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Cash For Junk Cars – Twin Cities Minnesota

There’s never been a better time to sell your junk car.  We happily give “cash for junk cars” in the Minneapolis St. Paul Metro and pay top dollar for your car, truck, or SUV.

Give us a call today.  You’ll be glad that you did.

How to Know When to Get Rid of your Car

Your current car no longer remains an asset to you and instead becomes a liability when:

  • Cost to repair and maintain is higher than vehicle’s actual value.
  • It has little or no value in terms of trade-in
  • It’s got so many issues that you do not want to pass it off to someone else.
  • You do not want to go through the hassle of putting up an ad in the paper or online to see if there is anyone that might still be interested in it given its repair concerns.
  • It has been sitting so long in your garage and you need the space for a new car.

What is the Junk Car Selling Process?

There two ways of going about this: the old-fashioned way or the modern way.  The old fashioned way calls for driving around the Twin Cities to look for local junkyard facilities and checking out the local classified ad section for companies that buy junk cars.  Look for ad headings like: “cash for junk cars, we buy junk cars, sell my junk car” etc.  An easier and more convenient way is to use the internet to look for potential buyers of your junk car.  Use Google and type in the search bar “cash for junk carsstatelong” for instance, and then you would be able to get a sizable result of dealers in the area that may be willing to buy your vehicle.  Most likely that’s how you ended up here now.

The process of selling your car to an auto salvage facility is pretty straightforward.  All you need to do is provide us with some basic information about yourself and the car you intend to sell.  Provide the year, make, model, trim level, mileage, body condition, engine condition, signs of exterior or interior damage etc.  We may also inquire about the history of the car whether it was totaled in a car crash, abandoned, left in your garage for a long time or have experienced some major flood damage that kind of stuff.   Once we have the necessary information, we will then provide you with a competitive quote.

Are there any hidden costs?

Some junk car companies have a ton of hidden gotchas.  Little fees that add up and make selling your car to them much less profitable.  We don’t do that.  We don’t have any fees – no towing fees, no administration fees…nothing.  We just want to buy your car for a good price with no fuss or shenanigans.

Junk Cars are Worth Good Money

A specific set of criteria is the basis by which your vehicle’s value is determined.  Once you have provided the information we need on the phone, we will simply verify the information once we pick up your car. Once you have accepted the offer, we will schedule an appointment in the Minneapolis St Paul Metro for the prompt removal of your vehicle from your premises.  What happens is that we will dispatch a tow truck to pick up the car and more often than not within a few hours of your first call.  We then offer you payment on the spot. We pick up vehicles in any condition.  However, you also need to inform us if you think that your junk car cannot be towed by a conventional tow truck and needs instead a wrecking crew to do the job.  If you have multiple cars that need auto removal, that is not a problem either.  All you need to do is let us know how many you have want removed so that we can include their value on the quotation we will offer you.

Do you need a Title or Registration?

Having the title is preferred but not a requirement. Other proofs of ownership are accepted. Just ask your friendly junk car operator about other documents we accept. They can help you with this at the time of the quote by phone.

Before You Sell Your Scrap Car

Prior to the removal of the vehicle from your property, do go over its contents and remove anything of value left inside.  Rummage through the glove compartment, the floor, under the seats and in the trunk and any other area where you may have left something of value.  It is not unusual that you could find some lost items in there including cash or CDs. If the car is registered, you need to contact the insurance company in order to cancel the policy.

If you are not the current owner of the scrap car, you need to provide us with a title that it has been signed over to you by the owner.  In the scenario where an old vehicle was merely abandoned on your property, you will need to call the police so as to acquire the special paperwork needed for its removal.  In most cases, the legal owner needs to sign off on the removal depending on how long the car has been left on your property.

Do I Need to Be Physically Present When it is Towed?

The owner is required to be at the pickup in order to provide proof of ownership. A valid driver’s license or state ID must be shown along with the paperwork. The only exception is if you have the title in your name. In that case, you may sign the title and designate someone to do the transaction on your behalf through a signed permission note and a copy of your ID.

What Are “Junk Cars?”

Each year millions of cars are sold in the United States. These cars ply our roads and highways until such time they get old, broken, replaced with a new model, resold or sometimes abandoned.  What happens to these cars after they have fulfilled their purpose?  They simply become junk cars.  Consequently, if a car has been totaled and the cost to repair it is more than 70% of the value of the vehicle, what the insurance companies usually do is term it a “junk car.”  Now, not many people know that there is actual money to be made from these old and broken down vehicles.  You can actually get cash for junk cars if you know how to go about it properly.

The car is the most heavily recycled consumer product in the United States. 94% of ferrous metal is recycled into new steel, 65% of new steel produced in the US actually comes from scrap metal and 75% of a car’s content can be reused or recycled.   Scrap cars are usually hauled to an automobile dismantler in the junkyard where reusable parts are removed and resold.  Some of the reusable items include parts like working batteries, tires, fluids, car accessories like GPS systems, radios, CD players, windshields etc.  Once the parts are salvaged the car is placed in a crusher and then flattened into auto hulks.  However, that is not the end of their story.  These metallic hulks are then shipped to the auto recycling facility where they are weighed for payment and then unloaded.  The remains of the car then enter the shredder.  This shredder can process one junk car every 45 seconds and generates three streams namely: iron and steel, nonferrous metal and fluff (rubber, fabric, glass).  These components are then separated from one another.  For instance, the iron and steel is magnetically collected and then shipped to end markets such as steel mills where it undergoes the actual process of recycling in order to produce new steel products.

What is the Difference between salvage vehicles and junk cars?

Many people have the false impression that salvage and junk cars are basically the same thing.  To set the record straight, junk cars are classified as vehicles that are so damaged they are no longer safe to repair or used on the road. Salvaged cars on the other hand, have undergone a series of repairs and are still considered roadworthy.

Salvaged cars are useful for a couple of reasons.  For instance, people that cannot afford to buy second hand vehicles can avail of salvaged cars as an alternative.  Salvaged cars offer some value for money to some people that are brave enough to search junkyards for vehicles that they can refurbish.  They could also get in touch with insurance companies to provide them with cars that they can either “Salvage” or simply classify as junk cars so that they could sell these junkers for a small fee.

A lot of people often think of a junkyard as a dump in the less pretty part of the Cities, where items that are no longer of use are sent to be destroyed.  However, the truth is Junk Cars for Cash MN offers a win-win situation for you and the scrapyard.  You earn some money from something you no longer need and the junkyard gets to recycle the vehicle so that it can be converted to raw materials such as steel in order to create new cars and other products.  Plus, it is great for the environment as we no longer need to harness too much of the earth’s natural resources to create stuff we need.

Auto recycling in Minneapolis / Saint Paul is a huge help to the economy.  We help take old (usually more polluting automobiles) out of circulation and recycle the materials to be made into new vehicles or products.  It’s much better for the environment and the economy to recycle the materials than go through the process of mining, refining, and manufacturing.

So what are you waiting for? Grab that phone, call us now and get a free quote.

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