Have you had an old junk car sitting on your property for longer than you would like to admit? It’s okay, we understand. But, by letting that car sit on your property, you’re letting money go to waste. Instead, scrap the car and get a little extra pocket change in return. Your best bet is to sell your old car to a salvage yard, like Robertson’s Auto Salvage! Here are a few things you need to know in order to get your money’s worth.
It’s All About the Weight
When you’re scrapping a car, the accessories, tech, and upgraded features in your don’t matter. Its all about the weight of the vehicle. Why? Because scrap yards are interested in the metal, not the vehicle itself. If you do have a nicer stereo or upgraded features in your car, we suggest selling those separately to get the most bang for your buck.
Sell All of the Car Parts
Selling all of the parts in your car – yes, that includes the seats, transmission, radio, tires, and rims – can get you even more money. Before selling them, be sure to do your fair share of research to make sure you’re getting what the parts are worth.
Choose to Save Time or Money
Selling parts can take time and sometimes it’s worth just selling the entire car to the salvage yard. Selling to a salvage yard is quick, easy, and they tend to pay you in all cash. The paperwork? They’ll help you with that, too.
Year, Make & Model
You might not think the year, make and model of your car makes a difference when you’re scrapping it but if the salvage yard you’re bringing your car to has several parts from that same type of car, they might give you less money than a salvage yard that doesn’t have any of those vehicles on the lot. Always do your research.