Does Junk My Car Really Work?

Does Junk My Car Really Work?
Does it realy work?

Does Junk My Car really work?If you’re getting frustrated with the process of selling your car, Junk My Car is promising to make it easy for you. So when you can’t get top dollar for your car for whatever reason, and you’re not well versed when it comes to dealing with junk yards and towing companies, should you try something like Junk My Car?

Overview
If you have a car that’s seen better days, the thought of trying to find someone that will want to take it off your hands for you can be a bit overwhelming. When you think that your only option is to junk it, that comes with it’s own problems, namely paying to have it towed, and getting the lowest amount for your car possible.

The Claim
There are some bold claims made by Junk My Car, perhaps the biggest one being that they say they are the fastest and easiest way to sell a car period. They also claim that you can get paid for your car and have it picked up the same day in some cases.

The Hype
They hype is that they are pretty much the only company that is doing something like this nationwide. They say that no matter where you live, they can get a local company to come out and take your car away, leaving you with payment in hand so you can rest at ease. If that isn’t enough hype for a business, who knows what is.


The Cost
Getting an offer is free, so the only cost you have to weigh is whether or not you can get a better offer from somewhere else, or if Junk My Car is low-balling you.

The Commitment
The Junk My Car system focuses primarily on your lack of involvement in the transaction. Fill out the form online, someone comes out and takes your car away. You don’t have to run an ad in the newspaper or online classifieds, or Craigslist, you can just get it out of your mind and move on to more pressing matters.

Evaluation
The site functions really smoothly, and before you even realize it you’ve answered their handful of questions and you have a provisional quote from them. Obviously they have to come out and verify that what you told them is accurate, but that shouldn’t take too long for them to do since most of the questions involve things that are easily identifiable. They don’t care how many miles are on the car, or whether you’re a smoker or a nonsmoker. All of that is too detailed for them.

Things We Like
We like that after all of this time they are still a member of the Better Business Bureau. We also like how easy it is to get an idea of what your car is worth, in about 20 seconds, with no obligation.

We also like that they can make an offer asking the bare minimum of questions. They have a lot of experience dealing with junkers, and only have a few questions that can lower the price of their offer. They want to know if the tires are inflated, if the car is drive-able, if the body panels are all there, if it has any big dents, if the glass is still there, and if there is any flood or fire damage. They also want to know if the inside of the car is all there or not. Pretty basic stuff, and all easily answered with a simple yes or no, with no hemming or hawwing, and no gray areas.

When compared to Kelly Blue Book value they are way below, but when selling your car to someone else as something they can drive and use daily, that’s different. It appears that Junk My Car assumes that you car is pretty much unsalable, and that you just want it out of your hair and want enough cash so you don’t feel taken advantage of.

Things We Don’t Like
Junk My Car is almost too sleek. They are like junk car selling meets Web 2.0. You get the feeling like they’ve done this before and have it down to a science. Compared to how frustrating it is to sell your car on your own, especially when it has defects that you hope the buyer doesn’t learn about, having someone come in and take your problem away the same day seems almost a little fishy.

Final Junk My Car Review

If you’ve been trying to get rid of your car at a fair price, but with no luck, you might want to consider going with Junk My Car. Will they give you top dollar on your car? Probably not. Will they give you a fair amount for it, and take it away for you with no hassle and without you paying anything to do so? Absolutely.

Our Recommendation
There’s no obligation on your part to take the offer they give you. Why not get it and know what the lowest offer you’ll get is? You can always shop your car around after getting an offer from Junk My Car, and if you don’t like those other offers you can always go back and take them up on it. Of course you know that they are trying to make a profit, so they aren’t going to give you a ton of money, they have to leave room for themselves to get paid as well. What this is is just a nice and tidy way to get rid of your car and still feel good about the transaction when it’s done.

What do you think? Does Junk My Car work or not?


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naz April 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I used Junk my car last year.
Great service and was so easy.
I had my motor up for sale for a couple of months with no luck – had the usual time wasters, but nobody wanting to buy.
In the end it got to the point where i just wanted rid.
Junk My Car offered me some cash, so i took it.
Granted, it was less that i wanted, but it was also a lot less hassle than selling it privately.

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Lani September 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Answered all their questions honestly online, they gave me a quote of $815, which seemed high to me, but since I was honest about the condition of my car, I assumed it had some value in the parts. When I got to the last step, a box popped up: “We told you our offers change fast! Your new quote is $245.” Yeah, no thanks.

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larkiea watts August 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm

I have a 1996 dodge caravan I would like to junk, good condition runs, new,stablizer pins,new shocks, new ball jounts,, roders, brakes all around,every things ok just can fix it up any more motor mounts done, the transmission,rebuild once, cant do it a again, the only problem,but it starts,will drive.please give me a good price for it

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Faye September 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Was horrible I called and got some lady you was rude and didn’t answer my questions and when I asked for a manager she hung up on me and they didn’t do what they advertised.

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Dave Johnson January 30, 2017 at 10:26 pm

2003 nissan pathfinder se w/160000 mi. Their is a check engine light that was checked by a garage.He had the suv for 2 months and could not find a problem.I can drive it and use it on weekends.The only problem I find is when I put the peddle to the metal it chokes.When I drive normally it does not .I can go 65 mph as long as I dont floor it .the radio does not work and is disconnected.
. It has power leather seats and a sun roof, currently inspectable.

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