Thinking about getting rid of your junk vehicle once and for all? Junking your car is a relatively simple process, but if you’ve never done it before, you’re probably wondering how it all works. All you need to do is find a buyer, arrange for transportation and finish up the DMV and insurance paperwork. Here’s a quick and easy guide to selling a junk vehicle in Broward County, FL.
Find a junk car buyer
First, you’ll need to find a reputable junk car buyer. This usually involves calling several places to find out whether they’ll take your car, how much they’re offering and whether they provide transportation.
Before you call, you’ll need to know a few things. Does your car still run? Is there damage to the vehicle? If so, where is the damage located and how does it impact the functionality? What make and model is it, and how much is its Kelley Blue Book value? (If your car is over 10 years old and worth less than $1,000, you can sell it without a title in Florida.) Knowing these facts will help the buyer determine whether they’re interested, as well as how much they can give you for your specific vehicle.
When deciding on a buyer, do your research. Look for reviews and testimonials from former sellers. Internet review sites like Google and Yelp can be helpful, or you can reach out to the Better Business Bureau. Make sure your junk car buyer is fully licensed and insured, and ask them about any fees associated with the service. For example, are you expected to pay for towing? Ask them to walk you through the process in their own words. Some junk car buyers have different requirements than others, so it’s worth asking each potential buyer when you call.
Finally, be sure to get their offer in writing. This will protect you from lowball offers when they come to pick up your junk car.
Don’t forget the paperwork
You might be able to bypass the title requirement, but you’ll still need to cancel your insurance. You may also need to fill out paperwork with the DMV to confirm your vehicle has been sold to a junk car buyer, and return the license plates to the DMV. Your buyer should be able to tell you what kind of paperwork they’ll require, as well as what you can expect from your local DMV office. Their guidance plus your own research will ensure you’re able to have an easy, smooth transaction.
When you’re ready to sell your junk vehicle in Broward County, FL, be sure to call the team at Junk Car Dog. We offer free towing and will pay cash for your car the same day. Even if your car isn’t running, we can take the vehicle off your hands and make sure you get the best value possible. Give us a call to talk about your old car and find out how much it’s worth. We look forward to hearing from you!