3 Reasons to Avoid Driving a Junk Car


When to sell you junk car

We all know that driving safely is important, right? We brake in time to come to a full stop at a stoplight, we obey stop signs and other important traffic signs, we stay in our lane, and we avoid going over the speed limit. When it gets dark or foggy out, we turn on our headlights. And, when we’re ready to make a turn, we use our turn signals.


That said, the truth of the matter is that all of these precautions are only part of the picture. In addition to using safe driving techniques, it’s also important to drive a vehicle that’s actually safe in and of itself. There are some instances where the kind of vehicle you’re driving may be even more important than the safety precautions you’re taking — for instance, in the event of an accident with another vehicle.


These days, most modern vehicles are equipped with a wide array of systems that are designed to alert you of potential dangers and help you avoid trouble. Whether it’s a warning light to let you know that your tire pressure is low or a high tech anti-lock braking system, modern cars do their best to keep you safe.


However, the majority of vehicles out on the road in the United States are by no means new. In fact, the average age of the American car clocks in at almost 12 years. This means that there are millions of cars on the road which are many decades old.  If your car is decades old and you are ready to get some money for your junk car, us for a quick quote now.


Are you driving a junk car around town? Aside from the frustration associated with driving a vehicle that breaks down constantly, driving a junk car can be flat out dangerous for you and other drivers on the road. In many instances, it’s a much better idea to simply sell your junk car and buy a newer vehicle rather than continuing to drive something that poses a threat. Let’s take a look at the top 3 reasons you should avoid driving a junk car, both for your safety and for the safety of others on the road.


  1. Rust Is Dangerous


When you look at the rust covering your junk car, you might think that it’s simply an aesthetic issue. Sure, it’s a little painful to look at — but it’s not actually dangerous, right?


In some cases, this is actually quite wrong. A little rust on the hood of a vehicle isn’t likely to be dangerous, sure. But, rust on the undercarriage of a vehicle can be extremely dangerous, both for your and for other drivers. A rusted out vehicle can literally fall apart out on the open road. Plus, undercarriage rust (as experienced in areas with snowy winters, where the road is heavily salted for months at a time) can lead to parts suddenly wearing out and breaking without warning: everything from structural components to your braking system could suddenly fail. Watch out the next time you’re thinking about getting into a rusty junk car.


  1. Catching Fire


This may sound like an exaggeration, but believe us: it’s not. Old vehicles are full of dated, decaying fuel lines and internal wiring. The safety mechanisms designed to prevent these aspects of the vehicle from potentially catching fire tend to degrade over time. The result is a vehicle that’s more prone to electrical fires. The last thing you want is to be driving around in a car that’s at risk of catching fire.


  1. Bad Brakes


Many years ago, vehicles were made without anti-lock braking systems or disc brakes. Old school drum brake systems are drastically inferior to the braking systems in today’s modern cards. No matter how “new” your drum brakes are, they’re never going to be as safe as the current systems in use in cars.

Are you ready to sell your junk car and get something safer? Junk A Car pays top dollar for junk cars nationwide. Visit our website to find out how much yours is worth!


  • Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-800-303-9971
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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
2005 Scion xB4001200
1996 Mercury Cougar100375
1989 BMW 325i Convertible225225
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera100375
1999 ford e-150200300
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage200350
1978 chevorlet truck145145
1990 Ford Van250250
1999 Ford Explorer50500
2005 Chevrolet Aveo250625
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6250500
1996 Mercury Mystique125300
1987 Chevrolet Astro100355
1993 Chevrolet Camaro50325
1966 Rambler cla2d series250250
1998 Chevrolet S-1050480
1986 Ford E-150100300
1998 Infiniti QX4200700
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class180390
1984 Honda Accord50300
2001 Kia Sephia75400
1997 Dodge Neon100385
2001 Chevrolet Malibu100500
2006 Chevrolet HHR300900
1990 Chrysler Le Baron100300
1993 Nissan Altima50400
1990 Dodge Dynasty100350
2002 Kia Sportage100450
1995 Ford Aerostar100400
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe200650
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII200400
2000 Mercury Mountaineer200450
1983 Oldsmobile Toronado100275
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser200600
1999 Volkswagen Jetta75510
1996 Chrysler Cirrus100315
2003 Kia Optima200525
1997 Pontiac Sunfire75385
1992 Ford Explorer50400
1995 Ford Windstar100450
1996 Dodge Caravan50400
1985 Chevrolet Chevette175250
1998 Dodge Neon50400
2000 Nissan Frontier225950
1995 Chevy Blazer185220
1990 rover sterling200200
1986 Toyota Corolla100350
99 TOY CAMRY300300
1987 Toyota Celica200350
1992 Toyota Celica90325

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  • Address: 3565 S Broadmont Dr
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  • Address: 103 E Alameda St
    Phone: (520) 629-9808
  • Address: 7330 N Shannon Rd
    Phone: (520) 629-9808
  • Address: 621 E 22nd St
    Phone: (520) 628-5857
  • Address: 3565 S Broadmont Dr
    Phone: (877) 692-9227