Regardless of whether you wrecked your car in an accident or it is completely worn out, you can still get value for it. Since junkyards buy old and wrecked vehicles which they later sell to other parties, your broken or old car can always be of benefit to someone else. The process is simple, and the only verification needed to complete a transaction is the title of ownership. However, if you have never sold a car to a junkyard, you risk making costly mistakes. There are a few dos and don'ts that you must be familiar with. This article highlights tips for selling your wrecked car to a junkyard.
Establish Ownership -- If you think that junkyards do not bother to verify ownership just because a car is wrecked beyond repair, then you need to think again. In as much as a junkyard might appear unkempt and informal, it is a business that is guided by regulations. Therefore, no matter the extent of damage junkyards will not buy wrecked or old cars that are not accompanied by a title of ownership. Ensure that you have a car title in hand when you approach a potential buyer for your vehicle.
Don't Tamper With Mileage -- Wrecked cars that have covered fewer miles attract a higher value than cars that have travelled thousands of miles. It is attributed to the fact that car parts such as the drivetrain wear according to the distance covered. Therefore, the more mileage covered the more wear the car part will experience and vice-versa. With the knowledge in mind, some car owners get clever and tamper with the odometer to read fewer miles covered. It is wrong and illegal, and it should be avoided at all costs. If the odometer failed through no fault of yours ensure that you indicate this on the title and notify the junkyard.
Deliver Your Car -- If your vehicle is too old to drive, then it is best to tow it to the junkyard by yourself. The advantage here is that you save on delivery costs because most towing services are not cheap. However, if the damage can be repaired, then it is a great idea to do the repairs and drive it to the junkyard. It is because junkyards value cars that can drive higher than those that do not drive. On the other hand, if the cost of repairing the drive system is high, then it is counterproductive to go ahead with the repairs.
For more information and tips, contact your local car removals service.