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7 Important Things To Do When You Sell Your Car To A Salvage Yard In Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of several states that mandates the sale of junked cars to a licensed auto salvage dealer. Because this process can be complex and time consuming, we’ve compiled a list of essential steps and documentation required to sell your car to 114 Auto Salvage in Middleton Massachusetts.

By following the 7 Steps listed below, will make your junking experience super easy:

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Step 1: Organize And Gather All Related Vehicle Documentation

The documents you need to to have in order to get the most money when you sell your car are the following:

-The Title


-Proof of Insurance

Since we don’t put the vehicle back on the road, 114 Auto Salvage can sometimes just accept the registration. However, the vehicle has to be 15 years or older and registered in the state of Massachusetts so we can check if there are any liens (aka payments owed on the vehicle). If your vehicle is newer and from New Hampshire ,we will most likely require a title. Pickups without titles are picked up on a case to case basis, so please call us at 978-396-2448 to ask any 114 Auto Salvage buyers for more information.

Step 2: Remove your license plates

Especially if you are planning to transfer your plates once you buy a new car, it is important that you remove your license plates before you sell your car to 114 Auto Salvage. After Covid-19, the Massachusetts DMV stated that you do not have to return your plates to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and that the plates will be canceled automatically after you have sold your vehicle.

Step 3: Prepare your car for removal.

Even if you don’t use the car anymore, many people keep a multitude of important belongs in the car such as the following: clothes, GPS units, cleaning supplies, car baby seats, chargers, etc. Before you sell your car to 114 Auto Salvage, make sure that you clean out everything from inside the car and properly remove anything that is important for you. If you do forget something important in your car, please call 114 Auto Salvage right away, so we can leave your item safely in the office.

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Step 4: Decide Whether You Want To Get The Car Picked Up Or Drop It Off To Our Yard.

We are located in Middleton, Massachusetts which is about half an hour away from Boston. If you are too busy to sell your car yourself or need help with paperwork, it can be worth it to get our team of professionals to pick up your car for free. However, if you or a family member want to bring in a car to our yard instead, you are more than welcome to do so as long as you are 18 years of age or older and have a valid id. Since 114 Auto Salvage offers free pickup, if you drop off your vehicle to the salvage yard, the amount of money you receive for your car will be the same.

We are located at 297 N Main St Middleton Massachusetts 01940. The yard operates from 9am to 6pm Monday- Friday, and some Saturdays from 8am-12pm. We recommend that you call us beforehand to make sure someone will be at the office when you come with your vehicle so we hand you a bill of sale and hand you your cash in an envelope.

Step 5: Make Sure You Get A Bill Of Sale From One Of Our Buyers Or Drivers

A bill of sale is a legal document that ensures that you sell your vehicle to the people who are taking it off your hands. Without this document, 114 Auto Salvage cannot pay you for your car. It works as proof to show that when you sell your car to 114 Auto Salvage, you have all rights to sell it, and you are transferring ownership to another person or company. So in this case if you are selling your car to 114 Auto Salvage, the bill of sale proves that you sold it to a salvage yard.

The state of Massachusetts requires your car to have a bill of sale, so don’t sell it without one! Also, make sure the bill is free of grammatical errors. 114 Auto Salvage always provides you with a bill of sale when you sell your car to us. The driver will be more than happy to help fill it out.
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Step 6: Transfer The Title

To sell your car in Massachusetts, you need to transfer the title into your name or into the new owner’s name.

Like many salvage yards, we prefer to buy your car with a title, but can sometimes buy it without one since we do not put cars back on the road. If you sell us your car without a title, we can sometimes accept the registration as proof of ownership.

If you do have a title on hand, you can probably make a little more money when selling your car to 114 Auto Salvage. This is because having a clean title makes it easier to sell the parts off a car, especially if it’s 2007 or newer.

Step 7: Cancel Your Registration After Sell Your Car to 114 Auto Salvage

Once you sell your car, canceling your registration is very important. This step is crucial because if you do not cancel your registration, you can still get tickets and be pulled over by the police despite having sold your vehicle. Regarding license plates, the 114 Auto Salvage tow truck drivers can take them off for you before they tow away your car, just please ask them when they are in route to do your pickup. To cancel your registration, you can go to the Mass RMV website and fill out the section 5 Plates cancellation form, and mail it to the RMV, which will then cancel your registration within 7-10 business days.

Please note that after selling your car, you cannot drive it on Massachusetts roads anymore. If you get caught driving with a canceled license plate or registration, this will lead to more issues like fines and impounding fees.

By selling your car to 114 Auto Salvage, you are already making the process of junking a car a whole lot easier. Call today for the best quote! 978-396-2448.
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