Everybody wants an SUV, so it’s a shame to see one in the back of your garage collecting dust. So what do you do if you’ve got a non-working SUV?
Do not send it to the scrapyard!
Instead sell your old broken-down SUV for some quick, easy, hassle-free, and legit cash! Now, you might be asking yourself: “Who’d buy my old run-down SUV? Can I even sell my SUV?”
We’ll help you out! Not only will we give you cash and take it off your hands, but we can often pay a lot more than what you’d get anywhere else. Here’s the deal, we pay with cash and remove it for free!.
We will buy SUVs ranging from:
- Junk SUVs
- Running SUVs that don’t pass emissions/safety inspections
- All makes and models
- SUVs That don’t run
- High Mileage SUVs
- SUVs without a title
SUVs are like any other vehicle — they can have all sorts of issues. Sometimes, these problems are worth a trip to your local automotive repair shop and sometimes they aren’t. Sometimes it’s more practical to just slap a sign on it that says “SUV for sale.”
You May Have To Sell Your SUV If…
Here are some of the issues your SUV might have (or may have had) to earn it a spot in the back of your garage or under a tarp. We’ll also include what you can do to make a quick buck and get that space in your garage back, courtesy of us!
No Title? No Problem!
There’s nothing wrong with buying an SUV from a neighbor, friend, or a used car dealership. In fact, it may often be the most practical decision. After all, cars lose about 30% of their resale value as soon as you drive them off the lot.
You may have made the right decision in taking an SUV off someone else’s hands. However, the authorities may have something to say about that.
You can register your SUV, but just think of the long lines, endless forms, background checks, and red tape.
Consider these major inconveniences and you’ll quickly realize how what seemed like the right decision in the past can backfire. Driving a title-less SUV on the freeway can get you in trouble with the law.
A better alternative would be to either sell your SUV or send it to the scrapyard. Of course, you probably know what the better option is!
Problems Passing the Emissions Test?
In most states, the DMV has requirements for vehicle emissions. While the fume emission threshold varies from state to state, one thing is certain — every vehicle owner needs their vehicle to pass an emissions test
Vehicles that fail the emissions test may need to undergo very expensive repairs to eventually pass. In many cases, a tuneup or oil change may not be enough to fix the issue. If you find that the cost to repair your SUV is more than it’s worth, consider selling to us. We’ll come get it at no cost to you and pay you cash.
SUVs are notorious for being gas guzzlers. A brand new SUV might be able to get by for a few months without noticeable differences in smoke emissions. After a few months, however, emissions will increase.
Here are a few steps you can take to prevent failing the emissions tests:
- Regular Tune-Ups
- Following Manufacturers Maintenance and Service Schedule
- Change the Oil and Filter every 5,000 to 7,500 miles
- Buying Quality High Octane Gasoline
If you have reached the point where tune-ups and maintenance are costing you more money than your SUV is worth, not to mention driving an unreliable vehicle, then it’s time to call us.
Whether manual or automatic, a transmission is one of the worst problems you can have with a vehicle. It’s not an easy fix and very expensive to repair.
Worse yet, many automotive repair shops can drag the transmission process on and send you a hefty invoice later on. If you suspect your SUV may, but when they do occur they can really hurt your bank account.
If your SUV has a broken transmission beyond the gear stick, be prepared for an expensive and sometimes long process. The average transmission repair for a medium-sized SUV costs at least $1,000, but likely more. On the higher end of the price spectrum is a $5,000 price tag for transmission repair.
Because of this, many SUV owners feel that transmission repair is not worth the expense. They are spot on! If you feel the same way, you may be better off selling yours if it has transmission problems.
It Has a Blown Engine
Most SUVs nowadays come with horizontal engines that can be mounted on nearly any SUV chassis. These engines are known as boxer-style horizontal engines and have been the go-to choice for manufacturers like General Motors, Chevrolet, and Subaru.
While this type of engine is great for large-sized vehicles like SUVs and some powerful sports car builds, there is one major drawback — a blown gasket.
Gaskets are found atop the pistons on boxer-type horizontal engines. Gaskets aim to mitigate leakage of antifreeze and oil. These fluids, although necessary, can clog up the pistons over time. With SUVs, blown gaskets are one of the leading causes of blown engines with the main area affected being the pistons.
When a blown engine occurs, you may be left with no other alternative than to replace the engine. A new engine costs a lot of money and is a bit like getting a heart transplant — don’t expect things to run the same way as before.
The best solution? Sell your SUV to us! It may still have value, with its engine or without it. For this reason, don’t brush away the idea of selling it for some quick cash.
Your SUV Has High Mileage
Every vehicle depreciates with time. Most experts say that a car’s resale value can drop to as much as 40% of its original dealership value.
Here’s the interesting thing about SUVs, regardless of their manufacturers; SUVs also experience depreciation in their value. However, this drop in value occurs at a rate much slower than cars, trucks, and scooters.
You might be wondering why. The reason why SUVs don’t depreciate as quickly: supply and demand. Simply put, everybody loves SUVs. Motorists value these large gas-guzzling beauties for their versatility and durability on the road and off-road even when they’ve got a lot of miles on them.
SUVs are also an excellent transitional vehicle for when a married couple plans to have kids later on.
In short, the demand for SUVs, even old ones, remains pretty high. This is why you can still sell yours even if it has a hundred thousand miles on it.
Your SUV Has Oil Leaks
Other than ruptured engine gaskets, another problem SUVs experience as a result of mileage and normal wear-and-tear — oil leaks. Oil leaks seem to be one of the most common reasons owners take theirs to their respective automotive repair shops.
Once owners come out on the other side of these transactions, they often regret spending these huge costs for repairs. Oil leaks may seem like minor problems that require minor patch-up fixes. However, a mechanic needs to trace the source of the leak, make sure that they detect other leaks, and then make the necessary repairs.
The amount of assessment required makes fixing oil leaks very labor-intensive. As a result, you’d be hard-pressed to find any mechanic who won’t charge you an arm and a leg for the work.
So, like your SUV’s blown engine, you may want to think twice about taking your SUV in for a patch-up job. It may be more practical to sell your SUV given the relatively high value it may still have despite a few leaky spots.
Want To Sell Your SUV For Top Dollar? Let Us Know!
We at Cars Sold For Cash would be more than happy to take your SUV off your hands. By doing so, you can get a good value for your old, broken-down vehicle. You can also get rid of the headaches and pocket holes that can result in repairs, registrations, and part replacements.
Call Car Sold For Cash now for an estimate on your SUV especially if it:
- Has no title
- Can’t pass an emissions test
- Has a broken transmission
- Has a broken or blown engine under the hood
- Has around a hundred thousand miles on its mileage
- Oil Leaks
- Parked and not used for months or years
Sell us your old SUV for a top-dollar value. If you need an appraisal for your SUV, we offer free quotes crafted personally by Big Tane!
With us here at Car Sold For Cash, selling your SUV is as simple as calling and collecting your money. Leave your SUV for top-dollar value here at Car Sold For Cash!