You have likely heard or seen radio, television or billboard advertisements for companies that buy junk cars. When you hear this, you may find yourself wondering why anyone would buy a junk car and what they do with those cars. Here are three different things that companies that buy junkers do with those old cars.
Rebuild the Junk Car
Some companies buy old junk cars simply to rebuild the car. Most of these are custom or project cars. The car is gutted and the frame of the car and any usable or salvageable parts may be kept. From there, a custom engine, wheels, paint job and other custom work brings the car to life. These one of a kind cars can sell for big money, so it is worth sinking the money into one of these fixer up projects.
Use or Sell the Parts From a Junk Car
When companies buy junk cars, the most common thing that they do with them is use or sell the usable parts from the junk cars. As cars age, it can be harder to find parts for the car, especially if the manufacturer stops making them. Some companies will strip the parts of the car and refurbished them, selling them to auto repair shops. Other companies will open up pick and pull type lots with the cars, where consumers can walk through the lot, pull of the part they need and then buy it. Either way, this helps people get their hands on car parts that may need to repair their older cars.
Recycle the Leftover Parts of a Junk Car
The last thing that can be done with old junk cars is to recycle unusable parts of a junk car, or to recycle junk cars that are completely rusted. Cars and their parts are made from a variety of metal types, including aluminum and steel. These parts are heavy and can be sold to a recycler for a decent amount of company. Many of the parts are then melted down and turned into recycled metal products, giving them new life.
If you have a junk car that you are looking to sell in St. Paul, MN., contact Ace Auto Parts. We buy junkers and would love to take yours off of your hands, while giving you some money in your pocket. Give us a call today to get the process started.