A lot of people are looking for cash for junk cars that they can’t otherwise sell or easily get rid of. If you have an old car at home that’s not in good condition, it can be hard to sell, especially if it doesn’t start and run properly. The first step to getting as much money as possible from a junk car is to investigate how much it will cost to get it running. A mechanic or experienced friend can help with this estimation. If you are reasonably certain that an inexpensive repair will allow you to sell the car for a substantial amount of money.
On the other hand, if the car needs an unknown who buys junk cars amount of work and still may not be worth very much, it’s probably not worth dumping more money into the car. Sometimes you can get cash for junk cars by selling them to a scrapyard. You can also investigating donating the car to a charity in order to get a tax deduction at the end of the year: this isn’t quite the same as crisp cash in your pocket, but money is money, especially around tax time.
Another option is to take out all of the usable parts and sell them separately on eBay and craigslist. Pieces that may have substantial value are headlights and interior pieces that other owners need for for fixing up their own cars. This probably is not an easy choice unless you are an expect with cars and know what pieces are of value and how to extract them.