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!


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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.

VehicleMinimum PaidMaximum Paid
1984 Honda Accord50300
1998 Jeep Grand cherokee loredo350350
1987 Buick LeSabre125350
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara200500
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class150300
1998 Chevy Cavilier181200
1978 dodge vogue250250
1995 Chevy Tracker250250
1996 Chrysler Cirrus100315
1999 Chevrolet Astro Cargo200350
1991 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight100400
1994 Chrysler New Yorker100325
2001 Toyota Sienna2201100
1998 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series100600
1989 Volkswagen Fox150250
2004 Volvo S80250700
1997 Infiniti I30170375
1996 GMC Sonoma175360
2005 Ford Taurus170485
1988 Toyota Supra200300
1992 Ford Crown Victoria25400
1997 Dodge Intrepid50400
1996 Ford Windstar100475
1995 Ford F-250150400
1989 Pontiac Bonneville80385
1998 Chevrolet Venture100350
1981 Chevrolet Camaro150350
1993 Buick Skylark100400
1993 Chevrolet Suburban140540
1979 volkswagen rabbit200250
2003 Ford F-1503001000
1995 Mercury Villager100450
2001 Chrysler Voyager25400
2000 Audi A4200600
1996 Cadillac DeVille125400
1999 Toyota Sienna125700
1980 honda accord250295
2004 Hyundai Elantra150500
2005 Saturn Ion200660
1998 Volkswagen Golf25400
2003 Acura MDX6002500
1994 pontiac sunfire300300
1996 Geo Metro50380
1999 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series100350
1996 Mercury Mystique125300
1994 Mercury Sable100325
1999 Infiniti G20125350
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe200650
1996 Isuzu Hombre100375
2000 Isuzu Rodeo150475

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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