How can I scrap a car without a title?

I have this old junker car that’s been sitting in my garage forever. I want to scrap it for a few bucks, but I lost the title. Will a junkyard take a car without a title?

In most states, you can scrap a car without a title as long as you can prove that you are the owner of it. Typically, you can do this by providing registration for the vehicle and your driver’s license.
Note that the following things will not count as proof of ownership:
  • A bill of sale because those can easily be forged
  • Proof of insurance because it is possible to insure a vehicle that isn’t yours to sell
  • Cash and bribery because the yard is required to report every car they acquire
If you’re looking to get a little extra cash by scrapping your junker, check out the Jerry app to see how much you can save on your car insurance. Once you download Jerry, just answer a handful of questions that will take you roughly 45 seconds to complete and you’ll immediately get car insurance quotes for coverage similar to your current plan. The best part is Jerry customers save an average of $879 a year!
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Oct 29, 2021

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