Monday, April 23, 2018

About the Program

Our program is designed to get junk cars off lawns, keep them out of landfills, and get them to recycling centers. Although junk cars don’t make as much money as a company, the benefits to the community are myriad.

Junk cars that are left on the lawns end up leaking dangerous toxins that can harm the environment, kill local wildlife, and even infect drinking water. Junk cars that are dumped in landfills contribute to heavy metal pollution of local waterways. Our program aims to clean up the streets and keep your neighbors off your back about the eyesore in your driveway.

In addition, we make sure that the junk cars we buy make it to certified recycling centers that will drain those fluids responsibly before reclaiming oil, rubber, steel, and plastic from them.

The Junk Car Checklist

Your car might be a junk car if…

  • it is over 15 years old. Most junk cars are old enough that each individual part is worn down, leading to frequent breakdowns and mechanic bills. If your vehicles can’t make it a month without a trip to the mechanic, it may be time to retire it.
  • it has over 160,000 miles. For the same reasons that were listed above, cars that are driven farther than normal are liable to break down more often. If all those road trips to visit relatives on the opposite coast have added up to a clunker, give us a call.
  • it has exterior damage. Most junk cars have rust spots, scratches, or dents. Some junk cars are nearly brand new, but have been in an accident that has rendered them unsafe to drive. They might be leaking their fluid on your driveway, or dragging their bumper on the pavement, but one thing is for sure: they need to go!
  • it has interior damage. We encounter many junk cars that have torn upholstery, cracked dashboards, or ripped carpet. No matter how bad your interior has gotten, we may still make an offer.
  • it hasn’t moved in years. One great way to tell if you own a junk car is to ask yourself, when was the last time I drove it? If you can’t remember the last time you took it for a spin, it is likely because it is broken down enough that it is no longer a functioning mode of transportation.