There were almost 270 U.S. vehicles registered in 2016 alone. While most of those are active, many either don’t run or aren’t safe enough to be trusted to be on the road. In other words, they’re junk cars which, according to the DMV, is a vehicle that is so old or damaged it’s financially more responsible to sell it for parts or have it salvaged than to continue repairing and attempting to drive it. Many people are still unaware or suspicious about how easy it is to sell your junk car for cash and opt to pull their hair out attempting to sell it to a private buyer. But there really are some simple benefits for selling your junk car to a competent and reliable recycling or salvage yard instead.
Save Time and Money
If you have a definite private buyer already lined up who is ready and able to give you a bundle for your vehicle, by all means, grab it. But most people trying to sell their cars aren’t that fortunate. They often jump through hoops just to get their clunker off their hands. This can include placing ads, screening calls, setting up appointments, rinse and repeat. Ads aren’t free in most cases and neither is the time you’ll probably waste waiting on a potential sale. What’s the point when you can get cash on the spot for your junk car?
There are a lot of people out there looking for not only a good deal but quite literally a steal. So if you try to sell your clunker yourself, expect to run into a slew of empty promises and demands for extra work or bonuses to the sale. That could include proof that you fixed a major part that led to needing to sell the car in the first place; extra freebies to the buyer like brand new tires, a new battery, the stereo you recently installed, or your GPS system; and even a down payment or contract towards the lease or purchase of a lot car you really don’t want or can’t afford. Why deal with all of that when you can easily just sell your junk car for cash right without worry?
Bypass Discrimination and Unnecessary Stress
If your car is totally beaten up, doesn’t run, or costs more to repair than it’s worth, the only sensible option is to sell it. But finding a buyer in those cases can be insanely difficult. Unless your vehicle is a collector’s model and the potential buyer is intending to rebuild it, chances are it’ll just sit in your driveway or garage and take up space while adding to your life stress. Most private buyers want a decent looking, good working vehicle that they feel they got a great deal on. Avoid nose-in-the-air syndrome and let a reliable recycling company take it off your hands. Can’t drive it in? No problem. Call to schedule a free tow and get cash on the spot for your junk car in exchange for the vehicle and title in your name. It doesn’t get much easier than that.