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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!

Benefits of Recycling Your Junk Car

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Driving in the United States has become an absolute necessity in most places, as cities are designed around urban sprawl and many rural towns lack the amenities of larger cities. This means that at any given moment, there are millions of cars in use all over the country. But what about all the millions of cars that have been replaced? Oftentimes we see them rusting in the backyard of the neighbor’s home or in a junkyard. With the environment headed in the direction it currently is, we can no longer afford to simply abandon our old vehicles. Instead, recycling junk cars is the way of the future.

How to Recycle

First of all, if you intend to recycle your old junker in a responsible way, you’ll need to do a bit of research into companies around you that will buy your car. Sure, you can drop it off at a junkyard who says they’ll recycle it, but your best bet is to go to a company that will give you cash for your car. Why is this? Well, if a company is offering to pay you, they must be getting paid for the actual recycling. If they’re getting paid, it means that someone or some company is willing to purchase these old materials because they can make use of them, usually by making a product that will earn them a profit. This way you’ll know the car will be recycled as much as possible.

Reusable Materials

So let’s just talk about that for a second. One of the primary benefits of recycling your car is that companies will make some sort of use of nearly every part of the vehicle. With all the metal, plastic, glass, and rubber in a car, there are tons of materials just waiting to be recycled and put to use. This helps the environment because it decreases the number of new materials that need to be created. That means less oil goes to making plastic, and less raw metals are needed to be mined from the earth. Like with any recycling, a little goes a long way.

No More Landfills

In America, we know that pretty much everything we use is going to one day end up in a landfill, from the brand-new shoes you bought yesterday, to the sofa that you’ve owned for twelve years. And even with selling and re-selling used cars, there’s really only so much life in a vehicle before it comes more expensive to repair than it’s worth. We also know that landfills are becoming a big problem. We’re running out of space for all our trash, and the more garbage we put there, the more we ruin local environments, flora, and fauna. With recycling, we can avoid the landfill altogether.

No Toxic Waste

As a car owner, you know that there is a crazy amount of fluids your car needs to run properly. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that these fluids are good for your car but really bad for the environment. If you dump your car at a landfill or disreputable scrap yard, those fluids will be leaking out and seeping into the land, eventually ending up in a water source. When you recycle your junk car, you can be sure that the company will safely remove the fluids, recycling if possible and disposing of properly if not.

Boston Junk Car

If you’re looking to get rid of your old junk car and want to do so in an environmentally friendly way, give Boston Junk Car a call today for the best removal and recycling services.

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