Other than simply abandoning the junk car, there are ways of getting rid of it. You can strip parts off it and offer them for sale individually through the paper or on-line sites, you can take advantage of those ads that scream, “We buy junk cars in Dallas TX,” or you can drag the entire car to the scrap yard. If the thing has any miles left in it and you think you can actually sell it for transportation purposes, take a few minutes to investigate the lemon-laws in Texas, take time to understand the legal ramifications of false advertising.
If you are going to make an attempt to sell it as viable transportation, have a mechanic or someone with intimate knowledge of the automobile business give you an honest assessment of the cars worth. Get the mechanic to give you a report on what he has found, especially on the major components like the drive train, engine and transmission. With this report in hand, you will know what you can honestly say in an advertisement and more or less what to expect for it.
If you believe that putting a few dollars into repairs will elevate the resale value of the car, then by all means, make the repairs. This may be a good move if you are thinking of using the car as a trade in for a new or newer car. Making the repairs is a good idea no matter what you do, it will add to the value of the car whether you sell it direct or trade it in. Ask the mechanic who made the assessment of the vehicle what can be done to increase the cars worth and how much will it cost. If, in the eyes of a car dealer the vehicle has only one place to go, and that’s the junk yard, then no amount of repairs will add any value to it as a trade in.
Honestly, the best option is to take advantage of those who advertise, “We buy junk cars Dallas TX.” Selling the thing as is, is by far the simplest way to dispose of it. All it takes is one quick phone call and these guys can arrange to come around, assess the car, give you an offer and if you accept it, they will give you cash on the spot. They pay up, load it up and drag it away, your problem is over.
To these company’s who say we buy junk cars in Dallas TX, the car has value. They take the car to a scrap yard where any useable parts are stripped for re-sale and what is left is separated and sold for scrap. To them, the car is a virtual gold mine of scrap metal, aluminum, brass, glass and copper. To you, it’s an eyesore that you have no more.
If you spot an ad that says, “We buy junk cars in Dallas TX,” there is an excellent chance that the company is 972car-cash. They will offer you a good price for your junk car, pay you cash on the spot and take it away, all within the day.