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So I was in an accident and the repairs are more than the car is worth...my car was totaled but I dont' have collission insurance. I need to get rid of it. Who do I go to to sell it? A junkyard?
 

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If it's still driveable then you could still drive it. My sister's car was totaled a couple of years ago and she just bought the car back from the insurance company and continued driving it. Then a year or so later, someone else rear ended her and had a different insurance company which totaled her car and gave her the blue book value. She ended up making $6,000 on the whole deal and still drives the car til this day. But if you want to get rid of the car I'm sure your local yellow pages will be of some help.<br><br>
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Yep. You'll probably only get $50 to $75, maybe nothing if it's really bad. You might consider donating the car to a charity. They'll tow the car away, sell it at auction for parts, and you get a tax deduction of the sale value.
 

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Look in the Yellow Pages for junk dealers, etc. Yeah, you'll probably have to pay THEM to have the car towed away, but they'll turn it into a really neat Rubik's cube.
 

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I drove around a smashed up car for awhile in college. If it's really undrivable though, I second the charity idea. They often have folks who volunteer to fix the vehicles and then they resell them. Sometimes, like at my former employer, they would give the fixed up cars to folks who were in need of a vehicle for work.
 

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Look in the Yellow Pages for junk dealers, etc. Yeah, you'll probably have to pay THEM to have the car towed away, but they'll turn it into a really neat Rubik's cube.</div>
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Take out the valuable parts and sell those, then sell the rest as scrap. A car is often worth less than the sum of its parts.
 

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Yep. You'll probably only get $50 to $75, maybe nothing if it's really bad. You might consider donating the car to a charity. They'll tow the car away, sell it at auction for parts, and you get a tax deduction of the sale value.</div>
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I have to wonder whether, if the charity can sell the car for parts, why can't the OP do the same? I would look through the Yellow Pages for used parts dealers and try to get some info from them before selling the car for scrap.
 

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You should be careful if you drive a wrecked car. They could pull you over and give you a ticket if it's a hazard.
 
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