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
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-42501000
2007 Volkswagen New Beetle40004000
1996 Ford Windstar100475
2001 Ford Explorer Sport50500
1981 DOTSON dotson100100
1990 BMW 7 Series100430
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix50325
1993 Nissan Maxima100500
1989 Geo Tracker250250
2001 chevy tracker400400
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class200300
1978 dodge vogue250250
1997 Dodge Intrepid50400
2000 Chrysler Concorde100380
1987 Nissan Truck100325
1999 ford e-150200300
2001 Jeep Cherokee70800
2001 Toyota Sienna2201100
1993 Chevrolet Corsica100375
2001 Isuzu Rodeo150500
1981 Nissan Datsun225225
1979 Mercedes 280 CE200200
1987 Chevrolet Suburban100300
1992 Saab 9000180348
1991 Chrysler Le Baron100300
1992 Ford Explorer50400
1994 Chevrolet Suburban100500
2002 Mazda Protege5200510
1999 Nissan Pathfinder25800
1997 Lincoln Continental100350
1998 Volkswagen Golf25400
1993 GMC Safari Cargo200450
2001 Hyundai XG30075400
1994 Plymouth Voyager100400
1995 Audi 90200300
1996 Mercury Villager100480
1992 Ford F-15025350
1996 Dodge Ram Van25400
2002 Saturn Vue200650
1996 Buick Century50400
2003 MINI Cooper402200
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier15350
1966 ford pick300300
1967 Pontiac Tempes200200
1998 Dodge Neon50400
1985 Ford F-250142350
1986 Audi 5000150400
1996 Ford Windstar Cargo200225
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse100380
1987 Chevrolet Astro100355

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