The Life of a Junked Car After It's Been Sold

Have you been wondering what happens to your car after you sell it for junk?

It can be difficult to say goodbye to your old car. Most people develop sentimental connections with their automobiles. This is why so many people want to make sure that their cars go to the right place after they get rid of them. 

You might be surprised to know that cars sold for junk have various fates that await them. If you want to find out about the life of a junk car, we can tell you what you need to know.  

Recycling the Metal Parts

There are a number of junk car buying companies that are able to recycle metal parts on their own. 

Many people who need to get rid of their old cars choose to have them recycled because they want the environmental benefits of doing so. This is because recycling the metal from your car will use about a quarter as much energy as that which is used to manufacture new steel.

Antiques and Classics

If the car you’re getting rid of has no value for you, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be worthless for other people. There are many cases where there are only small things that are wrong with cars that people get rid of. This is why many junk car buying companies fix up old cars they have and resell them to people who are looking to buy a classic car. 

Cars only need to be about twenty years old to be considered classics and it’s an industry that’s growing in popularity around the world. 

If your car is a bit older, it can generally be considered to be an antique. Antique cars tend to attract a very unique kind of car enthusiasts who want to celebrate good things about the past.

There is actually no specific age that a car needs to have in order to be considered an antique. It all depends on what kind of car it is and if the model is hard to find or not. With this being said, most states require that antique cars be fitted with special license plates. 

If you think that your car could be a collectible or an antique, it’s a good idea to check with auto buyers in your area before selling it for parts. 

The Life of a Junk Car That Gets Used for Hollywood Props

You might be surprised that some old cars find their way to Hollywood movie sets. Though it’s uncommon, there are many action movies that need old cars to use in their high-speed chases. These are cars that will typically get destroyed for the sake of the movie. 

Since the only thing they need these cars for is to destroy them movie producers want to find the cheapest cars that they possibly can. This is why they buy junk cars instead of new or used cars. 

End of Life Vehicle

While there are a lot of cool and unique things that can happen with an old junk car, the overwhelming majority of them are actually just junk. They don’t hold any value for anyone, and are probably beyond repair, or at least isn’t worth the financial cost to repair. These vehicles are referred to as an EOL vehicle, or end of life.

Most of the vehicles that junk car buyers come across are EOL vehicles. Whether it is from inactivity, an accident, or poor mechanics, there comes a time when a car can no longer operate safely. Once these cars are sold to a junk car company, there is a whole process that follows. It will need to be removed from the DMV database, it will need the fluids drained, and the parts broken down for recycling. There are a number of different valuable metals and electronics inside any vehicle, and all of those components are valuable for recycling purposes. Chances are very strong that if you sold your old car to a junk car buyer, this is what is in its future.

Buying and Selling Junk Cars: Many Interesting Possibilities 

There are many different things that can happen to your car after you choose to have it junked. If it is an antique, there is a small chance that someone will want to buy it. However, most cars that are of little or no value will be recycled for their metal.

There is also a small possibility that a Hollywood movie producer will buy your car in order to use it in a movie. At the end of the day, there is no single life of a junk car. 

If you have a car that you want to sell for junk, please don’t hesitate to get ahold of us. We can help you to get the maximum amount of money for your car.