How can I get a junk car towed?

My dad has had an old Chevy sitting in the driveway for a few years. The thing is totally rusted junk and we think it’s time to get rid of it. How do you get a junk car towed away?

“Getting rid of a junk car is a great way to clear up your property and recycle the unused metal to help the environment!
To get a junk car towed, contact a local junkyard. They will ask for details about the vehicle, such as:
  • The make, model, and year
  • Whether it runs
  • Which parts are in good condition
  • If the vehicle is rusted
  • Whether the car is fully intact (some pay more if the car is partially dismantled)
Ask what documentation is required for the junkyard to take the car, and then gather the necessary paperwork. You will definitely need:
  • The car’s registration: If no registration is available, the state may require a title transfer.
  • The car’s title: If you are not the legal owner, you will need official notarized permission before the vehicle can be junked.
  • Verification from the lienholder, if the title still has a lien.
Alternatively, if you don’t care about making a profit from the junk vehicle, you can check if your municipality offers free junk towing. Typically, they do. So if you just want the car gone, this might be the best option.
Once you set up the tow, be sure to remove the car’s license plates and take them to your motor vehicle department to complete any necessary paperwork.
If you or your father are planning to replace the junk vehicle, consider shopping for insurance for your next car with the Jerry app.
You can sign up in just 45 seconds to access free insurance quotes from over 50 name-brand providers. The great thing is, once you find the policy you want, Jerry will sign you up and help you cancel your old policy if necessary.”
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Oct 15, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.

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