Top 5 Reasons to Buy Junk Cars


Junk cars are vehicles that are no longer drive-able, whether due to age or a car accident. They can often sit in a person's yard or drive-way and be expensive to get rid of. We at Pull-A-Part know that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, which is why we often pay to buy these junk cars. We’ve even made it our business.

We know you do not want to let an old car sit in your driveway, especially if you do not have the time or funds to repair it. By working with Pull-A-Part, you not only get cash for your old car but we will handle picking it up. We buy junk cars pretty much everything: from old models no longer running to wrecked cars, trucks, and vans. It may seem funny that there are companies like ours near you that want to buy junk cars. But we do exist! And these are the top 5 reasons that companies and junkyards like Pull-A-Part buy junk cars:


Our junk cars are a great source for parts. Used parts cost a fraction of the cost of new ones, and they are just as useful. Mechanics, auto shops, and individual car owners save a lot of money when they source parts from junk cars. You can find everything from brakes and tires to seat belts and other parts. 

Similarly, you cannot drive a car without functioning tires. What people do not know is that tires can last for 15,000 miles or more. If a vehicle has a leak or engine issues, the tires may still be in good condition. We buy junk cars and often reuse or recycle the tires.

Junk cars are perfect for all types of customers. Experienced mechanics may come in and know exactly what they are looking for or self-taught car enthusiasts may come in and try to repair their cars themselves. We do not discriminate when it comes to customers. Once we buy a car, we know that it can serve many different needs. 


After a car accident, it can be expensive to try and fix a door or bumper. Smart car owners or mechanics will turn to junk cars to find solutions for cosmetic issues. For example, you can use junk cars to source a car door after a crash, or you can use junk cars to find replacement mirrors, seatbelts, glove compartments, and more.


Because Pull-A-Part buys junk cars, we often have a lot of unique cars. Some of these vehicles are antiques or rare. This is exciting for car enthusiasts, mechanics, and the everyday person. We have old luxury cars that were ruined and wrecked, and we have decades-old models that are too expensive for the everyday person to fix.

Rebuilding a junk car is a true process. You can strip and rebuild the car from the frame up, or you could tackle it piece by piece. Car experts can even make a big profit after rebuilding a rare vehicle.


Some mechanics and car enthusiasts want a repair project that will give them a challenge. Your decades old car may not be with your time and energy, but it could be someone else’s project. Experienced mechanics may be able to fix the car up and get it back on the road.

As cars age, it is harder to find the parts for them, especially as cars become more advanced or if the manufacturer stops making them. Junk cars are a great option if you want to repair an older model or work on a new project.

Junk cars can also be a great training experience for newer mechanics or folks dabbling as a hobby. Auto shops may invest in a truck or vehicle that has a mysterious leak or is at the end of its life and have people practice on them. Mechanics can practice taking parts on and off the vehicle as they increase their expertise.


A lot of junk cars end up in our lots because they are too expensive to repair or they have been severely damaged in a crash. After a car accident, there are still a lot of useful parts to the car. For example, the vehicle may still have a functioning stereo system, or it may have a working car battery that could be removed and used in another vehicle.

Older car models were made with heavier metal than today’s plastics and recycled materials. Metalworkers, artists, and mechanics are very interested in sourcing metals from junk cars. Once we know your car’s year, make, and model, we know if it will be useful for parts, metals, or collectors. What many people do not know is that a lot of modern day cars are made from the recycled steel of older models. This is not only better for the environment, but it keeps car manufacturing costs down.

We Make It Easy!

When we buy junk cars, we may make an offer right away, or we may want to see the car first and know if you have the title. Once a deal is struck, we handle the removal. We make it easy to sell your junk car. Most people use their vehicles for work and other responsibilities. If you do not have the time to repair a junk car, see how much your junk car is worth right now.

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