What Price Do Junkyards Pay for Junk Cars in Albuquerque?


If you’re ready to sell your junk car, you might be wondering: how much cash can I actually get for it? Is it even worth going to the trouble of selling it?


When it comes down to it, trying to find a private buyer for your junk car can be a losing battle. However, selling your junk car to a national junk car buyer is a great way to get the max amount of cash for it with minimal headache and hassle.


That said, it’s still important to understand how junk yards determine what they’re willing to pay for your junk car. If you’re wondering how the whole process works, just keep reading to find out.


  1. The Year, Make, and Model of Your Junk Car


The first thing that any junk yard will take into consideration when pricing out your junk car is its year, make, and model. There are a couple of reasons for this.


First off, the make, model, and year of your vehicle are important for determining what kinds of parts it contains. One of the things that a junk yard will do after purchasing your vehicle is strip it of all of its valuable parts. Some car parts are worth a lot more than others. As a result, it’s important for a junk yard to know what’s under the hood before they can quote you a price for your vehicle.


Additionally, junk yards need to know what type of vehicle you have in order to determine its weight. Why? Read on to find out.


  1. Scrap Metal Prices


When a junk yard asks you for the year, make, and model of your vehicle, they’re not just concerned with what parts it contains. In addition, they’ll use this information to find out how much your car weighs. Once they know how much it weighs, they can calculate a scrap metal price for your vehicle.


However, the price that they’re able to offer is based upon the currently scrap metal market. A few years back, the price of scrap metal bottomed out. It’s been steadily climbing back up to where it was before, though, which means that now is actually a pretty good time to sell your junk car.


  1. Vehicle Condition


Lastly, a junk yard will want to know about the condition of your vehicle. On the one hand, this isn’t a deal breaker. In other words, the fact that you have an old, beat up junk car that won’t start and isn’t the end of the world. The vast majority of junk yards will still offer you cash for it, because they’re primarily concerned with the scrap metal value of your vehicle. However, if your junk car is in reasonably good shape, a local junk yard may try to sell it at an auto auction. In this case, they’re more likely to offer you extra cash for your vehicle.

Are you looking to get as much cash as possible for your junk car? The best way to ensure that you get top dollar for your clunker is by working with a reputable, national junk car buyer. Junk A Car will beat any other offer in your area, and our customer service can’t be beat! Call us at 844-901-4392 to find out more.  If you are outside of Albuquerque, we can still help: Bernillo, Moriary, Belen, Grants, San Rafael.


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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
1995 Chevrolet Blazer50410
1993 Buick Regal100350
2001 Chevrolet Astro Cargo200400
1991 Chrysler Le Baron100300
1990 Plymouth Voyager100300
1986 Toyota MR2150325
1989 BMW 325i Convertible225225
1982 Ford Escort150240
2005 Mitsubishi Galant25500
2003 Mercury Mountaineer2501000
1998 Kia Sportage100380
1992 Chevrolet Beretta100300
1999 Chevrolet Blazer50425
1998 Ford F-150150400
1994 Chevrolet Suburban100500
1992 Toyota Pickup175500
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity150275
1993 Chevrolet Suburban140540
2004 Kia Rio150425
1992 Mazda 323225250
1999 Jeep Cherokee50400
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix400450
1993 Chevrolet Corsica100375
1998 Buick Regal100375
1999 Infiniti G20125350
1995 Mitsubishi Galant100400
1993 Dodge Stealth100300
1995 ford ranger50375
1990 Dodge Dynasty100350
1997 Isuzu Oasis200325
1999 Subaru Forester150500
2008 Dodge Charger5501700
1989 Dodge RAM 250250350
2003 Pontiac Aztek250500
2002 Honda Accord801500
1967 Pontiac Tempes200200
2001 Chevrolet Prizm125350
1998 Jeep Grand cherokee loredo350350
2001 Chevrolet Tracker195510
1996 Saab 900200350
1996 Dodge Caravan50400
1992 Toyota Celica90325
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante200400
2007 Volkswagen New Beetle40004000
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara200500
1996 Eagle Vision100315
1993 Acura Vigor200325
2004 Jeep Liberty3501750
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix100375
2004 GMC Sierra 15005002000

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