FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What paperwork do I need to have?
When it comes to selling your junk car to Junk Car Traders, we’ve made the whole process incredibly simple and straightforward. Selling your junk car to us is simply a matter of getting a couple of documents together. First off, you’ll need to have some form of identification. We ask that you have either a valid state-issued I.D., or a valid driver’s license. We need confirmation of your identity in order to pay you cash for your junk car. Additionally, you’ll need both the title and registration for your junk car. It’s important that you have both of these documents, as they allow us to verify that you’re the actual owner of the vehicle. If you can’t manage to find either your title or registration, it’s possible to contact your state’s DMV and request another copy of one or both. If you run into any issues with the DMV, feel free to call us at 844-951-1030. We’re here to help!
My car isn’t driveable. What can I do? How will I get it to you?
That’s easy! A lot of our customers are in this situation. It’s not uncommon to have a junk car that refuses to start. That’s why we offer free towing services to each and every one of our customers! No matter where you’re located, Junk Car Traders will gladly come and tow your junk car away at no cost whatsoever to you.
I can’t find my keys. What do I do?
So long as you’re selling your vehicle for its scrap metal value, we don’t need the keys! So, there’s nothing to worry about.
What if I can’t find my title?
If you have your license and registration, we should still be able to work with you. And, even if you don’t have your registration, we may still be able to buy your vehicle. Just give us a call at 844-951-1030, and we can work through all the details.
I don’t know where my registration is. What do I do?
It’s important that you have a copy of your registration. We need this in order to pay you cash for your clunker. If you can’t find your registration, simply contact your state’s DMV office and ask for another copy. They can generally provide you with one without any issue.
I have my car’s title, but my name isn’t on it.
In order to sell us your junk car, your name will need to be on the title. So, in this scenario, you’ll need to have the person whose name is on the title sign it over to you before you can sell it to us.
I recently bought property that has an abandoned vehicle on it. Can I sell it to you?
You’ll want to contact the local police and ask about getting the necessary paperwork to deal with the abandoned car or cars. This has to be taken care of before we can send a tow truck out to collect your vehicle. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 844-951-1030.
How long does the process take?
We can generally pay you cash and pick up your junk car in less than 24 hours!
Should I be here when you arrive?
Yes, it’s important that you be with your vehicle when we arrive to pick it up. We’ll need you to sign the title over to us. But, more importantly for you, you’ll need to be there to get paid in cash!
How much cash can I get for my junk car?
To get a quote from us, call us at 844-951-1030 or fill out our easy form here(https://junkcartraders.com/request-a-quote/). We offer great prices and excellent services. Feel free to shop around before making a decision. It is smart to call a local and national junk car buyer as well as see if you can sell the car on Craigslist.
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 844-951-1030 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 its 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 accommodate. 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 844-951-1030 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 lookup your state’s regulations on the DMV website to make sure it is all transferred 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 accommodate. 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 registration we can still purchase the vehicle if you have the title. Registration and license make 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 lien 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-inefficient 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 manufacturers and other metal buyers. Unlike junk yards, 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, alternators, 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 sell 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 deductions 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 844-951-1030 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 your 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 cars, 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 9https://junkcartraders.com/locations/) 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 accommodations.
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 hesitate 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 competitor’s 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 by 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 salvageable parts. You can discuss your options with one of our agents and find out what you can get for your flooded car 844-951-1030.
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 drivers 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 in to 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 844-951-1030 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 there. 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 844-951-1030 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 844-951-1030 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 great customer service like no other!
Do 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 accommodate you. What’s important is the proper paperwork or documentation for your car.
If my car does not have a 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 lienholder. The reason behind this is that the lien holder probably holds the car’s title, therefore you will not be able to sell us the vehicle.