Before you get red in the face, there is some very good news. Congress actually anticipated this problem [for once] and dealt with it. The Cash for Clunkers legislation includes a key paragraph noting that the price discount will NOT be considered a taxable gain in any way and the IRS shall not seek compensation for it.
This time around, the car did not over heat. This time the car just quit. The gas pedal did not accelerate, there was no power steering, and there were no power brakes, the car just quit. The nearest exit was immediate which I managed to exit. The exit was downhill so I was able to pick up enough speed to coast into a strip shopping center and park almost perfectly in a parking space. The biggest difference in my surroundings for this second breakdown was the complete absence of people. Darkness as far as I could see. Not a human in sight.
$500 cash for junk cars Towing a vehicle to a salvage yard is expensive to have done. It is dangerous, as well as time consuming, for you to do yourself. So these old junkers just sit, year after year. This is a shame because they could be put to good use. Whether as a fixer project for someone else, or as a handy tax write off for you, if donated to charity.
Only call the salvage yard as a last resort. Salvage yards are only willing to give you the minimum for your junk car. For obvious reasons. They receive calls all the time from people that want to get rid of their cars for a buck. You are no different. They are in the position to make the rules.
Shop around. After you’ve done a little road work call up a few salvagers in you area and get some quotes. If you know how much their getting per pound and what parts they can sale to make it more worth their time, then you can keep from getting taken to the cleaners.
polk county pick and pay Instead of putting out money that you really don’t have to spend, why not convert your “clunker” into a cash-saving machine? You would be surprised how easy it is, not to mention how little it would actually cost you. Sure, you could order a kit for $10,000, or for between $500 and $2000 you can actually piece together your own vehicle using free or dirt cheap parts that you can get from salvage yards, auctions and wholesalers. There are many people who have done this successfully and are enjoying quiet, clean, efficient driving, and paying next-to-nothing for fuel and maintenance. All you need is a good set of plans, some basic tools, and a place to work on your car.
For cars that are very old and not worth investing in, the company decides to recycle them. The usable parts are salvaged from the vehicle and are sold to mechanics that are willing to buy them. Metal itself has a lot of value, so the rest of the car does give the company some money as well. The metal can be given to scrap yards or to companies that will melt the cars body and the other metal parts, to make other items out of recycled metal.