If you have a car that was badly damaged in an accident or isn't running and isn't worth the investment to fix, you may be thinking about selling it as a junk car. If you have never done this before, you may have questions about doing this. Here are a few questions you may have about selling a junk car and the answers to those questions.

Does the Car Have to Be Running to Sell it as a Junk Car?

No, a car does not have to be running in order to sell it as a junk car. It can be towed to the place of business where you are selling it.

Can the Car Have Missing Parts?

If you have a car that has missing parts on it, you can still sell it as a junk car. However, you should always let the junk car buyer know what parts are missing before you bring the car to them. This helps them determine if they want that car and/or how much they want to pay for it. A car with missing parts is not as valuable as a car that does not have missing parts.

Why Would Someone Buy a Junk Car?

There are a couple of reasons why companies buy junk cars. First, they can part out the car. This means that they take the parts inside of your car that are present and work and use them to repair other cars. Secondly, the metal in the car is valuable. It can be sold to a metal recycler. From there, the metal recycler can melt down the metal car parts and use that metal to make new car parts or other metal items including construction beams and tools.

Does the Car Need to be Paid Off to Sell It?

In order to sell a junk car, the title must be in the name of the person selling it and there must not be a lien holder. If there is a lien holder or there are more than one title holders, all people must sign off on the sale of the car before it can be sold.

If you have a car that needs to be repaired or that you want to sell as a junk car, contact Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul, MN. We have the knowledge to repair your car or can help you sell it as a junk car and help other cars get the parts they need. Give us a call today to set up an appointment or to get answers to any other questions you may have.