Do you have an old car sitting around in your driveway taking up valuable space? Perhaps you came out today to crank it and just got a click instead. Maybe you’ve been thinking of selling that car anyway, but you’ve been putting it off because of the hassle involved. What if you just part it out and sell the parts individually because you can get more money that way, right? In some cases, this might be true. However, there are a few things you should consider before going this route, so keep reading below to learn how to sell your car for parts and determine whether this is the right path for you.
How Do I Sell My Car For Parts?
There are a few ways that you can sell your car for parts, but they are not all created equally. You can choose to sell to a junk car buyer who will purchase the entire car from you at once or you can remove individual parts from the car yourself and sell them all separately. Obviously, choosing the latter option requires much more time and effort on your end, as well as requiring some additional expertise about how to remove the parts and valuing each and every part that you remove.
If you want the easiest process for selling your car for parts, then you should use Auto Wranglers. There are several reasons why this is the best method for parting out a car. First, it saves you tons of time and effort. You will not have to spend your time researching various parts and their prices. You also will not have to worry about attempting to remove the part, cleaning it, listing it for sale, shipping it, or any of the other little tasks that go along with selling car parts.
The next reason to use Auto Wranglers is because our process is quick. We know that you want to get some extra cash for those car parts, and we can have that cash in your hand within a day or two. Selling the parts from your car individually could take weeks or months (if you can even find buyers for all the parts), so it will be quite a while before you see all the money from your efforts. Not to mention, your neighbors will definitely love it when you have a halfway torn apart car sitting in your driveway for weeks – said no one ever! Let us get that clunker gone and put cash in your pocket quickly.
Finally, you’ll always get top dollar from us. We’ll make you an instant cash offer for your vehicle based on its real value, and that’s the amount of money you’ll get in your pocket. No haggling with people over the prices and no hidden fees! Some of the other services out there make you pay for your own towing or pay other fees, but we always provide free towing and pickup. If you’re looking to get $500 or more for your junk car, then we are the way to go. When you’re ready to sell that car, give us a call for the quickest and easiest process plus the best price for your car.
Is Parting Out A Car Profitable?
Parting out a car might seem enticing at first, but make sure you completely think it through before going that route. Sure, some of the parts on your car might be pretty valuable if they are still in good shape. Catalytic converters, for example, can be worth a couple hundred dollars alone if they are in good working condition. However, there are other considerations that you need to think about when assessing just how profitable it might be to sell car parts.
First, you need the know how and tools to actually be able to remove these parts in order to sell them. Take the catalytic converter example. While that part might be worth a couple hundred bucks, it is an extremely tedious process to remove that part from your car. You’ll need a torch or cutting wheel and a jack or car lift at a minimum. Do you really know how to get under your car and cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust system? If not, it certainly will not be profitable if you have to pay someone else to remove the auto parts before you can sell them.
In addition to the time and effort required to remove the parts, it takes an immense amount of time to research and sell the parts. Before you can sell a part, you need to know whether it is worth anything. You’ll need to scour the Internet to find that specific part and determine how much it sells for. Then, you have to create a listing and either meet people or package the part for shipping. Once you factor in the time you spend to part out a car, you’re probably not making very much profit off the deal.
You can skip all that headache when you use Auto Wranglers. We’ll make you an instant offer for your vehicle, and we’ll have the car gone within a day or two. You’ll get all your cash immediately, and you never even have to lift a finger. Leave all the trouble to the automotive experts, and you can enjoy your time using all the extra money that you made from selling your car.
What About Parting Out Cars On eBay?
eBay is a popular choice for people who decide to part out their car on their own. This platform allows you access to millions of private buyers who might be interested in the parts you are selling. While this platform provides easier access to buyers, it does have some drawbacks as well.
First, there are thousands of used car parts for sale on the platform. So, you’re going to be competing against others who are selling similar parts. This means that potential buyers will be looking for the best deal, and you’ll probably have to lower your prices to get the sale. Next, eBay will take a big chunk of your profit in seller fees. They’ll charge you a fee to list the item, and then charge you a percentage of the sales price on the backend after the sale. That can really cut into your profits!
Finally, there is the problem of shipping. Car parts can be heavy and oddly shaped, and that causes a lot of trouble when you have to ship those items. You’ll need to buy appropriately sized and shaped boxes or containers to ship the parts in. Proper packing materials are a must because the buyer will demand a refund if the part is damaged during shipping. And, have you tried to ship a muffler or anything big and heavy lately? It’s going to cost you dearly! Paying $50 or more to ship a part worth $30 doesn’t make any sense at all. Leave the shipping to the dealerships and others who get big discounts due to volume, and just call Auto Wranglers when you’re ready to sell your car.
Can I Sell My Car For Parts To A Junkyard?
Most junkyards and scrap yards are not looking to sell auto parts. These places are typically buying damaged cars or wrecked cars that they can crush and recycle. Their main focus is on scrap metal, so offers from these scrap car buyers do not reflect the true value of your car in many cases. Junkyard offers are almost always based on nothing more than scrap car prices. If you want to just sell your car for scrap, then a junkyard is a viable option. However, some auto salvage yards do sell parts, and they might be able to offer you a little more than the average junkyard.
Keep in mind that those salvage yards will be doing all the dirty work when it comes to selling the parts, so that will be reflected in their offer. You can expect to receive an offer worth approximately 30-40% of the value of the usable parts on your vehicle. They’ll need to spend time removing parts, cleaning them, and finding buyers, so they have to leave room for a profit for themselves as well.
Conduct A Detailed Vehicle Inspection
If you have decided to go ahead and sell the parts yourself through eBay or Craigslist, then there are some things you should do to prepare. One of those is conducting a detailed vehicle inspection. It might even be a good idea to hire a certified mechanic to assist with this task. Conducting a thorough inspection serves a couple of purposes. First, it allows you to gather key information about the vehicle that you will need before attempting to sell any parts. You can make a note of the make and model of the vehicle as well as trim options and the VIN that will likely be needed when selling the parts.
Next, and probably most important, is that a thorough inspection will let you know exactly which parts are still usable and what condition they are in. Before trying to sell the parts, you need to know which ones you can sell and what they are worth. If you have a car that won’t start, you will have to do a little research to figure out which parts are good and which ones aren’t. Once you know the condition of the parts, that will allow you to begin your research that was previously mentioned into determining the value of each of the parts. Once you have all this information together, then you can begin listing the parts for sale and finding buyers for them all.
If you’re thinking “I need to go ahead and sell my junk car for parts,” make sure that you know all the steps involved before you decide to part the car out on your own. Selling a car for parts requires a lot of time and effort plus some detailed mechanical knowledge to make it happen. If you don’t think you’re quite up to the task, then just make it easy on yourself. Call Auto Wranglers and let us pay you cash for your car. We buy cars throughout the country, and we’ll always pay top dollar based on the value of your vehicle or the parts in it. You’ll have your cash within a day or two, and you won’t have to spend hours upon hours removing parts and finding buyers for them. Give us a call today to get your free quote and get the process started.