Are you thinking about selling your car through a cash-for-car program? Many junkyards and similar businesses are willing to pay you cash for your unwanted vehicle so you're in luck. Here are a few things you should know about such programs:
Your Vehicle Doesn't Need to Function
One important thing to understand is that your vehicle does not need to function to sell it for cash to a junkyard or similar company. They are buying your vehicle for the metals and other components that can be recycled or resold in some capacity. It does not matter if the vehicle runs, if the air conditioner works, if the brakes are failing, if there are tons of dents and/or rust spots on the body, etc.
The typical cash-for-car program will not offer any more money for a beautiful-looking car that runs than they would for the same make and model that is in terrible physical shape and doesn't run. Therefore, you should not worry about making any repairs or whether the vehicle even runs at all when selling it for cash through a junk car program.
You Can Have Your Vehicle Picked Up
Another thing you should know is that you shouldn't have to worry about transporting your vehicle to the junkyard when you sell it for cash. The company you decide to sell to should be able and willing to come to pick the vehicle up and tow it to their place of business themselves. You may or may not have to pay a small fee for the towing depending on which company you are working with, and the laws or business practices that are common in your area. However, the fee should be much less than having to hire a third-party towing company to transport the vehicle for you.
You Will Need to Provide Essential Paperwork
Just because your vehicle is being bought as a piece of junk does not mean that you can hand it over without the proper paperwork in order. You need to prove that you are the owner of the vehicle, so the production of a title and bill of sale is essential.
You should make sure that the vehicle is registered in your name and that you can prove without a shadow of a doubt that you are the true and legal owner of the vehicle. You will have to sign the title over to the buyer at the very least, but the buyer may require other types of documentation before agreeing to purchase your vehicle.