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Should I Repair or Replace My Beat Up Car?


People often come across the tough decision of whether it’s worth it for them to replace their car or get it fixed after damage has been done. Since everyone’s situation is different we want to uncover what’s more important whether it’s repairing the car or getting rid of it. Here are some things to think about to help you make your decision. 

Repair or Replace?

The price to repair a car is often a lot more than one would think. Costs can add up quickly even if the damage isn’t absolutely terrible. If the repairs of your car are more than the value of the car, your best bet is to replace the car. Figure out how much your car is worth and compare that to the cost of repairing the car before making your final decision. 

Do the Math 

If you have to pay say $3,500 to fix your car and your car is only worth about $7,000 you should see if those repairs will even increase the value of your car. If those repairs will not increase the value of your car then you probably shouldn’t waste the money repairing your vehicle and instead, just use that money to purchase a new and better car. Once you figure out what your car is worth it will help you make the decision of what makes more sense, selling it or repairing it. 

Selling Your Car When It’s Not Worth Repairing

Selling your car to car dealerships, car junkyards or scrapyards, an online car buyer, or a private sale can usually net you more than repairing your car. 

Car Junkyards

Car junkyards such as Boston Junk Car will pay cash for the scrap metal and parts of your car. The pricing will differ based on what kind of parts are reusable as well as the model of the car itself. This is always a great option as it is quick, easy, and you usually receive cash for the parts right on the spot! Boston Junk Car also offers free towing so you won’t have to pay for any other costs. 

If you’re in the Greater Boston area and want cash for your old, junk car, contact Boston Junk Car at 617-719-6436 or fill out a form on our website. As mentioned above we offer free towing and do same day pick-ups so you don’t have to wait around!

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