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Let Us Pay Your Diagnostic Fee! (Applies To Vehicles 2006 and Newer)

Before You Pay That Repair Estimate Consider Selling Your Vehicle To Us As-Is

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Why pay for those costly vehicle repairs just to turn around and trade-in/sell your used car? Consider selling us your vehicle as-is. If we agree to buy your vehicle (year 2006 and newer only) we will even pay for your diagnostic fees.* 

How It Works: 
  1. Recieve An Offer: Fill Out Our Short Contact Form http://coloradojunkcars.com/get-a-quote or Call Us At 720-279-0229. *While not all vehicles year 2006+ qualify for our "pay for your diagnostics" program, we do make offers on all Complete vehicle. 
  2. Accept Our Offer. If you accept our offer we make arrangements in a 1 hour window. We come to you and pick up your vehicle with one of our towing affiliates. 
  3. Get Paid Cash: Our driver arrives and pays you cash on the spot. They will also privide you with a detailed Bill Of Sale. It really is that simple!
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By Brett Morton - June 7, 2016

The process of recycling junk cars

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By Linda Fenton - April 21, 2016

You have had enough with your old car and you take the decision to sell it. Once you make the call to a Denver junkyard, they will come, pay cash and tow it away. Did you wonder what happens to your car after you sell it? Here is a brief outline of the recycling process that is carried out at Denver salvage yards.
Fluids
Your car contains a wide variety of fluids and they have the potential to cause a lot of harm if they are exposed to the environment. It has been identified that a junk car has around 5 to 10 gallons of fluid in it. They include power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, Freon, fuel, antifreeze and engine oil. In order to dispose of these fluids without creating a negative impact on the environment, a recycling process is carried out. Freon that can be found in the air conditioning system can contribute towards the depletion of ozone layer. Freon is being used as a refrigerant but properly recycled can be used for low income families. In addition, motor oil is being used to cater the energy requirements of power plants and furnaces as they never wear out. Likewise, when the antifreeze is drained, it is cleaned properly in order to eliminate all the contaminants such as oils and metals. Consumers reuse antifreeze in an effort to save money and in doing so help the environment.
Pulled Parts
Even though your car is an old one, some parts of it can be in good condition. These components are pulled out at your local Denver junkyard for the purpose of reselling. All the pulled parts are cleaned and reconditioned properly before testing them. If they pass, they are being released to the market for the use of people in need. The commonly pulled parts of a typical car include alternators, batteries, axels, starters, transmissions and engines. In addition, outer components such as mirrors, bumpers, doors and hoods also have a huge demand.
Recycled Parts
Some of the parts need to be recycled before they are put to the second hand market. For example, dead batteries cannot be left in a single place because they contain toxic ingredients such as lead. However, lead can be removed effectively from the old batteries to make them new. In fact, 90% of the lead can be recycled. Batteries are one of the most recycled parts in junk vehicles. In fact, 98% if the junk car batteries are recycled. Just like lead, the plastic content in the batteries are also recycled. The plastic can be washed and melted to make pellets. Then they can be used as cases for new batteries.
The tires of junk cars can also be recycled in an efficient manner. From the recent studies, it has been identified that millions of car types are being put out to pasture per year. However, 85% of them can be repurposed. The recycled tires can be used for a wide variety of applications. For example, they are being used to create cushioning for playgrounds, sent to paper mills as fuel and are used during highway asphalt. 50% of a typical car is made out of plastic. They can also be recycled in order to make packing material, plastic bottles and plastic caps.
Steel
About 60% of the weight of a junk car comes from steel and iron. As you already know, steel and iron takes a lot of time to decompose. Therefore, necessary steps are taken in order to recycle these metal parts. In fact, 18 million tons of steel is recycled per year. Before the steel recycling process, all the fluids are drained and useable parts are pulled out. Then they are flattened with a crusher. After that, fist sized bits are created with the help of a shredding machine. A large magnet is being used during this process to separate steel from other materials. The recycled steel is used during the manufacturing process of new cars. For example, 25% of the steel in doors, hood, panels and trunks come from recycled junk cars. In addition, they are being used in a variety of household appliances, bridges, airplane hangars, elevators, furnaces, construction materials and cans. The recycling process of steel has the potential to save a tremendous amount of energy as well. In addition, the durability of steel makes it an ideal material to be recycled.
Other metals
A variety of other metals can also be found in junk cars. Aluminum holds a prominent place out of them. In fact, aluminum is being used to reduce the overall weight of the car and increase its fuel efficiency. Therefore, most of the components of a car, including transmission fluid coolers, radiators, alternator housings, engine heads, cases and wheels are made out of aluminum. Some of the cars even come along with aluminum fenders and hoods. Around 90% of the aluminum in a typical car can be recycled and they are being used during the manufacturing process of new cars.
Some Platinum Group Metals such as rhodium, palladium and platinum can also be found in a junk car. These metals have a high demand because they are rare and precious. They are mainly used in catalytic converters in order to minimize harmful emissions. Around 1 to 15 grams of these precious metals are recovered during the recycling process. As they are precious, recycling even a small amount can be worth. The recycled precious metals are then used in electronic appliances and catalytic converters.
Now you have a clear understanding on what happens to your junk car after you sell it. Around 85% of junk cars can be recycled in an effective manner. Therefore, you are encouraged to sell them to an Aurora junkyard to help protect the world in which we live.   
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By Bryan Windstrum - Aurora, Colorado - March 22, 2016

How to sell your used car on Craigslist
There are many people who live in the modern world who don’t have any idea of what they should do with their old cars. Selling it on Craigslist is considered one of the best options available for those looking to sell their cars. Generally, selling to a private party is more financially beneficial for both the buyer and the seller.
Craigslist is definitely considered the best place available on Internet to place classified ads. You can think of selling any product or service on Craigslist. Here are the steps that you need to follow when you are selling your used car on Craigslist.
  1. Make sure what you have and what is needed - As you already know, you are not the only person who is trying to sell a used car on Craigslist. Therefore, you need to post your advertisement in such a way so that you can get the attention of others. You need to have a proper title for the ad, damage disclosure agreement and a bill of sale.
  2. Determine the value of your car – Before you place the advertisement, you need to have a clear understanding of its used value. You can start off by analyzing the damages of your car. In addition, you will need to determine the actual Kelly Blue Book Value of the car. You need to figure out the right sale price of your car in order to sell it without losing money or going through the frustration of showing it to 100 people but never actually selling.
  3. Take some photos – The Craigslist advertisements with photos receive a lot of attention when compared to others without pictures. Therefore, you need to capture some real images of your car before placing the advertisement. It is better if you can clean up your car before taking these images to create a positive impression on the minds of buyers.
  4. Gather all information – Now we have come to the last step of preparation stage. You need to gather all information related to your car, including the model, make and manufactured year. You should also have a clear understanding about its features and damages as you are going to be questioned by potential buyers.
Now you have all the information and let’s see how to create your account in Craigslist and post the advertisement
  1. Creating the account – Creating an account in Craigslist is simple and anyone can do it within a couple of minutes. There are two types of accounts in Craigslist, which are known as continuous accounts and one-time post accounts. It is better to create a continuous account as you can edit the information of posted ads whenever you want. You just need to enter the username, email address and password to create an account.
  2. Creating the new post – Now you have created the account and it is the time to post your ad after logging in. You can simply click on “New Posting” to post the ad. Then you need to select “For sale by owner” followed by “Cars and Trucks by Owner”. You are provided with the ability to control the visibility of your advertisement based on the geographical area.
  3. Writing an effective post – The next step would be to compile your advertisement as an effective post. In fact, the way you compose your advertisement can make a big difference. You need to include a clear headline as most of the Craigslist users tend to open advertisements after reading the headline. In addition, you need to use short paragraphs to help the viewer read it with minimum hassle. It is better to stay away from capital letters and tacky symbols when compiling your Craigslist ad. In addition, you need to be informative and creative, especially when selling a junk car. Make sure you give plenty of information to the readers such as the history, color and condition to keep them away from confusion. You can also think about including KBB information in here. It is extremely important to be honest when posting the ad. You should only include real information in the advertisement. In addition, you should never forget to include photos.
  4. Pricing your junk car – In order to sell your junk car in a marketplace like Craigslist, you need to price it properly. In order to get a better understanding of the market price, you can do a simple research on Craigslist itself and look for the price of cars with similar conditions. Then you need to price your junk car reasonably to sell it within a short period of time.
  5. Things to watch out for – It is important to keep several facts in mind when selling a junk car on Craigslist. When you are creating the advertisement, it is recommended to use the built-in proxy option of the website, instead of including your personal information. This can help you to stay away from spammers and scammers. In addition, you need to be careful not to give any personal information to others. When you are dealing with Craigslist buyers, you should only accept cash. You should never accept a checks or PayPal payments. You will have to meet the buyer in person when making the transaction. You should not meet him at a venue that he recommends, unless it is a public place. Even if you are going to a public place, you need to accompany someone with you.
If you follow all these steps, you will not find it a difficult task to sell your junk car on Craigslist. Once you post the advertisement, you will be contacted by many auto junkyards as they are interested in the parts of your vehicle. Also many Denver junk car buyers may contact you. You can think about selling the car for them as well.
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