Sustainable Practices as a Car OwnerAs Americans are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, sustainability has become a hot topic the past few years. Here are some sustainable practices to keep in mind as a car owner: Properly dispose oil from your car – Many auto repair shops will dispose your contained oil for you to use to recycle or properly dispose. Do not dump your oil in drains, sewers, or even the lawn. Avoiding these actions avoids the risk of polluting water and soil. Recycle used or worn out tires- Instead of throwing out your old tires, recycle them at a local recycling center where they can then be used for projects. These projects include the creation of local playgrounds, sandboxes, and much more. Check Tire Pressure – Most of the newer models have automated tire pressure gauges, but for older vehicles, it is important to check the tire pressure on a regular basis. Not only is it safer to drive, but tires that are properly inflated save 10 cents per a gallon of gas as well as reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Selling Your CarThrough You Call We Haul, you can sell your car for cash no matter the condition of the vehicle! A towing company will pick up your car from the requested address and your car will then be stripped for parts to recycle. Once all the fluids are removed from the car, the recycling begins. Re-usable parts are taken from the car and about 90% of the cars steel and iron are then recycled. The recycled metals are then used for products such as cans and other metallic objects. Through our nationwide network of buyers, your car is sent to an auction. Automotive recyclers bid for your car and the winner then claims your car for cash. You will receive your payment upon pickup and from there the rest of the process is in our hands. The chart above displays what parts of a car are recycled and shows how they are properly recycled by auto-recyclers. At You Call We Haul, we promote sustainability one car at a time. Selling your car will not only benefit your wallet, but the environment as well. Visit You Call We Haul to sell your car for cash or call us at 866-771-5865! To ensure that you are receiving and accurate estimate on the value of your car, visit the RepairPal website. RepairPal gives car owners an accurate estimate on their car and connects them with local repair shops. If the estimate to fix your car it too costly and you don’t want to sell it for cash, consider other ways to get rid of your car, which include donating it to charity.
How Donating Your Car Helps the EnvironmentIf you don’t want to sell your car through You Call We Haul, you can help the environment and support your favorite nonprofit organization by donating your car! The car donation process is quick and simple. Through our Car Donation Wizard, you will be able to donate to one of our partnered non-profit organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, American Cancer Society, or even your local NPR Radio Station. Your car will be sold to auto recyclers and your charity will the receive the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle. After your car is sold, you’ll be emailed a tax receipt. It’s that simple! Start your car donation online or by calling 877-957-2277.
And finally if your vehicle is at the absolute end of life you may consider retiring your vehicle through the Nation’s mosts enviromentally focused recyling program. Go to www.shift4tomorrow.org to learn about the SHIFT National Vehicle Retirement Initiative.
Depending on where you are, flowers could be blooming or roads could still be icy and salt-littered. No matter your location, spring is on its way. It’s almost time to start the annual Spring Cleaning. A great place to start and to get some extra green for your wallet is to sell a junk car….
Tips for Selling a Junk Car
Selling an older, high mileage or damaged vehicle can present many unique problems. Here are some Tips and Suggestions for getting cash for junk cars.
Beware of the Trade-In Trap
Buyers often get stuck between a rock and a hard place, rushed into a ‘trade’ thinking its the only option available. If your car has hit the end of the road, the dealer likely has no more interest in it than you do. The offer you get for the vehicle is often inflating the sale price or being used as leverage to sell financing. If possible, get the most money for your junk car before you buy another. If you’re looking for more guidance click here to avoid the ‘gotchas’.
Don’t take the quick computer offer
Many sites or services on the web ask owners to input the year, make, model, and mileage for an ‘instant offer’. Don’t get fooled by the quick offer, these operations are likely just baiting the user. Many of these sites are simply set up to sell ‘leads’ to local junk yards, and their ‘services’ deteriorate your returns. If you’re getting an instant value they likely aren’t taking into consideration the true condition or the many options that influence value. They will either make a low offer or negotiate when the rep shows up to pick up the car. You Call We Haul™ connects buyers and sellers without the trickery.
Get to a LOCAL buyer you can trust.
If you are selling a high mileage, end of life, salvage or damaged car, it is likely to be sold to a local recycler or dismantler. There is no National chain or clearinghouse to buy junk cars. Get to know your local junkyard, they are an important part of the recycling world and help keep our driveways, cities and streets clean. Sites that resell ‘leads’ often work with dubious buyers that you may not want showing up at your house. You want a recognized, local bidder who you can rely on to handle the transaction in an ethical manner. You can learn more about responsible automobile recycling at United Recyclers Group or Automotive Recyclers Association websites.
Take Photos to maximize the value
Even though you are selling an older or salvage vehicle, don’t expect to get top dollar without giving the right information to maximize return. Take photos of the vehicle, because it’s the easiest way to get the very best bid from a local dismantler. You can use our quick and easy photo app here:
Be ready to move quickly
You Call We Haul™ offers a fast alternative to making several calls. Once we get your photos and information we send them off to our network of dismantlers and recyclers and they are often returning real bids in just minutes. Make sure to have all of your personal effects, license plates, and registration ready for a quick removal if you accept the offer.
Carefully transfer your title
Don’t get lazy about title transfer. Often times when selling an older car, owners skip the appropriate title steps. Make sure to sign the title directly over to the buyer picking up your vehicle. Be assured that all of our buyers are properly licensed and insured. Click here for more information about transferring your title.
Though this process can seem intimidating, we’re here to help. We have over 10 years experience and have sold hundreds of thousands of cars, trucks, motorcycles and SUVs to recyclers and dismantlers. We know how this world works and we’re here to make it easier on you.
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