What to Do with An Old Car


Sell Old Junk Cars

Just because something’s old, doesn’t mean it’s worthless. We’re not just talking about antiques, either: we’re talking about regular old cars. Even if your vehicle has seen better days, there’s no reason to assume that it isn’t worth any cash. In fact, you may be surprised by how much you could earn if you sell your junk car.


Depending on the age and condition of your vehicle, there are different options available to you when it comes to getting rid of it (and potentially cashing in on it). Keep reading to find out more.


Trade Your Vehicle In at a Dealership


When it comes to trading in your car, a lot depends on what shape your vehicle is in and how high the demand for it is in your area. If there’s high demand for your particular car in your local region, you may be able to get a decent amount of value out of it a a trade-in.


However, it’s much more likely that you’ll be a bit disappointed by the trade-in value of your car. Dealerships traditionally offer much less for a car in decent shape than you could get if you sold it to a private party. On top of this, any vehicle that comes even remotely close to the “junk car” category isn’t the sort of thing that a dealership is going to be interested in. Additionally, it’s worth remembering that getting a new car is likely going to be pricey, meaning that the low value of your trade-in may not offset the purchase price of your new vehicle by much.


Donate Your Junk Car


If you’re looking to do a good deed and save some cash at the same time, you might consider donating your junk car. The first step in this direction involves finding a local charitable organization or nonprofit that might be interested in taking the donation. Next, you’ll need to ensure that they’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Otherwise, you won’t be able to deduct the donation on your taxes.


Of course, the only way that you can deduct a vehicle donation from your taxes is if you opt to itemize your deductions — something that many Americans don’t do. If you don’t itemize your federal tax deductions, there’s no real tax benefit to donating your junk car.


Part It Out


Depending on the make and model of your vehicle — and the condition of the parts under the hood — it may make sense to dismantle your car and sell it part by part. Some parts are worth quite a bit of cash, even when they’re used.


Taking your car apart one piece at a time is only really worth it if individual parts are in fairly good shape, though. Also, don’t forget to account for the amount of time involved in this approach. It may not pay off in the end.


Sell Your Junk Car to a Junk Car Buyer

The best option of all is often to simply sell your junk car to a national junk car buyer. At Junk A Car, we pay top dollar for junk cars no matter what shape they’re in. To find out how much your junk car is worth, visit our website.


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  • After accepting our offer you can set up a convenient time for one of our Los Angeles area towers to come to your vehicle's location.
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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
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix100365
1998 Isuzu Rodeo150500
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix400450
1988 Jeep Comanche100280
1971 mercedes 250z225225
1994 Mercury Sable100325
1987 Chevrolet Chevy Van120350
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII200400
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class180325
1993 Dodge Caravan70350
1992 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale70375
1997 Chevrolet Venture100430
1980 honda accord250295
1997 Dodge Neon100385
1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series100400
1992 Mazda B-Series Pickup200300
2002 Nissan Sentra125650
1990 GMC R/V 3500 Series125125
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara2501100
1990 oldsmobile cutlass200200
1998 Acura SLX100100
1989 Nissan 240SX200350
1993 Mazda MX-375350
1990 Geo Prizm100300
1999 Toyota Corolla50750
2000 Nissan Sentra150450
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse500750
1997 Dodge Intrepid50400
1998 Kia Sportage100380
1992 Toyota Celica90325
1996 Infiniti G2070375
1997 Pontiac Bonneville50450
1996 Ford Windstar100475
1996 Toyota Corolla50510
1985 Plymouth Reliant K100225
1976 Dodge pickup truck250250
2001 Infiniti I30225700
2002 Toyota Tundra2001000
1988 mercury cougar100280
1991 Mercury Tracer75275
2005 Chevrolet Classic150350
1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata200300
1993 Chevrolet Astro Cargo130230
1994 Volvo 940100420
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee50500
1993 Nissan Maxima100500
1995 Ford Bronco150400
2003 Chevrolet Impala100476
1997 Subaru Legacy50330
2005 Subaru Forester350800

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