What Is A Junk Car?

If you have recently been having car troubles, you may be wondering if you should junk your car, repair it, trade it in, or sell it. If your car is too new of a model, scrapping your car may not be the best option for you. Let’s take a look at some of the main factors that indicate if your car is a junk car.

Vehicle Age

What year your car was made will be a great indicator as to whether or not your car should be scrapped. If your car was made within the past three years, it is too new of a car to be a junk car. The newer your car is, the more likely that you will be able to find parts for your make and model of car in order to repair it. Older cars will be more difficult to find parts for, therefore the older your vehicle is the more likely it will qualify as a junk car.

Getting The Papers Straight

Another indicator that your old vehicle may qualify as a junk car is if the paperwork for the vehicle is missing. Without a vehicle’s title or registration it is very difficult to be able to prove ownership. This puts you at risk of someone else trying to claim the vehicle as their own. If you are missing your vehicle's title or registration you may want to consider having AB Towing & Auto Recycle pick up your junk. 

Permanently Parked

You may have a junk car on your hands if you have stumbled upon an abandoned car or have a vehicle on your property that can’t be moved. Perhaps someone parked a car on your street and hasn’t moved it for a while. Whether the car is in good condition or undriveable, AB Towing & Auto Recycle will tow your junk car off your property free of charge! 


If a car is starting to deteriorate, is severely damaged, or totalled, it is considered a junk car. Missing large parts of your old vehicle such as the engine, motor, or transmission due to theft, age, or an accident will be a large indicator as to whether your car is a junk car. If the price of repairing your old vehicle outweighs the value of the car, it is considered a junk car.

Do you have a junk car on your hands? You can earn cash for your junk car! If your junk car won’t budge from its spot, don’t worry! AB Towing & Auto Recycle will tow your junk car from your property to our lots free of charge! Contact AB Towing & Auto Recycle today to get a free quote for how much your junk car could be worth!
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