You have no intention of ever using that old car of yours. You no longer want it taking up space in your garage, or you don’t want it on your driveway or in your yard. This is, at best, unsightly but can also be dangerous. You need to get rid of it. You may have tried selling it the traditional way, but no one is interested in paying anything worth the effort. There is another option. You can sell your car to a junk car dealer.
Identify A Legitimate Junk Car Business
The first step is identifying a legitimate and reputable junk car business. It does not matter if you have a dump or crashed vehicle, or an old running car, a company’s legitimacy is vital when you want to guarantee that you are selling your car to a fair and trustworthy company.
A disreputable company can take advantage of you in several ways. They may give you less than the actual value of your car; they may say they will send you a check that never comes, or they may charge you for services that should be free, such as towing or disposal.
Junk car removal service providers and dealers have strict governmental regulations with which they must comply. Local and state lawmakers have set rules to prevent people from being treated unfairly. State regulations, however, do not always protect individuals who sell or buy used cars. You should check out these private seller rules that include price maxims and adjustment of mileage, before you sell your damaged vehicle to another user. This is not necessary if you are selling to a reputable and experienced junk car dealer.
Even when dealing with a professional junk car company, you should never attempt to be deceitful about the vehicle’s real condition. For example, never roll back the mileage. It’s illegal and generally with this type of car, not worth it. After all, the car is generally in bad condition and old. Fewer miles will not move the needle.
How Dealers Determine What To Pay For Unwanted Cars
When selling your junk vehicle, there are several things a dealer will consider. The vehicle’s location, the degree of damage to the car, the car’s model, components, mileage and age, all make a significant contribution in determining the value of your vehicle. For instance, a twenty-year-old sedan which does not start or run will not procure the same amount as a four-year-old low-mileage sports car with accident damage.
The actual amount of cash a junk car dealer will offer depends on the ability to repair and resell the car, or the market value for its scrap, steel, and metal. These variables can change from month to month. For damaged or salvage vehicles, there are no fixed or book values. So, it’s difficult to estimate what a dealer will offer for your unique circumstance. But fortunately, it is easy to get a quote.
Do Your Due Diligence On The Company You Choose
There are many junk car dealers and salvage yards, and some may not expect to pay for your vehicle. The quotes can also fluctuate considerably. Or the dealer may not be knowledgeable in handling the necessary paperwork.
Check out the website of a few dealers and see what they have to say about the above matters. Choose the best one and call them, again asking them to verify the information on their website. Be prepared to answer questions about your vehicle. With this information in hand, the junk car dealer will be able to provide you with a quote over the phone.
In conclusion, if you have an unwanted car parked on your property, a junk car dealer is probably the best way to get rid of it and make money in the process. Unwanted vehicle removal is a huge business unfamiliar to many people, and so these companies are more than happy to get your call and pay you cash for what many see as junk.
Contact Bellinger & Son to learn more about how we work. Have all your questions answered and get a quote on the spot. We will pick up your junk car, pay you cash for it, and never charge you for towing.