If your car is no longer reliable, spends more time in the shop than on the road, and you are putting more money into it than you can ever get back selling it, odds are that you’ve got a junk car on your hands. Junk cars can be a real pain. It gets to the point where you have the choice to either put a bunch of money into it to get it running, or you can send it to the scrap yard. While everybody’s situation is different, eventually every car will meet its grim fate in the scrapyard crusher.
What You Can Do with A Junk Car
There are a lot of options when it comes to junk cars. Perhaps the most obvious are either sending it to the scrap yard, or handing over the cash to get it up and running again. These are not the only ones, however. A lot of people will think that they can put in the time themselves to get their car back on the road. This takes a lot of time that many just don’t have.
If the car is still running, you have a chance to find a private buyer for the car, or the option of trading in the car at a dealership for credit towards a new car purchased from them. Shopping around for the best deal at a dealership can take a lot of time, and provide disappointing results, as you are likely stuck with credit at a specific dealership. If you decide to list the car yourself, you need to put time into the car to make it more desirable in a competitive used car market. It is hard to make a junk car appealing when there are other, more reliable options out there for buyers.
The Value of a Junk Car
A junk car’s value can vary greatly depending on its condition, year, make and model. Valuable metals like steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and platinum are all found inside your car and can all be recycled. This is not only environmentally friendly, but also gives you some cash when it is time to send the car off to the scrap yard. The value of these metals varies greatly depending on the market at the time of sale. For example, steel prices can fluctuate anywhere from $100 to $350 or more per ton (2,000lbs) depending on the supply and demand. Since the majority of your car’s weight is made up of steel, you can expect at least $100 for your junk car.
Sell Your Car to Junk Cars Lansing
When you sell your car to use at Junk Cars Lansing, servicing Troy, Michigan and surrounding areas, you are letting us take your junk car off of your hands. No more pouring money into the car, no more time spent worrying about if it will get you where you are going, and no more spending money into a car that will not give back what you’ve put into it when it is time to get rid of it for good.
Don’t let that junk car sit around your property for another day. Give us a call at 1-517-803-0288 to talk to us about your car, and have your cash in no time! We are looking forward to hearing from you.