How to Scrap a Car with No Title

sell a car as scrap metal with no titleHow to scrap a car with no title. You have had an old car on your property for several years, and all it does is sit there and take up space.

One day you get an idea, what if you can make money off of this old car.

How would this be done? You can scrap it! You search around for the title, but it has been so many years, it has been long lost.

So now you need to know how to scrap a car with no title. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to help you scrap the car.

Why Don’t You Have the Title

You will probably be asked about the title no matter where you go, which makes it difficult to scrap the car.

To ensure that people don’t think that you are some thief who stole a car and now wants to sell it for scrap metal, make sure that you know why you don’t have the title and can prove that you own the car or have the right to sell it as scrap.

You can explain your reason to whoever asks, and this will get you a lot further then fumbling with your story because you are trying to remember why you don’t have it.

Scrap Yards

In some cases, you may be able to just take your car to a scrap yard and they will scrap your car, even if you don’t have a title but this is rare.

This doesn’t happen very often because most states have certain procedures that must be followed by individuals attempting to sell their old car as scrap metal.

If this is the case, the scrap yard will let you know about these details as well as any other information that you may have to provide.

Scrap it Yourself

How to scrap a car with no title yourself. If you are handy with tools and have worked with cars before, you will be able to scrap it yourself.

You can cut up the metal so it no longer looks like a car, but just sheets and pieces of metal. However, you must still own the car and have a right to do so.

You can also save some of the working parts and sell them for even more profit.

If you don’t know how to do this yourself, you could always ask a mechanically-inclined friend to help you out.

If you are the owner of the car, even without a title, this is completely legal.

Tow It

If you can’t get it scrapped for whatever reason, it doesn’t take a title to have the car towed away. Towing companies may be able to obtain a title for the car under certain conditions.

You will never have to worry about that hideous piece of junk again, although you will not be making any profit from it. Either way, it will be gone forever.

The secretary of state or department of motor vehicles can reissue a new title for the car if all else fails.

You will have to provide proof that you own the car or that you have permission to request a new title.

Additionally as I said, depending on the towing company that you deal with, they are allowed to request the title for a car as well.

One final thing that I should mention is that these companies do not pay you based on sentimental value.

They pay you based on what the vehicle is worth in scrap metal.

Therefore, in most cases you can make more money by selling the major parts and accessories on the car yourself before you contact a car donation program, tow company or scrap dealer.