Kelly Car Buyer, Auto Dealers  Used Cars, Frankfort, IL

If you have an old car that you need to get rid of, the decision about what type of auto salvage business or charity to approach depends on what your goals are.

Most people are looking to get the most money possible for their old car. If that's the case, we are one of the largest auto salvage companies in the country and as such, can get you the most for your car. Just call one of our buyers and get a quick price right on the phone. We're confident that we're able to offer the most cash possible for your junk car than anyone else in the business.

A salvage car is generally one that can not profitably be repaired and resold. Also commonly called a junk car, millions of vehicles leave America's roadways every year, and are dealt with in a surprisingly diverse number of ways.

Most salvage cars are broken apart and end up in two places; the steel ends up being sold to a metal recycling plant, and the rest ends up in a landfill. While not the most environmentally responsible tactic, it is the cheapest way to deal with salvage cars.

Most people are surprised to learn that almost half of all salvage cars are donated to charity. It's also a little known fact that virtually all of those cars end up in the same two places; steel recyclers or repaired and given to needy families. Almost every local and national charity that raises funds through car donations have contracts with traditional car salvage businesses to remove, repair or dispose of donated cars.

Some popular older models, and newer cars totaled in an accident, end up on the used car parts market. There is a great deal more labor involved with breaking a salvage car down into its individual components, but when the value of those parts outweigh the costs, used parts dealers will take them on. More commonly, junk yards will buy cars that may have valuable used parts and let potential buyers search their yards and remove the parts themselves.

At Junkacar the most common fate for salvage cars is to be truly recycled. As with most environmental improvements, we are leading the way in disposing of cars in a "Green" way. Fluids from salvage cars are drained, steel is recycled, parts are resold, and even fabric is salvaged and reused. While most salvage companies cannot honestly call themselves auto recyclers, it is Junkacar's mission to be a leader in doing our part to save the planet for future generations.

While a salvage car or junk car may never see the road again, its future depends on how its previous owner chooses to dispose of it. You can help a charity or you can help the environment but either way, with Junkacar you will get the most value from your old car!