There is nothing quite as ugly as a junk car sitting on a person’s property. If it is parked in your driveway, it is taking up space that could be occupied by another car. If your non-running car is in your garage, you could use the space for any number of things. If the car is on your lawn, you run the risk of upsetting your neighbors.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to get rid of a junk car in Clarksburg, West Virginia. You may be able to get insurance money for your car. You can use it for a trade-in donate it or sell it to a junkyard. We at Cash Cars Buyers believe that your best alternative is to sell your car to us.
There are a lot of things you can do with the free space that you will acquire when you get rid of that old heap. You can use the money you will receive to fill that space or explore your town.
Things to do with Your Garage
Once you get that old car out of the way, you will have plenty of extra space in your garage. You can always use space to store your new car, but there are a few other things you can do with it.
Create a Workout Space
Going to the gym can be very time-consuming. Not only do you have to take the time to get to the gym. You also have money withdrawn from your bank account each month. If you use the money you get from your scrap car to buy a treadmill and some weights, you can work out right in your own garage.
Make a Space for Your Hobbies
Do you like to paint? Have you always wanted to try your hand at furniture building or sculpting? If you are afraid of messing up the house, you can practice your crafts in your garage.
Create an Extra Room
With the proper installation, you can turn your garage into an extra room in your house. It is the perfect place to give visiting relatives a little extra privacy.
If you install a bathroom, you can even rent your garage out as an apartment. This can nettle you a few hundred dollars a month. If you don’t want to bother with a lease, you can rent out the garage via a home-sharing service.
Some people just need to rent a garage for extra storage or to park their car. The possibilities are endless.
Selling your non-working car will get you some extra money and that can be used to enjoy the fabulous town of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Things to do in Clarksburg, West Virginia
Named the Small City of the Year by the National League of Cities in 2011, this historic town has many things to see and do. The town was named for General George Rogers who led major expeditions against Native American tribes during the Indian Wars.
Valley Falls State Park
Located in nearby Fairmont, West Virginia, this fabulous park features 18 miles of trails for people of all abilities. You can go kayaking or enjoy a picnic in this town that is surrounded by the Appalachian mountains.
Fairmont Bowling Center
1 Kirkway Dr, Fairmont, WV 26554
This family fun center is a great place to play a few frames and take in the local culture. You can enjoy a drink or two in the lounge where you will find a full menu of bar snacks.
Every Saturday night at 10:00 pm they turn out the lights and all the pins and lanes light up. They play disco music and have a glow bowling party.
Art By Crim
834 S Chestnut Street Clarksburg, WV 26301
Local photographer James Crim displays his work here. You can find photographs of the Appellation area that are the perfect thing to put in your living room. He can create custom postcards, wedding invitation photographs, and much more.
Boardwalk Arcade and Confections
225 Meadowbrook Rd Ste 110 Bridgeport, WV 26330
Whether you prefer billiards, video games, or pinball machines you will find something fun to play here.
They have some delicious concoctions such as the Cindy Lee Milkshake which contains chocolate ice cream and hot fudge and a perfectly sweet cotton candy shake. They also have snow cones and slushies.
You will have several options for selling your junk car. We feel that once you explore those options, you will see that Cash Cars Buyers can offer you the best deal.
Use Your Car as a Trade-In
If you are in the market for a new car, the dealership is likely to offer you a trade-in for your junk car. Before you even go into the dealership, you should call us and find out how much your car is actually worth. Most dealerships will give you far less money than you should get.
The salesperson may give you what looks like a good trade-in allowance for your old vehicle. However, you should read your paperwork very carefully. Wily salesmen will often tag the amount of the trade-in allowance back onto the final price of the car.
When you go into the dealership, do not tell them that you have a car to trade-in. Let them make you an offer on the new car and then tell them about your junk car and the price that we have offered you. They are unlikely to be able to match it.
Collect Insurance Money on Your Car
If your car was destroyed in an accident, you may be able to collect insurance money for it. West Virginia is a tort state, which means that a person who caused an accident is responsible for all of its associated bills. If your car was damaged due to the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to money for your car.
When you have an accident you should always call the police and wait for them to arrive. They will fill out an accident report and you should get names of witnesses and pictures of your car. You will then take the vehicle into a mechanic.
If the damages to your car are greater than the value of the car, it will be considered totaled. If your car is totaled, the insurance company must pay you for the value of the car just before you had the accident. The insurance company will determine this value; there is no legal protocol.
If you are not satisfied with what the insurance company offers you for your car, you will have to hire a personal injury attorney to negotiate with them on your behalf. This can take a long time and you will have to pay the lawyer a percentage of your payout.
Cash Cars Buyers can get you a great price for your car and tow it off your property within 24 hours. In some cases, an insurance company won’t bother to collect your totaled car. You may be able to sell it to us and get the insurance money anyway.
Sell Your Car Online
All you have to do is Google online car sales to find many a website on which to list your used car. These sites will charge you a certain amount of money to post an ad for one to six months. The trouble with car sales sites is that so many people use them and it may take a long time to sell your car.
If you have a junk car, it may take twice as long to sell than a working used car would. The person who buys it will almost have to be a mechanic. Some mechanics look online for car parts and they may not be interested in the entire car.
When you do have an interested buyer, you will have to take time out of your day to meet with them and show them the car. You may have to show your car to several people before anyone buys it. Listing your cars on such websites can be dangerous as you are giving strangers your name and address.
Cash Cars Buyers is staffed with trained, vetted professionals. We will tell you if we want to buy your vehicle over the phone and come get it right away.
Selling Your Car to Us
Our process could not be simpler. Just fill out our online form and wait for our call. We will ask you to provide the make, model year, and VIN number of your car. We will also ask for your name, email address, and phone number.
Once we get your information, we will call you and make you an offer. If you accept the offer, we will make an appointment to pick up your car, pay you in cash, and tow it away for free. It is that easy, so fill out our form today.
What if I don’t have the title?
An auto dealership, independent buyer, or insurance company will require you to have the title to sell your car. We do not necessarily need it. In most cases, no title is no problem as long as you have your driver's license and a copy of your registration.