You may have wrecked your car, but it's still worth much.
If you believe this statement with all your heart, you need to make your decisions one step at a time. You have two options. 1) Make the necessary repairs for the damage in your car. 2) Sell it as a car and buy a new one.
The first option will require more effort than the latter, but you will spend more if you buy a new car. As it has always been, the choice is yours. However, if you end up choosing the second option, you can't allow yourself to be dumb enough to take up the first car deal you encounter in your neighborhood or on the Internet. It helps to think like Sherlock Holmes a bit and observe what's in your plate. Besides, it's fun.
Know what your car is worth
If you bought the car yourself, obtaining the necessary information won't be a problem. But if it's a gift (or the like), then you have to find out every vital information with regard to your car and its market value-everything from the model to your car's title. You need all your papers so that you will be prepared for future transactions.
Do your research. Learn the tricks of the trade. Find out how junk car dealers do their business. When you do this, there's a lesser possibility of you being fooled and left with lesser money than you deserve for your car. You can't buy a mere marketing slogan like, "We buy junk cars for cash." There are thousands of junk car dealers all over the country. Salesmen will say anything as long as they it can give them the sale. You have to be clever and choose your decisions wisely. This may just be a car deal, but it's a deal nonetheless. You may need this as practice for bigger deals later on.
Surround yourself with the right people
And speaking of choosing your decisions wisely, it won't hurt to be surrounded with people you can trust as well. Family and friends are a start. It will greatly benefit you if you ask for the advice of family members and friends who have knowledge or already have an experience when it comes to selling cars. If you don't have someone close to you who can help you decide, you can join car-related forums on the Internet and ask advice from there.
Collect and select
What should you be collecting? Junk car dealers and companies of course. Collect the most promising companies and compare them. It's better of you pick a top 5 or a top 3 to help you select easier later. Because you've done your research about these companies and their deals, you will know which junk car dealer has the most benefits in your list. Be confident though, that you will enjoy a free towing from ever y dealer in your list. This business has a tight competition as well. They have to even out the perks.