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 844-901-4392.


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  • 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.

VehicleMinimum PaidMaximum Paid
1995 Ford Aerostar100400
2003 Honda Pilot6002000
1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series150500
2002 Mazda Protege5200510
1991 Volvo 940100300
1998 Audi Cabriolet200250
1991 Buick Century100385
1996 Infiniti G2070375
2001 Audi TT4502000
2002 Chevrolet Tracker100500
1991 GMC Jimmy100350
1992 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale70375
1993 Ford Aerostar100425
1998 Infiniti I30125385
1990 BMW 7 Series100430
1986 Ford F-350150250
1997 Kia Sportage150350
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier125650
2002 Saab 40611200425
1995 Ford Probe100350
1996 Chrysler Cirrus100315
1994 Acura Integra50350
1982 Ford F-100150200
1974 chev el camino200200
1991 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight100400
1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata250400
1999 Infiniti G20125350
1993 Cadillac Eldorado200350
1983 Porsche 911225225
1990 Subaru Legacy100325
1993 Buick Park Avenue100310
1999 Pontiac Transport200200
1993 Mazda Protege100325
1980 honda accord250295
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager125300
1999 Toyota Corolla50750
2006 Ford E250400800
1971 BUICK LESABRE200200
2004 Dodge Durango1002100
2000 Audi A4200600
2000 Nissan Quest200700
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo75375
1996 Ford Windstar Cargo200225
1996 Buick Century50400
1994 Mitsubishi Diamante175400
1994 Mercury Sable100325
1998 Chevrolet Camaro200350
1999 Mercury Cougar50400
2001 Saturn S-Series100425
2006 Suzuki Verona400400

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