how to junk a car
March 12, 2006 11:18 AM Subscribe
In California, what are the steps that I should take to sell my totaled car to a dismantler? I want rid myself of all liability for the vehicle and get as much money as possible for the parts.
posted by |n$eCur3 to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was rear ended last week and my car was determined to be a total loss. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the other driver had good insurance. I was able to financially recoup my loss without penalty to my own insurance.
But, I have a totalled vehicle in my driveway that I am required to junk.
My questions are:
1. Do I need to register my car as a salvaged vehicle before I sell it to a junk yard?
2. Do I need to give the dismantlers a title to the car?
3. How do I know how much my car is worth to a dismantler (I was rear ended so the engine is entirely intact)?
4. Since the vehicle is still intact and drivable, how can I rid myself of all liability in case they decide to joy ride?
Any horror stories or other general pieces of advice are welcome.