If you have an old vehicle sitting on your property, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. One option is to sell the car to a junk car removal service. Car removal companies pay cash for junk vehicles, salvage the working car components, and sell the metal parts to a recycling service. If you decide to sell your car to a junk removal service, take the steps below to make more money from the sale.
Obtain the Vehicle's Registration Documents
For you to legally scrap an old car, you need to have the vehicle's legal documents, such as the title and registration. These documents prove vehicle ownership, which helps to combat car theft. A reputable car removal service will not take your vehicle if you don't have these documents. Unscrupulous and unlicensed junkyards may be willing to scrap the car without proof of ownership. However, they will pay less for it. Thus, if you want to make more money from the sale, find the vehicle's registration documents before contacting a removal service.
Clean the Vehicle
Cleaning your vehicle can improve its aesthetic value, helping you negotiate a better price. Remove all personal items such as clothes, trash, and aftermarket parts you would like to keep. Hose down the car's interior to remove grime and dirt, and wipe it down using a microfiber cloth and a car washing solution. Vacuum the interior parts, such as the seats, carpet, and floor mats. Wipe down the dashboard, door panels, and other panels to make the car more attractive to buyers.
Consider Removing Valuable Parts
You can sell your vehicle as it is without removing any parts. However, some companies may offer a low price, especially if the car isn't in good condition. If you are unable to get a reasonable offer, you can make more money by removing and selling valuable parts, such as the battery, tires, transmission, alternator, starter, catalytic converter, radiator, and engine. You can sell these parts online and make more money than you would by selling the vehicle with all the parts intact.
Be Honest About the Car's Condition
Most car junk removal companies offer an initial quote before assessing the car to determine its value. The seller may ask you to provide photos and information about the physical and mechanical condition of the car. Don't lie about the vehicle's condition, as this may attract a lower offer once the seller ascertains the car's monetary value. Instead, provide accurate information and negotiate a reasonable price for the car. You can also get multiple quotes from various removal companies and choose the best one.
Contact a junk car removal service to learn more.