Ensure the company you choose will guarantee the price you were quoted on the phone.
Some companies will arrive at your location and not pay you the money you were initially quoted on the phone. Never settle for a cash and tax deductible amount that is less to an amount to which you originally agreed. The only time you will always face an issue like that is if you lied about the car you had. For instance, if you said that you had a non-running 2000 Nissan Maxima with all of its parts, and when the driver arrived, he only found a stripped shell of a Nissan with no parts, then you may legitimately run into that issue; for junk cars are sold for their weight. If the car has no parts, then it will weigh significantly less than a car with parts. Otherwise, you should always get paid what you were promised.
Ensure the company you choose has an insurance policy.
In the unlikely event that a tow truck driver damages a fence or another part of your house, who’s going to pay for it? A company that is going to remove a vehicle from your property should have insurance that can cover any unforeseen damages that may occur during the removal process. At Carmula, we keep a $500,000 active on-hook insurance policy to cover any unlikely damages that occur.
Ensure the company’s drivers are DMV licensed commercial drivers.
If a driver is certified by the state, there is going to be a lesser chance that an accident is going to occur. Drivers should have the experience and expertise to operate the commercial vehicles that are used to remove your junk car. All our drivers are DMV licensed commercial drivers with a lengthy track record of operating tow-trucks and removal machinery to successfully remove scrap cars from any location.
Ensure the company’s not a fly-by-night company.
Some people perform this work without an established company or reputation in their area to remove vehicles effectively and pay people the money they were promised. We have been serving the New York City Tri-State Area since 1996. Our advantage is that we know how to dispose your car in a legal and efficient manner, causing less headaches for you.
Ensure the company has a lot to keep your vehicle.
If a company doesn’t have a place to put your car after they pick up, you could be liable to pay for any parking tickets if it is illegally stored. This is something for which no person should worry after they have junked their car. The company you choose should have space over which it has control, to store your vehicle after it is removed and while it waits to be shredded. We have been operating out of a 12,000 ft facility since 1996. We process all the paper work through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to transfer ownership and ensure that we are legally storing your junk car.