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
1992 Subaru Legacy50325
2006 Suzuki Verona400400
1992 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale70375
2003 Honda Pilot6002000
1998 Mercury Sable25390
1994 Chrysler New Yorker100325
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt1751800
1991 Chevrolet Caprice125375
1976 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10250250
1995 Plymouth Acclaim130370
1987 Chevrolet Chevy Van120350
2003 Jeep Liberty3006100
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe100670
2000 Toyota Corolla75700
2008 Dodge Charger5501700
1996 Dodge Dakota100350
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity50325
1990 Chevrolet Lumina75350
1996 Cadillac DeVille125400
1992 Dodge Spirit150300
1988 Lincoln Town Car175350
2001 GMC Savana Cargo400400
1994 GMC Safari100400
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class180325
1994 Plymouth Voyager100400
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit200300
1991 Alfa Romero 164300300
1993 Dodge Caravan70350
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme100300
2006 Ford Taurus225625
1984 Toyota 4Runner260300
2004 Chevrolet Venture200650
2003 Ford F-1503001000
2005 Mitsubishi Galant25500
1992 Ford Crown Victoria25400
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora200350
1997 Isuzu Oasis200325
1996 Dodge Ram Van25400
1994 Pontiac Grand Am100325
1999 Plymouth Neon100300
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport200450
1994 Volvo 940100420
1999 Lexus GS 300300850
1996 Toyota Corolla50510
1993 Geo Storm100350
2001 Acura CL100600
1985 Mitsubishi Starion250250
1992 Pontiac Firebird125250
1992 Ford Tempo100365
1997 Ford F-15075400

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