How to Sell Your Junk Car for Cash

Scrap Yard With Pile Of Crushed Cars in tenerife canary islands spain

Who likes looking at junk cars sitting in their yards? Even if you’re not going to make a lot of money selling them, you can at least just sell them and free up some space around your home. But while you may know a lot of reasons to throw away things you no longer need, you may not know exactly how to dispose of that big piece scrap metal lying useless in your property.

Here are your tips for selling junk cars for cash:

Sell it as it is.

Obviously, if you have scrap car value, you’ll have to sell it just the way it is. The idea is just to get rid of it while making some cash along the way. When placing your ads online or in the local paper, emphasize that you are selling it “AS IS.” That means whatever problem the buyer encounters, you are not obligated to fix it for them.

Sell online.

A lot of junk car-buying websites have been cropping up lately. Obviously, you won’t get a very nice amount o f money using this method, but at least, you can say goodbye to that junk assemblage.

Get parts that you can sell for a decent price.

If only a specific part of your car was damaged and other parts are still in great condition, you can take those good parts out and sell them separately to  accessory buyers. You can remove your wing mirrors, CD radio unit, seats, wheels and tires (which are recyclable) or whatever, depending on your mechanical aptitude. Don’t touch the steering wheel though – if it has an airbag which suddenly inflates, you could get hurt. Know about junk cars at

Offer your junk car to the local junkyard.

You’ll find that a lot of junkyards will be happy to haul your car away and pay you some cash for it as well.  But ask them what parts they require before you remove any because, of course, they also make money from selling car parts. If you go for the easy ones, they’ll still have the doors, axles and other heavy-duty parts to make money from.

Sell for scrap.

All cars have a good amount of metal in them, so even if your car was totally useless as a car, you can still sell it for scrap. That means what you’ll get will depend on the total weight of the metal the buyer will get. Older cars or trucks are heavier, so if you have one, you can make more cash with them.  Scrap yards though don’t usually pick up the car for you, so you’ll have to make the towing arrangements yourself. You can get the most for your junk car here!


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