The new car you’ve had for a while now is everything you’ve always wanted. Still, each time you back out of your driveway, you see your old car sitting off to the side, rotting away.
The only reason you keep it around is that it reminds you of the old days, but deep down you know it’s time to get rid of it. If you’re ready to let go of the past today, we’ll give you tips on things you should do before you sell your junk car.
Time to Sell Your Junk Car for Cash
Now that you’ve let go of a small amount of attachment to your junk car, it’s time to sell it. However, before you sell your car, here are five things that you need to do before you start the process.
- Ask Yourself Do You Really Want to Sell It
It’s easy to tell yourself that you’re going to sell your junk car, but afterward you might start creating reasons for why you aren’t ready. You might want to keep it as your child’s first car or fix it up and make it a vintage vehicle.
Whatever reasons you do come up with, make sure you’re all-in with selling your car. You don’t want to say yes to selling it and then have regrets later because once it’s gone, it’s gone.
- Determine How You Want to Sell Your Car
There are various ways to sell your junk car, so you need to decide which way you want to try. There are a number of different ways that you can sell your car.
Sell it How it Is
If you have an old car that you can repair, but you don’t want to put money into fixing it, then you can sell it as is. Selling your car in this condition is a great way to make some extra money.
You’ll also be able to put that money towards a new car if you want one. However, you need to make it perfectly clear what condition the car is in, so you aren’t accused of misleading any potential buyers.
Sell Your Car to a Junk Car Buyer
Depending on the condition of your car, most dealerships won’t buy your vehicle from you. Even if they do, they won’t give you the price that you want.
At All Car Buys, we take your car despite its condition. We understand that junk cars are a hassle, and we make getting rid of them a simple process.
Sell Your Car as Junk Parts
Selling your old car as junk parts is one of the best ways to earn some extra money. In fact, there are times when you’ll make more money this way as opposed to selling your car whole.
To sell your car this way, make sure that two things are in order:
- The vehicles parts are still functioning
- That you can dismantle the car by yourself
These two factors are essential to selling your car as parts. If the parts are working, you’ll get more money for them.
Sell Your Car as Scrap Metal
If you can remove some sellable parts from your car, you can sell the rest of your car as scrap metal. You will receive the most cash for your junk car if the vehicle includes the engine, transmission, battery, exhaust, catalytic converter, and all rims and tires.
Don’t worry about if you can’t remove the parts from your junk car or they aren’t working. You’ll still be able to make some money by selling your car this way.
- Have Your Paperwork in Order
For buying or selling cars, paperwork is always a hassle. The same goes for selling your junk car.
Making sure that you have your paperwork in order can make the process of selling your junk car a lot easier. Things you’ll need to sell your junk car are:
- The car’s vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Valid ID
- The car’s title
These three pieces of information are essential in selling your car. The VIN gives information about the vehicle and not the previous owner. The title helps determine the ownership of the car.
However, don’t worry if you don’t have the vehicle’s title on hand. You’ll still be able to sell your car if it’s not available.
- Remove Personal Belongings
While extra gifts are appreciated, make sure that you take all of your personal belongings out of your old car. We know that you want to get rid of it as quickly as possible, but it doesn’t hurt double-checking the vehicle’s interior.
Sometimes we forget where we left certain items in our car. Also, there are items that we thought were junk, but in the end, it turns out we do want them. Comb through the vehicle and take everything that you might want so there are no regrets later.
- Don’t Forget Your License Plates
One thing that people often forget when they’re selling junk cars is their license plates. Although you are selling your vehicle, you’ll still need to keep your license plate.
The license plate is another essential piece of information that shows that a vehicle was registered to you. Once your car is sold, you can use your previous license plates to register your new vehicle. This will help you save money on registration fees. However, it is important to know that if you do not use your license plate for a new vehicle, it may be necessary to notify the Secretary of State that the vehicle has been junked, and you may need to turn in the license plate to the DMV.
Sell Your Junk Car to Us
Finding someone that can remove your junk car can be troublesome. Contact us today and start the process of selling your junk car.
All Car Buys will tow away your car for free, and we’ll quote you the best price on the market. It’s a win-win for you.