Cars get destroyed every mile they drive. No wonder, then, that your old one is rusty and has numerous mechanical faults. Have you tried to sell it but there was no buyer? Unfortunately, this might be the case when a vehicle is truly worn out. At this point, it might be a good idea to get rid of it by selling it to somebody that will offer you a higher price than the junkyard. Before you do so, though, don't forget about some basic things.

First of all, you need to find out what are the prices the junkyards in your area offer for a car like yours. Don't get impatient, and check all the ones around you. Even if one of them gives you a few pennies only, some other one might pay you more. Before you settle on the cruise through these places, don't forget to jot down all the necessary information regarding the car. In short, they are as follows: make, model, the year it was built, transmission type, engine type etc. This will let the junkyard worker assess the ballpark value of the car.

What if you don't have the time to do all this? Well, don't worry! Some people out there actually buy out junk cars. If you want to get rid of your four wheels quickly, consider contacting them.


Selling cars in this way is as easy as donating them to the charity. What you need to do, is to provide these guys with the same details you would submit to the junkyard. However, selling the car to them is much more convenient for you. First, you don't need to go anywhere with the car. Instead, they will pick it up from your driveway. This all will be done on your terms, so all you need to do is to determine the most convenient time for you to get rid of the car.

In addition, selling junk cars in this way spares you lots of effort. For instance, if you decide to take yours to the junkyard, you will need to do get rid of all the additional elements in the car. This means, you need to take off the tires as well as the seats. Also, the space under the hood needs to be cleared out. In other words, you have to remove all the hoses and any elements that are made of rubber. In addition, before selling the car to the junkyard, you will need to let out all the fluids. Before you do this, make sure you know how to dispose of them properly. If you don't feel like this, better ask a mechanic to do so. Waste like these are subject to strict rules concerning the way they are kept. Under no conditions should you pour them into the sewage system!


Think whether you really have so much time to deal with all this. Compare it with selling the junk cars to the professionals – the only thing you need to do is to provide all the paperwork. Make sure to collect all the documents and titles that prove you're the car's owner. This is necessary to sell your car legally.


All things considered, if you have a car that is no longer of any value, don't go to a junkyard! There are still lots of people who might give you cash for it.