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By Fred’s Auto Removal

Summer is almost here in Portland Oregon and with it comes an increase in temperatures and gas prices in the City of Roses.

With an increase in costs you may be asking yourself if it’s a good time for you to finally recycle your car and depending on this situation the answer could be yes.

How To Know When It’s Time To Sell Your Car

Edmunds car maintenance website pointed out something else that car owners should pay attention to before they sell their car. As the primary driver of that vehicle, you know the problems that you had over and over again with the maintenance of that car. You’ve been on the most long trips with it and you’ve been the one paying the mechanic, so you have the records of all of the mishaps and inconveniences that the vehicle has put you through over a certain period of time. You know how many miles were on the car when you first got it, and how many it accumulated as you drove it. You also know what type of conditions the car has been in, whether the weather where you live is very hot or very cold. Overall, you have the best idea about the amount of wear and tear on that particular car. And that’s the information the junkyard needs to know. It’s better to sell it if it’s run down to the point where is going to keep putting you deeper and deeper into debt trying to fix it.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Still, you have those people who are insane about their cars, and they’ll keep going from mechanic to mechanic hoping that one of them will say “maybe you should sell the car…” Why are they waiting on a mechanic to say that? Because that’s the only voice in their ear that has any deeper interior knowledge about the car other than themselves, along with the fact that they themselves just need to be told to do it, because they can’t summon the courage to let it go alone. But don’t be a fool. You are losing money every time you visit that guy, and chances are he’ll keep “fixing” it every time you pull it into his garage. It’s time for you to make a firm decision to not to continue go broke for that old junk car, and sell it for a good price.

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By Fred’s Auto Removal

PORTLAND, Ore. – Planning on recycling your junk car in Portland Oregon? This is a smart decision to make because it’s going to save you the time, money, and hassle of attempting to sell your vehicle yourself.

In this article, we will share with you several resources you can use to find out what your junk vehicle is really worth before you take the steps to sell it.

How to Find Out What Your Junk Car Is Worth

Step 1 – Search local websites – Use craigslist.org and other “local” used car websites to find out what other owners of the same make/model/year vehicle as yours are selling them for in the local area.

Step 2 – Kelly Blue Book – Yes, this resource is one of the best guides for finding out what a vehicle is worth in 2018 but keep in mind that they only offer a “ballpark estimates” of what a car, truck or van is really worth so use caution when using this website.

Step 3 – NADA Guides – Like the Kelly Blue Book, NADA Guides are also a time-tested resource for finding used car information in the United States.

Remember that the values you find on these websites will be for vehicles in retail condition so the value of your car may actually be quite different especially if it’s not been driven in some time.

Regardless if your car has been driven in some time or not, it’s important for you to know that your used car is worth more than you think especially if you recently added new tires, replaced parts or added a new stereo system to your vehicle

Contact Fred’s Auto Removal

At Fred’s Auto Removal we take the hassle out of selling your used vehicle and with our guaranteed pricing you can have confidence that the price that we quote you over the phone will be the same price that our driver quotes you when they come to pick up your vehicle.

To learn more about what your junk car is worth contact us today by calling (503) 810-3061 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.


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