After the occurrence of some auto accidents, it seems like the situation couldn’t get worse, until one of the vehicles bursts into flames. The fire department quickly kills the blaze, but the few minutes in which it burned caused damage to at least some of the car’s parts and systems.
The other car in the accident – which didn’t catch fire – may soon be on its way to a Killeen, Texas, car buyer that operates as a professional junkyard. But what about the other vehicle? Assuming it’s not burned to a cinder and reveals nothing but the frame, does it have value to a junkyard?
There’s a good chance that the answer is yes. But the seller may not receive as much money for the car as he would a junk car that had less damage. Depending on which part of the automobile was affected by flames – and to what extent – a Killeen, Texas, car buyer may make an offer.
Burned, but how Badly?
When vehicles wreck and catch fire from the collision, the flames often originate from the engine compartment. That’s where many flammable fluid and residue reservoirs are contained – reservoirs that produce conflagrations when metal crumpling upon metal at high-velocity releases sparks and puts pressure on the reservoirs, making them crack and explode.
If this happens to your car, the fire in the engine compartment will cause metal and non-metal parts to warp, not to mention that intense damage that comes from the impact. When it looks like a campfire was held in the engine compartment, and you want to “sell my car for cash” to a Killeen, Texas, car buyer, that operates as a junkyard, would the business still want to buy the car?
The answer may be yes, but be prepared to receive a lower than normal price offer from a Killeen, Texas, car buyer.
Selling Your Burned Wreck
Even if the engine in you car was destroyed by a military flamethrower, it may have good parts remaining in the cabin, on the body, and on some of the wheels. Considering you probably won’t be using the car again, having it towed away for free, receiving a payment for the nominal value of remaining good parts, and knowing the out of commission vehicle will be recycled, is better than nothing.
To inquire about selling a vehicle that has fire damage, call a professional junkyard nearest to your location in Killeen. The business will examine your car, see if it needs the car in stock, and pay you a competitive price based on the vehicle’s condition if the automobile is needed.