Do you have a junk car sitting around your property or taking up space in your driveway? Consider selling it for cash. Many junkyards, like Essington Avenue Used Auto Parts, will purchase junk cars for cash. Before you drive or tow your vehicle to the junkyard, follow these three steps to get your car ready for its new home.

Follow These 3 Steps Before Selling Your Junk Car for Cash

1. Gather Personal Belongings

Search your vehicle for any personal belongings before you get rid of your car for good. Be sure to check every little nook and cranny. Perhaps you left tools in the trunk or tote bags for hauling in groceries. Look in the pockets on the back of the driver and passenger seats for any toys, electronics, or other items that may have been left there by your children. Maybe you stored important documents in the glove compartment or an expensive pair of sunglasses in the center console. Take your time and make sure you have thoroughly searched the entire vehicle.

2. Remove Valuable Items

If you’ve added any after-market accessories or installed any new automotive parts, be sure to remove these before you sell your car to the junkyard. A salvage yard will pay you based on the weight of the metal in the vehicle. You may get a better return on your investment if you remove these valuable parts and either install them in your next vehicle or sell them and make some money in return.

3. Collect Necessary Paperwork 

Different salvage yards may require various forms of paperwork. Most of the time, a salvage yard may require the vehicle’s title. If you don’t have the title, contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicle or Secretary of State’s office to find out how you can obtain a duplicate. If you’d like documentation containing details of the transaction, be sure to ask for a detailed receipt.

Sell Your Junk Car Today

At Essington Avenue, we buy cars for cash in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Contact us at (215) 492-5700 to learn more. We also sell used car parts, used truck parts, and used cars

Source: “Measures to Take When Selling Your Vehicle to a Junkyard.” Blog article. Fair Salvage Company. Web. 16 Jan. 2022.