Do you have a junk car taking up space in your driveway? Now is the perfect time to get rid of it and get some extra cash. At Junk Car Dog, we offer you cash on the spot for your vehicle. All you have to do is call in, schedule a pickup appointment and one of our technicians will come out to pick up your vehicle. We make the process as simple and hassle-free for you as possible, but there are still a few things you should do before pickup day. Here are a few easy tips to help you with your junk car removal in Fort Lauderdale.
Remove your personal belongings
For a lot of people, their car is like a second home, but it’s easy to forget what all you have stashed away under the seats, especially if the car has been sitting for a while. Before pickup day, be sure to do a thorough check of the vehicle. Check all of the out-of-the-way places like glove boxes, consoles and visors. If you have a CD player, be sure to take all your CDs out. Most importantly, be sure to remove any insurance cards or other paperwork from your vehicle.
Don’t waste your gas
If you have a full tank of gas, don’t throw it away. You can save $30 or more of gasoline by simply purchasing a gas siphon and pump for as little as $5.
Cancel your insurance
If you’re car has been out of commission for a while, you may have already taken this step. If not, be sure to call your insurance company and cancel the insurance for the junked vehicle before pickup day. Why pay for something you aren’t using?
Cancel or transfer your license plates (registration)
If you are purchasing a new vehicle, you can save some money by transferring your existing license plates and registration from your junked vehicle to the new car. However, if you are not transferring the license plates, you will need to cancel them. You can cancel your license plates at any of the following locations:
- A local Florida tax collector’s office
- License plate agency
- Local driver’s license office
Have your title ready
In the state of Florida, title and registration is required for all vehicles. When you junk your vehicle, the title must also be “junked.” Junk Car Dog can help with this, but you do still need to provide us with the title and sign the “Transfer of Title by Seller” section. If you do not have a title, you can use form HSMV 82101 (which can be obtained online from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) to obtain a duplicate title.
By keeping these five simple tips in mind, you can have your car removed quickly with zero hassle and have the cash in hand in a matter of minutes. If you’re ready to schedule your junk car removal in Fort Lauderdale, call the team at Junk Car Dog today!