The question many drivers find themselves with is where to sell a car that doesn’t drive. As it turns out, you have plenty of options, and selling a junk car can be easy and profitable!

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Is A Junk Car Worth Money?

You may be wondering how your car is still worth money if it can’t drive anymore. While it may be true that it doesn’t have much value to your fellow commuters looking for a used car, it has plenty of value in salvage.

By the time most cars stop running, around 80 percent of their components are still usable or recyclable. That’s most of the car! The approximate 140,000 professionals employed in the auto recycling industry know exactly how valuable cars like yours really are.

If you’d like to get an estimate of your car’s value before you start shopping for quotes, you can. Rather than using traditional car valuing sites, you’ll want to check car auction websites for cars of your make and model with similar damage. Remember that these values are only an estimate, and the local market values for junk cars and the scrap metal that comes from them may vary.

How To Junk Your Car

Preparation for selling a junk car is easier and less time consuming than preparation for a car in running order, which is good news for you! Simply clear out your belongings, take some pictures of your car, and write down the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Next, make sure you have your title available. If you can’t find it, call your DMV about applying for a copy. If you choose to contact junkyards by phone, you may also wish to find mechanic records for your car so you can answer questions about the extent of any damage the car has or its repair history.

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As you start to shop around for quotes, there are a few precautions you should keep in mind. Because your car isn’t running, it’ll need to be towed to where it’s going. That’s something you’ll only want to do once!

Be wary of junkyards who ask you to bring your car in for an inspection before you get your quote — you should always be able to get a quote over the phone or by email.

The junkyard should always cover the cost of towing, and never let anyone tell you your junk car has no value! Some unsavory scrap buyers attempt to take advantage of their customers’ eagerness to get rid of their cars. Remember that you deserve fair payment for your car, no matter its condition. Another precaution is to never accept delayed payment or delayed title transfer.

Should you choose to call local junkyards for quotes, you’ll just need to answer a few simple questions about your car to help true salvage staff understand your car’s damage and value. However, this process can be lengthy, especially if there are multiple in your area. Did you know that there’s an easier way and that you can sell your car from the safety and comfort of your own home?

Why Choose DamagedCars is a website that connects sellers like you to trusted junk car buyers in your area. We save you the time of calling every junkyard in town and the trouble of double-checking the safety of every potential buyer you talk to.

All you’ll need to do to get a quote from DamagedCars is upload photos of your vehicle and its VIN. Then, you’ll get a guaranteed quote in just 90 seconds! We promise the quote you get is the best price in your area, and you can always contact our buyers if you have any questions. They can be reached via phone, text, email, or our on-site messaging system.

Your quote is good for seven days, but you can have your car sold much faster if you’re ready. Once you’ve accepted your quote, schedule your free pickup at a time and date that works for you! Towing and title transfer are always on us, ensuring you make the most possible money for your car. You can schedule your pickup within 24-48 hours of accepting your quote!

At the time of your pickup, just have your keys and title ready. When your driver arrives, you’ll sign the title over then and there. This guarantees your sale is complete and legal. Then, hand over your keys and accept your cash. Get your junk car sold and back in the driver’s seat faster with!

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