When you have an unwanted car sitting around in your parking lot or your drive way, the best way out of this situation is to make some money from it. Unwanted car removal unknown to many people in the West is big business and so many businesses are more than glad to pay cash for what many may see as being junk. Salvage lots will often sell the parts to repair shops or car owners for money, which explains why they will buy your junk vehicle to begin with. That said before you sell it is important to ensure that you get the max price for it.
Start by establishing ownership
You should always obtain the vehicle’s title if you’re currently not the owner. Almost all legal salvage yards and scrap yards will want to make sure that you are the owner before they buy it. So, make sure to establish ownership in your own name prior to deciding to sell.
Knowing the value
Even though you are opting for unwanted car removal in order to get the best value you first need to assess the damage to the car in order to determine its Blue Book value. This will require arming yourself with lots of information about the vehicle’s condition. When shopping around for the best price you will be asked many questions about the vehicle which includes what damage it has incurred, if it runs and what is currently wrong with it among others. You may want to consider repairing the damage done to your car in order to make it road worthy and hence command a better price. This is because vehicles that can still be driven are a lot more valuable than ones which cannot, plus there are some junkyards that will charge to pick up the car from your location.
Beware of some yards
Even though there are many junk yards that will pay for your vehicle some may not. The prices they quote may also vary. The best way to avoid lots of legwork is to call up junk yards near you and find out if they pay, then if they do then describe your car to them to get a quote. Make a list of damages and have it in front of you, this will make describing what is wrong quicker and easier.
Delivering your car
Once you have a price the next step to getting that unwanted car removed is to find a way to transport it to the yard. If you can drive the vehicle this will save you money on hiring a towing service. Even though salvage yards can also bring in cars but they often pay slightly more for vehicles that they don’t need to bring in themselves. So hiring a tow truck can work out to be a better option and you can follow behind with the vehicle’s title with you to prove legal ownership.
Beware of Lemon laws
All unwanted car removal services and sellers need to abide strictly by these laws. The lemon laws are set by the government in order to protect consumers from being treated unfairly. Even though most of these laws are not an issue but some can in fact come back to later haunt you if not careful. The vast majority of state lemon laws do not extend any type of protection to people who purchase used vehicles or vehicles sold as “as is.” So, find out what laws your state has before you sell. Things like meter or mileage tampering, price maxims and private seller laws need a thorough look at before you sell. That said if you are dealing with an honest and often experienced unwanted car removal service like All Unwanted Cars then you may not have to lose sleep over these laws. However, never try to roll back the mileage or lie about the real condition of the car because it will just get you into trouble and quite frankly most cars are not worth this trouble they are unwanted after all and so the money you get is a bonus in addition to a free parking spot in your home.
Mark has been in the unwanted car removal business for over twenty years. He has been providing top notch and trust worthy removals around Australia. However, he along with a host of experts strongly advise that people do a fair bit of research to arm themselves with knowledge prior to selling their unwanted cars.
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