How to sell a junk car?

Of all the simple and easy tasks that exist out there surely buying and selling a junk car would be listed as being in the top ten at the least. But it isn’t so easy to make an actual profit in the process. To understand why, we must first answer the question “what is a junk car?”

Definition of Junk Car

A junk car is a vehicle that has reached the end of its life, so to speak. It is no longer road worthy, and the amount of money required to fix it would buy a new second hand machine that doesn’t need repairing. Which is what everyone chooses to do.


Different methods of selling junk cars

  1. Sell to a junk yard

There a lot of routes you can take that will take you to your chosen destination of getting cash for junk cars. They are all simple and easy. One of them is to give your local junk yard a bell and inquire about them coming over to take it off your hands. Said junk yard will probably quiz you on the automobile in question. The questions will run from what model and year it is, what condition it’s in, how old it is etc.

Generally, the next part of this method will have them giving you a quote of how much they would be willing to pay. If you a happy with the offer, they will come over to your house and inspect the machine in person. After a bit of paperwork and maybe some small-talk, they will remove the auto from your property and leave you with cash in the hand. This is known as free junk car removal.


Hiring Car Wreckers are quick, easy and free of stress and hassles. It also takes no time and can all be done in the same day. However, you won’t get the most amount of money that would be possible to make. The free Junk auto removals make it well worth it, though.

  1. Sell to a charity

Technically, you are giving it to charity, but if you factor in the fact that it is tax deductible, you could say you are kind of selling it. This is only an option if the vehicle is in running condition. Which would mean it’s not a scrap vehicle. This write-up is about junk cars.

  1. Part the car out

This option requires time and knowledge of the inner workings of automobiles. Once you have acquired those things you can get on to parting the automobile out and selling the individual components online.

Dismantle the vehicle and set out all the parts tidily for sale. All the rest of the vehicle can be sold to salvage yards and junk yards. You get more money in the long run this way.


If you have an old scrap automobile lying about in your garage give Adelaide Wreckers a call. We are junk auto recyclers based in Adelaide who pay top cash for junk cars, and offer free removal of your scrap vehicle as an added bonus.