Getting Cold Hard Cash For Your Non-Running Clunker

Posted on: 6 October 2016


If you have a junked vehicle on your property that you no longer want to keep, you will most likely want to find a way to get rid of it without having to pay to do so. There are actually a few ways you can make money from a non-working vehicle instead of having to reach in your wallet to have it towed away. Here are some ideas you can use when you feel you want to have a vehicle taken away while making some money as a result.

Call a Local Salvage Yard

One of the best ways to get rid of a junked vehicle is by calling a salvage yard to come to your property to take it off your hands. They will send a tow truck to pick up the vehicle and will most likely give you compensation on the spot. The salvage yard will use the vehicle for its metal. It is important to inquire whether a valid title will be needed before the vehicle is picked up so you can make alternate plans if you do not have it readily available. 

Consider Donating The Vehicle

Vehicle donations are accepted by several non-profit organizations. If you have a charity in mind, call their main headquarters to see if they participate in a vehicle donation program. They may be able to point you in the right direction to a similar charity that provides this service if they do not do so themselves. The charity will send a flatbed tow truck to your home to haul away your vehicle. In exchange for your contribution, the charity will provide you with filled out tax forms indicating the estimated amount of value of your vehicle. This can be mailed with your federal tax return in exchange for a deduction on your taxes.

Sell Your Vehicle For Parts

You always have the option of selling your vehicle on your own. Many look for similar vehicles to their own to use as a backup source for parts should something break in their own vehicle. This is especially true with older vehicles that do not have parts that can be easily obtained through dealers or online. Selling your vehicle can be done via social media or word of mouth. Indicate on any advertising method you use that the buyer will be responsible for the towing of the vehicle so you don't need to worry about this hassle.

For more information, contact local professionals like U Pull & Pay.