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BUY MY JUNK CAR - Helpful Car Maintenance Tips




Trying to sell a junk car can be a frustrating experience.  For one thing, there are so many junk cars out there….thousands, no, millions of cars that have outlived their usefulness and are sitting rusting, idle, taking up valuable real estate and being an eyesore you have to look at every day.


One day, after looking at that hunk of junk sitting in the yard for months, you finally have enough, and all you want to do is call someone and say, “Just come get this thing!” and let that be the end of it.


Well, you are in luck.  Fortunately, people dealing in old junk cars make up one of the top twenty small businesses in the United States, and there are local companies waiting to serve you.


Your local garage or mechanic should know the name of reputable junk car dealers in your area, since every garage needs to use a junk car dealer at one time or another.  Ask your garage manager which company he would recommend.


The junk car dealer will likely ask you for details about your car and make you an offer over the phone.  At the time you agree upon he will arrive with a tow truck and your cash.  Occasionally a less-than-honest dealer will attempt to talk you into giving over your car for nothing.  Stand up for yourself and don’t let him get away with that.  If he balks at giving you the agreed-upon price, send him on his way and contact another dealer.


After your car has been towed away, what happens to it?  There are several options.  Your car might end up being repaired and resold, and be back on the road before long.  But, for the most part, junk cars end up among the millions of old cars in junk car lots.  Whatever parts of the car that can be recycled or dismantled will be stripped off and resold; fluids recaptured and recycled; old tires shredded and turned into Astroturf or asphalt; the engine, condenser, battery and any other metal bits will be sold as scrap metal, and then the chassis and the rest of the car will be crushed down to a cube and sold to a steel mill to be made into new cars.


The environmentally friendly option is to have your old junk car removed and then recycled.  You won’t have to lift a finger except to dial the phone!