In the world of cars, there are a few things that hold more value than others. One such thing is a junk car. People often have their reasons for buying junk cars and it’s not uncommon to find people who buy them purely as an investment or because they want to fix up and sell the car themselves. But what about those who don’t know anything about working on vehicles? These people might see buying a junk car as something like gambling; if you get lucky, then maybe you can make some money off it but if you don’t, then you just wasted your time and/or money. The good news is that there are plenty of ways for someone with no experience in vehicle repair to make cash from a junk car.
Donate it for tax benefits
If you don’t really want to sell your junk car but would rather have an easier way out of having to deal with the whole process, then donating it is a good option. All you have to do is check if your local government has an automotive donation program that allows you to get tax deductions in exchange for the donation. Some programs even allow you to receive free removal services so all you have to do is hand over your keys and everything else will be taken care of by the people in charge. If this option doesn’t sound right or not possible because there are no such programs where you live, then simply selling it works just as well since at least there are no added fees that come with the donation.
They can be sold for spare parts or as scrap metal
Junk cars are made up of around 90% metal components and 10% plastic/rubber materials which makes them great sources of recyclable metals like steel, copper, aluminum, and more. Their standards vary but nearly all junk cars can generate plenty of cash when sold off as scrap metal. Because most vehicles need these metals to run, they’re not just profitable for resellers but also help cut down on recycling costs since they’re raw materials that don’t cost anything yet still manage to provide a solution that non-renewable resources like oil haven’t been able to so far.
You may need to pay for scrap metal removal
A private sale makes the most sense when you want to get rid of your junk car but there are instances where even this option isn’t viable anymore because potential buyers aren’t able to meet up with you, or due to various other circumstances that might come up in between. Even if they do end up coming over, the seller probably won’t have enough time or energy left to take out all the useful components from the vehicle which means they would end up having to be towed away instead. The best solution for this situation is to store it somewhere else while waiting for a buyer who can give you full payment straight away. Keeping it on the streets is dangerous for both parties though so having it towed away by a junk car removal service will be the next best option. The good news is that they’re pretty affordable, with prices usually starting at around $100 depending on how far you are from them and whether or not you need them to come to pick up your vehicle right there and then.