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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 junking an unregistered car, truck or van? If so, this is by far one of the most difficult positions that many people have to face because they still continue to have an emotional attachment to their vehicles but the reality is that if it’s not running, or the vehicle is not worth more than $500, it makes sense to junk that unregistered vehicle.

Yes, You Can Junk An Unregistered Vehicle 

Thankfully, junking an unregistered vehicle is fairly easy. All you need to do is just contact a local salvage yard in your area and then trade your vehicle for cash. Nothing simpler than that!

But what If you don’t have paperwork to junk and unregistered car, truck or van? You could be asking for trouble because many states require vehicles regardless if they are running or not to be registered so you should first check your local ordinances to find out if you will have to pay fines before they give you the title or paperwork for your vehicle from your local DMV office.

Junk Your Old Car – Save The Environment

Besides turning into eyesores that can also lower property values in any given area, an unregistered vehicle that hasn’t been running in months or years most often is left to sit in the owner’s driveway or empty lot, rusting out, deteriorating, and leaking fluids to the ground.

When you decide to junk an unregistered vehicle, you are actually helping the environment because you’re keeping that vehicle from leaking toxic fluids into the groundwater system and eliminating the threat of your vehicle becoming a hazard to children or animals in the local area.

Here’s What To Expect When You Visit The DMV

So, you’re thinking about missing your local DMV office to inquire about the title and registration for your junk vehicle.

This is a smart move to make because you may be able to easily get the paperwork that you need to give to a wrecking yard and get cash for your vehicle but you may also find out that you could be subject to paying fines which can easily run into the hundreds of dollars.

Once you have your title or registration, you will need to present either of these documents to a salvager when they show up to pick up your vehicle or you deliver it to them at the junkyard.

Most companies will typically require an owner of a junk vehicle to just have the title so if you have that, you’re golden, because, the title of your vehicle can be considered to be proof of ownership and most auto wrecking yards or salvage companies want to know that you’re not trying to sell off your neighbor’s ancient, noisy, rust bucket (even though you probably would If you could).

Will you have to pay the registration on your vehicle if you’ve not paid it since it was last due for renewal? The answer to this question depends upon your local DMV office, especially if you have to go there to get a copy of the title but, depending on your state you may be able to get by with presenting the old tags and registration card to a salvager or junkyard when they request it without having to pay for new tags to get the vehicle up to date.

If you’re just getting started with attempting to sell your unregistered or junk vehicle, the best thing to do is to call the salvage yard or company that you plan on using to pay you cash for your vehicle because, they will provide you with all the answers to the questions that you have, saving you the hassle of asking a driver to show up to pick up your vehicle only to realize that you do not have important documents that they need.

Depending on where you live, the good news is that your state may not require you to present a title or vehicle registration if your car, truck, or van is older than (X years) or worth less than (X$).

What’s great about working with the salvager or a licensed vehicle remover, like Fred’s Auto Removal, is that we will also be able to tell you if you also qualify for additional bonuses or perks for getting rid of your vehicle.

Do you have a vehicle on your property and you don’t know who owns it?  If so, your best option is to contact your local police station, explain to them that you have an abandoned vehicle on your property and then they will handle that vehicle by the book.

Make Sure You Have Your Documents Ready

Last of all, but most important, when attempting to get rid of an unregistered vehicle by selling it for cash to a salvager or junkyard, one the most important things that you need to remember is to always have your documents ready when you meet with a representative of the company who will come to your house to scrap your vehicle.

To organize all of your documents and have them ready at a moment’s notice you should consider going to a store like Walmart or your local neighborhood dollar store so that you can have your title, registration and other vehicle documents conveniently Within reach in a folder or binder when they are requested.

Sell Your Vehicle to Fred’s Auto Removal!

Are you searching for the best price for your unregistered car, truck or van? If so you can have confidence that you’re going to get the best price possible for your vehicle when you choose Fred’s Auto Removal

Contact us today by calling (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online

 

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