1-800 WE BUY CARS accepts all vehicles, including trucks, cars, sports utility vehicles, vans, and minivans. So rather than searching out someone who specializes in auto salvage, trying to part it out yourself or paying someone else to take care of car removal, we’ll pay you with our cars for cash program.

1-800 WE BUY CARS will pick up your automobile from any location in the US, including your home, place of employment or other location. In some cases, our team can even collect your vehicle from the side of the highway in the event that it’s broken down for the last and final time and you’re ready to get cash for your old car!

That junk car you have sitting around could be worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. So rather than let it sit decaying away in your backyard, why not sell that hunk of junk for some cold hard cash! If you find selling a car overwhelming or have never done it before, let this be your guide to selling your car fast, and to get the most money out of it you can. 

Sell Your Junk Car “As Is”

Your first option is to list the car “as is” — faults and all. If you choose to list your car online or in the newspaper “as is”, it is important to note any issues you are aware of in the vehicle and make it clear that the car may have other problems. A buyer could try to come back to you and ask you to pay for repairs if you don’t disclose any problems the car may have. 

This option is best for anyone who doesn’t want to fuss with repairing the car and also has some time to sell the car. It may take a while for your car to catch someone’s interest, so be provided that your car may be sitting in your driveway for some time. 

You can also bring it to a used car dealer and see what they will give you. This is a simple way to get rid of the car fast. 

How to Get a Cars for Cash Quote

Are you wondering how much money you can get for your old car, truck, van, or SUV?

Simply call 1-800 WE BUY CARS at 1-800-842-8022.

Our car recycling experts will ask you a bit of general information about your auto, including:

  • Make;
  • Model;
  • Year;
  • General condition;
  • Problems and damage; and
  • Information on any missing parts or components.

Based on the information you provide, we can offer a quote for how much money you’ll get for the vehicle. Also, check out 1-800 WE BUY CARS online quote request form. Simply complete the form and you’ll get an instant offer of cash for an old truck, car, SUV, or van!

Sell Your Junk Car For Parts

Whether or not it is worth breaking down your car and selling the parts depends on two things. 

One, is your car in good shape and has usable parts? If the car was in an accident, but otherwise is in working shape, it may be worth the effort to get the most out of the car that you can. 

Two, are you adept enough with cars to take the car apart? If car maintenance is in your wheelhouse and you feel confident, go ahead! You can easily resell the battery, wing mirrors, center console, stereo unit, lights, seats, wheels and tires, and more. 

Selling for parts is the best way to get all the value of the car that you can, but once you’ve sold the valuables, what can you do with the body?

Sell Your Junk Car As Scrap Metal

Once you’ve disassembled the car, you’ll be left with the body of the car, which can be sold as scrap metal. 

However, even if you don’t sell the parts, you can still sell the whole car to a scrap metal buyer. If your car is worthless and you can’t sell the parts, you can at least get the value for the metal. In this case, large SUVs and trucks get more than smaller cars, as there is more metal. 

Since scrap metal buyers still have to separate the plastics and different metals, their prices are low and you may not get the most for your junk car that you can. But if you’re looking for a quick, simple way to dispose of your junker, selling for scrap is a good option. 

Sell Your Junk Car To Online 

A newer junk car market has appeared in recent years online. Buyers like 1-800 WE BUY CARS buy any car quickly and simply. 

These companies are likely to offer less than the methods listed above but are an easy way to be rid of your junker. You may need to research as to whether they are available to pick up your car in your city. If using online sellers, shop around and read reviews to be sure you are getting a good deal. 

Last Note

When selling your junk car, it is smart to do your research before jumping in. 

Depending on the condition of your vehicle and your knowledge of cars, you may be able to get more money selling parts than selling as is. But if you just want to be rid of the car, selling as is to one of the various buyers like us is easiest. 

You also want to find someone who will tow the car for free — as reputable sellers like 1-800 WE BUY CARS likely will pick up the car themselves. 

Selling a junk car is a great way to get some extra cash that you can put towards a new ride. Now that you’ve read our guide, you’re ready to go!