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.

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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!