People own their cars longer than ever before. There are reports that the average age of light vehicles driven in the United States is 11.6 years. Moreover, as of the end of 2015, the average length of ownership of a vehicle was a little more than 6-1/2 years.
After the end of 11.6 years many vehicles are still in good condition and can be sold as a trade-in for a new or used car at a dealership or sold to a private buyer through such sources as AutoTrader , local newspapers or Craigslist. And then many vehicles that have been on the road that long are junk cars that car dealerships or private buyers wouldn’t want to buy.
If you are a resident of Seattle, Washington and own a car that is considered to be junk, then you are probably seeking cash for a junk car in Seattle.
What options do you have?
If your car has reached the point of no return and is either not running or not worth losing more dollars into repairs, then your alternative is to sell your junk car to a junkyard or an auto salvaging business. And so the hassle begins.
Selling A Junk Car In Seattle Washington
You may have to deal with the Department of Licensing (DOL) of Washington first. That’s because you will need to transfer the title of the vehicle. If you’ve lost your title, then you may have to visit the nearest office of the DOL to get a duplicate. You are required to complete an Affidavit in Lieu of Title at the vehicle licensing office. The form can’t be downloaded or printed off the DOL website. Moreover, you will be expected to bring ample proof that supports your claim to ownership of the vehicle being sold. Your plans for selling your junk car will be delayed because the process of getting a duplicate title can take up to 10 weeks.
If you are lucky enough to actually have the title, then there are a few things you need to do to officially transfer the title to the buyer of your car. You are required to:
- Complete an Odometer Disclosure Statement that you and the buyer must sign. You will have to pick up the blank statement from a DOL Vehicle Licensing Office. To find a location near you click here.
- Fill out the back of the title including your signature and the signature of the buyer.
- Fill out a Bill Of Sale. You can obtain a blank Bill Of Sale here.
- Obtain an Emissions Certificate in some Washington counties. You can locate a smog check site here.
Luckily, it is not necessary to have the vehicle’s registration certificate to complete the sale.
The documentation needs to be delivered to the DOL.
Identifying Junkyards And Auto Salvaging Businesses In Seattle WA
Next you will have to identify junkyards and auto salvaging business to which you can sell your junk car. That information is available in the yellow pages phonebook or online. Search using the keywords “sell my junk car,” “sell my junk car near me,” “cash for junk cars seattle wa,” and/or “how to sell a junk car.”
Make a list of possible junkyards and auto salvaging businesses that you can consider selling your car to.
Once you have a list use the Internet to find sites that offer customer ratings and compare the businesses on the list with the Internet site. You can also use Yelp to obtain customer ratings.
Once you have the ratings, then use that information to cut down your list to the most reputable businesses.
Now contact the junkyards and auto salvaging yards on your revised list. Call or email them. Provide them with information about your car and email photos of your junk car so they have a true visual representation. In addition, ask for quotes.
Once you have collected a good list of possible buyers including how much they will pay for your car, carefully weigh the offers.
When it comes to the quotes, seller beware. The quotes you get may or may not include towing costs. Make sure that you understand what the quote includes. Make sure that you understand whether you or the yard is paying for the tow.
Find out if Washington requires the junkyard or auto recycler to have a license that gives them authority to buy your car. There may be trouble if Washington does require a license and you sell your car to a business that doesn’t have one. In fact, you may have to pay a find or even spend time in jail.
If Washington requires a license, check its database of licensed junkyards and auto-salvaging businesses to ensure that the yard you select has a valid license. Ask to see the license when you visit the yard. Most companies that buy junk cars are reputable. However, as in any business, there are some that can’t be trusted and may try to con you.
Here are possible scams to watch out for.
- Towing is not included when the yard manager says it is.
- Bait and switch tricks
- Delayed payment.
- Yard manager asserts that your car has no value.
- Their math isn’t correct
- They say it isn’t necessary to transfer the title.
- The yard is not licensed to buy your car.
- The yard offers awards and deductions of dubious worth.
Sounds like a big hassle, doesn’t it? Well, you can avoid the hassle and sell your junk car to Cash Cars Buyer.
Who Buy Junk Cars Without Title
You can avoid all the hassles described if you sell your junk car to Cash Cars Buyer. And you don’t need the car’s title to complete the sale.
We want to buy your car. And you may get more cash for cars in Seattle than you expect from CashCarBuyers.com.
And, the best thing of all is that there are no hassles to contend with this junk car buyer. We’re online. So simply start the process by visiting CashcarBuyers.com.
On our landing page you will find a form that asks for information about your car. Just provide us with:
- The year your car was manufactured.
- The make
- The model
- The odometer mileage
- Your full name
- Phone number
- Emil address
- The city and state where you live.
Then just click.
We buy any car manufactured between 2000 and 2018. Wondering about “junk car buyers near me?” Cash Cars Buyer has sites throughout the United States. So, yes we are near you.
If you are looking for cash for junk cars Seattle, then we are here for you. Our friendly representatives will go the extra mile to assure that you have a pleasant experience selling your junk car. The whole process is simple, convenient, and you aren’t obligated to accept our cash offer. So you have nothing to lose for checking. No strings attached. We will buy junk cars for cash near you.
When we say that your experience selling your junk car to Cash Cars Buyer is hassle free, we mean it. We provide all the documents necessary to complete a cash for cars sale in Seattle WA. And we don’t need your title to do it. If you’ve lost or misplaced your title, there is no need to get a duplicate one.
We pick up your car for free and pay you cash for your car. All the hassles detailed above can be avoided. And the transaction can be done quickly, as quickly as 24-hours after you visit our website to get your offer.
The vehicle’s condition doesn’t matter.
You know you can trust us because we have built a tradition within our industry. We have more than a decade of experience and we have bought cars from literally hundreds of satisfied customers from around the United States including Seattle.
We’re bonded, licensed, and insured as a dealership. But since we are not a traditional dealership we can make deals for your junk car that no dealer will be able to offer.
Who buys junk cars? We do and we do it as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- In less than a minute we can give you a free estimate.
- After you accept the offer, we will work with your to schedule a date for your junk car removal. Our representative will perform a quick inspection at your home.
- We pay you cash for your junk car. No hidden fees. You get real cash in your hands the same day.
If you are looking for an honest and fair selling process for your junk car, then your best alternative is Cash Cars Buyer. We want to buy your car as much as you want to sell it. We urge you to visit the Cash Cars Buyer website to get started today.