About four years ago I was driving an old car that was dinged up all over and barely running. Then one day it decided to stop running and was stuck in the parking lot of the local super market. At this point, I did not know what to do with it.
I decided to call a local mechanic and have them tow the car to their shop. This turned out to be a bad idea as it ended up costing a good amount of money to have the car towed. They ended up telling me that I could just walk away and they would keep the car and not charge me for the tow. I had to do it which meant I gave away my car.
I have learned since that there are other ways to go about this. The best thing that you can do when your junk car dies is call up a cash for cars company and see what they are willing to give you for your junk car. Most of the cash for cars companies that you come across are willing to purchase old junk and damaged cars and they will actually come out and pick the car up from any location as well. This will help you to avoid getting stuck in the same situation that I was stuck in.
Upon doing more research on different car buyers I found that most car buying companies focus on the following four categories of cars. They buy:
- Junk Cars
- Used Cars
- Luxury Cars
- Used Trucks
Most car buying or cash for cars companies can be broken down into those categories of cars. Most companies will buy a car in any condition and others focus on one category of car. I you have a junk or damaged car then you are going to want to search for a junk car buyer or a cash for junk cars company, or even a local junkyard will some times make you a good offer.
Here is what you should expect when calling up a car buyer in your area. They are going to want to know a lot of information on your vehicle like the condition of the interior, size of the engine, and condition of the body. So make sure that you have everything prepared when you are calling them.
They are also going to want to know if you have the title for the car as that is very important when you are selling any car. So make sure that you have the title and if you do not have one, then you can go out and get a duplicate title.