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Are you thinking about New Year’s Resolutions? If so, why not resolve to sell your car to Fred’s Auto Removal in 2018?

At Fred’s Auto Removal we specialize in buying all makes and models of vehicles so it doesn’t matter if you have a newer car that was recently totaled, or an older car which has been sitting in the driveway of your Portland Oregon home for some time, you can count on us paying you a fair price for your car.

Reasons to Sell Your Used Car

Are you still not convinced that you should sell your used car in 2018?

We know that sometimes it’s hard to sell a used car, truck, or van because of the personal attachment that we have to them but the reality is that sometimes you have to get rid of an old car especially for these reasons:

#1 – Your lifestyle recently changed – Let’s say that you recently got married or started a family, in this case, you should consider selling your older car and purchasing a newer vehicle which offers you more conveniences and storage space.

#2 – You’re paying more money to keep your car on the road – If your used car is costing you more money to keep it in road worthy shape each month, this is another reason to sell it because you could be easily driving a new vehicle for the same price that you’re paying to keep the old one on the road each month.

#3 – Your old car just embarrassing – Last of all, another great reason to sell your old vehicle is that you’re embarrassed every time you drive it.

Your Used Car Is Worth Money

Although some companies will pay you $100 just to get rid of your used car, the reality that your used car, truck, or van is worth money especially thanks to its raw materials like steel, plastic, aluminum, and parts which could be resold.

You may also be able to sell your used car to someone who is looking for a project car that they can fix up and resell or drive for their own pleasure.

To learn more about what your used car is really worth you should take the time to research the make, model and year of your vehicle online just so you sell it for the best price possible.

Sell Your Used Car to Fred’s Auto Removal

To save the time, money and hassle of selling your used vehicle yourself contact Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-1061 or connect with us online.

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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.


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.

Sell Your Junk Car To Fred’s Auto Removal!

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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