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
1985 Ford F-250142350
1988 Jeep Cherokee100350
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera75350
2003 Saturn Ion75450
2005 Mitsubishi Galant25500
1998 Mercury Mystique100400
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva50350
1995 Ford Windstar100450
2003 Pontiac Montana200475
1992 Ford Crown Victoria25400
1994 GMC Jimmy100385
1992 Dodge Caravan75375
2001 Lexus IS 3001501000
1976 ford f150260260
1989 Geo Tracker250250
1993 Mazda 62650330
1998 Kia Sportage100380
1993 Lexus ES 300100450
2006 BMW M337503750
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6250500
1992 Saab 9000180348
1989 Plymouth Horizon100325
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage200350
2001 Chevrolet Prizm125350
1999 BMW 3 Series225620
1991 Chevrolet S10110250
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager125300
1999 HONDA ACCORD LX350350
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport200450
1995 GMC Sierra 3500250250
2003 Audi A63501050
1993 Dodge Shadow125325
2004 Buick Century150750
2000 Toyota Sienna250850
1991 Nissan Sentra100500
1995 Geo Prizm50375
1985 Chevrolet Celebrity150275
2005 Ford Focus200600
1992 Ford Tempo100365
1995 Ford Aerostar100400
1988 BMW 3 Series175350
1992 Lexus LS 400120400
1994 Cheverolet Cavalier225225
1990 volkswagen golf gdl200200
2001 Kia Optima125570
2002 Ford Taurus50455
2001 Ford Explorer Sport50500
1999 Ford Ranger100425
1990 Geo Storm100300
1997 Mercury Tracer100350

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