Local junkyards buy used cars, according to Cars Direct. Prices depend on the make, model and condition of the car. Junkyards often charge a fee if the car is not in driving condition and needs to be towed to the junkyard.
In order to sell a car to a junkyard, the original car title is required for transfer of ownership. Prices are often negotiable, and Cars Direct recommends contacting multiple junkyards for the best price. Cars sold at a loss may be eligible for tax deductions. A drivable car sells for significantly more than one that needs to be towed. Fixing a car, if repairs are minimal, may increase profits.