Recycling Cars for Profit: Selling Your Toyota to a Wrecking Yard

Do you have an accident-damaged Toyota cluttering your driveway? It may be worth more than you think.

In particular, Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers retain their value and are in high demand. And wrecking yards can give you an alternative when disposing of damaged vehicles. Recycling cars this way is good for the environment and your wallet.

Here are the steps to follow when selling a car or truck to a wrecking yard:

1. Have your title available and make sure there are no liens on the vehicle, referred to as a “clear title”.

2. Contact your wrecking yard. Your local automotive recycler will want to know what type of cosmetic and/or mechanical damage your Toyota has, and will most likely ask you to email/text 5 or 6 photos of your vehicle. After that, you’ll receive an estimated purchase price.

3. Wrecking yards often pay to have vehicles towed to their location. Once there, the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) will be verified and the buyer will do a final walk around your vehicle. The wrecking yard will then cut you a check for the agreed upon price.

Call Airport Auto Wrecking at 775.825.6761 today for an estimate on your Toyota’s value.