Make Some Extra Cash Before the Holidays by Selling Your Junk Car

Nov 9, 2018 
by Nick Evangelist

So you have a junker and want to make some money? What next? The first time you visit the junk yard in the hopes of selling your car, you may be nervous or uncomfortable, but you don’t need to be. At Orthodox Auto Company, you can sell your car for top dollar in a quick and easy process. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when selling your car.

 

1. Have Your Vehicle Info Handy

Before you sell your car, it’s important to have your vehicle information available. This includes the car title, make, model, year, mileage, body condition, engine condition, and signs of interior or exterior damage. At Orthodox, for instance, all vehicles sold must be accompanied by the original title. Don’t have the title? No problem! Orthodox can walk you through the process to obtain a new one.

 

2. Environmentally Conscious

It’s critical to ensure that you’re selling your junker to an environmentally conscious dealer. Ask the buyer if they adhere to the highest EPA standards by separating, draining, and recycling all fluids left in the vehicle. If they don’t, consider going somewhere else.

 

3. Show Me the Money!

Every salvage yard will likely tell you that you are getting top dollar for your junker. This isn’t always the case. Be sure to obtain an understanding of how the value of your car is determined. Most cars sold at the junk yard are under ‘scrap value’. In other words, the vehicle is damaged and repairs would cost more than its value. If this is the case, the value should be based on the weight of the car. If, however, your car is not under scrap value, check the market value online to make sure you’re getting the right price.

Selling your junker doesn’t have to be stressful if you have the right buyer. At Orthodox Auto Company, you can be sure that you’re getting the right price, and that the process will be stress-free and easy. Call Orthodox today at (215) 992-7685 or request a free quote online!

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