When to Give Up on Junk Cars

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In our experience here at Junk Car Mafia, many car enthusiasts will hang on to old vehicles even after they stop running because they hope to one day restore them. While we understand the dream of restoring a beloved car, we also encourage you to be realistic about this prospect. The longer a car sits in your garage, the less likely it is to ever work again, much less be restored to its former glory.

When to Give Up on Junk Cars

In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell when it’s time to give up on junk cars and let us take them away for you.

  • When Repairs Cost More Than Replacement – One essential question to ask when deciding whether to keep junk cars or get rid of them is how much it will cost to get the car working again. In many cases, especially for older models, the cost of repairs is more than the cost of a new car (or at least a new-to-you used car). If this is true for your old car, we encourage you to let go and let us take it off your hands.
  • When You Can’t Find a Buyer – Another reason why you might be hanging on to your old car is because you hope to sell it. However, if you can’t find any takers, you should turn to our team instead. We buy junk cars for cash, and we can help you recover at least some of the value of the car, so you don’t walk away empty handed.
  • When Your Car is Unsafe – Lastly, some junk cars are still drivable, but that doesn’t mean driving them is a good idea. Modern cars are built according to strict safety standards, and new cars are much safer for everyone on the road than junk cars from ten or more years ago. We encourage you to let us take unsafe junk cars off your hands, so you can upgrade to something safer.