At 114 Auto Salvage, we mainly get cars that can be only sold for scrap rather than salvage. The difference between a scrap and salvage vehicle is that to sell a car for scrap, the vehicle must be economically impractical to repair, whereas if you sell your car for salvage it means that the car is worth parting out and repairing if needed. At 114 Auto Salvage, we ask a couple of important questions to make the best evaluation for the value of your car. Here is how we decide if a car is a scrap car or salvage car.
What is The Year Make and Model? Do you have The title?
We will also ask you if you have the title because the title is the only proof of ownership for a vehicle. If you sell us your car, we will have to take ownership of it via signing over the title. The person buying the car must be able to get an “As Is” Bill Of Sale verifying that you are selling them your car with no strings attached, which means you don’t owe any money on the car before selling it for scrap or salvage. If you lost your title and only have the registration, we usually can make some exceptions if your vehicle is older and you are a resident of Massachusetts, which means we can look up any liens (aka money owed).
Does it Run And Drive?
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Is The Car Complete? Is the Catalytic Converter in Tact?
Additionally, 114 Auto Salvage always confirms if the catalytic converter is intact. The original catalytic converter helps the car run smoothly and efficiently. So, unless your car was made before 1975, a car without a catalytic converter is most likely not a well running vehicle and worth much less to most salvage yards. A car without a catalytic converter will for sure be sold solely for scrap if a salvage yard agrees to take it. Most of the time, 114 Auto Salvage does not take cars without catalytic converters. However, this depends on some other aspects of your car, so feel free to reach out to any buyer using our main line: 978-396-2448 for any questions you may have.
If A Car is Salvageable, We Always Confirm The Condition
For Towing Purposes Only, Are There Any Flats On The Car?
In short, most of the process that our buyers go through on the phone determines if the value of your car is salvage or scrap. While there is a difference in pricing between the two types of vehicles; 114 Auto Salvage offers the best possible price on a car that is in any condition. Just remember to be honest with us about all damage and conditions of your vehicle so we can get you the best price possible and help you pick up your vehicle in a flash.