5 Important Things To Know About Cash For Cars Langley BC
It can be time-consuming and even confusing to get the best scrap car price for your vehicle.
But this doesn’t necessarily need to be the case. Granted, it won’t be the best experience especially if you are selling your junk car for the first time. However, if you handle things the way it ought to be from your end, and also the junkyard does their part well, this should be smooth sailing.
In this post, we tell you what needs to be done before you dispose of your junk car.
1. Remove Personal Belongings
Cars are just like houses. You will accumulate things in it over time. If you have been with your car for a long time, it’s possible that you’ve forgotten some of the things you’ve put in it. When selling your junk car to a yard, it’s upon you to make sure that you’ve taken out all your personal belongings before a tow truck arrives. You might think that it’s okay to leave things you don’t need inside the car. However, this often results in problems with the transaction. Do not mistake your junk car for a dumpster, and don’t expect the salvage yard to throw away the things you’ve left inside your vehicle. There are also chances that you might leave behind a valuable or essential item if you do not take everything out of your car.
Note that this is your last chance to find everything, which is why you need to look for items in unusual as well as usual places like bins and glove boxes. Other places to check include under floor mats, and above visors as well as any other place that you usually stash valuable items. If your car has a CD player installed, make sure you remove all the disks. Ensure you’ve removed things such as insurance cards even if you won’t need them any longer. Such type of paperwork often contains too much personal info to leave it in a vehicle that might change hands severally before being scrapped permanently.
2. Get Your Title in Order
You will need to cancel your insurance and return license plates. For a smooth transfer of your vehicle ownership, you MUST have a valid title to it. While it’s possible to sell your car without a title, it’s often much harder.
Be especially worried if a junkyard doesn’t care whether you have a title or not. Failing to transfer car ownership to the junkyard makes you responsible for liabilities, because you technically still own it, even if it’s been towed away. There is only one exception when you don’t need a valid title. This is if your state of residence imposes a limit on the requirement for a claim where the car is over a particular age. However, you are still going to produce a valid ID to ensure that the transaction is legal. The reason for the exception is because some abandoned cars could have been left in remote locations for years, and it’s impossible to find paperwork for them. Additionally, it’s smart to find out from your local motor vehicle department if you are unsure of the rules regarding sales to scrap yards and junkyards.
3. Sell Valuable Components
If you and the junkyard have agreed on a price for the car, it’s only fair that you present it to them in the condition you described when making the deal.
But if you get a price that doesn’t match its scrap value, you may want to remove some valuable parts to make a few extra dollars. If the car had expensive tires with much tread still left, you can buy four tires with cheap rims and replace them with the more expensive tires. If your car battery is almost new, it has a resale value since recyclers are ready to pay for the lead when it’s sold. You can also remove electronic gear such as stereo system or GPS systems if they are still valuable.
4. Remove License Plates
Unlike the case is when selling a car on Craigslist the arrangements for pick up are often made in a hurry when you sell it to a junkyard. If you have a disabled vehicle parked somewhere like a tow yard or a service station, it might not be easy scheduling all the parties involved to be there at the same time to complete the transaction.
The driver of the tow truck who came to pick your car is pressed for time, which makes it easy to miss important details because you are in a hurry. Ensure you remove the license plates from your vehicle before it’s carted away. Many states require you to return license plates to the department of motor vehicles before canceling your registration, and it might be impossible to scrap your car insurance policy until such a time when you turn in the plates.
5. Use up Your Gas
If the car that you want to sell to a junkyard is still running, it’s good to use up all the gas in the tank before having it towed away. It’s possible to recoup a reasonable value of gasoline in your truck or car. But where the car stalled a long time ago, be careful when attempting to siphon gas from the tank. Only use approved containers to carry gasoline, and don’t start a siphon by using your mouth. Do not worry about the gas value to the junkyard. They often drain all the fluids from your car before they scrap parts or recycle, and the gas tank is some nuisance to them.
Got a car you need removed in the Langley area? Why not visit our friends at Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal and give them a call to get rid of your rusty old car.