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Benefits of Recycling Junk Cars

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People often leave their junk cars in their backyard or garage and just forget about them. By recycling your junk cars instead of letting them sit there, you can do great things for the environment. Boston Junk Car is happy to come tow and take away your junk cars and put cash in your pocket! Here are some of the environmental benefits that come with getting rid of your junk cars and junk metal.

Reduce Global Warming

It has been found that recycling old metals from car scraps can cut greenhouse gas emissions. These gases can be very dangerous when inhaled by humans and they can also stop the growth of plants. By recycling your junk cars you can help to reduce global warming.

Metal Can Be Reused

The metal from your junk cars can be reused to make new products. Metal can easily be reshaped and remodeled which would allow it to be used to make an array of different products. By recycling your junk car, you can help the environment become cleaner and healthier.

Preventing Toxic Fluids From Leaking

If you have your junk car sitting in your backyard or garage, it could potentially be dangerous for your property. The toxic fluids found in cars may leak into the soil surrounding your home. The fumes of some of these toxic chemicals can also be very harmful to humans. This is why it is heavily recommended to recycle your junk car parts so that they do not harm you or your property and they can be put to good use elsewhere.

Cleaner Environment

Recycling your junk cars is beneficial to both yourself and the environment. Recycling anything is what helps the environment stay clean and this very much includes junk car parts. It is best to not just send your junk car to a landfill because that can actually hurt the environment. By recycling your metal car parts you will be doing your part in helping to keep our earth clean. 

Contact Boston Junk Car 

Boston Junk Car is happy to come tow away any junk car you may have sitting around your property. We recycle all the metal car parts so that we can do our part in helping the environment. We pick up cars anywhere throughout the Greater Boston area. Give us a call to schedule a pick-up or contact us with any questions you may have!

Reasons Your Car May Be Overheating

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Cars can be very complicated pieces of equipment. Cars are made up of thousands of parts that all need to be fully working in order for the car to function properly. Because there are so many different parts of a car, it is likely that problems will occur. Since engines are put under such pressure and run on high temperatures, there is a chance that it will overheat and cause more issues. Here are some reasons that your car may start to overheat and some solutions for how you can avoid these problems in the future. If you’re looking to junk your car because it is causing too many problems, contact Boston Junk Car and we’ll be happy to assist everyone throughout the Greater Boston area. 

Water Pump Failure 

Water pumps are extremely important because they are what helps the car fight the hot temperatures that the engine produces. Water pumps are located behind the radiator and work to create a force that takes cool air from your radiator to your engine. Making sure your water pump is working properly is essential because, without it, your car is more likely to overheat.

Broken Thermostat

Thermostats in cars are very small yet extremely important for the functioning of your vehicle. The thermostats are another part of the cooling system. They work to release coolant from the radiator once the engine reaches an extreme temperature. Make sure your thermostat is working or else your car will overheat quickly. Thermostats are easy to replace and are also very cheap. However, if it stops working before you can replace it, it will cause a lot of expensive damage to your car.

Broken or Cracked Radiator 

As stated above, the radiator in your vehicle is what holds the coolant that gets moved through the engine to keep the temperature normal. If your radiator is not working it simply will not deliver the coolant to the engine, which would obviously cause problems. To prevent your radiator from breaking it is recommended to flush it with water once a year.

If the radiator becomes cracked, it will start to leak. If your radiator begins to leak it won’t continue to function properly and the engine will likely overheat. If there are small cracks you could possibly patch them up with special liquid, however, if the cracks are bigger you will need a new radiator.

Broken Radiator Hose

The radiator hose is what brings the coolant from the radiator to the engine. If the radiator hose gets backed up with too much pressure, the hose will burst open. This would cause the coolant to spill out and your engine to reach temperatures that it shouldn’t. Radiator hoses that break are not able to be fixed so you will have to buy a new one.

Get Cash for Your Car

If your car continues to overheat and more and more damage comes to your car, you may have to junk it and get a new car. Luckily, Boston Junk Car will take your car in exchange for cash! We offer free towing and same-day pick-up throughout the Greater Boston area. Contact us today to get an estimate for what your car is worth to us!

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

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