There is nothing that is more of an eyesore than a junk car in your driveway. A car that is banged up or up on blocks can not only take up space and hurt the appearance of your home but it can cause neighbors to complain. Neighbors may even complain to an HOA about a junk car or car parts on a lawn.
Although you may intend to fix up a junk car, you may want to ask yourself how realistic those intentions are. Junkyards can be a good option for getting rid of a non-running car. Cash Cars Buyers will give you good money for your old clunker.
When you get rid of a non-running car, you will not only free up space to park a new vehicle, but you will get some extra spending money. You will be able to fit the cars you actually use in your driveway. If your junk car is in your garage, you can protect your brand new car from the elements.
Cash Cars Buyers can give you a great price for your non-working car. Although you will have several alternatives for selling your vehicle, we believe our system is the most profitable and hassle-free. Let’s take a look at all of the options you will have for junking your car.
Selling Your Car Independently
Have you ever taken a good look at the bulletin board at the laundromat or at the grocery store? Do you look closely at flyers that are posted on street lamps? If you answered no, you are not alone.
Putting up flyers to sell anything is very unlikely to work. Local shoppers are also a poor and costly way to sell an automobile.
You may think that advertising on a used car website is the best way to sell your car. These websites will charge you a fee to list your vehicle for anywhere from one to six months. If you are going to do things this way, your car may take an awfully long time to sell.
These websites list hundreds of cars, and you will have a lot of competition. When someone finally does see your ad, you will have to arrange to meet with them. Just because they want to see the car, does not necessarily mean they will buy it.
You may end up having to show it to many people before you find a buyer. Giving your address to a stranger you meet online may also prove to be quite dangerous as criminals will often use such websites to find victims.
Trade-In Your Car
When you go to a dealership to buy your new car, the dealership is likely to offer you a trade-in amount for your old vehicle. Before taking the offer, you should call Cash Cars Buyers to see what we can give you for the vehicle. Dealerships will often try to take advantage of people who are anxious to get their new car and get on with their life.
A dealership may offer you a low price for your car in the hopes that you will take the deal because it is more convenient than selling your old car. They will tell you that using your car as a trade-in will help you avoid the hassle of selling it.
They may also give you what seems like a good price on the car only to tack the same amount back onto the final price of the vehicle. In order to avoid these pitfalls, you should not tell them that you have a trade-in when you first go into the showroom. Get a final price and then let them know about your junk car.
Cash Cars Buyers will not try to take advantage of you. We pay $500 for junk cars depending on the type and condition of the vehicle.
Donate Your Car
You can always donate your junk car to charity. Programs that educate and train mechanics can use them to train their students. Some organizations will take your car to a place that buys junk cars. They will give you a receipt to write the car off on your taxes.
Non-profits are often staffed with volunteers and donating a large object that has to be towed may take some time. If you sell your car to us we can get you cash in 24 hours. You can always donate all or some of the money to charity.
What to do with Your Garage
If that old car was taking up space in your garage, you will have a few options as to what to do with the new space. You can use it to protect your new car from the elements or you can use it for hobbies, fitness or to make money.
A free garage is a great place to put an art studio or workshop. You will never have to worry about getting paint on the floor of a living room or disturbing your family members when you need to use loud equipment.
A garage is a perfect place to put a home gym. You can purchase a treadmill or elliptical and some free weights and save a ton of time and money.
You can turn the space into a spare room. If you are able to add a bathroom you can rent the space out as a backhouse or Airbnb room. Renting out a room can mean several hundred extra dollars a month.
Once you do sell your car you will have some extra money. Why not take a staycation in the beautiful town of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Things to do in Martinsburg
Known as the “Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley,” Martinsburg is the fastest growing city in West Virginia. Established in 1778, it was the site of the first United States Post Office. It is also the town where Mary Boyd shot a Union soldier for trying to raise a Union flag on her property.
There are a lot of historical sites to see in town. Most of them are inexpensive and educational for the whole family.
The Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum
309-313 E John St, Martinsburg, WV 25401
This historic home was once the abode of one of the founders of Martinsburg. He was a doctor and a military officer and his home is as elegant as you might imagine. The home has been appointed with genuine Civil War decor and furniture.
The Triple Brick Museum once housed railroad workers. It now contains memorabilia and historical documents from old West Virginia. It is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
For The Kids, By George Museum
229 E Martin St, Martinsburg, WV 25401
This fun-filled place is located in the Caperton Train Station. Here kids can learn about the history of the railroads. They will get to try their hand at operating a train station and they can find out what it was like to live with a Native American tribe.
The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. Admission is $6.00 a person.
Where to Eat
Man cannot live by knowledge alone and Martinsburg has some terrific places to eat. The cuisine is more eclectic than you might expect it to be in a small southern town.
1545 Rock Cliff Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25401
This elegant seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood and strong drinks made with top-shelf liquor. They are open for both lunch and dinner. Be sure to try the Black N Bleu Scallop appetizer which comes with a piquant Cajun sauce.
Habanero Mexican Grill
100 N Queen St, Martinsburg, WV 25401
If you are in the mood for fun food in a casual atmosphere, you should try this place. The dining room is colorful and the food is spicy, tasty, and fresh. They have tacos, burritos, and a full menu of nachos. They have plenty of vegetarian options for health-conscious diners.
Selling Your Car to Cash Cars Buyers
If you are ready to get rid of that old heap, fill out our simple form and wait for your offer. We will ask you for your name, email address, and phone number. We also will need to know the VIN number of the car as well as the make model and year.
We are primarily interested in cars manufactured after the year 2000. When we receive your information, we will call you right back and make you an offer. If you accept the offer, we will make an appointment to come get your junk car.
When our team member arrives, they will perform a fast inspection, pay you in cash, and tow the car away.
Do you have the title?
If you do not have a car’s title, you will not be able to collect insurance money, use it as a trade-in, donate it, or sell it yourself. You will have to go to the DMV and pay them for a new title and it may take weeks.
We should be able to do business with you even though you don’t have 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.
Our employees are waiting to talk to you, so fill out our form today.