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Are you thinking about selling your and are looking for a junk car estimate online? You’ve come to the right place!

Before selling your car, truck or van to someone in Portland or the surrounding area it’s important for you to know how much your car is worth so that you can sell it for the most money possible.

Learn More About The Value Of Junk Cars

Yes, it’s true your junk vehicle is actually worth more money than you thought. Why? It’s simple. Junk vehicles are worth money based upon it’s reusable parts and recyclables like plastic, steel, copper and other precious metals.

Every junk vehicle has value and what most people don’t know is that the average new car on the road today regardless if it’s a BMW, Lexus, or high-priced SUV, has about 95% recycled materials in it from junk vehicles like yours.

Recycling your junk vehicle is one of the best things that you can do to help save the environment while earning some extra cash.

Instead of letting that vehicle sit in your driveway or somewhere on your property, rotting away, and potentially becoming a hazard for animals and small children in the area, your junk vehicle can actually move on to its new life being recycled and reused for other purposes.

Steel – The Core Of Your Vehicles Value

Every vehicle regardless of its make or model is composed of roughly 70% Steel.

The hunger for steel in the world has only increased over the years, especially as many developing countries like India and China place more demands on the global Steel Marketplace. This means that with a greater demand for steel, many countries with a high number of automobiles like the United States have become major hubs for recycling junk cars, trucks, and other vehicles when they come to the end of their life spans.

About Your Vehicles Battery

Besides steel, another important part of your vehicle that is also heavily recycled across the United States is the battery.

Recycling a battery is crucial. Why? The reason why every battery has to be carefully recycled from a vehicle is because batteries contain a wide variety of hazardous materials including lead.

Over the last 50 years environmentalists know the huge problems that lead can cause for the environment, especially to the groundwater table so whenever someone has to recycle their old battery from their vehicle, it’s taken to a recycling center where it’s carefully disposed of by people who don’t want to see the lead or chemicals inside of the battery leak into the environment.

During the process of recycling a used battery, the sulfuric acid can be neutralized, turned into water, and released into the public sewer system, or it can be reused to make other products including sodium sulfate, a common product that is used for making glass, textiles, and laundry detergent.

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Are you planning on selling your junk car? If so, you most likely are interested in knowing where your car junk vehicle is going to go once you sell it right?

This is an excellent question to ask because many companies will fix up a junk car and resell it while others will strip the vehicle down and remove the parts.

If you want to get paid the most money for your junk car you should follow the tips in this post and get paid what your car, truck or van is really worth.

Tip 1 – Junk Or Not, Your Vehicle Has Value

Yes, it’s true, even though the automotive recycling industry is huge right now, every junker is worth money, so before selling your Junker, you should also know the auction value and scrap metal value of your vehicle.

To find out what the auction value of your junker is, you should look up the make and model of your car online via websites like Craigslist or the Kelly Bluebook because, there may be someone out there willing to invest the time and money to get your junker back on the road and running once again.

After finding out the Kelley Blue Book value of your Junker, before being paid cash for your car, you should next understand the scrap value of your vehicle because, many cars, especially if it’s an older model car, have more steel in them than newer vehicles on the road, and that still alone is worth Money because, in 2017, recycled steel is a hot commodity as it’s bought and sold around the world especially in countries like China and India.

Tip 2 – Don’t Fall For The Reverse Lemon Approach

During the process of buying a car, you most likely encountered your fair share of a car salesman who tried to get you to pay more money for a vehicle than what it was worth. This is understandable since it’s in the best interest of the car salesman to sell a vehicle for the most money possible because they make more commission.

The same is true in the junk car market, many companies who are in the used-car or junk Lemon Market will try to actually sell you on the fact that your vehicle is worth less than what it’s really worth when in reality your car, truck or van is actually worth more money.

To avoid getting taken advantage of by a junkyard owner who tries to take your money using the reverse lemon approach, you should thoroughly research your vehicle online including the make, model, and year of the vehicle to determine what it’s really worth and find out if there are any buyers out there who would be willing to purchase your vehicle as is, or purchase it for the individual parts.

Walking into a junkyard with a little knowledge underneath your belt will provide you with the awareness that you need to avoid falling for the reverse lemon approach that many junkyard owners try to take when people bring them their junk vehicles and this will also help you to sell your vehicle for what it’s worth.

Most important of all besides understanding what your vehicle is worth, you should also be willing to get more than one quote for your vehicle that way you don’t come off to the junkyard owner as being someone who’s desperate for the cash that will come from them selling your junk car. 

Tip 3 – Understand The Automotive Recycling Industry

What most people don’t know is that cash for junk cars is one of the top industries in the United States.

Why?

Junk Cars is one of the top products from the United States because, when a car is ready to be junked, it’s not just sent to a junkyard and crushed then left there to rock for eternity like what you made see on television. In 2017, a car is first evaluated and prepared for recycling before it’s actually sent to the junkyard for recycling.

After paying you cash for your car, truck or van, an automotive recycling company, or junkyard, will take a hard look at your junker to see if it can be fixed up and resold. If the vehicle is not salvageable then the following steps will occur:

  • All fluids will be drained from the vehicle including the radiator fluid, oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, clutch fluid and anything else that could seep into the groundwater system.
  • Your junk car will be stripped of its viable components including any parts that can be resold to someone who may own a similar make and model vehicle as yours.
  • Besides stripping the junk car of its valuable parts or components, once you been paid cash for your car, the junkyard will also remove any electronic components or recently installed parts which may include a new GPS system, stereo system, newer tires, rims and other parts which can be resold for profit.

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Don’t have the time to find out what your junk car, truck or van is really worth? Sell it to Fred’s Auto Removal by calling us at (503) 810-3061, or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

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