Tips To Help You Receive A Fair Offer From A Scrap Yard When Selling Your Old Vehicle

If you own an old jalopy that you once had dreams of restoring, but have decided against it due to the cost and time involved and now find yourself in a situation in which you need money for an emergency, consider selling it to a scrap yard. The following tips will help you receive a fair offer for your automobile so that you can handle the financial crisis that you have been faced with.

Perform Cosmetic Upgrades

Take the time to clean your vehicle's interior and exterior so that it looks as if you took good care of your car while it was in your possession. Clean any metal pieces on the car that have rusted surfaces or show signs of wear. Use a thin, even layer of naval jelly to help dissolve rust and a standard scrub brush to remove surface stains. Rinse all of the parts off with water when finished. Metal prices often fluctuate, but most scrap yards will offer more money for a vehicle that has metal pieces that are clean and damage-free.

Have Basic Mechanical Parts Repaired

A car that can be driven will earn you more money than one that is broken down in your yard. This is especially true if you are going to be requesting that a tow truck picks it up and the company that you hire charges for tows. If your vehicle has minor mechanical parts that need to be repaired in order to get it up and running, it will be well-worth it to explore the option of having them repaired. Ask friends or a family member who is mechanically inclined to assist you if you do not have the funds on hand that are needed to hire a mechanic. 

Compare Rates From Local And Online Companies

Call several local and online companies, like U Pull & Pay, to compare rates. Some businesses will require that you have a clear title and that your car runs. Others may offer a free towing service or not be as concerned about the title. The rates that companies offer for the weight of a vehicle may contrast greatly, as well. After doing your homework, you will be able to locate a company that will offer you a fair deal.

Once you set up a time to have your vehicle picked up or dropped off, you will receive the money that was promised to you so that you can handle the financial crisis that you have encountered.