What to do With Junk Car

By | August 7, 2017

Your vehicle is no longer roadworthy. This does not mean it is not worth any money. It does not matter how old your car is or what is wrong with it; you can get cash for it on the spot! So when you are asking what to do with junk car, turn it into cash!

If you are hard up for money or just want to get rid of your vehicle, looking for a quick and fast way to get rid of it, HJCB pays you for what your car is worth. If your vehicle is in good shape, you can sell it yourself. This is a time-consuming process. This means you are looking at more money for your vehicle.

Now if your vehicle has issues and you don’t feel like it would be worth trying to sell it to the public. You must answer a big question, “How much is my car worth?” this will help to give you an idea of how much it is worth.with junk car

It is very easy to make cash from your vehicle is in any of the below-listed conditions:

  • Broken Down
  • Rusted and Ugly
  • Dilapidated and old
  • Fixing costs are more than what the car is worth

Few things you should consider when selling an old junk car to the public:

  • Must have the time and tools along with the knowledge.
  • Have a place to remove the parts and market them to the public.
  • Donate it to charity in the hopes of getting a tax deduction that may never come.
  • This takes time and space. Not usually good for the average person.

You know your limitations and knowledge. It is not as easy as you may think. There are many options for getting rid of a junk car.

First Method: Sell the Car Yourself or Trade it in on a New One

Think about your finances and limitations with money. If you are in need of funds and are in a bind then selling your car to a junk car buyer might be the best option.

  1. Check the Value of your Car Online

    Go on websites the will tell you the value of your vehicle. Check out sites like Kelley Blue Book, eBay or Craigslist. You will need to match your make, model, and mileage. Always go with the condition lower than what you think, you have. This will give you a good solid starting point.Tip: No matter if you are selling your vehicle privately or trying to trade it in, people will want to negotiate with you. Often they will shoot you a very low ball offer to see if they can get it that cheap. Don’t allow yourself to sell a running and driving car for no more than 14% of your asking price.

  2. Gather all of You Legal Paperwork for The Sale

    You must have your paperwork together when trying to sell your vehicle. You keeping your paperwork in order will help you at the time of the sale. This will ensure that you know where everything is. The image is having your buyer ready to purchase your vehicle, and you are unable to locate any of your paperwork or titles! This could cost you the sale altogether.
    Tip: A general guideline is for you to have a bill of sale and title ready for a sale. Don’t wait until the last minute.

  3. Detail Your Vehicle Inside and Out:

    Wash and wax your car inside and out. This will improve the looks and overall make the vehicle more valuable to potential buyers. Don’t forget the trunk. The trunk is often overlooked. Sprinkle baking soda inside the cab and the trunk, then vacuuming it up will get rid of any bad smells.Tip: Make sure to clean the windows on the inside and out. Use old newspapers as clothes, and this will help to keep streaks off the glass.

  4. Make Sure All Basic Maintenance and Repairs are Done:

    You can improve the chances of selling your vehicle by making sure all of the maintenance and repairs are done. If your car is in need of repairs, this means potential buyers will have to do them, making the car less appealing.Tip: Take the car to your mechanic, have them do an inspection. Do any repairs that are needed. Get your mechanic to write you a full report on the condition of your vehicle as evidence it is in excellent condition.

  5. Always Think About Safety First:

    Never have someone you don’t know come to your house. The buyers are strangers, no matter how they make you feel. Let a family member or friend know where you plan to meet them. Always meet them in a public place. Malls are great because of them having security and high traffic!

  6. Negotiate and Bargain:

    If you are thinking about going out and trading your vehicle into the dealership for a new vehicle, please take it to several dealerships and ask for the trade value. Even if it is the same brand dealer but another car lot. You would often be surprised times you can get a better deal at other car lots.

    Tip:
    Call dealerships and ask them over the phone. They will try their best to get you to come in, stand your ground and tell them you will all another dealership if they do not want to give you at least a ballpark figure. Make sure, to be honest about the condition of the vehicle.

Method 2 Sell Parts off Your Junk Car

There is a massive market for used parts. Modern models are always in high demand. Parts that are usually in demand:

  • Tires and rims
  • Body panels
  • Windows, especially door glass
  • Electric parts, like radio, computer, and window motors
  • Engines, transmissions, and suspension parts. These are often overlooked.

You will either have to do this yourself or pay someone else to dismantle the car. If you have to pay someone else you might want to skip this!

Method 4 Sell to a Junk Car Removal Service

You are able to get rid of your junk car for a nice amount of money by contacting HJCB. The advantage to this is you are able to quickly have it removed for free and earn cash. We handle all of the paperwork and make sure the sale is 110% legal. Call 713-592-2576 for your instant no obligation quote. We will ask you a few questions and based on your answers we will tell you “how much is my car worth?” don’t forget we offer same day pick up and free towing!