The Process Of How To Get Cash
If you’re wondering how easy it is to get cash for your junk cars or junk motorcycles, here’s the simple process you can follow to make sure you get the largest amount of money for your vehicle and avoid scam companies:
1) Take Inventory of Your Vehicle.
This means you should make a determination on just how junky your car is. A junk car is usually a car that’s so banged up or beyond repair that it makes more sense to sell it and start over instead of trying to repair it. Be sure to write down the parts that you think are good on your vehicle, such as tires, interior, windows, headlights, etc. This way when you call Junk Cars For Cash, you can give us a more detailed overview of your car, which consists of both the good and bad things.
2) Use Kelly Blue Book
Use Kelly Blue Book or something like KBB to get a price on your car using the condition that you really think it’s in. You must know that the amount of money you’ll be offered is always going to be significantly less than the KBB value. It’s a good idea to do this a couple of times, setting your car to pristine or good and see the amounts you could get for it in those perfect conditions. This is more of a guide for you to have an idea of all of your options.
3) Find Your Title
As stated before, we can and will take cars without a title, BUT it’s not something that we enjoy doing. Mainly, because you need a way to prove the car is yours. Also, when you receive your cash and sign the title over, it ensures that the car is out of your hands for good.
4) Remove All Personal Items
Some things are easy to overlook, like a pair of sunglasses above your gear shifter or a CD in the CD player. Be sure to go over your car 2 or 3 times and don’t leave anything behind. Especially don’t forget your license plates. It’s easy to forget them, but try your hardest not to. You’ll need them when you relinquish your plates at the DMV.
5) Know The Law
Be sure to know the Missouri law about relinquishing your junk car for money before you decide to do it. There are a ton of scam companies out there who will try to purchase your car and use it for illegal practices. You don’t want to get yourself wrapped up in a legal situation and faced with the hassle of going to court over a car that you thought was taken care of.
6) Contact A Trusted Junk Car Company.
Once you find a trusted company, you’ll want to call for a quote and set up a time for them to come to pick up your car. Always look for a company that has an actual business name, a brick and mortar location, has authentic customer reviews, and always pays in cash. We’ve been known as being a trusted junk car company for over 40 years. Call us up at (314) 621-2104 to set up an estimate and a time for us to meet you for pickup.
7) Ask Lots of Questions
While you’re on the phone you can ask as many questions as you’d like. In fact, the more the better. The most important questions are “Do you require a car title?”, “Do you provide towing or will I need to move my own car?”, “Do you pay cash?” and “Are you licensed?”. Figure out what paperwork they require and what you’ll need to do next. Not all junk car processes are the same.
8) Shop Around
Of course we’d love for you to choose Junk Cars for Cash right from the start, although we know that’s not always realistic. A majority of people like to compare companies in an effort to find the best cash offer for their car and we totally get that. You should never settle for less than what your car is worth. It’s important to note that you should be wary of companies that offer you extremely high values. Most junk car businesses will give similar offers and it’s a huge red flag if they offer you something significantly higher than other businesses. You’ll always want to do your research on the companies you get quotes from to make sure they’re legitimate. We promise to always give you the highest dollar amount for your car, that way you’ll never have to worry that you’re not getting the best value.
9) Move Your Car
Some companies will offer towing services while others will require you to move your car yourself. If the car isn’t drivable and the company doesn’t offer a towing service, you’ll have to find a company on your own for an extra expense. We know how expensive towing services can be, that’s why we offer you free towing for your junk car. We have the trucks on site, so why not make use of them and make your life easier? It’s a no brainer for us.
10) Relinquish Your Plates
When you have your cash in hand and have signed the appropriate paperwork, you’ll need to go to the DMV to relinquish your plates and make sure your registration is canceled. This is one of the most important steps. If you fail to relinquish your plates, it can cause all kinds of issues for you down the road. Once all of this is taken care of, you can finally relax, crack open a beer, and no longer stress over your junk car.
Here’s a printable checklist of the process for your convenience: