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Ways to Make Money Off of a Wrecked Car

Ways to Make Money Off of a Wrecked Car

At work, you and all your coworker’s phones went off at the same time. It was a weather watch alert from your local news service warning you to find shelter and take cover as soon as possible.

After rushing home and securing the safety of your family and pets, you all hunker down to wait out the oncoming storm. The windows and doors are latched, and you’ve already accepted the fate of your newly shingled roof, but upon waking up the next morning and assessing the damage, you realize you forgot one crucial thing: your car. In your frenzied preparations, you forgot to pull your vehicle into the garage, and it is now damaged.

Scrolling around online, you find hail damaged cars for sale online on an auto auction site. Is this something you want to purchase? Is this something that can be relied on?

Depending on where you live, your state may have specific standards regarding the severity of the damage. Dependent on the damage incurred, you may not be able to sell your car as it may be a safety hazard. In other states, the standards are across the board. No matter the level of damage, it is deemed un-drivable. If you need help determining the damage, consider speaking with a specialist.

Believe it or not, some places will purchase damaged cars no matter how weather-worn or wrecked they may be. But why? In some cases, the damage done to the vehicle may be recoverable. With the proper skill set, safety checks, and damage listings, that car may be usable once again. From here, the buyer of your vehicle will most likely sell it after proper repairs are made.

If you happen to be on the other end of this scenario and you are in the market for a new car, purchasing a hail damaged car, surprisingly, might be the right choice for you. As we’ve already discussed, the vehicle in question may be made drivable again, but it, of course, will not return to its once brand-new condition. It will, however, provide you with a more affordable option.

On the occasion that your car has endured damage other than hail,  there are still ways for you to profit off your clunker. Not only are there places that will pay buy your damaged car to resell it, there are also places that will pay you to use your old car for scrap metal. You just need to know where to look. Often known as scrap metal recycling, these places will offer you money for parts of your wrecked car.

If you are looking to scrap out your car, it is essential to understand that most scrap yards place value in weight rather than the parts they are sold. They usually do not value the parts individually or on usability, but in weight, valuing them as a whole. Scrap metal recycling in Mobile, AL, is made even easier on you as they will come to you when it is convenient for you, to pick up the scrapped materials. Additionally, there is no cost for having them come to you to retrieve the materials.

Just because your car has recently undergone some sort of irreparable damage does not necessarily mean you have to spend a substantial amount of time and money shopping around for a new car. You have options! And if you do decide to take advantage of the many opportunities granted to you by your unfortunate circumstances, you may happen upon a new vehicle in no time at all.  

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