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Junk Cars in Miami

If you are reading this then the chances are that your car has passed the point of no return. If the rust or damage to your car is beginning to taint your home’s value, not to mention the beautiful landscape here in North Miami, then you really need to consider the virtues of having it traded in. With a wealth of experience in the junk car trade service, J&L Towing and Recovery provide a tried and trusted service that can get your used and damage car off the road, while also putting some dollars in your pocket. Our team of auto-specialists are uniquely skilled and will offer you a fair and reasonable price for your junk car. So, if you want to get the most bang for your old car, then you need to contact the North Miami junk car specialists you can rely on.

Two Things You Must Do Before You Junk Your Car

There is no doubt about it, trading your car for junk is an emotional moment for any Miami driver and this is totally understandable. After all, if your car has reached junk status then it is quite likely that it has been with you a long time and you have probably gone through a lot together. However, while it likely that you will be sad to see your car go, the cash you receive for it should help. Before trading your car in for junk, it is important to take care of these two points:

  1. Remove Personal Belongings: Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes that our Miami customers make when trading their car in for junk is forgetting to remove all the personal belongings from it. Much like your Miami house or condo, odds and ends tend to accumulate in a car over time. So, if you and your car have been together for quite a while then it is possible that you may have forgotten all the items that have accumulated. On the other end of spectrum are people who want to leave items that they no longer want in their car. This is also wrong as a junkyard is not a dumpster and really shouldn’t be treated as such.
  2. Remove License Plates: Unlike selling a car on Craigslist or to a friend, selling your car to our junkyard is often done quickly as Miami motorists are either sick of their vehicle or are looking for some quick cash for their old car. However, before you do so, it is essential to remove the license plates. Although it varies from state to state, the fact is that, in general, you will need to return the plates to the Department of Motor Vehicles before your registration can be cancelled.

How Much is Your Junk Car Worth?

Any junk car, even those that have been unsuitable for the road for several years, is worth something. But how much is it worth? The sale value of a junk car is more or less based off of its current market value for that same vehicle in used condition. That said, there is one little catch before you get your hopes up too high. The amount you will receive for a junk vehicle is based loosely off its diminished value, which is based off the total cost of repairs that may make the dilapidated vehicle a working vehicle again, along with the market value for the same car.

On top of this, some other factors in determining the car’s value at play you should be aware of because J & L Towing and Recovery, LLC believes in transparency. When Miami residents see how we arrived at our prices for junk cars, they can rest assured knowing that they are getting a fair deal. Here is a breakdown of how the different factors can affect your junk car’s value.

Location. Where you live in the Miami area can play a huge role in what you will receive for a junk car. The closer you are to a salvage yard, the less operational costs we need to burn to transport it over to the yard. Plus, the regional price of scrap can play a role in how much you can receive for your vehicle. If there’s more demand for scrap metal in Los Angeles, you can’t assume that you’ll get the same price as that Californian friend or relative here in Miami. Plus, certain regional scrap yards will pay more for specific models based on their popularity or rarity.

Year/Make/Model. While there are still many older vehicles on the road today, the demand for their parts are constantly in flux. Cars change from year to year, and as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly, more plastic is integrated into the bodies, which decreases the amount of metal. So, if you are trying to scrap a newer car that’s mostly plastic, you’re not going to get a ton of money since there’s not much metal to scrap.

Condition. It’s an obvious factor but it’s still worth mentioning. If you are driving a pristine, clean and smooth-running junk car, you’ll get more cash for it. If you’re ditching a rust bucket that leaks all of its fluids, then it’s going to be bought for only its scrap value and not its parts.

Price of scrap. If the price of scrap metal is down, you won’t be able to receive a high payout for your vehicle, even if it’s in generally good condition.

These price factors are not the be all and end all of your junk car’s worth. Ultimately, we have to see the junk car to determine its value. J & L Towing and Recovery LLC is known to offer the best prices for junk cars in Miami, so if you want cash for your junker, give us a call today.

Junkyard Specialists Near Me

If you are looking to get your car off the road and some money in your wallet, the you need to contact J&L Towing and Recovery today and allow us to take care of everything in a calm and stress-free environment.