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How To Sell A Car That Needs Work Or Repairs [Best Way]

3 years ago

People all over the world have cars they are trying to sell that need work. As long as the car still runs okay, has minimal body damage, and has not been involved in a major accident, you can sell it or trade it in anywhere for a reasonable price.


So, if you are looking to sell a car that needs work, there are some different options to choose from. The options include: parting out the car; selling the car on eBay or Craigslist; selling or trading the car to a dealership; or selling the car to Junk That Car. In this article we will be looking at all of these options in depth and discuss what option is the best.


Without further ado, here is how to sell a car that needs work.


Parting out the car


One option is to take the car apart yourself and sell each individual part online. This is a very long and tedious process though, and it may not be worth your time and effort unless you have experience taking apart cars.


If you choose to take the parting out route, you will need a place to store the car as you remove the parts. You would also need space to store the parts you have already taken out of the car. It is recommended to have access to a garage when parting out a car, so you can work through any weather and keep all parts you are planning to sell from being damaged.


Parting out a car also requires a lot of tools, and some of those tools do not come cheap. Some of the tools you may need include:

  • A basic tool kit
  • Breaker bar
  • Hammer or rubber mallet
  • Hacksaw
  • Jack and jack stands
  • Engine hoist

There are more tools necessary to get the job done, but that would be a very long list.


As long as the drivetrain components are in proper working order and the car has not been burning oil or coolant, you can sell each part for a pretty penny. All parts that you cannot sell, you can bring to a scrapyard, but be sure to bring the title in case you have to prove ownership of the car.


Selling the car on eBay or Craigslist


Another option is to sell the car, as is, on eBay or Craigslist. If you plan to sell your car on eBay or Craigslist, it is important to know a few things first. You will need to know how much your car is worth and how much you can sell it for. You will also need to know exactly what is wrong with the car and how much it might cost to fix it.


If you don’t have the money, or the time, to fix the car yourself, it could help to just sell the car to someone that does have the money, or time, to fix it. Then you could find another car for around the same price as you sold your junk car for, that does not need any work, or the work it does need is very minor.


Selling your car on eBay or Craigslist can be a very lengthy process. First, you must create an account, then you must write a post that clearly states everything wrong with the car and how much you are trying to sell it for. Even after you go through the long process of posting an ad, it can take up to two months for someone to buy your car!


When selling a car that needs repairs on eBay or Craigslist, you must be careful of scammers, unlike if you go through a dealership or a junkyard. The same goes for any parts you sell if you decided to part out your car. It is best to only accept cash and talk to the buyer over the phone, or in person, to ensure they are actually trying to purchase your car or car parts.


Selling or Trading the car to a Dealership


When you trade in or sell your car to a dealership, they will usually only give you a portion of what your car is really worth. It’s always good to know the value of your car before you go to the dealership, so you can tell if they are being honest about what your car is worth or if they are just trying to make a bigger profit.


The dealership has to fix up trade-in cars before they can sell them, which means they will not be too willing to buy a car that has extensive body damage or if the car does not run. If the car you are trying to trade-in a damaged car that was involved in a major accident, it may lower the trade-in value of the car.


Trading in your car is a good way to go if you are planning to use the money you get from your junk car to put toward a new car.


Selling the car to Junk That Car


If you are looking to sell your car for cash and you have no way of bringing the car in yourself or you don’t want to pay for someone to tow it. Just get ahold of Junk That Car, and they can help you out, even if your car does not run! Junk That Car takes in all kinds of vehicles whether they were involved in a minor accident, major accident, or even if the engine no longer functions properly.


Junk That Car takes calls 24 hours a day, so whenever you need them, they are there, no matter what time you call. You can also use their website and receive an immediate quote for your junk car.


It’s safe to say, Junk That Car is the best way to sell a car that needs work because they will come to you to pick up the car and give you cash on the spot for it. Another great thing about using Junk That Car is, they don’t charge you to pick up your car. Yes, they provide free junk car removal!


So, don’t wait to sell your junk car to someone who won’t give you top-dollar for it. Call Junk That Car and they will pick up your car for free and give you cash for it!

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