Selling a car is always a time-consuming process. However, when you believe in driving your cars into the ground, it can be even harder to find a buyer. Many buyers simply don’t want a car that needs more work than it’s worth or that they aren’t sure how long it will last. This doesn’t mean you need to throw your old car away, though. You can still get cash even for a junk car.
Old cars have several different potential sources of value. One is if someone can drive it without much repair work. The car may not be reliable enough for your commute, but maybe their commute is shorter or less time-sensitive.
Another source of value is mechanically inclined that can fix the car on their own without incurring labor costs. This could make the car worth more to them than it is to you.
Other cars can be sold for parts. Maybe the air conditioner and power windows no longer work, but the engine can be used in another junk car. Finally, even if a car doesn’t have any parts in good condition, it can still be sold for scrap metal.
How much cash you can get for a junk car will depend on what the buyer wants to do with it. A car that is in driving condition or can be restored to driving condition without too much expense will be worth the most.
Cars sold for scrap or parts can still be worth a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars. To get an idea of what your car might be worth, there are several things you can do. First, look up what individual parts are selling for. As with selling an entire car, you will usually receive less than the full retail value unless you’re doing a private party sale since the dealer must make money on the sale. Next, you can look up the scrap or salvage value of your car. Keep in mind that even if scrapping your entire carnets, you a little less, it might be worth it to avoid the hassle of selling individual parts one-by-one.
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