After years of driving your car, you have decided to get a new one, but do not want to simply throw your old one away.
All vehicles have a salvage value at the end of their life, whether it is as little as a few hundred or as much as a few thousand dollars. For this reason, many people choose to call a salvage or junk car removal company to not only remove their car, but to receive cash for it as well.
However, there are many junk car scams that take place that you should be aware of in order to avoid falling victim to shady companies.
Bait and Switch
One of the most common scams that occur with selling junk cars is the infamous bait and switch. Typically, you will call a removal company who will give you an estimate based on the information you provide about the junk car’s condition. This estimate should be firm, meaning that when they come to pick up the vehicle, you receive what you were quoted.