Nothing is more of an eyesore than a junk car sitting on your lawn or driveway. You may have told yourself that you are going to fix the car or that you will eventually be able to afford to get a mechanic to fix it. You may want to consider getting rid of your junk car, making some money, and freeing up space.
Who Pays $500 Or More Near Me?
If you decide to sell your non-running car, you will have several options for how to go about it. You can use it as a trade-in, sell it independently, or even get insurance money for the vehicle. Cash Cars Buyers can give you an average of $500.00 depending on the make and year of your car. We feel that when you examine each of your options for getting rid of your totaled car, you will see that we are the best.
Selling Your Car Online
When you Googled, “get rid of my junk car” a ton of sites probably came up telling you that they are the perfect place to sell your car. These sites will allow you to list a vehicle for a monthly fee. They will let you put up a couple of pictures and list the specs of your automobile.
If you list your car on one of these sites, it may take months before you get an inquiry. When you do get an interested buyer, you will have to take time out of your day to show them the car. You may have to show your car to several people before anyone buys it if anyone buys it at all.
The majority of people who are interested in buying a junk car are mechanics or junkyard owners. A mechanic is unlikely to want your entire car, but just some of its parts. They may leave you with a parted out car sitting on your property.
Meeting people that you connect with on internet websites can be very dangerous. Many criminals find their victims online. Several murders have been instigated through such sites as Craigslist and Backpage.
When you sell your car to us, one of our car experts will make an appointment with you, arrive on time, pay you in cash and tow your car away for free. There is no hassle or cause for fear with us.
Getting Insurance Money for Your Car
Kentucky is a No-Fault State when it comes to automobile insurance. That means that a driver’s own insurance company is responsible for paying any accident-related bills. If your car was totaled in an accident, you may be able to get insurance money for your car.
A car is considered totaled when the damages from an accident exceed 75% of the entire bill. You should be compensated for the amount of money your car was worth immediately before the accident happened. The insurance company will determine the amount of money that your car was worth at that time.
Insurance companies have entire departments that are committed to keeping their money in house. They are unlikely to give you what your car is really worth. They may try to say that some of the damages existed before the accident.
If they make you a settlement offer that is unacceptable to you, you will have to take it or hire a lawyer to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. You may even have to sue the company. Even if your attorney gets you more money, you will have to give them a large percentage of it.
Use Your Car as a Trade-In
If you are planning on getting a new car, you probably know that you can use your junk car as a trade-in. The dealership will knock a certain amount off of the sticker price if you give them your old car. Be very careful to read every line of your final bill carefully, they are likely to give you too little for your trade-in.
A car dealership may offer you a very small amount of money for your trade-in in the hopes that you will take it to avoid the hassle of selling the car. They may also offer you what seems like a very good price for your old vehicle only to tag that amount of money right back onto the final price of the car.
You may want to wait until you get a final offer to tell them that you have a car to trade-in. You should also visit our website to find out what your car is really worth.
What to do With Your Garage
Once you get rid of that old heap you will find that there is much you can do with the space it leaves in your garage. You can use it to protect your new car from wind rain and fire, or you can use it for an extra room or to make money.
Create a Place for Hobbies or Work
Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument? The garage can be the perfect place to practice music until it is good enough for someone else to hear. If you like to paint or sculpt, the garage is the perfect place to work without messing up the floors of your home.
If you work from home, the garage can be a practical place to put your home office. It is close enough to the house to deal with emergencies, but far away enough to give you the privacy you need to take care of business.
Make an Extra Bedroom or Mother-in-Law Apartment
Who couldn’t use an extra bedroom in their home? It can be used as a guest room or a study. If you have a college-age kid who is not quite ready to leave the house yet or an elderly relative who needs care, you can turn the space into a small apartment for them by adding a bathroom and a kitchen sink.
You can also make some money with an extra bedroom or an apartment. You can make several hundred dollars a month if you lease out the space to a renter. If you do not want to deal with a lease, you can rent the room through a home-sharing service such as Airbnb.
You can also simply rent out the space to someone who needs a parking space or to store unused furniture and household items. There are so many possibilities.
Once your car is gone and you have some extra money in your hand, you can put that money back into the local economy. Elizabethtown, Kentucky offers much to see and do.
Things to do in Elizabethtown, KY
Named after the wife of Colonel Andrew Hynes, Elizabethtown was the site of a major Civil War battle. In 1862 confederate General John Hunt Morgan attacked the town and the railroad that ran through it.
Today, the town offers history, fun, and natural beauty for its residents and citizens to enjoy.
Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum
1080 N Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
West Virginians love their muscle cars and this place is the very best venue to see those vehicles. You will see a wide variety of classic cars at this museum. They have automobiles that were manufactured between 1900 and 1960. They offer tours. There is a do it yourself car video for viewing and even a car library.
The Elizabethtown Nature Park
1900 Ring Rd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
7:00 am to 6:30 pm
This park is a relaxing place to take a hike and have a picnic. It is a pastureland nature preserve with a pond and picnic tables. There is a tribute to war veterans in the center of the park. You will see many species of birds here.
Hardin County History Museum
201 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This museum contains artifacts and archives that tell the story of Hardin County. You will learn about the town’s early Native American inhabitant, the railroads, and the town’s significance in the war between the states.
Our Car Buying Process
When you decide to sell your car to us, you will simply fill out our form and wait for our call. The form will ask you for your contact information and the make, year, model, and VIN number of your car.
We will call you back with an offer right away. We are primarily interested in cars that were manufactured from 2000 to 2020. If you accept our offer, we will come to your house, pay you and tow the car away for free.
A Word About the Title
If you sell your car online, trade it in or collect insurance money, you will need the title. If you do not have the title you will have to go to the DMV to replace it. Cash Cars Buyers does not need a title. In most cases, no title is no problem as long as you have your driver's license and a copy of your registration.
Selling a car to us is fun, easy, and profitable. So fill out our form today.