4 Things to Remove from Your Junk Car Before You Sell It


What to remove from junk car

If you’re getting ready to sell your junk car in Phoenix, AZ, you may be at your wit’s end in terms of dealing with it. Maybe you started out many, many months ago, trying to sell it on Craigslist or another online classified website. After dealing with one scammer after another, you’ve decided to just sell it to a junk yard instead.


Selling your junk car to a junk yard can be a great way to get a stack of cash out of your old, broken down vehicle. Before you do that, though, did you know that you can remove certain items from your junk car and sell them separately? Think about it: junk yards are mostly interested in the scrap metal value of your vehicle. That’s why they’ll offer you cash for your car, even if it refuses to start.


With this in mind, it makes sense that you could pull a few parts out of your vehicle and sell them on your own to make some extra cash. The junk yard will likely want to buy your vehicle either way.


So, what are the top 4 things to remove from your junk car before selling it? Keep reading to find out.


  1. GPS (Global Positioning System)


Standalone, dedicated GPS systems are becoming less and less common. However, it’s not unusual to see them in vehicles here and there. Some GPS systems are built into the dashboard or console of a vehicle, while others are portable, freestanding systems. Particularly if your GPS system is the kind that’s fully portable, removing it from your junk car and selling it on your own is a great way to earn some extra cash.


  1. Catalytic Converter


As long as you’re dealing with a vehicle that was made sometime after 1975, it will most definitely have a catalytic converter. These parts are usually sought after if they’re in good condition. And even if they don’t work, they can still be valuable due to their constituent parts.


  1. Car Battery


If your car battery is old, it may not be worth much of anything. However, a car battery that’s relatively new and in fairly good shape can have significant resale value.


  1. Tires


Not every junk car has a decent set of tires on it. In fact, it’s fairly common to see junk cars with tires that are completely bald — or even flat. However, this isn’t always the case. If you have a junk car that’s got a set of tires in good condition, there’s no reason you can’t remove them and sell them to a used tire shop in your area. You’ll need to ensure that the local junk yard can still come and tow your vehicle after the tires have been removed, though.

Once you’ve removed all of the valuable parts from your vehicle, it’s time to sell your junk car! Don’t waste your time calling around to one local junk yard after another. Instead, just call Junk A Car. We’ll beat any other offer in the area! Visit our website to learn more, or call us at 888-323-7128.


  • Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-800-303-9971
  • After accepting our offer you can set up a convenient time for one of our Phoenix area towers to come to your vehicle's location.
  • Our Phoenix tower will pay you the quoted amount on the spot.
  • We will remove your junk car 100% FREE of charge.


This following list is an average of the cars that we have purchased in your area. The actual value of your vehicle may be higher or lower than the average. Your car could be worth substantially more! Call now to get a quote.

Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
2003 Ford Escort130325
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class175400
1998 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series100600
2000 Nissan Sentra150450
2001 Nissan Pathfinder3001000
1986 Nissan Maxima150325
1991 Ford Escort100350
2006 Ford Freestar2501000
1981 DOTSON dotson100100
1998 Chevrolet Venture100350
1992 Mazda 323225250
2006 Suzuki Verona400400
1998 Jeep Grand cherokee loredo350350
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe200650
2001 Chevrolet Malibu100500
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class200300
1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata200370
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser200600
1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria100325
1995 Chrysler Concorde50385
1987 Toyota Celica200350
1980 plymouth champ200200
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette100475
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager125300
1995 Ford Bronco150400
1990 Ford Van250250
2001 Hyundai XG30075400
1972 pontiac lemans225225
1998 Volvo V70200400
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis150375
2001 Jeep Cheorkee300300
1987 Chevrolet Astro100355
1991 Chrysler New Yorker100290
1997 Dodge Intrepid50400
2006 Ford Escape4001400
2004 Hyundai Elantra150500
1999 Toyota Sienna125700
1990 Cadillac Seville100330
1998 GMC Sierra 1500250525
2002 Honda Accord801500
2002 Chevrolet Suburban2001000
1995 Suzuki Swift150350
1997 Chevrolet Venture100430
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class180390
1990 Lexus ES 250200325
2000 Nissan Frontier225950
1994 Cheverolet Cavalier225225
1992 Lexus ES 3005375
1992 Ford Tempo100365
1986 Ford E-150100300

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