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.

Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
1998 Cadelac Deville250250
1992 Ford Crown Victoria25400
1993 Geo Metro150350
2000 Chrysler Concorde100380
1997 Ford Thunderbird100400
1980 honda accord250295
2003 Chevrolet Impala100476
1999 Dodge Durango20510
1990 Geo Prizm100300
1997 Ford Taurus15375
1992 Dodge Caravan75375
1999 Ford Ranger100425
1997 Dodge Neon100385
1999 Dodge Neon100350
1993 Dodge Stealth100300
1990 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series100280
1996 Dodge Caravan50400
2005 Scion xB4001200
1992 Nissan Sentra4375
2004 Kia Sedona125600
1998 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series100600
1996 Ford Windstar Cargo200225
2000 Honda Passport250750
1985 Ford F-250142350
2001 Honda Accord150900
1997 Nissan Pathfinder75500
1993 Buick Park Avenue100310
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix100375
1968 volkswagen bug200220
1994 Pontiac Grand Am100325
1997 Lincoln Continental100350
1999 Toyota Sienna125700
1982 Ford F-100150200
1990 Dodge Dynasty100350
1992 Mazda MX-3150325
1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata200370
2006 Suzuki Verona400400
1998 Mercury Sable25390
1990 Cadillac Seville100330
1999 ford e-150200300
2001 Chevrolet Tracker195510
2000 Mercury Mountaineer200450
1989 Volkswagen Fox150250
1987 Cadillac Fleetwood75250
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio200500
1986 Audi 5000150400
1997 Pontiac Bonneville50450
1995 Hyundai Accent100300
2001 Audi TT4502000
1987 Ford F-150100325

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