How much can I get for my car at a junkyard?

I heard that you can get more money from your car at a junkyard than you do trading it in. Is that true? How much would I actually get for my car?

Sometimes you can get a better deal selling your car at a junkyard, but usually this only happens when your car is in really rough shape. You can typically expect to get around $250 to $500.
Prices will vary based on when and where you sell your car. Other factors that influence the price include the condition and year of the vehicle.
If your car is still relatively new or functional, it might be better to sell your car privately or trade it in to a dealership than to junk it.
Don’t forget that when you get rid of a car, you need to update your insurance policy. Since insurance prices change all the time, it’s a good idea to shop around to see what else is out there. The easiest way to do this is by using the Jerry app! Jerry will collect quotes from over 50 top insurers so you can compare policies for free.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Dec 06, 2021

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