If you’re looking to make some extra money, and you conveniently own an invalidated or broken vehicle, then you may be in luck. Many people are willing to pay money for your old junk car if you know where to look and who to ask.
You can try your luck with potential buyers by advertising your car in online classifieds or in the newspaper. You can also try posting an ad on an online auction site, enticing individuals looking for fixer-uppers or salvage parts. If you don’t feel like dealing with the customer service end of these undertakings, you can always contact a wrecking company. Many of them are listed in your phone book under salvage or scrap, and they will often collect your vehicle within 24 hours.
Donating your car to charity is another viable option when it comes to your junk vehicles. Like the wrecking companies, junkyards associated with some charities will pick up your car for free and give the proceeds from scrapping the vehicle to charity.
Whichever option you choose, you need to make an honest judgment call when it comes to the condition of your car. It will help you clarify its value if you are placing it online for sale, and, depending on the state of its tires for example, it will let the junkyard what kind of tow truck they may need to tow it away. You may want to specify whether or not you own the title to this junked vehicle. If you are looking to sell, a title is required, and while most wrecking companies don’t require a title, sometimes those associated with a charity or charity event may ask for one. These are the little details you need to be mindful of when it comes to junking your old car.