Important Steps to Take Before You Junk Your Vehicle

Junking your car doesn’t have to be a stressful or scary process! It can be a highly convenient way for you to get some money for a vehicle that you can no longer operate, while also easily getting it off your hands so you can move on and not have to worry about it anymore.

If you’re interested in junking your car, here are just a few steps you need to take before you can proceed with junk car removal in Pompano Beach, FL:

  • Get all your personal items out of the vehicle: We understand—your car has probably accumulated quite a bit of stuff over the period of time you’ve owned it. It might be garbage, it might be owner’s manuals and insurance paperwork, it might be possessions you want to keep—make sure you check bins, glove compartments, the seats and the floor (and the floor under the seats) for any items that might be lying around. Be sure to remove any CDs you have in the vehicle. Even if there are items you intend to throw out anyway, you’ll need to remove them from the vehicle. Your car does not suddenly turn into a dumpster just because you’re dropping it off at the junkyard. And you should definitely avoid leaving behind insurance paperwork or anything else that has personal information on it.
  • Make sure you take care of the title: You’ll need to transfer ownership of your vehicle to the junkyard. While there are ways you can sell a vehicle without a title, it will add a lot of unnecessary hassle to the process. You’ll also need to make sure you return your license plates and cancel the insurance policy you have on the vehicle.
  • Remove any components you’d like to sell yourself: Before you transfer ownership of the vehicle to the junkyard, you can remove some valuable components to either use yourself in a new car or sell on your own for a higher price. This could include tires, electronic gear or a battery. Just make sure you don’t violate any agreements you’ve already put in place with the junk yard in terms of the condition in which you’re handing the vehicle over to them.
  • Use up the gasoline: If you’re still able to run the vehicle before you sell it to the junkyard, you can use up the gasoline you have in the tank before it gets towed away. Depending on how large the tank is, there could still be a good amount of gas in there that adds some substantial value. If you will siphon the gas out, make sure you use approved containers and siphons—never start a siphon with your mouth.

If you are in need of any further information about the steps you need to take before selling your car to a junkyard, we encourage you to contact Junk Car Dog about junk car removal in Pompano Beach, FL and the various processes involved with it. We look forward to assisting you soon!