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The Top Methods for Selling Broken Down Cars

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(Last Modified on: September 16, 2019)

Most automobiles will eventually bite the bullet and the dust at some point. Some extremely old models may get the vintage or classic car treatment, but those are only the exception to the rule, they don’t disprove it. The paths that any given vehicle can take on the road to reaching scrap status are many and varied. A major component such as the engine or transmission may need repairing, with the costs being higher than the car in question is worth. Or perhaps it was in an accident that caused massive amounts of damage to the vehicle. Or maybe it simply aged to the point where almost all of the mechanical parts are now so worn from use that they are all failing in unison. Whatever the cause of your automobile’s entry into the scrap car class of vehicle, you will want the same thing. Selling Broken Down Cars are not easy. A good way to squeeze the last drops of value out of it. This will require for you to sell it. But who to, and for how much? Let’s find out!

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Maybe it is Worth Repairing?

If your car has taken on some serious damage, don’t write it off just yet. It may, after all, be worth getting properly fixed. You could even get it all fixed up and then sell it, getting a lot more for it than you otherwise would have. However, it all depends on the math.

You will have to find out how much your broken car is worth by doing some research. If you can find someone selling the same make and model of car as yours, as well as the same age, but it is in running condition, see how much they have priced it at. Go to an online car valuation site and see how much you get from there as well.

This will only get you one of the two numbers that are required for the math. You will also need to know how much it will cost to fix the vehicle. Once you get that figure, compare the two. If the cost is more than the value, you need to sell!

Sell Privately by Placing Ads

There are many avenues for selling a vehicle privately. You can choose to do all of them. It is fine. In fact, it will increase your chances of selling. Which, if the car is a scrap vehicle, will be very low indeed. You have to remember that very few folk are looking in the private market for a scrap car to buy. So you can expect to be waiting for a while.

When a person does look interested, they will most likely make a ridiculously low offer, knowing that your car is going to be hard for you to sell. They will take advantage of that difficulty to buy your car for as little as possible. Check out the hidden costs of selling a car on the private market.

Trading your Car in at a Dealership

The second hand car dealerships out there are great avenues for selling old vehicles to. They do those cars up a bit and sell them at a higher price than they spent originally. However, not all of them will take that plunge with a scrap car. Especially if its repairs are going to exceed the car’s value. Which is what a scrap car is. So this is not really an option for you if this is the situation you are currently in.

Sell the Car Piece by Piece

You can sell the car yourself by dismantling it and putting all the parts on the used parts market. There are certain pre-requisites whose boxes you need to tick off before-hand, however. You need to have all the correct tools for this mission. That includes a hoist with which to lift the engine out of its current position in your car. You won’t be able to lift it yourself. There is going to need to be a lot of space for you to work in, so a large garage is a must.

If you start this task without knowing what you are doing, you will very likely make a mess and possibly even damage the parts. If you don’t have the required knowledge, perhaps you can get a mechanic friend to help. Otherwise, this may not be a job that you can do. Despite the fact that you will make good money out of it if you could do it. Overall, you will have the option to sell a car for parts or scrap your car for cash.

Sell to Auckland’s Local Vehicle Wrecking Company

You know who can dismantle a car and sell the parts second hand? Your local auto wrecking company. They will have as salvage yard dedicated to this task. All you need to do is sell the car to them. They do this for a living, and they have to be licenced and authorised by law in order to do it. You will get a good price, as they are in competition with each other and want the car to be sold to them and not the other auto wrecking company in the area.

This is by far the best option if you can’t part the car out yourself due to lack of equipment, space and expertise. Or time. It is a time consuming task. All you have to do is call them up or go to their website and use their quote request form. This will get you that quick initial quote, which will allow you to shop around to see who pays the most.

Free Broken Car Removals

Not all auto wrecking salvage yards who pay top cash for cars provide free removal. It is important to make sure that you choose the company who does, as it ensures you will get the most cash at the end of the day. One such company in Auckland is Taha Car Collection.

So, if you do happen to have a vehicle that has seen far better days, and is due for the salvage yard, and you live in Auckland, get a free quote from Taha Car Collection or call at 0800 114 508.

Posted By: Glen Hunter | Posted On: September 16, 2019 | Category: Tips
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