Getting Your Old Car Out Of The Driveway And Making A Little Money

Removing a car from your driveway that is broken down or just too old to sell can be challenging. Some options allow you to get rid of the car, but getting cash for your junk car is sometimes more difficult. 

Selling Your Car

Traditionally, if you have an old car that you no longer use, selling it is the best way to get it out of the driveway or off the property. Older cars are often hard to sell unless you find someone who wants the car's parts for another vehicle. 

If the car is not running, getting cash for your junk car is tough. There are some services that will pay cash for the car and then haul it away for you, but the amount of money you will get for the car can depend on the condition, age, and how the service will use it.

If they are looking for a car to scrap, they will give you cash for your junk car. They will strip the car and sell the good parts while selling the remaining body and other parts to a scrap metal yard. But if the service is looking for vehicles to repair, they will come to look at the car and decide if it is something they are interested in or not.

Salvage Yards

Another option you may want to consider is selling your car to a salvage yard that will pay cash for junk cars. The salvage yard will use any good parts from the vehicle and sell them to customers as used parts. 

Some salvage operators are willing to pay a little more for a car if it is running or has a lot of good parts left on it. A running engine and working transmission can be extremely valuable to the salvage operation. Often they will come and remove the car and pay you cash for your junk car on the spot.

Some cars are more sought after, but the need can vary from one area to the next, so it is a good idea to call your local salvage operator to see if they are currently buying cars and if they are interested in yours. In many cases, the operator will not make an offer on the vehicle until they look at it, but if they want the car, they will pay cash for your junk car on the spot and then take the car away. 

Contact a local salvage yard or auto wrecking service to learn more about getting cash for your junk car.