If you have a junk car in your driveway or garage, it has probably occurred to you to get rid of it. You may be wondering if you should trade it in, fix it up or sell it. If you sell it to Cash Cars Buyers, we may be able to pay you up to $500 for your car depending on the make, model, and year of the car.
When you get rid of a junk car, you will not only make room for a new vehicle, but you will get some money. There are a lot of things that you can do with an empty garage in Hopkinsville. Once you review all of the different options you have for selling your non-working car, we feel that you will see Cash Cars Buyers can offer you the best deal.
People Who Buy Junk Cars
If you decide to sell your old car on your own, you should know that the majority of people who will want to buy a junk car are either professional or amateur mechanics or people who run junkyards. A mechanic may not want to buy the entire car, but just some of its parts. They may not have a tow truck and if you sell to them, you may end up with a parted out totaled car on your property.
Sell Your Car Online
If you go on the internet and type “sell my used car” into a search engine, many sites will come up. These websites are normally run on a national basis. They will allow you to list your car for a monthly fee and you can buy a certain number of months at a time. The reason that they do this is that you will be competing with hundreds of other ads and it may take you several months to get even one interested buyer.
When you do find an interested buyer, you will have to take time out of your day to show them the vehicle and they may or may not buy it. Selling your car online can be dangerous. There have been many crimes perpetrated on people who were merely selling used items online.
If you do sell your car this way, you may want to have a prospective buyer meet you somewhere far away from your home. You may also want to make sure someone else is with you when you show the car.
When you buy from us, we will give you an offer right away and make an appointment to pick up your car any time you want. Our car expert will arrive at your home right on time. You will have your money and free space in your garage right away.
Trade Your Car In
If you want to buy a new car, you can use your totaled vehicle as a trade-in. A salesperson at a dealership is authorized to give you a certain amount of money off the sticker price of the vehicle. They will often offer you less than the car is really worth, because they expect you to be too lazy to do any research on your own.
They may also give you what seems like a very good price as a trade-in allowance. If they do this make sure to read every single line of the final price of your new vehicle. They may very well put the trade-in allowance they gave you back onto the final price of your car.
It is a good idea to give us a call for an estimate before you go into the dealership. You should not tell the salesperson that you have a trade-in until after they give you a final price.
Donate Your Car
There are several charitable organizations that will take your car as a donation. They will tow the car away for you and they will give you a receipt for your taxes.
Although it is very nice to give a donation to charity, not-for-profits are staffed by volunteers and underpaid workers. It may take a long time to get your car towed away and even longer to get the receipt for your donation. They may not give you very much of a tax write off for the car.
If you sell your car to us, we will give you cash right away and you can use that cash to make a donation to a charity. You can get a receipt for your donation from the charity.
What to do With a Free Garage
Once you get your money and your car is towed away, you will have some extra space in your garage. You can always use the space to shelter your new car from the elements. You can also use the space as an extra room in your house.
Create a Workout Room
Most people do not get to the gym as often as they would like. Having to go to a separate place before or after work can be very time-consuming. If you have a home gym. you can work out without having to go anywhere.
The money you get from your car can pay for some free weights and a treadmill or elliptical. Your whole family can benefit from a home gym and it can save you hundreds of dollars a month.
A Quiet Place for a Home Office
Many people work from home nowadays because it is a convenient and cost-effective way to do business. If you work from home and you have a family, a garage office can be the perfect place from which to do business. You will be close enough to home to take care of emergencies, but have enough privacy to do your job.
Turn the Garage into a Bedroom
Almost anyone could use an extra bedroom in their home. It is a good place to put guests and it can be a transitional space for that adult child who is not ready to leave the nest.
If you need extra money, you can rent out your garage room. If you add a kitchen and a bathroom, you can turn it into a small apartment. A garden house can earn you hundreds of dollars a month. If you do not want to have a permanent renter, you can always rent it through a home-sharing service like Airbnb.
Explore the Town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Once you get a few extra dollars in your pocket, you can put it back into the economy of Hopkinsville. There is much to see and do in this historic town.
Named for Congressman Samuel Hopkins, the town was the site of major division between the Confederacy and the Union during the Civil War. It is also a part of the Trail of Tears where many Native Americans were relocated.
The county remains a major producer of corn wheat and tobacco. It offers some great museums and nature spots.
World UFO Day
August brings a commemoration of a famous battle in a nearby town. The Little Green Men Days Festival originated in honor of an all-night battle that was alleged to have taken place in 1955 between a Kelly, Kentucky family, and a bunch of space aliens. One of the family members escaped and ran to Hopkinsville where they reported the shoot out to the cops.
This event takes place each August and features costume contests, space-themed food, and lots of great local bands.
Pennyroyal Area Museum
217 E 9th St Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Many of the exhibits here are dedicated to the work of Edgar Cayce, an alleged clairvoyant who dispensed medical and personal advice while he was in a self-induced sleep state. There are also exhibits here about the history of African Americans in Kentucky.
Jeffers Bend Recreation Area
2671 Greenville Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
This natural area is a great place to go for a hike and see some of The Bluegrass State’s wildlife. The 40-acre park boasts many hiking trails and picnic benches. They also have a botanical garden and a butterfly preserve. It is open 24 hours a day.
How to Sell Your Junk Car to Us
We have a very easy process for unloading your non-running car. Simply fill out our form and we will call you back with an offer. The form asks for your contact information as well as the make, model, year, and VIN number of your car.
If you accept our offer, we will make an appointment with you to come and get your car. We will perform a brief inspection, pay you in cash, and tow the vehicle away for free.
What if I don’t have the title?
Dealerships, insurance companies, and charities will require you to have the title in order to pay you or give you a receipt for your taxes. Cash Cars Buyers may not need the title. In most cases, no title is no problem as long as you have your driver's license and a copy of your registration.