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How Much is My Junk Car Worth?

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Junking a car is a way to make quick cash, get rid of the car quickly, and get money for a vehicle that you might not be able to sell in a more traditional way. Junking a car is a simple process, but for many people, they have no idea what to expect when it comes to price. This is largely because the price varies, a LOT! Junk cars can go for anywhere from $50 to $20,000, but do you know what factors affect that price?


Your location isn’t something you can control, but it does impact how much cash you’ll get for a junk car. Areas that are closer to scrap yards and have a higher demand for the type of vehicle you’re getting rid of will pay out more. If the car is in working condition, it might be worth checking some neighboring counties and cities to see if you can get more for the car than you can locally.

Car Specifics 

The year, make, model, mileage, and current condition of your car all play a part in how much you’ll get for it at a junkyard. Newer cars, cars with low miles, and cars that are in high demand in your area are always worth more. If your car has damaged parts inside or out, dents, scratches, and other wear and tear, it will be worthless. Obviously no junk car is in perfect condition, but the better it is the more you’ll get paid.

Price of Scrap

The price of scrap varies constantly. The current price of scrap will play a part in determining how much you can get paid for your junk car. If you don’t need the money right away, you might opt to wait until the price of scrap goes up so you’re able to get paid more. If the price of scrap is down but your car has other valuable parts that can be resold, you might still get offered a decent price for the vehicle, but not as much as you would if scrap prices were up. 

If you have a junk car, start asking around about how much it might be worth! There’s no harm in comparing prices and seeing what your options are. After all, you’ll get more by junking it than you will just let it sit in your driveway untouched!

ARS Towing & Boston Junk Car can help you find the best value for your vehicle. If you’d like an estimate from us, fill out the form here or call us at (617) 719-6436

How to Get Cash for a Broken Car


If your car is too old or too costly to repair, then the best option available to you is to sell your broken car to us! While it may sound strange that something broken has value, one man’s junk really is another’s treasure. In order to make money off your broken car, you need to find someone that has an interest in the parts that have value or still work. A dealership won’t consider it since its too big of a risk. Hobbyists that are into car repair may be interested only if your car model is limited or exclusive. Your best option, however, is to scrap you broken junk car.

ARS Towing & Boston Junk Car will inspect the car, see what can be saved from it and then turn the rest of the car into scrap metal. We safely remove hazardous parts and liquids and dispose of these toxic substances, following all the legal guidelines and regulations. The metals are getting recycled, so your scrap car is not harming the environment anymore!

Make sure you still have the title to the car, otherwise selling it will not be possible since that is what proves ownership. Try to assess the condition of your car and get a rough estimate on how much you should get from it if it’s in a somewhat working condition. Look up any information regarding the cost of repairs and compare that to how much you can earn out of it since it may be worth it to do some repairs before selling it.

If you can sell it then the first thing you should do is look up an estimate online. Get a quote from us, since we can guarantee you the fairest price and most reliable ease of sale. We will tow your broken car off your property for free as soon as the next business day! Call ARS Towing & Boston Junk Car today at 617-719-6436!

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