Got a junk car that does nothing but attract rust and dust? Then why keep that space waster and not try to actually get some money of it. An old car, stripped for components can prove to be actually worth more than you realize, so if you decide to sell it and get a part of the money back than read on to find out the best way to do so.
The first thing to understand is that there are two conditions where you would end up with more money selling the car for parts instead of selling the whole car as it sits. The first condition fits your car if it has been involved in an accident and ended up severely damaged which puts it beyond any kind of repair. So practically owning a salvage car, it makes it the perfect candidate to be stripped down to its components and see which are still worth something.
The second way is a bit more blurry since it involves the appreciation of the owner. If for example, the car is in decent shape and could still be repairable and sold the way it is, you have to compare the costs of repairing the car versus the possible amount of money you could get for it. If you feel that the investment in the car might not be worth it because you either could get little money for the car, or you could have costly repairs, then maybe it’s better to strip it to its components and sell it for parts.
Either way, you should seek out and check at the local junkyards. Usually junkyards, agree to buy junk or old cars as they are if you put a reasonable price on them. Of course you will not get as much for the car as you would from an individual since they have to do all the “heavy lifting” in stripping the car apart and taking all the pieces that are worth something and then sell them for goods. This is probably the easiest way to get your hands on a few bucks and get rid of the car in one stride. Consider that some junkyards may offer fewer cash than others but they might come with free transport, so you should be careful when choosing. Getting a transporter to move your car from your location to the junkyard could get more pricy than you’ve anticipated.
Use all the online websites you can get and place some ads. Craigslist.org or eBayMotors.com is a great way to start. These two websites are major players on the virtual market with thousands and thousands of visits every single day.
A simpler idea is to go local. The classifieds section of a newspaper or the local “Thrifty Nickel” ad book is a good place to place an ad. If you want a more direct approach, snoop around for people that are looking for car parts. Give them a call and have them come over and check out the car. There is a big chance they will like it and come up with a price. Remember, be flexible a little haggle is actually expected from both sides so don’t say a direct “NO”.
Make sure to place loads of ads in local store and other popular places. A flyer is very easy to make if you know your way around a computer. A simple program such as PowerPoint should be more than enough to help you make the ads more attractive and allow you to insert a picture of the car.