A lot has changed over the years when it comes to selling junk cars for cash. These changes have resulted in a much easier sale process and the birth of a few common myths that often discourage individuals from trying to sell their junk cars. Today, the truth behind three of these common myths will be exposed.
Myth #1: You Cannot Sell A Junk Car Without A Title
There was a time when all junk car sales required the seller to have a valid title in hand. However, many states have changed these rules to simplify the process of selling junk cars. Under these new rules, you must simply be able to prove that you are the owner of the vehicle. While a title is still the easiest way to accomplish this task, there are several other options available. For instance, if you still have the registration documents or an old insurance card for your vehicle, you can use this documentation to prove you are the owner of the vehicle.
Myth #2: You Cannot Sell A Junk Car With Multiple Missing Parts
Most salvage yards indeed prefer to purchase whole vehicles, however, this doesn't mean that you are unable to sell a junk car that has multiple missing parts. The most important thing to understand is that salvage yards typically base their offer on the total weight of the vehicle. If you are selling a vehicle with multiple missing parts, the offer you receive for the vehicle will be less than if the vehicle was whole simply because the vehicle will weigh less. In some cases, the salvage yard may refrain from making an offer until they can verify the current weight of the vehicle.
Myth #3: You Must Pay To Have Your Junk Car Towed To A Salvage Yard
If your junk car no longer runs, you may have been avoiding the sale process simply because you don't want to pay to have it towed to a local salvage yard. If so, you should know that there is often no cost associated with having your junk car towed in this situation. This is because many salvage yards now offer free towing when you sell them a junk car. You can often complete the entire process of selling your junk car to a local salvage yard without ever needing to visit the salvage yard in person. This is because the entire sale can be completed between you and the tow truck driver the salvage yard sends to collect your vehicle.
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