Just like everything in life, cars get old. And sometimes, they get wrecked. The question is what you do after these events occur. The go-to option for most people is to let the vehicle rot in the backyard/garage without giving it much thought. Afterall, what good is a banged up car right? Well, you might want to think again because that old rusty, junk car you think has no value can fetch you serious money if you know what to do and where to go.
In this article, we are going to point you in the right direction – knowing what to do, and where to go. If the question “where and how can I sell my car for cash” is on your mind, this is the right place to get the information you need.
Here are the four best steps to sell scrap car and make good money while at it which includes:
The first option you want to consider is to sell your car the way it is. Even if it is wrecked, scratched, or old, there is always someone willing to buy the car in any condition it is. All you have to do is find people willing to buy and you do that by advertising.
Using social media like Facebook, you can reach potential buyers. You can also use online e-commerce platforms like Craigslist or eBay to sell your car.
If you want to go this route, know that people will want to lowball your offer. So make your research on the price of your car model as a scrap so you are well aware of the prices to consider.
Don’t be afraid to negotiate, and even if you will compromise, make sure it is not more than a few hundred dollars below the market price you researched.
If you don’t want to go through the route of selling your car as it is through Facebook or on Craigslist, you can sell your car in a dealership. The best way to go about this option is to sell to dealers of the same make as your car. E.g if you use a Camry or a Subary, it is best to sell to a Toyota dealership. That way, you will get the best deal on your scrap car.
Some dealerships will suggest you trade in your scrap car for a new one by adding some money on the car. If that is what you want, you can go for it. In the end, you are using your scrap car to get value, and that is what matters.
Note that of all the options, selling to dealerships sometimes leaves you with the short end of the sick. They give pretty lowball offers especially if your car is in bad condition (wrecked, scratched, missing some parts). To get better offers with this option, your vehicle needs to be in good condition, less than ten years old, and at least, less than 100,000 miles.
Another way to sell scrap cars is to sell it in parts. This option is best for non-running/ dead cars and wrecked/totalled cars. It might be difficult to sell these cars as they are or to dealerships, but you can still get value on the scrap car by selling the parts.
To get an optimal price on the car selling the parts, check for valuable in-demand car parts and put them up for sale online.
Most in-demand car parts include: Windshield wipers, oil and oil filters, air filters, brake pads, spark plugs, fuel pumps, water pumps, alternators, mufflers, and engine sensors.
Expensive parts that will make you a lot of money include: GPS systems, fenders, air bags, bumpers, catalytic converters, wheels, tyres, and rims.
The fourth and final way to sell your scrap car is to sell to a reputable scrap car buyer in your locale. It is the best option amongst the 4 because it is easy and gives higher returns.
All other options require some upfront cost and effort which can be expensive and stressful. For example, if you decide to sell the car as it is, you will have to put some effort (and probably money) into advertising. If that option works for you then it’s alright. However, credible scrap car buyers like ScrapCarsRemoval eliminates all the stress that comes with the other options and even pays you a higher price – up to $8,999 – on your scrap car.
If you are in Sydney and its environs, and you want to sell your scrap car for cash, reach out to us at Scrap Cars Removal. We provide free car removals and you stand to get a good price on your junk car no matter the condition.
When you think “where to sell my scrap car in Sydney”, think Scrap Cars Removal!
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