How to Know When it’s Time to Junk a Car
No matter how much you love your old car, there will come a time when you have to move on.
Cars get old and dangerous, or your life changes in ways that you require a newer vehicle. Whatever your situation is, you have to ask whether it’s smarter to sell or junk your car.
We’re going to talk about making that decision and some of the factors that you should keep in mind when deciding to junk a car. Let’s get started:
To Sell or Junk a Car: An Easy Guide
The first things to consider are the warning signs that you may need a new car. Like when you raise the volume on the radio but still hear that noise?!
Your easiest option to get a straight answer is to go to a mechanic and see what they have to say. They’ll let you know what’s wrong with the vehicle as well as how much it would cost to fix those issues.
Be sure to ask their opinion on whether or not you’re in for a lot more repairs in the near future. Some cars just get old, and with old age comes a host of technical issues and potential repairs. Ask yourself: Is the high cost of repairs worth the car’s sentimental value?
In some cases, the issues with your car will put you in danger or cause potential safety risks down the road. Those signs should make it clear that it’s time to move on.
Finally, take a look at the value of your car if you were to sell it. Are the repairs needed more expensive than that cost? If so, it could be time to just sell the car outright as it is or junk it.
Finding the Value
When you know it’s time to move onto a new car but you’re not sure whether or not to sell, there’s a simple way to make the decision.
Go to Kelly Blue Book or browse around online for cars that are the same model and condition as yours. Older, non-running/damaged vehicles don’t often produce results, these are normally considered junk.
Once you have a good idea of the market value of your vehicle, you can use that information to weigh against the junk value. A lot of times, you can junk a car to get a significant amount of cash.
Naturally, when junking a car, the amount of money won’t be as much as it would if you were selling a perfect running car. That said, it’s a simple, easy and quick, way to get great value for your vehicle.
You can avoid the process of finding a buyer, making transactions, making repairs, and any other hassle that comes with selling. Check with a us and see how much money you could get for your vehicle.
Weigh the potential sale price for the junk price and don’t forget to factor in the hassle of preparing and selling a car.
Do You Still Need Some Help?
There’s a lot of thinking involved with whether or not to junk a car. We’re here to help. We get that it’s not always easy to make decisions like this.
Contact us for more information that can help you move forward with the decision to get rid of your vehicle.