3 Tips To Help You Get More When Selling Your Junk Car To A Scrap Metal Yard

While it may be difficult to find a private buyer who is interested in purchasing your old junk car, getting some cash for your old junker does not need to be difficult. In fact, getting paid for your junk car can be both quick and easy when choosing to sell this vehicle to a scrap metal yard. However, if you really want to make sure you are getting as much money as possible for your vehicle, you will want to take the time to review the three tips below before you begin the process of selling your car to a local scrapyard.

Tip #1: Do Not Remove Parts From The Vehicle 

It may be tempting to remove some parts, such as the battery or tires, before selling your junk car to a local scrapyard. However, if you are looking to maximize the payment you receive for this vehicle you will want to leave the car intact. This is because many scrap metal yards will sell off different parts of the cars they buy before ultimately crushing the car and recycling the materials. Consequently, if parts have been removed from the vehicle, the scrap yard will not be willing to pay as much.

Tip #2: Transport The Vehicle Yourself If Possible

It is quite common for scrap metal yards that routinely purchase junk cars to offer a towing service to individuals who are looking to sell a vehicle. While these towing services are technically free, they can have a negative impact on how much the scrap yard is willing to pay for your vehicle. Oftentimes a scrapyard will be willing to increase the amount of their cash offer if you are able to transport the vehicle yourself to their location. If you currently have roadside assistance coverage, you may be able to secure a free tow for your car using this service without the need to use the towing service the scrapyard offers. 

Tip #3: Take The Time To Find The Title And Key

The title and key for your junk car may have been misplaced in your home over the course of time. This is especially true if you have been putting off the task of getting rid of this vehicle for an extended period of time. The good news is that you don't actually need to find these items in order to be eligible to sell your junk car to a scrap metal yard. With that being said, you should definitely take the time to look for these items since they can have an impact on how much money you ultimately walk away with when selling your junk car. 

For more information, contact a company like TNT Auto Salvage.

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Do you remember the phrase "reduce, reuse, recycle?" You may have learned this phrase in school. It emphasizes three ways that we, as humans, can work together to reduce the amount of waste on our planet. Do you know who does a really good job of the reuse side of things? Auto wrecking businesses. All these businesses really do is strip old parts from old cars and find a way to use them in other vehicles. Some wrecking yards also recycle metal and plastic parts that can't be reused. They're making their school teachers proud, and we are proud to write about them.