If you have a spare car lying in your driveway that doesn’t run anymore or has been neglected far too long to be taken out on the streets then you can sell it off to a car salvage company. Such companies basically restore these cars and then sell them off as reconditioned vehicles as part of their basic business operations.
There are however a number of things that need to be taken into consideration when looking to sell your car to salvage your car. First of all you need to analyze the worth of your vehicle in the current inoperable state that it is in. Second you need to search the market for probable buyers of your busted ride.
You can take help from various vehicle valuation guides in order to determine the value of your car. The NADA Guide and the Kelley Blue Book provide excellent guidance on how to judge the worth of your car in its current condition. The guide factors in the year of the make as well as the manufacturer and the condition of the car in order to determine its value. This gives you a relative estimate of what your car is worth.
After determining the value of your car you can actually reach out to potential buyers in your area or use the internet to advertise your vehicle. Craigslist.com for example is one of the prime places where you can advertize your car.
On the other hand you can contact a car salvage company or a junkyard. Such companies are always on the look out for cars in bad condition. They either recondition these cars to sell them off again if this is possible or they use break them down to repair and sell their spare parts.
You may be asking, why should I sell my car to a car salvage company? You should do it because there are many benefits of doing so. A car salvage company will actually be willing to tow your car from the specified location without charging you anything. Furthermore they will pay you cash there and then on the spot.
You will be able to find many reputable companies out there on the internet. Basically the reputable companies will require you to show them some sort of documentation that helps to discern that you are the actual owner of the car. Generally you can get $200 or more for your inoperable car. To some, this amount may seem peanuts, but then again such companies may be the only potential buyers of your busted ride.
Contacting a car salvage company is better than trying to repair the car your self. Even if you decide to prop up the spare parts to sell them off in the market you will have to incur the cost of repairs and then make further efforts of locating potential buyers. By going with car salvage companies on the other hand you will end up with a decent amount in your pocket without even having to leave your home. In the event you will also have rid yourself of an in operable vehicle taking up valuable space in your garage.