Wondering if you should sell your junk car? Here at U Wrench It, we pay the most for junk cars in Atlanta, typically $150 and up. While that’s a great incentive to evict your hunk-a-junk, its not the only reason to get that junker out of your driveway or yard.
5 Reasons to Sell Junk Cars ASAP
You’re Tired of Looking at It—And Everyone Else Feels the Same
Let’s face it, if you’re not planning to refurbish an old car, it’s just a bummer to see it sitting there, slowly decaying from rust and weather. But as sick as you probably are of seeing it sitting outside your home, you can bet that your family, friends, and especially neighbors are ten times more sick of it than you are!
Junk Cars Decrease Property Values
Speaking of your neighbors, they probably have more than a purely aesthetic concern about that junk car you’re holding onto. Broken-down, falling apart vehicles are not only an eyesore, but also drive property values down.
You May Be Breaking the Law
In addition to whatever local ordinances are at play in your town, you may also be breaking a “Law of Torts” known as attractive nuisance doctrine. What is an attractive nuisance?
An attractive nuisance is an object, structure or condition that is both dangerous and irresistibly inviting or intriguing to children.
If that’s clear as mud, don’t worry. Some examples of possible attractive nuisances include:
- Water features, man-made ponds, or swimming pools that are not appropriately secured.
- Treehouses, jungle gyms, or skate ramps that are accessible to children who are too young to safely use them.
- Abandoned or discarded appliances that a child might be tempted to climb inside and subsequently be suffocated in. (This is why you may have seen old refrigerators and freezers dismantled with the doors removed.)
- Junk cars, which pose a safety hazard to local children. In some cases, kids have accidentally put a car into gear and been crushed or otherwise injured by the rolling vehicle.
It’s Flat Out Dangerous.
Holding on to a junk car and allowing it to rust right in your driveway or yard is a great way to expose yourself to unnecessary dangers like sharp, rusty metal, not to mention the effect it can have on the environment. Cars contain fluids and materials that can leak or breakdown and expose you to toxic chemicals, chemicals that can also seep into the ground and poison plants and wildlife.
Junk Cars Attract the Wrong Kind of Attention
A junk car in the driveway isn’t just bad for property values, it can also draw some visitors to your yard that you would prefer to stay away. Broken-down cars are like cushy mansions to raccoons, rodents, roaches, and other feral animals. A junk car may even invite unwanted human guests to your property, making the perfect mark for vandals or vagrants. Your junk car is also full of valuable parts and materials, which can draw thieves to your property.
Ready to get that junker off your property ASAP? Get in touch with us at 404-805-0900 or fill out our form to get more information about selling your junk car in Atlanta.