If you've had a car sitting in your garage or driveway for a while that needs more work than it's worth, you might be wondering what you can do with it. Just because the car isn't worth much or will cost more to repair than you want to pay doesn't mean that you can't turn that car into cash. Before you call a junk car buyer to sell that car, there are some things that you need to think about.

Clear Your Things Out

Before you sell the car, take time to go through it and remove anything of a personal nature. Your charms, change, pens, and other personal items in the car will go with it if you don't take them out before you sell it.

While you're at it, you should also remove anything aftermarket that could be of value. If the car has an aftermarket stereo system, pull it out because you can often sell that for more than you'd get for it as part of the junk car sale. You can just let the buyer know that there's no stereo in the car.

Remove The Plates

Before you have the car removed from your property, you should take your license plates off the car. In most states, you'll have to return those license plates, so it's in your best interest to do so right away after the sale. Don't rely on the junk car buyer to try to handle that because they will have enough to deal with. Remove the plates so that you can take them to the Department of Motor Vehicles yourself.

Find The Title

Before you call for price quotes from any junk car buyer, you need to find the title to the car. Although most places that pay cash for junk cars will buy those cars with or without the title, you still need to be sure of whether or not you have it. 

You will often get more money for the car if you do have the title than you will if you're selling it without. And, keep in mind that if you're selling the car without a title, you will have to prove ownership before the company will pay you for the car.

These are a few of the things that you need to know before you consider selling a junk car for cash. Take these steps and you'll be sure to protect your own interests along the way. Contact a company that offers cash for junk cars to learn more.