Example Site - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is my junk car worth?

The value of a junk car varies based on multiple factors. Newer cars can be recycled for parts, which may get you more money. But the easiest way to estimate how much you can get is to determine the weight of the car and compare that to scrap metal prices.

How does scrapping a car work with Junk Car Traders?

Scrapping a car with Junk Car Traders couldn't be easier. Once you call us and get your free quote, we can arrange a time and place to pick up your vehicle. Make sure you have proof of ownership, such as a title. You'll meet us, sign over the car, and head off with your money!

What companies pick up cars for cash?

At Junk Car Traders we will pick up your car and hand you a pile of cash. There are many companies who will trade cars for cash, or you can go to your local junkyard, but if you read our reviews you'll see that we are the best around.

What happens to my title when I junk my car?

In order to sell your car, you need to sign over the title. If you are missing your title, contact your lein holder or local DMV to get a copy. Once you make the trade, the car is no longer your concern.

How can I get cash for my car fast?

Junk Car Traders can give you cash for your car within just 24 hours! Call us now and talk to one of our agents for a few minutes to hear your free quote, we'll schedule a time for pickup, and you'll be on your way with the money in just a day.

How much is a junk car worth?

The average junk car is worth a few hundred dollars. Every car is different, and depending on the age, weight, and condition the value can change. Larger cars have more scrap metal and thus are usually worth more.

Who is the best company to sell my car to?

We are! At Junk Car Traders we promise great service and great prices. We invite you to shop around local and national buyer, but if you read our reviews you'll see we always have happy customers. Don't wait, call today to start the process.

Will auto salvage yards purchase my car?

No matter the condition, age, or size of your vehicle, Junk Car Traders will buy it. Any auto salvage yard should buy your car no matter what. At Junk Car Traders we promise to give you the best value and experience when selling your junk car. We then recycle the scrap metal and sell any usable parts.

How does selling a car to an auto salvage yard work?

Selling your car to an auto salvage yard is simple. First, you give us a call at 855-959-1325 to receive your free quote. You can expect somewhere between $100 to $400 for most vehicles. We base our rates on the price of scrap metal and the weight of your car. After you agree to move forward, we will determine a time to pick up your car and trade you for cash. We can pick up your car within 24 hours if you are available. Once you sign over the title, we'll give you cash and you can take the junk car off your mind for good.

How much is a car worth to an auto salvage yard?

The value of your junk car is based mostly on the weight of the vehicle as we use the price of scrap metal to determine the value. Generally, we buy cars for a few hundred dollars. Larger cars or cars in newer, better condition are worth more to us than small vehicles.

Does Junk Car Traders pick up cars?

Yes, of course. We will tow your car for free upon completion of the sale. In most places, we can meet you and tow the car away within 24 hours. If a salvage yard is claiming that you have to pay for towing, walk away. Any reputable salvage yard should offer free towing to their customers.

What happens to a car when it is scrapped?

The main goal of a salvage yard is to remove parts that cannot be sold and salvage parts that can. The main things that happen to your car are that the antifreeze, freon, and oil are removed and recycled; then we strip parts that can be resold, such as the engine, transmission, batteries, and more. We then recycle the steel, aluminum, and rubber from the car for market value.

What paperwork should I have?

The most important document to have when scrapping your car is the title. It is difficult for us to buy a car without the title, but if you have the registration and your license we may be able to. Having all three of those documents will make the process as simple as can be.

Can I junk a car without the title?

Possibly. Depending on your state, we can sometimes buy the car without the title. Make sure to mention this when you call and we will do our best to accomodate. Sometimes we can buy the car with just the registration and your license, but having the title is the easiest way.

Would a junkyard buy a car without a title?

That depends entirely on the junkyard or auto salvage yard. Some places may be willing to buy the car as long as you show some other proof of ownership. This can be difficult, though, and you may want to contact the junkyard ahead of time to learn their requirements.

How can I junk my car without a title?

In some states you can junk a car without a title. You should look up your state's regulation on the DMV website or contact us at {PHONE} to discuss your options with one of our agents.

How do I transfer my car's title to you?

It's easy! When you meet with one of our tow truck drivers, you will just sign the back of your title to transfer it to us. You can also look up your state's regulations on the DMV website to make sure it is all transfered correctly. It may be important to sign a release of liability so that you are not responsible for anything that happens to the car after you sell it.

Can I still sell a junk car if the title is not in my name?

Unfortunately we will not buy cars that are not in your name, whether they were abandoned or signed over to you. If you have a title that has been signed over to you, you can get a clean title stating your ownership. From there we will be happy to purchase the junk car.

Can I sell a junk car without the keys?

Likely you will have no issues selling us a car without the keys, as we will not be driving it. Make sure to notify our agents when you call, so that we are aware, and we will be happy to accomodate. As long as you have the proper paperwork to sell the car we have no problem buying a car without keys.

Can I junk my car without registration?

The most important document when selling your junk car is the title. Without a registration we can still purchase the vehicle if you have the title. Registration and license makes the process smoother, but there is no reason we can't buy a car without it.

Can I sell a car I still owe money on?

We will not purchase cars that still have loans on them. Once you pay off the loan to your lein holder, we will be happy to purchase the car. Since the lein holder likely holds the title for the car, you cannot sell us the car anyway.

Is Cash for Clunkers still happening?

Cash for Clunkers was an Obama-administration program that ran during the summer of 2009 as a way to get old, energy-ineffient vehicles off the road and provide cash for Americans during the Great Recession. It is no longer running, but the program kicked off an explosion in the junk car buying industry.

What do auto salvage yards do?

The description is in the name -- we salvage automotive vehicles. Also known as an auto wreck yard or auto recycling yard, auto salvage yards buy junk cars and recycle the parts. They then sell workable parts to people looking to repair their vehicles and sell the scrap metal to car manufactuers and other metal buyers. Unlike junkyards, auto salvage yards deal exclusively with cars.

What is the current price of scrap metal?

The value of scrap metal varies based on market conditions. To see current prices, you can search online or use an app like iScrap. The value of your car then depends on the weight of the vehicle, as we will make a blanket estimate of the value based on the weight. Scrap metal prices vary often, so track the market to get the best offer for your car.

How does a salvage yard make money?

Junk Car Traders make our money by selling the parts of your car to buyers looking to repair their car themselves. We also sell the scrap metal to metal buyers. This way we can offer you free towing and the best quote, while also making a profit ourselves.

Can I sell parts of my car?

At Junk Car Traders, we only buy whole cars. Many salvage yards or junkyards will buy parts of your vehicle, though. or you can sell them to private buyers via Craigslist. Valuable parts for resale include: engine, transmission, starters, batteries, alternaters, tires, bumpers, doors, or the whole body. If you are comfortable dismantling your car yourself, selling the parts can be a great way to get more for your car than you may selling it whole. If the cost of the labor is worth it to you, give it a shot. If not, call Junk Car Traders today to sell us your car whole.

Is donating a car a good idea?

This depends on how you do your taxes and whether it is worth the small tax deduction you would get. In order to claim the deduction, you must manually do your deducations rather than take the general one. It is wise to consult your accountant or a tax professional to see if it is worth the effort. We recommend instead to sell your car to Junk Car Traders and then donate that money to a charity of your choice. That way you don't have to deal with the hassle of dropping off the car, but can still do good.

How much can you get for scrapping a car?

The value of your junk car is based on many things. The most important factor is likely the size of the vehicle, as larger cars mean more scrap metal to sell. But we also take into account the make, model, and condition of the vehicle when setting a quote. On average, we offer between $100 and $400 for a vehicle. Call us today at 855-959-1325 to see how much you can get for your junk car!

How do I get the most for my junk car?

To get the most for your junk car, sell it to Junk Car Traders today! We offer the best value around and can tow your car away in just 24 hours. We'll hand you cash on the spot and you can rest easy knowing you got a great deal and great customer service/

Does having new tires increase the value of my junk car?

Unfortunately, we do not offer more for new tires. The process for us to remove and dispose of tires is the same no matter if they are new, so the value does not change for us. If you want to get a good deal for the tires, consider removing them and selling them to a private buyer before selling the car to us.

If I just had major work done on my car is it worth more?

Unfortunately, no. Junk cars are, by definition, at the end of their life. Having major work done to try to revive the car does not increase its value to us. We base our quotes on the size of the vehicle and how much scrap metal is going for, so newer parts or auto work likely don't impact how much we can offer you for the car.

How much is towing?

We offer free towing to all of our customers! We can usually even tow it away within just 24 hours. If you car is missing tires, let us know so we can send out a special truck. But no matter what, we will tow the car for free.

How do you determine the value of my car?

We base our quotes on the weight, make, and model of the vehicle. We then compare that to scrap metal prices and offer you the best price we can. Most junk cars are at the end of their lives and will be sold for scrap metal, so even if we resell some parts or can salvage some of the car, we determine the initial value based on the weight of the vehicle.

Do I need to be there when you pick up the car?

It is best if you are with the vehicle when we come to pick it up. That way you can get cash right away and sign over the title to us. If you are not able to be there when we pick up the car, make sure to let one of our agents know and we can determine an alternate way to sign over the title and send you the money.

How will you pay me?

We typically offer a check in exchange for the car so that our tow truck drivers are not carrying around large amounts of cash. If you'd prefer to be paid in some other way or cannot be there at the time of pick up, let our agents know and we can arrange an alternate mode of payment.

Can you pick up my car today?

Depending on when you call us and the location of the car, we may be able to meet you today. We promise to pick up your car within 24 hours, though, so you won't have to wait long.

Do you pick up cars in my area?

We offer services in all 50 states! See our locations on this page and click your state to see what areas we serve. We will do our best to meet you no matter where you are.

Does my car have to have wheels?

No wheels, no problem! We are happy to take your car no matter the condition. As long as you let us know when you call to arrange pick up, we can alert the tow truck driver that the car has no wheels so they can make any necessary accomodations.

Should I accept a voucher for my junk car?

Sometimes, car buying services will offer a voucher to a local restaurant or store in place of cash. We do not recommend taking these offers, as you may find the voucher has restrictions or stipulations that make it worthless. We never offer vouchers and only offer cold, hard cash.

Can I back out?

You are welcome to change your mind up until you sign the title over to us. If the tow truck driver arrives and you get cold feet, don't hestitate to let him know that you have changed your mind. We want you to feel comfortable and happy the whole process, even if it means not selling us the car.

Will you match a competitor's offer?

If you call us with a competitors offer, we will do our best to match or beat their price. We want 100% customer satisfaction and will offer the best service possible. We recommend shopping around to find the best offer you can with the best company around.

How can I release liability when selling the junk car?

There is likely a release of liability form on your title already. Just make sure to fill that out and send it to your local DMV office. If it is not on the title, check your state's website or call the DMV to get one. This form lets the state know that you have sold the car and are no longer responsible for it if it gets in an accident or receives tickets. It is important to release liability so you are not surprised with anything in the future.

Can I sell my car if it is flooded?

Of course! We will buy cars no matter the condition. If your car was recently in a flood and the engine has been totaled, it is still worth the scrap metal value and may even have other salvagable parts. You can discuss your options with one of our agents and find out what you can get for your flooded car 855-959-1325.

Can I sell my car if it does not run?

Yes, we are happy to buy junk cars even if they do not run anymore. We may be able to salvage some parts, and can of course offer you the scrap metal value for the vehicle. Our tow truck drives have no problem picking up cars that do not run.

Will I receive a receipt?

We can email you a receipt after the sale of the vehicle once the tow truck driver picks up the vehicle and gives you the payment. It is important to keep this receipt to remove the car from your insurance and for proof that you are not liable for the car.

Can you pick up my car from the mechanic?

If you take your car into a mechanic and there decide that it is not worth the cost of fixing it, just let us know the address of the mechanic and we will happily meet you there to broker the deal. If you cannot meet us at the time of pick up and trust your mechanic, we may be able to just give him the money and you can pick it up at a more convenient time.

Should I remove the fluid from my car before junking it?

There is no reason for you to do any manual labor before selling the car to Junk Car Traders. We will do all the work to remove fluids and recycle what we can from the car.

Do I have to tell you everything that is wrong with the car?

We ask that you give us an accurate description of the condition of the vehicle. That doesn't mean you need to tell us every small dent or ding on the car, but an honest representation means we can offer you an accurate quote for the car.

"

How can I avoid a junk car scam?

The best way to avoid being scammed for your car is to sell it to a junkyard or auto salvage yard. But in order to avoid scams, keep your eyes out for the following: -Never accept less than the quoted amount from the truck driver -Never accept more than the quoted amount with a request to give the tower back the difference -Make sure to send in your notice of release of liability -If it feels weird, walk away. We want you to have a safe, enjoyable experience selling your junk car, but no matter what, it is important to do your research and stay smart.

"

What is the best way for me to get top dollar for my junk car?

In order for you to get top dollar for your clunker, you must fill out our quote form by writing your car's background and information as honestly as possible. Though you do have the option to look for other junk car buyers, we guarantee that our offer is the best there is in the market.

What is the current value of junk cars?

When it comes to junk car prices, there are several factors involved in determining it. However, one of the most significant element is the car's weight. You may get info on how much clunkers are worth in our site.

How is a car scrapped?

To scrap your old vehicle, you may reach out to us at {PHONE} and then accept our offer by entering some details about your car. Once you accept our offer, we will get in touch with our local tower to set up a schedule as to when you'll have your car hauled up, at your most convenient time. We will come to your location, and then pay you top dollar for your old car.

Who's going to pick up my vehicle?

Our designated tow truck driver will be the one to pick up or haul your vehicle. As we deal with a lot of licensed towing providers situated in a lot of cities, we are sure to get to your location on time as per agreement.

What happens to the title after the car is junked?

You will have to transfer the title to us when you junk your clunker. You may contact either your local DMV or lein holder if you don't have the title with you to get a new one. Once the deal has been made, you are no longer responsible for the car.

What is the fastest way for me to sell my car?

It will only take 24 hours for Junk Car Traders to give you top dollar for your clunker. Get in touch with us now and you can talk to one of our customer service representatives to get your free quote. They will schedule a time for the towing of your car, and you'll be receiving your cash within the day.

How much money can I earn from selling my clunker?

On average, a clunker is actually worth a few hundred dollars. Keep in mind that every car is unique, and the price depends on several factors. These factors include the age, condition and weight of the car. Also, the bigger the clunker, the more worth it has on it.

Where is the best site to sell my clunker?

Well, you found us! Junk Car Traders guarantees 'top service' on top of their 'top dollar' offer. We'd invite our customers to look for other buyers, local and abroad, but we guarantee you that there's no business like us. Want to find out the truth about our claim? Call us today.

Is an auto salvage yard a good choice for a buyer of my old car?

Junk Car Traders will buy the car no matter its age, condition and size, and this is also true when it comes to other auto salvage yards out thre. Junk Car Traders guarantees our clients the top dollar value for their clunker, no matter what the condition it is in. What we do with the car is we recycle the scrap metal, and the remaining components that are still usable are sold.

What is the process of selling my car to an auto salvage yard?

To sell your car, just give us a call at 855-959-1325 and you'll get your free top dollar in a matter of minutes. The rates we use are based on the current pricing of scrap metal as well as the clunker's weight. If you accept our offer, we will have our tow truck driver to determine a time to pick up your car, after which you'll be paid in cash. The whole transaction can be completed within a period of 24 hours.

Is my old car sellable to an auto salvage yard?

It's a fact that salvage yards will buy a clunker no matter what condition it is in, as they will try to resell the parts and then recycle the car's metal components. Junk Car Traders is guaranteed to be a reputable business, one who will properly recycle the automobile and get you paid top dollar in the process.

What do I need to do to sell my car to an auto salvage yard?

Perhaps the first thing you need to do is lower your expectations, because your car probably won't be worth that much due to the fact that you are transacting with an auto salvage yard. Next, instead of going from one place to another searching for the best buyer, why not come directly to us so you'll get your free quote and earn your top dollar within the day?

For how much will my car sell at an auto salvage yard?

In most cases, selling a clunker could earn you between $100 to $400. The price of the clunker will depend on its model, make, year and weight (which has the most effect on the price).

Are salvage yards capable of towing clunkers?

In most cases, salvage yards will pick up your vehicle at your location, however, these services could cost you a hundred dollars or even more. At Junk Car Traders, we offer our towing services for free, so you'd get to keep the cash you've earned from us.

What happens to the car after it is scrapped?

In scrapping a car, your clunker will be stripped off its main components, which include the engine, battery, transmission, tires, starter and the alternator. The remainder of the car, which is now mostly the metallic components, will be crushed. The recyclable components include aluminum, plastic, rubber and steel.

How much cash do I get for junking a car?

A junk car's value is based on several factors. Perhaps the most important one is the size - the larger the automobile, the more scrap metal that it could sell. Other factors to include in the quotation for the car's price is the model, make as well as its condition. The usual price range for a junk car falls between $100 to $400. Get in touch with us at 855-959-1325 and know how much your clunker is actually worth.

How can I get top dollar for my clunker?

To get top dollar for your clunker, just sell it to Junk Car Traders! Unlike our competitors, we offer top dollar value - the best deal that you can get for your clunker. We offer free towing service for our clients, and we can haul your clunker away within a period of 24 hours. With us, you'll get two things - a great deal, on top of a great customer service like no other!

Does new tires mean increased value for my clunker?

No. The idea of installing new tires to your old car does not mean more offer from us. Old tires or new, it's just the same - we remove them so the value for it won't change. If you want to get top dollar for the tires, then you may remove them from the clunker and sell them to a private buyer instead.

Does having a major work done for my clunker increase its value for selling?

No. Clunkers or junk cars are basically already at the end of their life, therefore having some major work done to the vehicle will not mean increased value for it. Our quotes are based upon the vehicle's size and the amount of scrap metal it has with it. This means that incorporating new parts into the clunker will not affect the offer we'll give you for your automobile.

How much will I have to pay for towing?

You do not have to pay for towing because this service is always free with us. We will haul your clunker away within a period of 24 hours. Is your clunker missing all of its tires? No worries. We will have a specialized tow truck for it. So, no matter what the condition of your car is, we will always tow it - free of charge!

If my car does not have its keys, can it still be sold?

Yes. Losing your clunker's car keys does not mean losing your privilege to sell it to us. We will not be driving the car, so there is really no issue when it comes to missing keys. When you call us, ensure that you let our customer service representatives know about it, and we will be happy to accomodate you. What's important is the proper paperwork or documentation for your car.

If my car does not have registration, can it still be junked?

Yes, you can still junk a car without its registration. In reality, the most crucial document when it comes to junking a car is neither the registration nor the license, but the title. Sure, the license and registration can make the selling process quicker, however not having these will not affect the owner's privilege to sell the car.

If I still owe money on my car, can I still sell it?

Unfortunately, we do not buy clunkers that still have loans attached to them. We will be happy to buy the car once the owner pays off the loan to the lien holder. The reason behind this is that the lein holder probably holds the car's title, therefore you will not be able to sell us the vehicle.

What is the process of transferring the car title?

The process is simple. Our tow truck driver will just sign the back of the car's title and then transfer it to us. Alternatively, you can look for the regulations in your state on the DMV site to discern that everythying has been appropriately transferred. Ensure that you have signed a release of liability for you to be free from any responsibility concerning the sold automobile.

Will I be able to sell the clunker if the title is not in my name anymore?

No. Regardless if they have been abandoned or have been signed over to you for ownership, we will not purchase automobiles that are not in your name. If you've got a title which has been signed over to you, then you can have a fresh title that will prove your ownership of it. If this requirement has been met, then we will purchase the clunker.

Would I still be able to sell the car even if I don't have the keys?

Yes. Whether or not you have the keys are not an issue, because we will not be driving the clunker in the first place. Just make sure that you will notify our customer service representatives when you give us a call, so we can send in a specialized tow truck for it. Having the needed paperwork or documentation with you is a more important matter.

Is it still possible for me to junk my auto if the registration is not in my possession?

The title is the most crucial requirement when selling your junk car. Without a registration, we will still buy the car, provided the title is in your possession. Even though the license and registration will make the transaction smoother, the lack of these items won't hinder us from purchasing the clunker.

How is the value of my clunker determined?

Our quotes are based on te hcar's make, weight and model. We then compare these components to scrap metal prices and then offer our clients top dollar for it. Most clunkers are sold for scrap metal, therefore even if we resell some parts of the car, we always determine the primary value based on the clunker's weight.

Is my presence needed when you haul away my car?

It would be best if you are around when we haul your clunker away so that you can get the money straight away from us after signing over to us the title. If you won't be able to make it during the transaction, then just let us know and we'll go for another means to sign over the title and get you paid.

How will I get paid?

We offer check to our clients in exchange for their clunkers. This way, our tow truck operators won't carry with them large amounts of money. Let our customer service representatives know if you wish to go for an alternate mode of payment and surely we can arrange something for you.

How soon can you pick up my car?

When it comes to how soon we can pick up your car, it all depends on when you call us and your car's location. We may be able to do the transaction within the day. Our promise to our clients is to have their car towed within a period of 24 hours, this way they don't have to wait long.

Do you tow in my area?

Our towing services are free in all of the fifty states. Take a look at our locations on this page - https://junkcartraders.com/locations/. Click on the state you are in and see what areas we serve. As our business' goal, we always do our best to meet our clients no matter where they are located.

How does a salvage yard earn cash?

Salvage yards earn cash by selling clunker parts to buyers who are looking to do the car repair themselves. They also sell scrap metal to metal purchasers, so that they can offer the best quote to their customers and make some profit themselves.

Is an auto salvage yard going to buy my car?

Junk Car Traders buys any type of car, regardless of its age, condition and size. In fact, any auto salvage yard will purchase your automobile, no matter what the condition it is in. Junk Car Traders's guarantee is to give our clients the best value for their old car. We'll buy the car, and then recycle its scrap metal and also sell the usable parts that we can find from it.

How can I sell my automobile to an auto salvage yard?

The whole selling process is actually straightforward. The first thing to do is give us a call at 855-959-1325 to get your free top quote, which you can get usually in a matter of minutes. Our rates are based on the car's weight as well as the current scrap metal value. Upon agreeing to our offered quote, we will set a time and place where we will pick up your car and then give you your money. Once the title is signed over to us, then the junk car is no longer your responsibility.

How much cash can I get for my clunker at an auto salvage yard?

Basically a clunker's value is based on its weight, primarily because we base our prices on the current scrap metal value. In general, we purchase cars for prices that range between $100 to $400. Also, size matters: smaller vehicles have lesser value, while the bigger ones have greater value, especially if they are in good condition.

Do salvage yards offer pick up services to their clients?

Yes, and this service is actually free of charge. Usually, we can meet our clients and tow their car away within a period of 24 hours. Walk away if a junk car company will tell you that you need to pay for the towing service, because a reputable company in this business always offer free towing to their clients.

What will happen to my car after I scrap it?

Salvage yards remove car parts that are useless and salvage the ones that still have value. So what happens to the car? The car's freon, anti-freeze and oil are removed and then recycled. The car is then stripped off its valuable parts, like the transmission, engine, batteries, etc., and these components are then resold. The other components such as the rubber, steel and aluminum are then recycled.

Will there be paperwork involved when it comes to scrapping a car?

The title is perhaps the most important document when it comes to scrapping your old automobile. You see, it would be hard for us to purchase a clunker without a title. However, if you have your license and registration, we may be able to do so. These 3 documents will actually hasten the process of buying your old car.

Is it okay if I don't have with me the car's title?

It is still possible for us to buy a car without its title. That said, each state has a varying rule when it comes to it. So that you won't bump into any issue when selling your car, make sure that you'll mention this to us so we will be able to accomodate you better. Though we can still buy a car with just your license and registration, having the title will still make the whole process easy, especially for you.

Will a junkyard purchase a car without a title?

This one actually depends on the junkyard's rules in buying cars. Some will buy the car as long as there's proof of ownership. Even though it's possible, this is actually hard. So the best way to go about it is to contact the junkyard first and know their requirements in selling a car to them.

How can a car without a title be junked?

Some states won't prevent a car owner from selling their car with the absence of its title. To be sure, you can do a research on your state's regulation on the DMV site. Alternatively, you can also contact us at {PHONE} to discuss your options with one of our customer service representatives.

How will I be able to transfer my car's title?

This process is actually easy. When you meet up with our tow truck driver, you will just have to sign the back of your title so you can transfer the ownership to us. It is imperative that you sign a release of liability every time you sell an old car so that you will be relieved of any responsibility of the car. So if something happens to the car, then you will no longer have any responsibility to it.

What is the process of transferring a car's title?

To transfer a car's title, you just need to place your signature at the back of the title. This is done when you meet our tow truck driver who will haul your car away. Make sure that you have signed a release of liability, as this will free you from any responsibility with the car.

Can I sell the car if its title is not actually under my name?

We do not purchase cars that are not under the seller's name. This applies to cars that have been abandoned or signed over to the seller. Should the case be the latter, the seller has to procure a clean title stating his ownership of the car before he can sell it to us.

If I don't have my car's keys, is it still okay to sell it?

Yes, we do buy cars without keys. Just make sure that you notify our customer service representative ahead of time when you call us, so you will be accomodated properly. The paperwork or documents are of greater importance when it comes to selling clunkers.

If I don't have a registration for my car, is it still okay to sell it?

The title is considered to be the most important document when selling a clunker. The driver's license and car registration won't be required as long as you have the title with you. Though the license and registration can smoothen the whole selling process, we are still able to purchase the car without them.

If I still owe some cash on my automobile, is it still okay to sell it?

If you still owe money on your car, unfortunately we will not buy it. You can pay off the loan first before we can do so. As it is imperative that the seller needs to have the ownership of the car, the lein holder technically still holds the automobile's title, therefore selling the car would go against that rule.

Does Cash for Clunkers still exist?

Cash for Clunkers was a 2009 program that kicked off an explosion in the junk car buying industry. Flourishing during former President Barrack Obama's presidential term, it provided cash for the nation's citizens during the era of the Great Recession. One of the program's main goals was to get old and energy-inefficient cars off the road.

How is an auto salvage yard defined as?

An 'auto salvage yard', as clearly stated in its name, is a business that salvages old automobiles. Otherwise known as an auto recycling yard, auto salvage yards purchase clunkers and then recycle their usable parts, and these parts are sold to buyers who are looking to repair their own cars. An auto salvage yards also sells the scrap metal to various car manufacturers, as well as other buyers who purchase metals.

How is automotive scrap currently priced?

Scrap metal values vary based on the current market conditions. Current scrap metal values can either be searched online, or determined by using an app such as iScrap. The car's weight plays a bigger role in determining its value - the heavier it is, the higher the earnings will be for the seller.

How does a salvage yard make cash?

At Junk Car Traders, we earn by selling car components to buyers who want to conduct a DIY repair on their cars. Additionally, we sell the scrap metal to metal buyers in the country. Through this practice, we are able to offer our clients free towing and top quotes, while we make a profit for ourselves in the process.

What components of my car are sellable?

Junk Car Traders only purchase automobiles as a whole. From there, we can search a car for its valuable parts, such as the engine, transmission, starters, batteries, alternaters, tires, bumpers, etc., and then resell them. If you are able to dismantle these parts yourself, then selling it to buyers can be a great way to earn more from your clunker. If not, call Junk Car Traders today and we will walk you through selling the car as whole to us instead.

Is car donation a worthwhile idea?

The answer to this is it depends on the owner. If the seller wants to get a small tax deduction, then he can donate it. However, one must manually do the deductions first than take the general approach in order to claim the deduction. Alternatively, you can sell your clunker to Junk Car Traders and then donate the money yourself to the charity you have chosen. This way, the charity will surely get the cash in full.

How much cash can I get from scrapping my old automobile?

Your earnings from scrapping an old automobile actually depends on several factors. The car's weight plays a significant role here, as the larger and heavier ones will mean more scrap metal to sell. Our offer usually falls within a few hundred dollars range for a clunker. Call us today at 855-959-1325 to learn more about our pricing.

How can I get the most money for my my old automobile?

If you want to get the most for your old automobile, then you can sell it to Junk Car Traders. The best value is what we offer to our clients, and we offer free towing services 24/7. With us, you will only get two things: the best deal and an outstanding customer service you won't see anywhere else!

Does having new tires boost the clunker's value?

You will not be able to boost your earning with new tires. We will just dispose the tires, no matter what condition they are in. If you want to earn more with your tires, you can sell them to a private buyer before you sell your car to us. Anyway, with or without the tires, we will still buy your car and tow it for free.

Does having a major work done on an old car boost its value?

If you have had some major work done on your clunker, this does not boost its value. Our quotes are actually based on the size of the car and how much scrap metal it contains. Therefore, a major auto work will not play any role in the old car's pricing.

Is towing a costly service?

Our towing service is being offered to our clients at no price at all. It is always a free service, and usually we can tow a car within a period of twenty-four hours. Upon calling us, just let our customer service representative know the important details about your car, such as if it is missing some wheels, the engine is busted, etc. Whatever the condition of the car is, our clients are free from fees when it comes to the towing.

How can a junk car's value be determined?

Our car quotes are actually based on three elements: the make, the model, and the weight. Afterwards, we compare these elements to scrap metal prices and then offer our clients top dollar price. Out of these three elements, the weight is perhaps the most crucial, as we determine the initial value based on the car's weight.

Is my presence required when my old car will be towed?

Though it is not really a requirement, it would be best if you are with your car during the towing. Keep in mind that you will get your payment from our tow truck driver after you have signed the car's title over to us. In case you will not be able to make it to the meetup, just let our agents know ahead of time and we'll figure out an alternate means to sign over the title and give you your payment.

What is the payment process in scrapping a clunker?

Our mode of payment typically comes in the form of a check. This is because it would be easier for our tow truck driver to carry a check instead of carrying huge amounts of money. If you wish to go for an alternate mode of payment, then just let our customer service representative know so we can reach an agreement on how to do the transaction.

If I will agree to the quote, will you pick it up in the same day the quote was provided?

The scheduling for the pick up depends on two things: one is the time we've recieved your call, and the other is where you are currently located. That said, we always guarantee that we will pick up your car within 24 hours. This way, you do not have to wait long to get the clunker off your hand and get your payment in the process.

Do you cater your services to my state?

Everyone in the US is in our service area. That's right, we cater to all 50 states! You may refer to locations and see our locations. It is our goal to do our best to meet our clents no matter where they are located in the US.

Are wheels required when it comes to scrapping an old auotmobile?

If your car is missing its wheels, either partially or totally, then that's fine. We will still buy it from you. Just let us know about your car's condition when you call one of our agents, so that our tow truck driver will be able to make the needed accomodations for your car.

Is taking a voucher a wise choice?

There are times when a voucher will be offered by car buying services to local restaurants or stores instead of money. Though this may be a tempting offer, you'll find that the voucher has restrictions that will deem it worthless. Take it from us: money is better than vouchers. We only offer money to our clients as payments for their junk cars.

Is it okay if I change my mind?

Fortunately, you can always change your mind when it comes to selling your car to us. If ever you have changed your mind and our tow truck driver arrives at your address, just let hime know that you have changed your mind and all is good. Our goal is to make our clients feel comfortable and happy with the transaction.

Do you offer more than your competitors?

As we aim for 100% customer satisfaction, we allow our customers to call us with a competitor's offer, and we'll try to match or beat their quote. We encourage our clients to shop around to get the best offer with other junk car businesses.

How can a liability for my clunker be released when I sell it?

As there may already be a release of liability form on the car's title, you only need to ensure that you have filled it out and that you've sent it to your local DMV office. The function of the form is to let the state know that the car is no longer under your ownership and you're no longer responsible for it, in terms of accidents, violations, and others. You need to release the liability and be cleared of any responsibility of the sold clunker.

Will I be able to sell a car that has been flooded?

Yes. If your automobile has been subjected to flood with its engine destroyed, then you do not have to worry because it is still worth the scrap metal value, plus the usable parts that may still be intact. Call us at 855-959-1325 and our agents will discuss with you your options, and they will help you determine how much you can earn for your flooded automobile.

Will I be able to sell a car that won't run anymore?

Yes. We purchase cars that do not even run anymore. We could salvage certain parts that are still usable, and also offer the seller the scrap metal value for his car. Just inform our agent ahead of time that your car has a busted engine and we will have our two truck driver pick it up from your location.

Will I be able to obtain a receipt for my clunker after I sell it?

After the sale wherein the tow truck driver has already picked up your car and you've gotten your payment from him, we will send to you your receipt via email. Keeping the receipt is crucial as you can use it to remove your car from any insurance plan, as well as serving as proof that the car is no longer owned by you.

Will it be okay for you to pick up my clunker from my mechanic?

Yes, that would be fine. Just let us know the mechanic's address and we'll gladly meet you there to do the transaction. If you won't be able to meet us and you trust your mechanic enough that we can give him the money and you'd get the money from him afterwards, just let our customer service representative know when you call us.

Is there a need for me to remove the fluids from my clunker before selling it?

No, you do not have to remove the fluids. We at Junk Car Traders will be the ones to do that for you. We will remove the fluids from the car, and then examine the car's components and salvage anything that is still usable.

Is a detailed explanation of my clunker's defects needed when selling it?

Though we do not need a fully detailed explanation of what is wrong with your car, we ask our clients to give us the best description that they can regarding their vehicle's condition. If you sell your car to us, just be honest and we will offer you a more accurate and top dollar quote for your clunker.

"

How do I discern junk car scams?

If you want to avoid scams, sell your automobile to a salvage yard or junkyard. The important rules when it comes to avoiding scams include: - Trust your gut instinct. If it does not feel right, then just leave it and walk away. - Free yourself from any responsibility of the car. Ensure you have sent your notice of release of liability - A deal is a deal. Never accept either less than or more than the quoted amount from the tow truck driver.

"

How will I earn top dollar for my clunker?

When selling your clunker, do your research first and stay smart. To earn top dollar for your old car, just fill out our quote form and write down as honestly as you can the background and info about your vehicle. If you wish to compare our offers with our competitors, then that's fine. But, take our word for it, our offer is the best in the junk car industry.

What is the worth of my junk car?

There are some factors that directly affect the prices for clunkers. But out of all of these factors, the weight of the vehicle is the most crucial. The bigger the car, the more scrap metal it has in it, therefore the higher the quote will be for it.

How is scrapping a clunker actually done?

If you want to scrap your clunker, then call as at 855-959-1325 and accept our offered quote. After you have accepted our offer, we'll contact our tower to finalize a schedule as to when you'd want to have your car hauled away, at your most convenient time, of course. You don't have to come to us; we'll come to you and then pay you for the car.

Is your towing service free?

Yes, our towing service is free. Our tow truck driver will haul out your car and he'll be the one to give you the payment, usually in the form of a check. We have connections with many licensed towing providers located in a lot of cities, therefore we can guarantee a timely meetup as per our agreement.

What happens to the clunker's title after it gets scrapped or junked?

The clunker's title gets transferred to us when you scrap it. If you'd like to get a new title, you can conteact your local DMV or lein holder. Once the transaction is done, you will no longer be responsible for the junk car.

What is the quickest way for me to earn cash with my clunker?

With Junk Car Traders, it usually takes only 24 hours to get your payment from us. Call us now and discuss with our agents on how to get your free, top dollar quote. They will give you a schedule as to when your car will be towed, and as we have connections with towing services in the country, you're guaranteed to get your cash within the day.

How much can I earn for a clunker?

A clunker is usually a few hundered dollars, between $100 to $400. Remember that each automobile has its own uniqueness, and its price will depend on some factors such as its condition, its age, and most importantly, its weight. The heavier the car, the more scrap metal it has with it, therefore the higher will be the quote for it.

Avoid These Six Mistakes

 

Get a Quote Now.
Call One of Our Specialists:

Hours
We are open from
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time
855-959-1325

855-959-1325

Areas We Serve