How to Junk a Car in New York

Do you have a junk car in New York and you want to get rid of it? You’ve come to the right place!

As experts in the industry, we've helped thousands of people like you get paid and get their old, decrepit junk cars out of the driveway. We buy junk cars for cash. We won't charge you to tow your vehicle, and you don't have to wait weeks to hear back from us.

In short, if you're looking for a quick way to sell a junk car for cash in New York, CarScrappers makes it easy. Here's a convenient 10-step guide to get you started.

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    Here is how to sell junk cars in New York

    1. Gather your vehicle’s documents.

    It's possible to sell a junk car without the vehicle title in New York, but it's a lot harder and you'll get less money.  So if you don't have the title, contact your local DMV office to see about getting a replacement. It'll cost around $20, but you'll get that back because the value of your junk car will go up by $80 on average.

    2. Search for a junk car buyer in New York

    If you want to sell a junk car in NY, it’s a different process than selling a used car. You can sell it to a local junkyard, use an online cars for cash service, or negotiate with your local junkyard. That’s a lot of work! Why not use CarScrappers? You can set up your deal with our online tool in minutes.

    3. Get several offers

    Once you figure out who buys junk cars in New York, it's time to solicit offers. CarScrappers has a quick and easy online tool to get a free, no-hassle cash offer for your junk car. We also allow you to call for an offer if you'd rather do that. Many other local buyers insist you call them and haggle on the phone.

    4. Accept the best offer for your car

    After getting all your offers, it's time to choose one. You might consider which offer to buy your junk car for cash has the most value and which one seems to suit your needs best. Please don't accept multiple offers with no intention of actually selling to them — that'll just be a waste of time for everybody.

    5. Schedule your junk car removal

    The next step is setting up your junk car removal. Unlike some other junk car buying services, CarScrappers gives you all the information you need to get in touch with your carrier and schedule the pickup. After all, it's your car, so it should be at a time convenient for you.

    6. Make sure to clean the car

    Junk car buyers don't care if you vacuum your car out or not, or even about how much trash is in it. But you want to make sure to clean out any of your valuables. Check under the seats and every nook and cranny!

    7. Take the license plate off

    In New York, you're required to surrender your license plates to the DMV prior to canceling your liability insurance so getting that done within the appropriate time frame is important. Let us know if you have questions.

    8. Sign over the vehicle title

    Junking your car in New York is just like selling it. You'll need to transfer the title. It's a simple process we can help you with. If you need a duplicate title, you can get one from the DMV for about $20. Given that the value of your junk car will increase by about $80, you'll even earn a small profit from getting a duplicate title.

    9. Cancel your car insurance policy

    Once you've surrendered your plates and you won't be driving your junk car anymore, it's time to cancel the insurance. Call your agent to cancel. If you don't have time to cancel your insurance before you junk your car, it's okay. Just do it as soon as you can.

    10. Sell your junk car for cash

    Now you're ready to sell your junk car for cash! When the tow truck or flatbed arrives, the driver will verify the vehicle is the one you described. Just provide the signed vehicle title and the driver will safely remove your vehicle.

    Who buys junk cars in New York?

    The junk car you want to sell can be a hassle if you don't know where to find local junk car buyers. Check out these places in New York that buy junk cars:

    • CarScrappers
    • Local salvage yards, wrecking yards and junkyards
    • Various online cash for cars services

    CarScrappers pays cash for junk cars across New York State

    We'll buy your junk car in ANY condition. You can sell us a decrepit, beat-up old hunk of metal, or you can sell us a pristine prize-winner. It doesn't matter! We pick it up and give you cash for it.

    We're proud to buy junk cars from NYC to Buffalo, Rochester to Westchester, Albany to Ithaca and everywhere in between. Get your best offer in 1-2 minutes, and cash in hand in only 1-2 days with free junk car removal from a business or your home.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much are junk cars worth in New York?

    The value of your junk car varies based on a number of factors, including:

    1. Vehicle type
    2. Condition
    3. Age
    4. Value of recyclable parts
    5. Value of your junk car scrap metal

    Now is a great time to junk your car in New York because spare parts and scrap metal prices are increasing at a rapid rate, which increases your junk car's value.

    Do you need a title to junk a car in NY?

    No. You don't really need a title to junk a car in New York. In most cases, you can get a Certificate of Destruction from your insurance provider when you junk your car. We can help you with that.

    Should I sell my car parts separately?

    Removing the engine, catalytic converter, and alternator (the parts most buyers are interested in) is a difficult task! But yes, you can sell your junk car parts yourself, but it's not a good idea. Why?

    First, it might be hard to find a buyer, but you can try local salvage yards or used car mechanics. Second, a junk car that's been torn apart won't be worth as much when you try to sell it for cash.

    Best place to junk cars for cash in New York?

    When you're looking to sell your junk car for cash in New York, you should be seeking a buyer that offers an easy, smooth process and pays top dollar for junk cars. That's why we created CarScrappers. We don't buy new cars, just the old ones that are taking up space in your yard. Call us to pick up your junk car today and get paid!