If you live in a major city, you will find that there are multiple options for where to sell your junk car to. Junk car buyers in your area will be aplenty.
If you live in a more rural area, your options may be limited or you may find there are a lot more private junk car buyers than there are auto salvage yards and scrap yards.
A word of caution: You need to be cautious with private junk car buyers. They aren’t licensed and probably aren’t insured either which makes it a risky situation.
So, you see, there are concerns no matter where you are located.
Let's take a look...
Who Buys Junk Cars?
Here's a quick overview of places that buy junk cars. For a complete list check out our page on who buys junk cars.
Local auto junkyards - Just about every city has at least one auto scrap yard: a pick-and-pull type of place where you can get parts. Since they sell car parts, they buy junk cars.
Car restoration places - Places that fix up cars may buy junk cars. However, they will probably be pretty picky as to what they buy and may only buy cars they already need parts for.
Anyone with a tow truck / flat bed - And that's what makes this tough. Every spring, junk car buyers sprout up like weeds. Who can give you the best junk car prices? How do you know who to trust?
And that’s where CarScrappers.com comes in.
Our team works only with the best junk car buyers in your area. We also work with auto auctions and other licensed towing providers. This allows us not only to get you the most cash for your car in the quickest way possible (1-2 days in most cases) but we also are able to provide you with the best service in the industry by weeding out all the shady junk car buyers and only working with the best.
If this is your first time junking a car, you may choose to call around to a few places to get offers. But how are you to know who is legit? How are you to know who is out to scam you or pull a bait-and-switch where they agree to one price only to lower it when they come to pick up your vehicle. Most claim to provide junk car removal at no additional charge. But is it really free towing? Can they guarantee no hidden fees?
If you sell your car online to CarScrappers.com, you ease those worries knowing that you're working with the leading junk car buyer in the United States. CarScrappers.com makes over 40,000 offers to purchase junk vehicles each month and buys over 10,000 junk cars. Every single month.
But we’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones claiming to be the best junk car buyer out there. So don’t take our word for it. Check out our hundreds of online reviews we’ve collected through our internal feedback system, on Google, or through TrustPilot.
We screen our junk car buyers to make sure they are the best of the best. And we’re not afraid to replace them if they don’t hold up to their end of the bargain.
How to Screen Junk Car Buyers Near You
Still unsure and want to shop around? We get it. So, here’s a few things you should ask or look into when screening prospective junk car buyers of your vehicle:
- Ask if they are licensed and even allowed to buy cars in your area
- Check their reviews online. If they are a fly-by-night service they likely won’t have any.
- Do they have a website? If they don’t in the year 2021, are they really a business?
- Be wary on price. If you get 3 offers of whom two are similar and one is way higher, proceed with caution.
- Contact CarScrappers.com for an instant offer. Even if you aren’t selling to us we’ll help you get rid of your vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I get the most money for my junk car?
To get the most money when you sell your old car, your best bet is to sell off the parts. But that involves removing them and having the skill of an auto mechanic and of a salesman on eBay or Craigslist. You also have to hope someone needs parts for your specific make and model.
Your next best, no-hassle, bet is to choose CarScrappers.com. No need to take any parts out and you get cash on the spot.
How much do I get when I sell my junk car?
Currently junk cars are selling for about $100-$500 in 2021. The coronavirus is impacting the metal markets so don't be surprised if it's even lower.