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The 3 Step Process Of Getting Cash For Your Junk Car

Even if your vehicle no longer runs or has significant cosmetic damage, it may still have value. This is because many of the parts in your junk car can still be used on another vehicle. The frame of your vehicle can also be quite valuable when used to produce new items made from recycled materials. It is for this reason that scrapyards routinely offer cash for junk cars. The good news is that you can take advantage of this opportunity to score some extra cash in just three simple steps. 

Step 1: Get Multiple Offers For Your Junk Car

You always want to make sure you are getting the most money for your junk car. That is why it is important to contact at least a few different scrapyards in your area in order to get a purchase offer for your vehicle. When contacting these salvage yards, you will need to provide them with the make, model, and model year of the vehicle you want to sell. You should also provide them with information regarding any aftermarket parts the vehicle may have and whether or not the vehicle has aluminum alloy wheels. This information will allow them to accurately determine the value of your vehicle. Once you have gotten a few different offers, choose the best offer and move on to step two.

Step 2: Make Arrangements To Complete The Sale

Once a salvage yard has agreed to purchase your vehicle and you have accepted their offer, you will need to make arrangements in order to complete the sale. If the vehicle still runs or if you have free towing coverage, you may want to take the vehicle to the salvage yard yourself. In some cases you will find that they are willing to pay slightly more if you transport the vehicle yourself. However, if you do not have a way to get the vehicle down to the salvage yard, you will find that they often offer free towing services. If you take advantage of this free service, a tow truck will be sent to your location and you will be able to complete the sale without ever going to the scrapyard in person. 

Step 3: Completing The Sale

Once you have either transported the vehicle to the scrapyard or had a tow truck sent to your location, you will need to complete the paperwork required to finalize the sale and get your cash payment. If you have the title for the vehicle in hand, this paperwork will typically be as simple as signing the back of the title. However, if you have misplaced the title, you will need to show proof of ownership before completing a bill of sale. This proof of ownership may include old registration or insurance documents listing you as the owner of the vehicle. After this paperwork is done, you will be given cash for your junk car and the process will be complete.