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.


  • Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-844-901-4392
  • 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
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante200400
2005 Nissan Maxima2501600
1993 Chevrolet Camaro50325
1986 Mercedes 300 DL200200
1988 Ford Mustang100325
1993 Chevrolet Astro Cargo130230
1990 Chrysler Le Baron100300
1975 dodget cornet250250
1981 GMC C/K 3500 Series200200
2003 Kia Optima200525
1996 Subaru Legacy50400
1993 Ford E-150100500
2001 Chrystler PT Cruiser Limited Edition350350
1999 Subaru Forester150500
1995 Dodge Spirit125300
2006 Ford E250400800
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis50400
1990 Lexus ES 250200325
1992 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale70375
1992 Chevrolet Beretta100300
1989 Pontiac Sunbird100325
2005 Scion xB4001200
1993 Ford Aerostar100425
2001 Saturn S-Series100425
1994 Mitsubishi Diamante175400
2005 Suziki Forenza500500
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara2501100
1988 Jeep Cherokee100350
2001 Mazda Millenia150400
1995 Lexus ES 300200350
1991 Volvo 940100300
1997 Nissan Pathfinder75500
1970 cheverolet el camino100100
1995 Jaguar XJ-Series220300
2001 Chevrolet Tracker195510
1991 Buick Century100385
1996 Ford Windstar Cargo200225
2000 Mercury Villager50400
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue75340
1980 plymouth champ200200
1995 Plymouth Acclaim130370
1991 Nissan Truck150350
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class200300
2003 Saturn Ion75450
1978 Mercedes 450225225
2006 Ford Taurus225625
2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata600600
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer50750
2001 Chevrolet Malibu100500
1987 Cadillac Fleetwood75250

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