How to Get the Most Cash When Junking Your Vehicles

At some point, you may have reached a turning point with your car: the damage is so bad, or it’s so old or run down, that it simply would not be worth it to keep paying for repairs. At this point, perhaps you’ve thought to yourself, “It’s time to sell my junk car in Palm Beach.”

We know it can be hard to let go of a car that has gotten you where you need to go every day. But one silver lining is that you stand to make some money, which you can use to put toward a new vehicle. Here is some advice, coming from our years of experience, to help ensure you get the most cash when junking your car.

Find your title

If a business is respectable, it will not want to buy your car without seeing proof of ownership. For most people, this is easy to furnish: just locate the title and pink slip, which are probably sitting in the glove compartment.

If you don’t have these documents, you might be able to furnish them with the help of the DMV.

You may be tempted to go with a less-than-reputable business, thinking it will be easier than finding your title. But be warned: these businesses will likely want to rip you off. It’s a better idea to do business with someone trustworthy.

Know your car

The more information you have about what is wrong with your junk car, and what isn’t, the better position you will be in at selling time. If you know, for example, that the engine may be shot, but the brake pads are in like-new condition, you may be able to play that feature up to bump up the selling price.

If you know cars, or have a friend or loved one who is a mechanic, you will be in an even better position to truly understand the worth of your junk car.

Study up

Obviously, a junk car will not be worth what you paid for it at the dealership. But make and model do have an influence on the price, so consult the Kelley Blue Book about the starting value of your car. Then you will know if your car’s parts deserve top dollar.

Know the law

State laws dictate how a junk car can be bought and sold, so you will want to be well versed in your local laws before heading to the junk car buyer. And keep in mind that you will receive a lot more money for a car that still runs—so if you understand cars and can put in the elbow grease, it’s certainly worth a shot.

If you have ever thought, “I want to sell my junk car in Palm Beach,” then now you know the basics of how to get the most cash possible. The next step is to start getting in touch with buyers, and you are welcome to start by visiting or contacting Junk Car Dog. We are always happy to give a fair price for your junk car!