How To Know When It’s Time To Junk Your Car

Have you recently been experiencing problems with your car? When you are having car issues, it can be difficult to decide what you should do. Should you repair your car, trade it in, or scrap it? Don’t fret, AB Towing and Auto Recycle has got you covered! Let’s talk about some of the main factors to look for to decide whether or not it is time to junk your car.


When deciding whether or not you should junk your car, you will first want to look at how much your repairs are going to cost. In most cases, it will be cheaper for you to fix your car than buy a new one. You will want to take into consideration the make and model of your vehicle. If your car is getting up there in age, the cost to repair your vehicle may not be worth it. The parts of your car that need to be replaced or repaired are also very important. Are you looking at a simple fix or is a larger part the cause of your problems? If your car needs a new engine or transmission and is already a bit older of a vehicle, you may want to consider scrapping your car.


Another factor to consider when deciding if it is time to scrap your car is your insurance. How much is your insurance now and if you do buy a new car, will your monthly insurance payments increase? Oftentimes, insurance for a brand new vehicle will be higher than a vehicle you have paid off. Think back on the last few years. How much money have you put into your vehicle? If you have been regularly making repairs here and there to your vehicle or if your vehicle has been in an accident in the past, it might be time to scrap your car and look for a new vehicle.

Car Value

How much you can get for your vehicle is going to be a large factor in the decision you make for what to do with your car. Your car’s value will depend on the make, model, damages, as well as current demand for used vehicles. Demand for used vehicles and parts has been increasing since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now may be just the right time for you to cash in!

Your safety and the safety of others on the road is always the top priority! If you feel that your car’s repairs are becoming too pricey or that your car is too old for it to be worth repairing, it may be time for you to scrap your car. Contact AB Towing and Auto Recycle today to find out how much money you can get out of your vehicle!
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