Sell My Car for Cash – 4 Reasons Junker Cars Don’t Sell

Some junk vehicles are disposed of. They are not available for sale by the junkyard because they have no interest in them. If you fail to sell an end of life junker, the buyer might have one of these reasons:

1. Industrial Grade Vehicle

It's not a good idea to sell an industrial vehicle, such as a dump truck and an earthmover, to a motorcycle junkyard services that has a lot of consumer vehicles. If the vehicle is in good condition and has some usable parts, it will likely be worth a lot of money. The value of the metal frame might also be very high. It's easy to sell it to a junkyard that specializes only in industrial vehicles and machinery, not a Belton buyer who specializes exclusively in consumer cars.

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2.  Severe Weather Damage

After they have significantly deteriorated from weather exposure, some junk cars are sold to a junkyard. These are automobiles that have become so rusty that their frames almost no longer exist. These vehicles are practically worthless to junkyards because they don't have any scrap metal value, much less the parts that can be sold.

3. Rarely Found on Roadways

This is not a Lamborghini. It's a Yugo model from the early 1980s that has survived for decades. A junkyard would most likely buy the car for its scrap metal value, which could then be sold to a vehicle recycling company.

4. Multiples already in stock

Sometimes, a junkyard will refuse to sell a vehicle because they already have enough copies of the vehicle in stock. This is actually a good thing. It means that you can offer your vehicle to another junkyard, one that doesn’t have multiples of the car in its salvage lot and get a better price. 

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