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5 Misunderstood Facts About Junk Car Removal

As the world gets a little bit more aware of environmental and climate needs, people are turning more and more to recycling as a way of lessening their impact. From glass bottles to aluminum cans, recycling is a great way to remove the things we don’t want and turn them into other items. With today’s technology, virtually everything can find another use.

Junk cars are one item that can be recycled through removal by a trusted company. Wreckers are able to remove unwanted vehicles from an area and will have the ability to recycle nearly every part. However, there are probably a few myths you’ve heard about what’s possible when it comes to junk car removal. Here are a few of the most commonly misunderstood “facts” about junk car removal.

1) Car towing or hauling is the same as removal.

If you want to have your junk car removed properly, you want to make sure that you are contacting the right people. While the words “hauling” and “removing” may sound similar in meaning, it’s important to note that “removal” is reserved for companies that will not only take your vehicle away, but also ensure that it is disassembled and recycled properly. Hauling or towing solely indicates the taking away of the vehicle. It is usually taken to a lot or yard for storage or to be sold as parts.

2) Only the metal is recycled.

While metal is the primary component of a vehicle and is easiest to recycle, a proper junk car removal company will ensure that anything that can be recycled or properly disposed of is taken care of. For example, any liquids still remaining in the vehicle, like oil or washer fluid, is removed and taken care of properly so that it doesn’t seep into the ground and into the water supply. Likewise, glass windows will be recycled to create other glass items. Essentially, everything is of value in an old car, from the plastic bits to the computer components.

3) Vehicles in really bad shape are of no use.

As we just mentioned above, every part of the car has some kind of value, whether for reuse or recycling. This even goes for cars that are in extremely bad shape. Rust and age do not necessarily affect whether your car will be removed for recycling. The condition might affect how much cash you are able to get, but you will get something in any case.

4) Make and model matter.

Junk car removal services will not discriminate between makes and models. These companies will take any and all makes and models of cars, especially if it is a larger company with greater capacity to access proper recycling. If a company tells you that they only accept certain makes or models, it might be best to find a different company.

5) Junk care removal is expensive.

If you’ve ever had to have a car towed after an accident, you know that it can be a costly process. Towing companies certainly don’t shy away from charging what they want! On the other hand, junk removal services are generally going to be free. Even better, most companies will offer to pay you for the privilege of taking your car and breaking it down into reusable or recyclable parts. If you’re worried about cost, simply make a phone call and ask the service if they charge or if they pay. It should be an easy choice from there.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve ever had doubts about junk car removal, hopefully these have cleared a few of them up. And if you’re ready to get rid of your old junk car, Contact Boston Junk Car and get extra cash!

What Paperwork Is Needed To Junk My Car?

If you are planning to scrap your old vehicle, junk car companies usually require either the title or registration and a driver’s license for the vehicle you are getting rid of.  This is a requirement for salvage companies because it safeguards them from buying stolen vehicles.  If the vehicle has no documentation, it is considered an “abandoned car” and cannot be scrapped.

Vehicle Paperwork Needed

Vehicles that are less than 10 years old, require the title and cannot be accepted with just the registration.  When the title is given to the salvage company, no other documentation is required.  On the other hand, when the registration is given, the registered owner’s driver’s license is also required.

  • The title of a vehicle is a legal form, establishing a person or business as the legal owner of the vehicle.
  • The registration of a vehicle shows the plate number and what vehicle that plate is registered to.

Misplacing Your Car Title

If you have misplaced the car title, you can acquire a copy from your state’s motor vehicle registration department. Once you have obtained the title copy, check to make sure every detail is accurate and it has the correct spelling of your name, and also keep a copy for yourself.

No Title, No Problem! Or is it?

The phrase “no title, no problem” realistically means that if you do not have the title, it’s not a problem; however, you need to provide other forms of documentation.  You can scrap your car even if you don’t have the title, if you can prove ownership with the registration and the registered owner’s driver’s license.  This process is designed to protect both the seller and the salvage company.

Boston Junk Car

If you’re trying to scrap your car, contact Boston Junk Carat 617-719-6439 and request a free quote from us! We tow away your car free of charge and have same day pick up!

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