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Vehicle Removal: How to Choose A Towing Company to Haul Away that Old Junker

If you have been meaning to find a vehicle removal company to get rid of a junk vehicle that’s rusting in your driveway or backyard, you’ll find there are plenty of companies offering this service.

Search online for “vehicle removal” and you’ll come up with plenty of names. Problem solved, right? Not quite!

Before you make that phone call, dig a little deeper. Not all companies that offer vehicle removal services are the same. For example, did you know that you could actually make money off your old, unwanted junk car?

Yes, you can. But if you don’t choose wisely, it could cost you money, instead of saving you money, to have your junk car towed.

So what should you look for in a vehicle removal company? Here are some tips that will help you save the most, while enjoying convenience and service:

1. Most all towing companies offer vehicle removal of a non-working vehicle.

However, some of these companies will charge you a fee to tow the car, van, or suv. When you consider that the towing company is going to take that vehicle straight to a local salvage yard and get paid cash for it, that seems a little unfair, doesn’t it?

Salvage yards will pay for a vehicle that doesn’t run because they can sell the parts and the scrap metal from the vehicles. That’s why the least a vehicle removal company can do is offer to tow your junk vehicle for free.

2. In addition to offering complimentary towing, a towing company should offer to pay you for removal of your vehicle.

Depending on the condition of the vehicle, even a non-working car, van, or SUV can fetch quite a lot of money for the towing company. Salvage yards can refurbish the parts and sell the leftover metal profitably for scrap. This makes it worth their while to pay for junk cars.

3. Expect payment when you hand over the vehicle title.

For the vehicle removal company to be able to sell the vehicle for salvage, they must have the title. When you give them the title, you are transferring ownership of the vehicle to them. If a company tells you they will pay you later, calmly, but firmly, insist that you must be paid when you give them the title.

If this is your first time looking for a vehicle removal company, these tips will help ensure that you don’t get ripped off. Or call Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing instead. We will offer you a fair price immediately, pay you cash on the spot, and tow your junk car for free.

If you have a vehicle you need to get rid of, vehicle removal doesn’t get any easier than that!


01/28/2016 3:33pm
My family and I have more cars than we have drivers and we are moving soon so we will need to find a tow truck to bring one of our cars. I like that you explained that we should have the payment ready when the car is picked up as to avoid any conflict. I imagine that that will also help you have less stress about it as you are moving. Thanks for sharing this, I will be sure to keep these things in mind!
08/04/2016 8:26am
We have an old van sitting in our driveway that we have been thinking of getting rid of. I was surprised to see that some companies will pay to take it away for us. I really like your tip to make sure that you get paid when you turn over the title. Do you have to have anything signed to show that they now own the car, or is possession of the title enough? Thanks for this information.
08/18/2016 6:27am
I think it's important to make sure you find a trustworthy company to have tow away your vehicle. It's a good idea to make sure that they are licensed! That way you know that they know what they are doing.
10/06/2016 2:10pm
I didn't realize that towing companies would offer you money to remove your old car. I have had a clunker sitting in my garage for some time. I will have to look into how much I could make. Even if it is a little, anything would be nice.
10/24/2016 5:05pm
In an emergency, you might not have the time to research the best tow truck available. I think that it is a good idea to call your insurance provider to see what they know about tow trucks in your area. There might even be a chance that your policy covers some of the cost of the tow truck.
10/24/2016 5:51pm
It's helpful to know that hauling a working vehicle versus hauling a non-working vehicle is different. As you say, a salvage yard will most likely pay for the vehicle to get hauled because they can sell the parts for money. This makes things different when choosing a company and planning the budget. Thank you for the insight and help!
11/08/2016 12:49pm
My old car died, and I need to get rid of it. I appreciate the advice about how most towing companies will help get rid of non-working vehicles. It would also be smart to get a tow truck service to help you that accepts your insurance so that you can save some money.
11/14/2016 5:52pm
Thank you for this information about how to choose a towing company. It is good to know that most companies offer vehicle removal of non-working vehicles. They should provide this service for a reasonable price because a salvage yard will resell functioning parts and make a profit. Something to consider would be to hire a local towing company to shorten the commute distance.
11/29/2016 12:15pm
12/05/2016 1:32pm
I am glad to know that most towing companies will tow a nonworking vehicle. Our van just died a few weeks ago and we haven't been able to fix it. We have been thinking about giving it to a junk yard and just scrap it for parts. We will have to keep these tips in mind while we are searching for a company to help us out.
12/09/2016 3:04pm
I love that you talked about what to do after the vehicle is towed in regards to things like the title. I'm thinking about getting some cars moved soon, but I don't know a lot about the process. Your information should be pretty useful as I try to find the right company to help me. Do you have any other tips about finding a good tow company?
12/22/2016 5:25am
Thank you for this information about how to choose a towing company. It is good to know that most companies offer vehicle removal of non-working vehicles.
01/09/2017 7:12pm
The article is has been very helpful and very informative on how we can choose a towing or car removal company. It provided people with more knowledge about it.
02/13/2017 4:54pm
I like your advice to be prepared before you call the tow company. I don't think that many people understand the difference it makes to know what you are asking for before you get a tow truck. Do you have any tips about choosing a tow company? I just want to be prepared for a possible vehicle need in the future.
02/15/2017 4:23pm
It is good to know that one should look into a towing company that will not charge too much. Saving that money to spend on a new car would be ideal. Something else to think about would be to find a service who can tow your car soon after you make the call.
02/17/2017 12:24pm
My brother is always working on old cars, and as a result, my parents have various broken down cars in the yard. I did not realize that towing services could offer vehicle removal as a complimentary service, but it makes sense. I will have to share this with my parents! Thanks for sharing this insightful article on towing and car removal!
03/03/2017 1:42pm
My old car recently died, and I need to get it hauled away. It's good to know that you should expect payment when you hand over the title, since you are turning over ownership. Another thing to note is that you should get a towing company that offers a flat rate, so that you don't have to worry about distance.
03/07/2017 4:37pm
I like your idea on how an online search can help you find a towing company. I would imagine that you would want to find someone who is properly licensed and their website could help you in this. My husband and I are looking for a towing service so we'll have to start our search online.
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04/10/2017 2:17pm
We have an old car that has been sitting around our yard for some time now. We are looking at having a towing company come and get it. That's good to know that you should be paid immediately when handing over the title. Thanks for sharing!
04/13/2017 12:55pm
I didn't know that most towing services offered removal of a of a car that doesn't run! We've had an old car that hasn't worked for years parked out on the side of our home for too long, and I think I'm ready to have it gone. I'll have to see if I can find a local towing service who can come help us take care of it! Thanks for the information!
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