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4 Things To Do Before Junking Your Car

by Konsta Latt

Tired of that junk car taking up space in your garage or driveway? If so, then it may be time to junk your car for cash. These days, it's easy to find a third-party buyer that will give you cash for your car with hardly any questions asked — even if your car doesn't run or has been in an accident. Before you decide to junk your car for cash, though, there are a few things you'll want to do to ensure a smooth and stress-free sale.

Get Offers From Multiple Buyers

Don't assume that the first offer you get from a cash buyer is the bottom line. Take some time to get at least three offers from reputable and legitimate junk-car buyers. Be sure to also ask questions to determine who is offering you the best deal. One of the most important questions to ask is whether you'll need to pay to have your car towed to the junkyard (if it doesn't run). Ideally, you'll want to choose a buyer that will cover towing costs on your behalf.

Consider Selling Individual Parts

If you made any upgrades to your car in the last few years, you might be able to get more money out of your vehicle by selling off some parts individually before you junk it for cash. Relatively new tires, a new radio, and other accessories are relatively easy to remove from your vehicle and sell on their own for a greater profit.

Get a Liability Release

Before you junk your car, make sure to head to your local department of motor vehicles (DMV) or equivalent office to sign off on the title. This way, you will have a full release of liability once your car is sold and the title is transferred to the junkyard.

Clean Your Car Thoroughly

Last but not least, don't forget to clean out your car carefully before you sell it. Take time to remove any personal items from the glove box and other storage compartments, as it may not be easy to retrieve anything from the car after it has been sold.

Selling your junk car for cash is a great way to enjoy some extra cash in your pocket while also getting rid of a car that simply doesn't run. From there, you can use that cash for anything you want, whether it be for your own entertainment or even a down payment on a new vehicle.