FAQ

Welcome to Auto Recycle Center

Hauling away unwanted cars and trucks in the Twin Cities Area
Have a junker lying around?? Wondering what to do with it?? Give us a call and we will tow your junker away for free and even pay you top dollar for the vehicle. We come to you to pick up the vehicle. Whether it is Running or not!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I want to junk my vehicle. What will you take? We will buy any junk car, truck, van, SUV, wagon, motor home, commercial vehicle, bus, tractor, farm equipment, etc.

2. Does it have to run? No.

3. Can it be wrecked or have parts missing? Yes, any condition will do.

4. Does it need to have current registration (tag/emission)? No.

5. Do I need to have a title or keys? Maybe, it depends on the year of the car. But a valid license is necessary.

6. What if it’s not my car? You must OWN the car in order to sell it. As a licensed dealer, the state of Minnesota checks the Vehicle ID Number (VIN) of every car we buy. If you sell us a car that you do not own, is stolen or has a lien on the title, the police WILL arrest you.

7. What else is required? You must provide a valid Minnesota drivers license in order to verify your identity. In addition, we may take digital photos of you and your car to aid any future police investigation.

8. Is there any hidden cost to me? No, we take care of towing the car away and give you cash at that time. There is no cost to you at all. Some people are confused when we give a dollar amount over the phone. The dollar amount that we quote over the phone is the amount that WE PAY YOU. You pay NOTHING. We are actually buying your car. We get the car. You get the cash.

9. What about getting a tax donation? We are not a charitable organization and you will not receive a tax deduction for your car. We put cash in your hands today. Don’t like our offer? Do the math! If you donate your car to a charitable agency, they will sell your car in a salvage auction. If it only brings $100 (junk cars seldom bring much more at salvage auctions), then you get a TAX DEDUCTION for $100. That’s not the same thing as getting $100 in your pocket. If you’re in a low tax bracket, you may not see a single penny back from the tax deduction. If you’re in a high tax bracket, you’ll only get about $40 back at tax time. Under the new tax laws, our cash offer will almost always put more money in your pocket than the tax deduction. Get cash in your hands TODAY!–not the promise of a tax deduction that might not put anything in your pocket next year.

10. Can you explain the whole process to me? We get this question on the phone quite often. People are always amazed at our answer. We show up, do five minutes of paperwork, give you money, and take the car away. Yes, this is the whole process, and yes it’s really that simple.

11. Where do you operate? We pick up vehicles throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Please give us a call for a quote and our towing radius.