If you have an old car, there are a number of people who can buy it. Scrap metal dealers are one of the people who often buy old vehicles. They usually collect metal parts and later sell them to recycling industries.
Scrap metal dealers usually buy old cars depending on their weights and due to this, they often buy the cars at very low prices.
You can also sell your car to scrap car dealers. These people buy, renovate, and later sell the cars. Just like scrap metal dealers, these people don't buy the vehicles at high prices.
Vintage car collectors also buy old cars. The good side is that there are many vintage car enthusiasts who are out there looking for great cars to buy. The collectors buy the cars for fun and store them in their garages.
They usually buy the cars depending on their condition; therefore, if your car is in good condition you will be paid good amounts of money.
These are four of the main people who can buy your old car. For you to effectively sell the car, you need to do the following:
Take a Look at the Blue Book: the blue book is a catalog of car values that helps you in identifying the true value of your car. The catalog is easily available as you can easily find it in libraries and banks. You can also access it online.
Take a Look at the Classified Section: Local newspapers and auto-trader publications have classified sections where cars are advertised. You should get your favorite newspaper or publication and take a look at the classified section. Taking a look at the section will help you in finding out the market value of your car.
Fix Your Car: if you are planning of selling your old car to a vintage car collector or any other person, you should ensure that the vehicle is in good condition. This calls for you to wash the vehicle, wax it and fix any small problems such as broken knobs. You should also thoroughly clean the interior. Doing this helps you in uplifting the image of the vehicle and as a result you will sell it at a high price.
Avoid Making Low Offers: when you find a buyer interested in buying your old car, you should avoid making low offers. To be on the safe side you should always have a minimum amount that you will accept and if the buyer gives you an offer that is lower than that, you should politely decline it.