The amount a junkyard might pay for a car depends on whether the car can be salvaged as opposed to being sold for parts or scrap metal. A junkyard can provide a quote based on the car's condition.
Anyone wishing to sell a car to a junkyard must have the original title for the car. Junkyards often make offers over the phone, making it easy to compare multiple offers. The junkyard personnel need to inspect the car to confirm the bid. Once the final price is agreed upon, the owner must sign over the car's title to the junkyard. Junkyards often pay for vehicles in cash.