse for putting off the inevitable.
Fortunately, you don't need to get your car fully cleared off to schedule a pick-up. Instead, you only need to clear a path for the wrecker and ensure that the driver's side door is accessible. If you can meet these basic requirements, there's no reason to delay your junk car pick-up until every last drop of snow has melted from your property.
2. Missing Parts
Did you pull a few parts from your old car to use in another vehicle or to sell? You might think that stripping your old car makes it less desirable to junk car buyers, but nothing could be further from the truth. Scrapyards often salvage usable parts from old vehicles, but they also buy them purely for their value in scrap.
If you've removed a few parts from your car, you shouldn't worry that a junk car removal service won't want it anymore. Your offer might be slightly lower, but you can still get cash for it, even if it's in pretty rough shape. However, make sure you let the scrapyard know about any missing parts before they arrive so they can provide an accurate estimate.
3. Critical Engine or Transmission Damage
Just as scrapyards rarely care about missing parts, these buyers also won't mind if your vehicle has costly internal engine or transmission damage. While you'll also get a little more money for a car with a working drivetrain, a dead car isn't an obstacle to most scrapyards. As with missing parts, you should let your buyer know about the car's condition before they arrive.
Remember that junk car buyers want to scrap your vehicle for its valuable metal content, and everything else is usually a bonus. No matter the condition, you can almost certainly find a scrapyard that will happily haul your old junker away while fattening your wallet at the same time.Share
2 February 2022
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