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 888-323-7128 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.

Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
2000 Mercury Mountaineer200450
1997 Cadillac DeVille125475
2002 Lincoln LS200450
2004 Kia Rio150425
2005 Ford Focus200600
1985 Suburu Forester200200
1989 BMW 325i Convertible225225
1988 Lincoln Town Car175350
2000 Cadillac Catera100300
1982 Ford Escort150240
1980 plymouth champ200200
2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata400500
2001 Audi A8500625
1997 Honda Prelude100360
1983 Porsche 911225225
1988 Chevrolet Blazer100300
1995 Ford Bronco150400
1985 Chevrolet Chevette175250
2007 Volkswagen New Beetle40004000
1999 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series100350
1998 Jeep Grand cherokee loredo350350
1999 Mercury Mountaineer50450
1998 Audi Cabriolet200250
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme100400
1999 Chevrolet Blazer50425
1972 pontiac lemans225225
1990 Cadillac Seville100330
1996 Ford Taurus55400
2005 Suziki Forenza500500
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity50300
2000 Toyota Corolla75700
2006 Suzuki Verona400400
1994 Audi Cabriolet225250
1993 Chevrolet Astro100425
1990 BMW 7 Series100430
2002 Buick Century100385
1993 Nissan Sentra35350
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse100380
1993 Cadillac Eldorado200350
1979 Mercedes 280 CE200200
2001 Kia Sephia75400
1992 Nissan Truck125380
1993 Ford Mustang200350
2004 Chrysler Sebring75500
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix100375
1994 Volvo 940100420
1993 Ford F-150100350
2001 Volkswagen New Beetle200850
1992 GMC Jimmy150325
2001 Nissan Pathfinder3001000

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