1. Assess Your Junk Car’s Value and Condition
When looking to sell your junk car, you will need to assess its condition and value. If it is not in good condition, not running, or otherwise undrivable, some alternatives might be more appropriate — like selling your vehicle to a junkyard for cash.
It is essential to know how much it’s worth on the market when you’re trying to sell your junk car. Your car’s value can depend on a few factors, like how old it is and its current condition.
Knowing the vehicle’s Year, Make, Model, and Trim will make getting an accurate price easier. If you’re not sure about some details, like the Trim, you can enter the vehicle’s VIN into the United States Department of Transportation VIN decoder to find out.
You will also want to make sure the car’s title is available when you are selling it. It is mandatory to have a title when you are selling a vehicle older than ten years. For example, in 2020, you can sell a 2009 Toyota Corolla without a title, but you cannot sell a 2011 Toyota Corolla.
Once you have the details about your vehicle, it’s time to get a price.
2. Research Local Junkyards for Highest Price Offers
Junkyards usually have a system in place to provide offers for junk cars. The best junkyards will give a price online based on your vehicle’s details.
Researching different junkyards, their prices, and reviews online is necessary to get a good deal on your junk car. Some junkyards might not take certain types of vehicles. Some may not pick up your vehicle. Some might also charge you to pick up your vehicle. So you will want to do your research to make sure you find a junkyard that can take your car and give you a reasonable price for it.
To see what your car is worth, check out GO Pull-It’s car-pricing tool. If you’re not sure about your vehicle’s details, feel free to call and get a price. Our car-buying team will work with you to give you the best price for your junk car.
3. Schedule Your Sale and Be Ready When the Vehicle is Picked Up
After you get your price, you will need to schedule whether you are driving your vehicle to the junkyard or whether they are picking it up with a tow truck. If you choose to have the car picked up, make sure you have everything ready for them on time. Any delays may result in you waiting longer for your cash.