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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.

Contact Fred’s Auto Removal

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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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