What You Need To Know About Getting rid Of Junk Vehicles
If you have an old car, truck, or vehicle taking up space in your garage or driveway you might be interested in getting rid of it. But before you do, you need to know a few key things. Where should you go, what documents you need, what local laws you need to know about, and of course, how to get the most for your junk car. In this article we will cover everything you need to know about recycling a junk car. If you are in Massachusetts, we can help. We provide junk car removal services, we buy junk cars, and we buy used auto parts as well. For more information please give us a call or use our inquiry form to reach out to a member of our team.
What Do You Need To Know Before You REcycle Your Junk CAr?
If you are simply planning to dispose of auto parts and not a full vehicle, you can follow your state’s guidelines for recycling. Any metal car parts that do not contain oil or other hazardous substances can be recycled the same way you would recycle other metal. This can be worked out with a local scrap yard or with the company you use to throw out garbage and recycle items. Parts that contain hazardous substances including batteries or tires need to be brought to special waste disposal locations that are equipped to handle these materials. Before recycling an auto part, you should consider its value. If it is defunct you can simply recycle it, but if it could be used you might want to talk to a used auto parts dealer and sell it, especially if it is a unique part.
Massachusetts Laws Regarding REcycling A Junk Vehicle
According to state law, any company that plans to junk or scrap a car must be able to turn over proof of ownership including the Certificate of Title or Salvage Title to the RMV within 10 days of receiving the vehicle. Most of this work will be handled by the business you work with to recycle your car. However, they will likely ask you to transfer ownership to them by providing them with your certificate or other ownership documents to ensure that your vehicle is not registered or titled again. Your vehicle must also have the VIN attached throughout the process of destruction.
How Do I Get The Most Cash For My Junk Car?
If you are looking to get the most for your junk vehicle you should consider the factors that will affect what it is worth. First and foremost, the price of scrap metal is constantly rising and falling based on the supply and demand for metal. Tracking pricing is a great way to get the most for your car. Another thing to consider is who you are selling your car to. A company like Chuckran Auto Parts can get more value out of a car because we can resell the parts of your car that are in good condition and scrap the rest of your car. Because of that we are able to offer you the most for a whole vehicle that is in good condition.
Can Someone Pick-up My Junk Car?
If you simply want to get rid of a junk vehicle that is stuck in your yard, garage, or driveway, there are a variety of companies that likely provide pick-up and drop-off services for junk vehicles. Here in Massachusetts, we provide pick-up services throughout the south shore area. Consider looking into a local provider that provides pick-up services in your area. Before scheduling the pick-up they will likely need the same documents as mentioned before so that they can legally mark the vehicle for destruction in accordance with state laws.