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Do you go out to your car with your fingers crossed that it will start that day? Do you park away from your friend’s house because you are embarrassed by the state of your vehicle? These are some of the things that people go through when they have what many people consider a “beater”. It is just a term that is used for a car that is on its last leg of life. It is hard for some people to part ways with their car even if it is not doing so well. A vehicle is something that most people take good care of and want to keep running for as long as they can. Taking care of your car is really only going to take it so far. No matter what you do a car will end up needing more work than it is worth when it is getting to the end of its life. If you are not sure whether your car is ready for the junkyard yet, you can look at some common signs that your car is a goner.
 

North Texas Cash For Cars Lists Signs Your Car is a Junk Ready For the Junkyard!

How Old is Your Car?: One of the ways you can tell your vehicle is ready to be sold as a junk car is the age of the vehicle. The standard definition of a car that is allowed to be junked has to be more than three years in age. Although the most common age of vehicles that are sold as junk cars are about 20 years old. The older the car gets the more wear and tear there is on the engine and other working parts. At some point these parts need work or replacement often to keep them on the road.
What is the Mileage of Your Car?: The average junk car has more than 150,000 miles on it when it is brought in. That does not mean that your car will last that long or go out at that same time. There are some vehicles that other circumstances have brought it to be junked. It can also be due to the make and model of the vehicle and how well the owner has taken care of it.
Has the Car Been in an Accident or Damaged?: You might think that all the cars that make it to a junkyard are old and rusty. That is just not the case. It may surprise you to know there is a portion of cars that are sold for junk that are less than 10 years old. There are great reasons for that. One is that the vehicle could have been in an accident that was quite serious. The accident may deem the vehicle totaled which means that it would take more money to make the needed repairs than the car is even worth. At that point you can sell it for cash and junk it. You might also see a car that is junked that does not show any outward appearance of damage. The engine and other mechanics of the car could have been damaged past repair.
 

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Cars and water don’t mix. Food waters can mean serious water damage to cars. Even minimal water damage can be enough to cause major damage and ruin a car’s history report. This makes it very hard to sell a car affected by flooding even if it’s be fixed. With recent flooding from hurricanes, hundreds of people will be faced with flood-damaged cars. The damage will be different for each car depending on the extent of the flooding. The damage will need to be assessed to determine if it can be repaired. You will have to decide if the car is worth repairing. The extent of damage may have you shelling out a lot of money. Having comprehensive coverage can be helpful in covering flood damage but don’t think you’re in the clear. Even with comprehensive coverage, if the cost of repairs is more than what your car is worth, your insurance company will total your car.
 

Are Flooded Cars Repairable? What if I didn’t Have Flood Insurance

Insurance companies are quick to write off cars that have been damaged by floods. The reason is that the body of the car and all the metal parts will eventually start to rust. Most times the entire car is affected by the water in some way. Water that makes it’s way onto the engine can be fixed some of the time but only if the engine has been completely dried before starting the repairs. If you’re lucky enough to fix the engine, you may still have a drivetrain that is likely beyond repair. The electrical system is always affected even if the water only reached the floor of your car and will cause connections to corrode and computers to short out. Even if the car starts, there will be moisture that lingers and will most certainly cause problems in the future. These are reasons that most insurance companies want to just get the car off their hands rather than deal with the hassle of having a diagnosis done on the car that can be expensive, then the repairs that will come, not to mention all the future problems that are sure to arise.
 

Is it Illegal to Sell a Flood Damaged Car?

You can sell your flood damaged car as long as you are honest about it. This means you have to tell the potential buyer and you’ll need to make sure the title is branded as a flood salvage. Even if the car seems to be working fine you still need to disclose to any buyers that it was damaged by flooding. If you aren’t honest then it’s fraud because you’re misrepresenting the car’s condition significantly. If you are considering buying a car that was affected by flooding you need to know what you’re getting into.
 

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North Texas Cash for Cars can make you a cash offer that can cover your deductible. You may even get a little more if you retain the rights to salvage your vehicle. Give us a call today with any questions you have.

It may have struck you that there is no point in renewing the registration of your junk car. As it doesn’t run anymore and you aren’t planning to part it out on the street, you may think it’s unnecessary. Well depending on what state you live in, if your junker has an expired registration, you may just be breaking a local law. The punishment will likely start with a warning but if ignored, could lead to accruing fines and involuntary removal of the vehicle. In the state of Texas, an offense under an ordinance adopted under Chatper 683 is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200 and the municipal court can issue the necessary orders to enforce
the law, including the removal of the nuisance vehicle on conviction
. If your junk car isn’t completely enclosed in a building and not visible from the street or other buildings; you are at risk. Rather than burning a hole in your wallet and getting in trouble with the law, there is a better way; you could get rid of that old junk car today. North Texas Cash for Cars live up to our name. We have prepared a quick rundown below on what you need to know if you have an unregistered vehicle waiting to get a ticket on your property!
 

Junk Vehicle Nuisance Ordinances

While local ordinances vary around the country, they all have certain elements in common. Junk vehicle nuisance ordinances were established to prevent unsightly car bodies from being an eyesore, ruining landscapes and cluttering up property. In addition to being a distraction, bringing down home vales and possibly encouraging additional dumping of other trash, junk cars can become harborage for insects, rodents and nuisance wildlife. They can also leak fluids such as gasoline, brake fluid, oil and coolant which can seep into the ground and get in our water supply. Registering the vehicle isn’t a be all and end all though. Even if it is registered, your car can still be considered a junk if it’s dismantled, falling apart or even looks like it doesn’t run.
 

What to Do with an Unregistered Vehicle

You have a couple of options at your disposal. You can pay to register the vehicle. Although this option can be a waste of money if you aren’t planning to drive the vehicle regularly. And as mentioned above, it may not be enough. You may have to spend time and money fixing it up so it doesn’t look like a junker. A much better option is to call a reputable company like North Texas Cash for Cars that will pay cash for your unwanted vehicle. We will tow your car away so you won’t have to risk getting caught driving an unregistered vehicle. You will not only get the unregistered jalopy eyesore off your property, but you’ll get cash on the spot and won’t have to worry about getting in trouble with the law; or your neighbors. Your only concern will be what to do with the extra money you just made!
 

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Contact North Texas Cash for Cars to sell your unwanted vehicle for cash today!

People sell their junk cars for lots of different reasons. Perhaps your car has been in an accident or experienced water damage. Maybe it’s an eyesore parked on your property or you need some extra cash. No matter the reason, North Texas Cash for Cars has prepared a list of actions to take before you junk your car.
 

Remove Personal Belongings from Your Junk Car

Cars are personal spaces that tend to collect belongings over time. If you have owned your car for a while, you may not realize all the items you have left in your vehicle. When you sell your car for cash, it is your responsibility to remove all personal belongings before the tow truck arrives to pick up your vehicle. It is much easier to overlook an important item if you do not search the car thoroughly and remove all personal items. Remove items from the obvious places such as the trunk and glove box but don’t forget above visors and under floor mats too. If you have a CD player in your car, don’t forget to eject all the disks. Pay particular attention to removing any registration and insurance slips that have your personal information printed as your car may change hands several times before it is scrapped.
 

Remove License Plates Before Junking a Car

Make sure to remove the license plates from the car before it is sold and towed away. In many states, you must return the license plates to the department of motor vehicles before your registration can be cancelled.
 

Sell Car With Title

When selling a car, even a junk car, you will need to return license plates as well as cancel your insurance. A valid title to the car helps transfer ownership of your vehicle to a junkyard or other third party.
 

Remove Valuable Parts on a Car Before Scrapping

If you have agreed on a price for your car with a junkyard or third party, you should hand it over to them in the described condition when the deal was made. However, if the price you are able to get for your junk car does not reflect much more than its base scrap value, you may be able to remove a few valuable parts from your car to make some extra money. One example is if you have expensive tires on your car with a lot of tread, you could purchase four balding tires on cheap rims and swap them out. If your cars battery is almost new, know that it has resale value. You can also remove electronic gear like stereo systems or GPS navigation if they are valuable.
 

Drive the Car Until Your Gas Tank is Near Empty

If your junk car still run, it is a good idea to use up the gasoline in the tank before you sell it and have it towed away. If your car does not run, you can siphon gasoline from the tank but never start a siphon using your mouth. Also use only approved containers to store the gasoline. This is actually a favor to the junkyard as they would have to drain all the fluids out of your car before recycling or scrapping the parts anyway.
 

Cash for Junk Cars in Decatur, Plano, Sherman, Gainesville, Valley View, Sanger, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Farmersville, Plano, Garland, Dallas, Grapevine, Irving, Arlington, Fort Worth, Azle, Springtown, Bridgeport, Jacksboro, Bowie, Muenster, St Jo & Denton, Texas | Thackerville, Oklahoma & Denton, Texas

North Texas Cash for Cars does just that. We pay cash for your junk cars in the North Texas area. Call us to remove the eyesore on your property today and make some money by selling a large item you no longer want or need!