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Now Offering Rhode Island Junk Car Removal

Now Offering Rhode Island Junk Car Removal

ARS Towing & Junk Car Removal has had an enormously successful year serving the folks in and around the Greater Boston area, and guess what?  We are not even close to stopping. Our next goal is to become the premier service provider for any and all Rhode Island junk car removal, and NOW we’ve got the DOT numbers to prove it!

Previously, we were unable to provide Rhode Island junk car removal because any business requiring trucking or transportation across State Lines requires department of transportation numbers, but the process is complete and we can now extend our premier service.

Not Just Route 109…Rhode Island junk car pick up in hours, not in days

Recently, we also began to push our services specifically on the route 109 area in MA, specifically Hyde Park, Dedham, Norwood, Medfield, Walpole, Dover, Westwood, Medway and others because we were getting requests from customers to pick up vehicles that were scheduled to be picked up by other companies.  The results were phenomenal, and our customers were elated.  Other pick-up services evidently were failing to arrive on time, and according to the scheduled times agreed upon, and were even rescheduling for days later, but not us.  We are on-time every time, and we plan on extending that to our new Rhode Island junk car removal customers as well.  If you have a junk car in Pawtucket, Attleborough, Providence, Woonsocket, Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls, North Providence, or anywhere else in Rhode Island we will give you a quote and a time estimate that we will keep.

Our Rhode Island Junk Car Service Areas



The 2 Best Methods for Junk Car Removal

Your Best Two Options for Junk Car Removal:

Now that the snow is melting, it is time to endeavor that age old task of Spring Cleaning.  This year, why not include getting rid of that pesky junk car?

As I mentioned in my last blog post, the DIY route can be time consuming, frustrating, and in many cases financially…well, unpleasant.  For the best results, there are two ways to best go about getting a nice ancillary pay-day by taking care of your junk car removal or junk truck removal in the North Shore, South Shore, Metrowest, or Boston areas.

Option #1: You Can Call Us at 617-719-6436

You can obviously give us a call at ARS Towing and Junk Car Removal, and we will give you a fair-quote, pay you, take your car away, and leave you with one less thing to worry about.  We’ll offer you same day and quick friendly service, and you don’t even need the title or registration in most circumstances.


Option #2: You Can Donate Your Car to Charity

With charities, the process is a little different, but one of the best and ARS Towing’s favorite is the 501(c)(3)  Wheels for Wishes.  To get a better idea of their service and how your charitable donation benefits others, visit their FAQ page.

With Wheels for Wishes, it is usually required that you have the Title to donate the car.  Once the call is made, the charity will schedule a time to have your car picked up, and paperwork filled out so it can be filed.  After this, the transfer will begin and the car will then be covered by the charity’s own insurance who will take care of title transfer stuff.

The charity will supply you with a basic receipt or supply you with a receipt stating the final sales price of your vehicle within thirty days of its sale.  You will then be able to claim a deduction on your taxes for fair market value of the vehicle up to $500.00, or if the gross proceeds for the sale of your donated vehicle exceeds $500.00, your deduction will be limited to the actual sale price. You will also be asked by the donee organization to provide your Social Security for the purposes of completing its IRS Form 1098-C form. If your vehicle is sold, all net proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

The trickiest part of the donation is determining the tax processes and filings, but the Wheels for Wishes website provides excellent resources for how to work with the IRS.


SO, there you have it.  There are two ways to clean up your yard for Spring Cleaning, and both are excellent options that HELP and ultimately generate VALUE for you!  If you have ANY questions give me a call at 617-719-6436.

Why The DIY Route Isn’t Worth the Risk in Boston

It is no mystery that keeping an idle, unused vehicle can spell out disaster for any modern consumer.  As this article explains, an idle car can result in huge fines if left unregistered, and myriad headaches resulting from all of the maintenance issues that arise more often than not.  If the car did run, and remains idle,  you can be pretty sure that it no longer will.  If it doesn’t run, then why should you let the state screw you with fines for not registering what is effectively a pile of rubbish?  The natural solution is to scrap or sell your car.

Selling a Junk Car Yourself

If the car runs and you know it can drive, you MIGHT be able to get as much as $500, but chances are you will struggle to sell the car to a viable user, and even then you will inevitably run into lemon-law issues or just general legal trouble if the car someone buys from you fails to pass any inspection laws.  Best approach?  Sell the junk car for scrap.

Scrapping a Car

As the majority of sites will tell you, you CAN get more money by scrapping your car yourself.  BUT, when looked at from an economic perspective, you are actually losing money in the long run because of the immense amount of time and expense associated with scrapping yourself.  This article will explain the process of  preparing your vehicle for a salvage yard yourself.  Already you are into the car for about 3-6 hours of labor for an individual who is not experienced in the deconstruction of a vehicle.  What goes into salvage prep?

  • Draining all vehicle fluids
  • Possibly Removing the fuel tank
  • Possibly plugging hoses and crimping metal lines to prevent residual drainage leak
  • Removing all personal items
  • Removing tires (unless you pay the salvager to keep them)
  • Plus you have to pay a tow service to bring your now drained car to a salvage yard

Right off the bat, you are doing a lot of work.  Next, someone might suggest to you that you will get the most for your junk car by parting it out.  Well first off, this requires a good amount of knowledge about auto parts, and prices.  THEN you have to find and remove all of these parts and bring them to market.  This article explains some of the valuable parts that you might find in your vehicle other than just the scrap metal.   The name of that game is upwards of 20 hours of labor for the average inexperienced laborer to deconstruct their parts, and probably another 10-20 just to actually get the removed parts sold.  Then, on top of removing and selling those parts, you then have to complete all of the aforementioned bullet points to bring your car to a salvage yard where you might get $50-$200 for the scrap metal depending on the vehicle size.  You will probably be closer to the $50 side of things, when all is said and done.

Finally, you have to sell your parts which involves putting out classified ads.  You might be able to get away with just craigslist, but you are definitely going to be subject to fair market value in whichever market you are in, say Boston, metrowest, north shore, south shore, bristol, norfolk, suffolk, middlesex, plymouth….whichever county.  Some of the parts you removed might not even be worth anything because there is way more supply than demand.

You will have sunk a full work-week into the car and the only monetary return you might see after paying for towing, and the expense of having the yard keep your tires (if they even offer that service) is at most around $350.   So the question is, are you able to get more for your time than $8.75?

If so, you might as well skip the DIY and give us a call at 617.719.6436

ARS Towing and Junk Car Removal in Boston

ARS will always give you a fair quote, and the best part is you barely have to lift a finger.  We are fast, friendly, and you actually MAKE money.  Instead of having to weigh out the operating expense of doing it yourself, to find out if you made any profit at all, you should give us a call and guarantee yourself profit.  Why Not?

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