Selling your junk car may be on your list of things to do. This usually happens when you need some emergency cash, are in the process of moving, or come to the decision that you just can not repair the car on your budget. Regardless of the reason for selling the car, you likely want to get the most out of the sale. With that in mind, here are a few tips for maximizing the amount you get for your junk car.
The first thing you want to do is check for working parts on the car. For example, the motor may not be working, but you may still have operable parts. The fan, oil pan, transmission, and other parts can still be sold or parted out. In some cases, the junk car buyer may also buy the working parts for a car separate from the car purchase. If the car buyer offers this option, make sure to list the parts that are in working order. This can increase the amount you receive from selling the junk car, giving you a higher profit.
Status of the Car
You will want to make sure you know the status of your car. This includes the status of working parts, damage to the car's interior and exterior, and the status of the title. For example, you will need to let the car buyer know if there are any significant damages to the exterior of the car. If they plan on reselling the car after fixing it, then exterior damages can add to the cost it will take to repair the vehicle for reselling.
Towing the Car
You may not think of towing the car as something you should be concerned with. The truth is, towing will come out of the sale regardless of who is paying for the towing. The key is to know that if you are paying for the towing of the junk car you may be paying considerably more than the buyer. Keep in mind, the buyer probably buys junk cars for a living. This means they likely either have their own wrecker and towing service or use one that has a low fee. If towing is up to you, you will need to find a towing company within your budget and pay for it before the car is even sold. With that in mind, use a junk car buyer than handles the towing or comes to your location.
When you are ready to sell the car, contact your junk car buyer. Find out about the buying programs they have and what may fit your needs. Once you are ready to move forward, the junk car dealership will discuss how they can pick up the car or how you can bring the car to them. Your payment will be discussed at the time the car arrives with the junk car buyer.