I'm not sure about your area, but were I live(MN) most junk yards wont give you anything(pay for the towing to get it there at most). You are better of donating the car, usually a tech. college will take it and then you write it off for a tax rebait.
Go to the yellow pages. Call the auto recyclers there. If the car will drive to the junk yard, you should expect it to have some value. If it must be towed, different yards may have different needs and may pay different prices if anything at all. If a yard needs your car, they should be willing to pay something for it. A friend just sold a repairable, but not very driveable 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee for $500 to a junk yard. It needed $1000 to $2000 worth of transimission work, which the junk yard can easily do for $500 and sell the Jeep for $2,500 when finished.
Why give it away for free? Put it on Craigslist with a short description and couple of photos. BE HONEST about what's wrong with it, and someone will buy it no matter what's wrong with it (for parts or repair). The Yellow Pages as mentioned above is also a good second alternative, call around for the best offer, and some of them will negotiate. Or search for "junk car" from the homepage of your local Craigslist and find dozens of ads by people looking for unwanted non-running cars.
Someone can get cash for their old cars in many ways. They can bring it to a junkyard, or have it picked up, and get a lump sum of cash that way, or bring it to a used car dealer.
Popular Mechanics has a guide on their website entitled Junkyard 101: How to Find Cheap Car Parts. Additionally, Car Craft also has such a guide, entitled Junkyard Engine Spotter's Guide, which focuses on cheap car engine parts rather than overall car parts.
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You find a car for sale, you get the cash, and you pay for it.
If someone tells you that your car is a traveling junkyard, they are telling you that your car is a piece of junk. Your car is most likely very old and not in very good shape.
If the title is not in your name, you do not have the right to sell it to a junkyard.
It is possible to find car buyers in local newspaper ads or online on places like Craigslist. People who want to sell their car to a used car dealer, will be able to find some in the yellow pages.
It depends on what type of car you have to determine what kind of cash you can get for it. You can get around $100 to $300 for scrap metal on your vehicle.
Bring it to a junkyard. Some junkyards will give you $500.00 for your junk car. That's on the high end, but if your car is really old and made out of lots of steal and less plastic you have a good chance to get a good chunk of money.
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