Finding a final resting place for that old, faithful automobile is not always that easy. Do you have an old, rusted, junk car that is just taking up space on your property? Perhaps you have a wrecked car that you want to dispose of properly. Maybe you have a car that you would like to donate because you have no need for the vehicle any longer. There are a number of salvage, scrap, junk, or wreck yards that will readily take them off your hands and will pay you cash in return.
If your car works, you can easily just drive your vehicle to these yards, or if need be, you can even tow it there. If you cannot tow or drive your vehicle to the facility, some yards have a tow service and will even haul it off for you. Depending on the company, they may not charge you for towing, but they will also not pay you for the scrap weight. This is usually determined by the discretion of the owner.
If you are looking to make some extra cash by scrapping your car, there are different factors that get evaluated in determining how much money you will receive back. The proprietor may set his own rates, which usually depends on the scrap market at that time. This can range anywhere from $75 per ton and up. However, they will carefully check any added weight stored in your car. For instance, any garbage or non-metal items left in the bed of a truck are removed before weighing. It is a good idea to thoroughly check your car and remove personal items. Check your trunk to make sure you haven't left behind any valuable items.
Scrapping your unwanted car for cash not only benefits you, but it also helps our environment. Before a company crushes your vehicle, they will remove all hazardous materials. Gas, oils, liquids, tanks, and reservoirs are all properly disposed. There are strict environmental issues, which by law these facilities must comply. The best source for finding a facility for scrapping your car is by searching an online auto scrap yard directory.
So the answer is yes, you can sell your vehicle. Get rid of your junk car properly and put a little extra cash in your pocket! Not to mention this form of selling your car is great for the environment; not a bad way to make a few extra bucks.
Thanks to Bond Mejeh for a great article.