If you have an old, beat down vehicle that has been sitting in your driveway for months, it is time to embrace the concept of spring cleaning and get rid of it. Here are four tips that will help you negotiate selling your old car to a junk car buyer. Junk car buyers specialize in purchasing older vehicles that they then break down for parts and scraps.
Find The Title
The first thing you need to do is track down where you are storing the title to the vehicle. Just because the car is old and broken down does not mean that the ownership rights to the vehicle are unimportant. Junk car buyers are only allowed to purchase a vehicle for scraps and parts if they are buying it from the actual owner. Make sure that you have the title, and that it is in your name.
Clean The Car
Second, take an hour or two to clean the car up. Wash the outside of the car. Take all of your belongings out of the car and vacuum the inside. Even though you are selling the vehicle for the parts and not as a running vehicle, it still helps to clean it up. Taking the time to do this could help you get a couple extra hundred dollars out of the vehicle. Just like a regular car dealer, junk car buyers don't want to have to spend extra time cleaning up your vehicle after they purchase it.
Inventory The Car
Third, since you are essentially selling the vehicle for parts, you need to figure out what parts work, what parts don't work, and what is wrong with those parts. Knowing this information will help you get more accurate purchasing quotes from junk car buyers in your area.
Consider Making It Run
Fourth, after you inventory all the parts, if the vehicle does not currently run, consider making it run. Oftentimes, you'll get more for your vehicle if it runs than if it is completely broken down, even if most of the parts are in the same condition. With a running vehicle, the scrap car dealer, like Big Daddy Scrap, you are selling to will not have to tow the vehicle and will be able to more accurately figure out what works and doesn't on your vehicle. A running vehicle saves them time, which is passed down to you through a higher purchasing price.
Before you sell the clunker in your yard this spring, find the title, clean it up, inventory the parts and get it running in order to get the most money possible out of your old clunker.