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4 Things You Should Think About Before Scraping Your Car

1) Remove Your Personal Belongings

Just like your house, your car tends to accumulate stuff over time.  There is a chance you have forgotten all the items you left in your car so it is your responsibility to take out all of your personal belongings before the tow truck comes to take your junk car. It might be tempting to just leave the items you no longer care for in the car however, this can hold back the process of selling your junk car. The junkyard is not a dumpster and it will be in your best interest to take out everything in your vehicle since you might overlook an important item! This will be the last chance you will get to find everything so make sure to look in usual spots like glove box and bin but also in out of the way places as well. Try checking underneath your floor mats, above visors, and don’t forget to take out your insurance cards. Take out your insurance cards even if you don’t think you’ll need them since it has too much personal information on it to be left behind in your junk car where it might go through many people before it is actually scrapped.

2) Make Sure Your Title Is in Order

Don’t forget to cancel your insurance and return your license plate. The most important item needed to transfer ownership of your vehicle to the junkyard is a valid title to the car. A valid title is needed in order for you to sign the car over to the junkyard company and if you don’t give them the ownership of it, you might have liabilities in the future even if it has been hauled away since it is technically under your name. Don’t forget to bring a valid picture identification card in order for the process to be legal. If you want to be extra sure on what the rules and regulations are regarding sales to junkyards & scrap yards, check with your local department of motor vehicles.

3) Look for Other Components to Sell

 If a price for the exchange was already agreed upon with the junkyard company, give it to them in the condition you described it as when the deal was in place. However, if you feel that the price given to you doesn’t reflect much more than its scrap value, you might be able to make extra cash by selling valuable components of your car. For example, if you have new tires that still work great, buy four balding tires on cheap rims and swap them out. Also, your car’s battery always has a resale value if it isn’t too old, and recyclers will buy the lead inside the car battery even if it is old. If your electronics in your car is valuable and you are handy, you can remove your GPS or stereo systems.

4) Gasoline

If your vehicle still runs before you sell it to the junk yard, check to see if you still have gas so you can use it before your car gets towed. The value of the gasoline in the tank of your junk car can potentially represent a good portion of the total value of the price you are getting from the junkyard. Use only containers that are approved to carry gasoline. Junkyards will need to drain all of the fluids out of your car before recycling and scrapping the parts so no need to worry about the value of your gasoline to your junkyard.

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Most Valuable Parts of Your Car

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No matter how old or new your car is, it’s important to recognize what parts are the most valuable and which aren’t. Knowing the value of your car can help give you an indication of how much it’s worth when you go to sell or junk it. Let’s take a look at what some of the most valuable parts of your car are!


GPS System

Although phones are mostly used for GPS navigation, many cars have built-in GPS systems that can add an extra couple hundred dollars to its value.


It seems this car part is only brought up when people are talking about “fender benders” but fenders serve an important role. They help protect the undercarriage of your car as well as the wheel wells from damage. Most cars these days have the fenders and bumpers attached so it’s possible that you end up paying to replace both even if only the fenders are damaged. For that reason, used fenders are in high demand.


Not everyone owns a Jeep where the doors come off. For those that have standard two or four-door vehicles, proper working doors can add a considerable amount of value to your car. Although they are considered just one car part there are a lot of smaller, individual parts that go into in like window controls, mirror controls, lock and unlock buttons, and sheet metal. Each of those parts can be sold separately and help you maximize profit.

Tires and Rims

Used tire parts are a no brainer to sell. Cars that sport aluminum rims are usually in high demand and can be sold to car enthusiasts who like to do modifications.


Nothing is worse than driving in silence for hours upon hours. A broken radio is a nightmare for any driver and is usually something that ends up getting replaced regardless for a better, high-quality version. If you have a custom radio in your car, it can put an extra couple hundred dollars in your pocket.

Boston Junk Car

Boston Junk Car specializes in junk car removal and towing services. We offer cash for your junk car and offer some of the best prices on the market. For more information, give us a call at (617) 719-6436 or fill out a contact form

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