Whether you have one junk car to recycle or an entire field of them, the process remains the same. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Remove All Personal Property
Before the removal service arrives to tow your junker, you need to go through it with a fine-toothed comb and remove all personal property. Once the car is towed you will lose whatever is left inside, so it makes sense to spend time going through it one last time.
Step 2: Locate the Title and Registration
Now that your car is cleaned out, locate the title and registration. You will need to give the title to the junk car removal service. It's helpful to have the title and registration with you when you call auto salvage companies for quotes to purchase your vehicle.
When you call they will ask you about the year, make, and model of your car. As well as the body style, body damage, engine, and transmission. In addition, they will ask you about the car's mechanical condition.
Step 3: Research the Value(s)
Before junking a car, first, do some basic research to find out if it has any value or not. Your junker car may not have any value to you, but it may have a lot of value to others. You may discover your car was only made for one year and is now highly collectible. You never know unless you check, and a simple search online could net you a lot of money if you have the right "junker."
Step 4: Call the Local Salvage Dealers and Junk Car Removal Services for Quotes
Now that you have all the necessary information about your car and know its potential value, call all of the local junk car removal services and salvage dealers you can find a phone number for. Ask each of them for a quote to purchase your vehicle. Compare the quotes to select the service you want to work with.
Step 5: Arrange for Pickup and Paperwork Completion
Once you have an acceptable quote to tow and purchase your junk car, then arrange a time for its pickup. When the junk car removal service arrives on-site, they will have you sign the appropriate paperwork. Then they will pay you cash for your junk car. In exchange, you will give them the vehicle's title and keys.
Step 6: Release Liability via the Department of Motor Vehicles
After your car has been removed from your property by the junk car removal service, you must file a release of liability form with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. You can fill out the form online or in person.
Step 7: Cancel Insurance
Finally, now that you are no longer liable for the vehicle in any way, you can safely cancel any insurance policies you may have on it.
Contact a local junk car removal service to learn more.