When you're stuck with a junk car that's not worth repairing and that's not really operational, you may as well get what you can for it. Rather than having the car towed to a junkyard or just left in your garage in hopes that one day a private buyer will want it, sell the car to a junk car company. It's a win-win situation because you get cash, and you get that car taken away — and the company that buys it can refurbish it or sell the parts as the staff sees fit. Anything left over can be disposed of correctly.
You Get Cash and Get Rid of a Car That You Can't Use
Why drag the car to a junkyard and leave it there when you could have someone tow it away for you, after handing you cash? Even a junkyard would sell working parts and scrap metal from the car, so you may as well get some money, too.
Don't expect too much, but do call a couple of companies, at least, to see what they might pay. That gives you a better idea of the general value and allows you to choose the highest offer you can get.
The Buyers Can Fix It up or Recycle Materials/Sell Parts
The value of the car will depend on the condition, including the cosmetic condition of parts of the body. If you have a much older car, for example, and the body is in good shape, the junk car company could decide to fix the engine or whatever is wrong with the car, and then sell the car as used. That would make your car much more valuable to the junk car company because they could make a lot of money off it.
The junk car company may also have a division that acts as a salvage yard, allowing car enthusiasts to search for hard-to-find parts, and your car could end up there. Someone seeking to restore another car of the same make and model may want a door from your old car, for example. It will be up to the junk car company to figure out what to do with the car, and you won't have to worry about that at all.
Anything Not Recyclable Can Be Disposed of Properly
If the junk car company doesn't fix up your car, they can sell parts and also recycle unusable parts made from valuable metals. Anything else that can't be recycled or sold can be taken care of in an environmentally friendly way. And all this is done away from your home with the car totally transferred over to the junk car company. You won't have to spend any more time on the car than it takes to receive the cash and change the registration.
For more information on cash for junk cars, contact a company near you.