After I started traveling a lot for work, I realized that I needed to be ready for anything life threw at me. I didn't want to get stranded on the road without any supplies to my name. I started collecting little things that might help during an emergency, and it was amazing to see how much of a difference it made. When I was stranded a few months later, I was prepared while I waited for the tow truck. This blog is all about preparing for towing services and getting your car ready for emergencies. After all, you never know when you will be faced with trouble.
When you own a car that can no longer be driven, you may not want to keep it parked on your lawn or in your driveway. There is also no reason to keep paying the taxes, tags, and insurance on it.
Instead of allowing it to drain your bank account and take up space on your property, you can sell it for scrap. You can take advantage of having your scrap car towed to an auto salvage yard.
Cash for Scrap
When you hire a tow company to tow your scrap car to an auto salvage yard, you can get upfront cash for it. A salvage yard will pay you the per-ton price of the car. Depending on the going price for scrap metal, you could potentially get hundreds of dollars out of a car that you no longer need or want.
You can then use that cash to put as a down payment on a new car or use part of the proceeds to pay the tow truck driver for their services. Once you sign over the title to the car, you also are no longer obligated to pay for its taxes, tags, or insurance.
Another reason to have your car towed to an auto salvage yard involves avoiding zoning fines. Depending on where you live, you may not be able to keep scrap cars on your property. It may be illegal and against city ordinances to keep cars that do not run on your property.
If you are found to have a junk car in your backyard or in your driveway, you could face a fine from the local zoning board. This fine can be expensive and take you several weeks or longer to pay off in full. Rather than risk being fined, you can sell your junk car to a salvage yard. The auto salvage yard owner can arrange for the car to be towed away immediately.
Finally, you typically do not have to do anything to your car to have it towed to a salvage yard. You are not obligated to empty the gas tank or remove the tires. You can have it towed as-is to the auto salvage yard.
These key advantages come with selling a scrap car to an auto salvage yard. You get upfront cash, avoid expensive zoning fines, and can sell it without making changes to it. Contact a local auto salvage yeard for more information.