BLOG

Steps to Junk My Car in Portland OR


Gather Your Possessions
This is a big part of the preparation to sell your vehicle to FC JUNK CAR REMOVAL. It is most likely the hardest but most important part of the process.
Cars can become a second house for some of us so it is not surprising if you have some of your most important possessions in them. Over time they become overfilled with important and not so important things that we use every day or that we believe we might use one day.
Just to make sure that no valuable possessions or documents are lost when you junk your car, take your time and look around really well in the various compartments that might have been used as storage for a while.

Find Your Title or Necessary Paperwork That Proves Ownership
After you have removed all you belongings from the car you are going to junk. The next step would be to look for the title or the document that grants you ownership of the vehicle. If for any reason you believe that you might have lost your title, don’t panic. Just go to your nearest DMV office and ask for a title replacement form. Always have a bill of sale or registration ready so that the person that picks up your vehicle can fill it out and sign it so that you can do your vehicle sale report. If you don’t have the time to get a bill of sale from the dmv or if your registration is missing, the driver will be able to help you file the report of sale online and provide you with a receipt of the report.

Remove Accessories That Could Generate You Some Cash
Some accessories do not have to be sold with the vehicle, those including, the stereo, wheels and tires, amplifiers, subs, aftermarket speakers or anything of value. Starters, alternator and some other accessory parts can be removed as well to generate or at least help you recover some of the funds that you have invested in the vehicle.

Remove License Plates
We have all heard the story of a person that sold a vehicle with his/her plates on it, and weeks or months later they had an officer knocking on their door and letting them know that their plates were found at a crime scene or some kind of report was filed against them. But there’s a way to avoid all that trouble, and that is by removing those plates before selling your vehicle. The driver will gladly assist you removing them but it would make the process much smoother if you could take them off before they got there. If for any reason the plates cannot be removed from the vehicle, don’t worry. Once the vehicle gets to its destination the plates are going to get properly disposed and will never go back to the road.

Cancel Insurance Coverage
I’m going to repeat myself but yes. “We’ve all heard that story” where a person kept the coverage on a vehicle that was not in use, he/she sold the vehicle and guess what happens? That person can be responsible for any damages that the insured vehicle causes, yes even if he/she was not the driver. Before you sell your vehicle remove your insurance coverage, it will not only save you money in the short run but will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.
Removing your plates, cancelling the insurance coverage, and doing the report of sale should be your top priorities when selling your vehicle. Don’t get caught off guard and protect yourself.
For more information please feel free to contact us today at 5039350429!