The junk car and auto salvage businesses are generally filled with hearty entrepreneurs who live and die by their wits. To keep it simple for those looking to sell junk cars, most salvage businesses offer free car removal and a flat fee for the pink slip.
If your car is fifteen years old, made in America, and weighs less that a few tons, the reality is that the towing and disposal costs are greater than its salvage value. On the other hand, if you have an import car that has been totaled in an accident or you're done trying to repair, its salvage value is far greater than the flat fee that most car removal companies offer.
Import auto salvage is the lucrative part of the junk car business. Those who have owned, loved, and nursed an import through 100,000 miles of life on America's roads recognize that the cost of replacement parts is 25% to 100% greater than domestic models.
If your imported Saab, Mercedes, or Audi has seen better days, it's worth a great deal more than the flat $100 to $300 that auto removal businesses offer to take it away. Let's face it, if your import has a working transmission, reusable windshield, or new fuel pump, then it's worth a great deal more than the salvage fee most companies pay.
If you have an import car that you're looking to get rid of, call a company that understands the value of import auto salvage. You've paid a premium to keep your import running, and you should be paid more for the spare parts when you're offering your auto to a salvage dealer.
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