You may want to scrap your car before selling it for several reasons. Maybe it’s old and not worth much, it’s been in an accident and can’t be repaired, or it needs repairs that aren’t worth investing in to get running, or maybe you need to get rid of the vehicle quickly without any stress. Whatever your reason is, selling your car for scrap can be an excellent way to dispose of your vehicle and make some extra cash. Scrapping a car is as simple as following these tips.
- Don’t leave anything behind. It would be best to take all your belongings out of your car before you scrap it, so be sure to go through the entire vehicle, from the glove box to the trunk, before you scrap it. Remove your license plate as well since you’ll need to bring it to the DMV to cancel the title. Make sure you have your car title ready when you sell the car. Without the title, it is still possible to scrap the vehicle, but there may be complications, and its value could be lower.
- Select a scrapyard. Selling your car to a junkyard requires that it be a reputable business that is licensed, bonded, and insured. Make sure the company is legitimate, respected, and can be verified, such as BYOT Auto Parts. Ensure there are no hidden fees before you agree to a deal, and ask about towing costs if the scrapyard needs to come to you. You should also verify whether you’ll receive payment for the vehicle right away or if it will take some time.
- Determine the vehicle’s value. Many factors influence the sale of your car, so you’ll need to work with the scrap yard to determine what a fair price is. As long as a vehicle still runs or only needs minor repairs, scrappers may know that the parts they will sell are likely in good condition, and they may be able to get more for it. When the car doesn’t run and must be towed, you’ll get a bit less since they can’t guarantee the parts’ value and must handle the towing. Towing may be a significant factor in determining the value of your vehicle if you live far from the junkyard you choose. Even the size and weight of your car play a role, as the scrapyard can get more money for the scrap metal if it is a heavier car.
You may be spending money on insurance and taking up space in your driveway or garage if you have a car sitting around that you aren’t using. The process of selling it for scrap is simple, and if it doesn’t run, the scrapyard will even tow it away for you. Once you dispose of the car, scrappers sell its parts and scrap its metal. Call BYOT Auto Parts and discover how simple it is to sell your car to a junkyard. We buy all kinds of vehicles. At BYOT we buy junk cars, we buy used cars, and we buy all cars no matter what condition it is in.If you need to scrap your car in Waco, contact us at (254) 230-1078. When you want to scrap your car in Bryan or College Station, contact us at (979) 559-3553. if you are looking to scrap your car in Beaumont, call us at (409) 509-6010. Finally, if you want to scrap your car in Baton Rouge, Port Allen, or anywhere else in Louisiana, then contact us at (225) 269-5300.