When deciding what to do with your old car, you might wonder which junk cars are the most valuable. Just like new cars, certain junk cars are more valuable than their counterparts. While the only way to truly tell how much your car is worth is to have a junk car buyer inspect it, you can get a general sense of how much your car will command before the junk car pickup occurs.
Here’s a quick guide to which cars retain the most value as junkers:
- Lemons: There are plenty of vehicles out there that are legally lemons, i.e., they have safety defects or persistent mechanical problems early in their lifespan. Even if you can’t drive your lemon, chances are that there are plenty of usable parts still left on your junker. These cars may fetch a higher junk rate because of that fact.
- Famously reliable vehicles: Certain brands of cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans are famous for being reliable. Hondas and Toyotas tend to get higher prices, especially if there are plenty of usable parts still left. These cars are known for lasting over 200,000 miles, which means that current owners are still motivated to repair them; therefore, your used components are more valuable to junk car buyers.
- Popular late model vehicles: Popular late model vehicles might only last 50,000 miles—about half the time that a vehicle should last before it starts having major mechanical issues. This makes these cars more valuable to junk car buyers since owners tend to want to repair their cars and avoid the inevitable breakdown.
- Popular early model vehicles: Finally, popular early model vehicles (like 1970s and 1980s Mustangs) are still restored and driven by car aficionados. If your junk car happens to be an early model vehicle that’s still in demand, then it’s among the valuable junk cars that will be a lot more appealing to a junk car pickup service.
Of course, your junk car’s true value will need to be determined by a junk car buyer. Make sure that you contact several different junk car buyers around town to ensure that you’re getting the best deal for your vehicle. Reputable junk car buyers will offer pickup or towing and pay you in cash on the spot.
Getting rid of your junk car can serve a number of purposes: You’ll free up more space on your property; you’ll encourage reuse of your vehicle’s usable parts; and you’ll recycle anything that can’t be used. It’s a much better proposition than letting your vehicle sit in the driveway for years at a time—and you’ll get paid in cash, to boot.
If you’re interested in finding out whether your junk cars are valuable or if you want to schedule a junk car pickup, call Lester’s Cash for Junk Cars. We’ll give you the best price possible on that junker or lemon that’s been sitting around for years. Why not start the new year off right and finally do something about your junk car? Call today to get started.