Debunking 3 Myths About Selling Junk Cars For Cash

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If you have a junk car that you're looking to get rid of, you may find yourself wondering, "who would want to buy a junk car?" Perhaps you've had trouble finding interested buyers, and your local dealerships don't want to offer you anything for your trade. Or maybe your car has been totaled in a wreck, fire, or another disaster. No matter what the situation, you may be able to get quick cash for your vehicle by selling it to a junkyard.

Unfortunately, there are some myths floating around about selling cars to junkyards. By being aware of these myths and the realities behind them, you can get top dollar for your junk car in no time.

Myth #1: You Can Only Sell a Driveable Car

One of the most common misunderstandings people have about selling cars to junkyards is that the car needs to be in working condition in order to sell. This actually couldn't be further from the truth. Even if your car doesn't run, a junkyard will buy it for the rest of its parts. If your car's engine is no longer running, for example, a junkyard may still buy your car to strip it for its transmission, alternator, seats, and other salvageable parts.

Myth #2: You'll Get Stuck Paying For Towing

You might be hesitant to sell your non-driveable car to a junkyard because you're worried that your earnings will be negated by towing costs. Fortunately, many junkyards these days will handle towing (and cover the costs) so you don't have to worry about it. 

Myth #3: The Process is Too Complicated

It's actually easier than ever to sell your junk car, especially when you consider that many buyers now allow you to handle the entire process online. Simply enter the make, model, and other details about your vehicle. From there, you'll receive a tentative offer that you can accept or decline. If you accept, the buyer will get into contact with you to verify the details about your car and arrange for towing/pick-up and payment. It really is as simple as that.

If you're tired of looking at that junk car parked in your driveway, then it's probably time to get rid of it — and get a little cash in your pocket as well. And now that you know the truth behind these myths, you can make an informed decision regarding how to sell your car for cash.

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