What’s the value of my junk truck?

Do you have an old junk truck sitting around and taking up space? Are you wondering what it’s worth? It’s a simple question, but the answer is sometimes a bit complicated.

There are multiple avenues for trying to sell your vehicle. You could list it with an online classified website and try to find a private buyer. You can also hop on the phone and call a scrap yard: if they buy whole vehicles, they can usually quote you a price over the phone. Finally, you can call a national junk car buyer like Junk Car Traders, and find out instantly what your vehicle is worth. If you give Junk Car Traders a call they will give you a great quote over the phone.  They can help you no matter where you are, from Arkansas to Connecticut

We’ll walk you through your options for selling your junk truck, as the route you choose to go will impact its value. Let’s get started.

Selling your junk truck via an online classified site

If you decide to try and sell your old junk truck using an online classified website, there are a couple of things you can do to determine its value. First off, take a look at the Kelley Blue Book. It’ll give you a sense of the value of your vehicle, and it’s a good starting point. Next, run a search for vehicles of a similar year, make, model, and condition in your area. You should run the search on whatever classified site you’re using, such as Craigslist. This will allow you to compare what other sellers in your area are charging. Keep in mind that someone might have their truck priced unreasonably high. Check to see how long it’s been for sale: they may have had it for sale for weeks or months at a price that no one will pay.

Unfortunately, most private buyers aren’t interested in junk vehicles due to their condition. If your truck is a real clunker, you probably won’t be able to sell it via a classified website.

Selling your vehicle to a scrap yard

Scrap yards are an option, and the easiest way to find out what your junk truck’s worth is to simply call around. Be sure to call more than one junk yard, though: you want to make sure that you’re not getting ripped off.

Sadly, it’s possible to be scammed even if you try calling around to multiple scrap yards. A lot of scrap yards aren’t very reputable. They may quote you a price that sounds good over the phone; but, when it comes time to pay up, they’ll try to lower the price, or tack on extra last minute fees.

Sell your junk truck to Junk Car Traders

If you really want to know what your junk truck is worth, just call Junk Car Traders. We base our pricing on the latest updates to the scrap metal market, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest price possible for your junk truck. Plus, as a national business with an excellent reputation, you can trust that we’re quoting you a fair price. We also stick to our quotes: the price you hear over the phone is the price you’ll get in person. To learn more, take a look at our website, JunkCarTraders.com.

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