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Selling junk car for cash? Here’s what you need to know

As you started reading this article, we are assuming you have had enough of your old car throwing tantrums and now ready to break this relationship up saving whatever good is left. Selling junk cars for scrap or parts to a business that pays cash for auto salvage is quite a good way to achieve that. Because salvage lots sell the parts to other car owners or repair shops for money, your car has more value to them than you. Read on if you are up for making a good deal out of your junk car as we have listed some tips below for you.

Establishing ownership: You need to establish ownership in your name prior to going for a junk car sale. So, in case you don’t own the car already, make sure to obtain the title to the vehicle. Without the ownership proof of the vehicle, you cannot sell your car as scrap yards and salvage lots cannot purchase the vehicle from anyone but the owner.

Doing the assessment: Assess your vehicle and assess the damages too. Gather as much information as you can about the vehicle condition. Do some market research about what price you should be getting in return of the car. If you want to get a better price, you might consider doing some easy fixes prior to the sale. Vehicles that drive are worth far more than vehicles that don’t.

Getting prices: Do some ground study and call the nearby junkyards for prices. The prices may vary substantially, you need to choose wisely. Sometimes a longer drive may be worth the extra money. Some yards don’t pay anything for vehicles that they have to pick up, while others will pay a substantial amount depending on the make, model and what is wrong with the car. It’s best to call several junkyards and compare prices. Having a list of damages can make this process smoother as well.

Delivering the car: Most salvage yards will pay more for cars that they don’t have to bring in, as it saves them both time and money. So, tow or drive the car yourself if possible. Make sure you bring the title with you when you go, as you can’t sell the car without proving you are the legal owner.

Burleigh Auto Recyclers yard is one of the largest Gold Coast car wreckers, with cars being brought in daily. Our Gold Coast Wreckers team will offer you a quote and cash on the spot. Also, when dealing with us, you won’t have to stress yourself about the delivery, we come to your home or business anywhere on the Gold Coast and offer FREE removal. To learn more about the excellent deal we offer for your junk car, please visit,, or call us anytime.