When it has finally come time to say goodbye to good old betsy and let her move on to greener pastures you will need to do a few things to prepare for the proper send-off.
First you want to get the paperwork in order.
*Locate the Title to the vehicle
*Have your license to verify you are the owner (must match name(s) on Title) You will be signing on the seller portion of the title and the names must be the same.
*Keys if you have them
*Remove the license plates before pick up is scheduled if parked on private property. If the vehicle is in the street or public parking area, license plates usually need to be kept on to prevent being towed.
If you are driving the vehicle in, you can remove the plates when you drop off.
*Either way make sure you have your plates and that you surrender them to your Department of Motor Vehicle. This will insure you don’t get fined or prohibited from renewing your license/registration or worse, someone putting your plates registered to you on another vehicle.
Check with your state DMV for the rules and regulations of surrendering license plates.
Now you can make room in your driveway, recycle your old car and get some cash in your pocket! For a complete checklist on how to execute your final farewell get the Junk My Car Offer Sheet. This will cover all the questions and paperwork you need to have a smooth transaction.
After spending years working in the used auto business and being surrounded by the final resting place of some of the most memorable cars, I can say it was one of my most favorite places. As they say, one woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure!