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By Fred’s Auto Removal

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the top questions that every driver will have at some point is if they should trade in their car or recycle it.

This is an excellent question to ask because trading in a vehicle is very simple to do because it’s easy to think that the dealer will compensate you for the fair market value of your vehicle, right?

Sadly, most car dealers will pay you far less than what your vehicle is really worth and it’s possible that the trade in value that they quoted you over the phone will not be the same quote that you receive when you visit the dealer in person.

Know What Your Vehicle Is Really Worth

Before choosing to trade in or recycle your vehicle it’s important for you to know what it’s really worth because you may have new parts, tires, or accessories on your car that make it worth more than other comparable vehicles on the road today.

To find out what your car is really worth you should research it online via the Kelly Blue Book or autotrader.com just so you can get an idea of what other owners in the area are selling their cars for.

Get Guaranteed Pricing from Fred’s Auto Removal

At Fred’s Auto Removal we can assure you that you’re going to get guaranteed pricing from us. This means that the price we quoted you on the phone is going to be the same price that we quote you when we show up to your home to pick up the vehicle.

Don’t haggle with car dealers or private buyers, sell your car hassle-free to Fred’s Auto Removal by calling us at calling us at (503) 810-3061 or CLICK HERE to 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.

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.

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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