Junk cars are usually a burden on many owners. They are useless, take up space, and in many instances, cost money to just on the property. But what qualifies as a junk car is something of a mystery to many consumers. Today, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to elaborate what constitutes a junk car.
How to Get Rid of a Junk Car
Many people may not know what do with it when they can’t drive your vehicle anymore, it costs way too much to repair, and no one wants to buy it as-is. Fortunately, you can still make some money off it. Below is a guide to help you learn how to junk cars, how to tell if your car needs to be junked or not, and what questions to ask before you do it.
1) Identifying the Junk Car. To figure out if that vehicle sitting in your driveway is a junk car or not, there are a few ways. There is a good chance you’ll be able to find out if you have a junk car just by looking at it, it might take a bit of quick research in some cases. It is probably a junk car, whether the cause is damage or just old age if you can’t get your car running again. Many junk cars aren’t able to move anywhere else and end up parked in one spot. A good sign it is time to junk in the event you have you have a vehicle you can’t use that is just taking up space.
2) There is More Cost in Repairs than What It is Worth. A car is sidelined typically when it can no longer be driven. You have a junk car, no matter how big or small the repair, if the necessary fixes cost more money than the car is worth. You would be better of junking your car and buying a new one.
3) The Vehicle is Older. More often than not, the junk car is old. Though this is not always true, some areas require the car to be at least 5 years old to be considered a junk car.
4) Junk Cars have Extremely Low Value. You would probably only get a few hundred dollars or so if you tried to sell your vehicle. Whether if it is due damages, age, or other such reasons, no wants to take your problem vehicle. Also, no one wants to deal with the headache of selling a vehicle with problems to someone else. As opposed to trying to sell it to a new owner, you would probably get more money junking the vehicle.
5) Important Documents/ Paperwork is Missing. With vehicles that don’t have all the proper paperwork, such as licensing and registration, it is a hassle to deal with. As it can cost time and money, trying to sell it means you will need to find all these things. You can junk it without those things, especially cause what you get in return may not be worth all the work if you don’t want to deal with that.