You’ve got Junk Car Questions? We’ve Got Answers

When trying to sell your junk car, you may have a lot of questions. If this is your first time selling a car, you may feel like a fish out of water. No need to fear! We are junk car experts and we’ve heard all the worries and questions that people have when selling their cars. Keep reading for the answers to your pressing questions.


Should I sell my junk car or repair it?

If the cost of repairing your junk car is more than the value of your car, you are better off selling it. But how can you determine the value of your car? First off, check the Kelley Blue Book value of your car. That can give you a baseline valuation. If there is damage to the car, you likely should also subtract that from the KBB value to get the true value. If this number is lower than the cost of your repairs, sell it. You’re better off taking that money and buying a newer car. 

Should I sell my junk car to a junkyard or a private buyer?

Neither! Selling to private buyers can be difficult — there are a lot of scammers or people who just won’t follow through. Selling to a junkyard is fine if that is all you have in the area, but often junkyards will low ball you, since they are not car experts. At Junk Car Traders, we are experts in cars and know exactly how much your junk car is worth! Plus, we are well equipped to recycle, resell, or reuse that car. 

Should I donate my junk car?

Donating your car to a local charity can be a great idea. Often these charities then sell the car to someone like us and use the money to fund their organization. However, the deduction process in your taxes can be tricky, as you’ll need to itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard amount. We suggest instead that you sell your car to us, and then donate that money to the charity of your choice. Win-win!

What documents do I need to sell my junk car?

Title, registration, and license. The most important one is the title, and a sale can usually be completed with just the title, but if you have the car’s registration and your license it will be easier. If you are missing any of these documents, you’ll need to contact your local DMV to get a new copy.

How much will I get for my junk car?

There is no set value for a junk car. Our rates depend on a lot of things: age of the vehicle, size of the vehicle, the condition, etc. If you call us now, we will be happy to talk through your situation and give you a free quote in less than 5 minutes!

Do you tow for free?

Yes! We offer free towing in all 50 states, anywhere from Illinois to Kansas. And we’ll pick the car up within 24 hours! Not all companies offer free towing, so you know you’re getting a great deal with us.

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