11 Keys to Donation Pages That Work

If only online fundraising were as simple as adding a donate button to your site! But it’s not. You need great stories-and great writing and media on your website to showcase those stories. But you already knew that-you know that people need to be inspired by your work before they’ll click that donate button.

Yet, you have to get people to visit your site first or that donate button is useless. And before you do even that, your site’s donate button-and donation form-has to be designed in such a way that, once inspired, people will follow through with the donation. Great stories, emotional writing and amazing media are not enough to get people to complete the donation process if your donate button is hidden, or your donation page a confusing mess. Here are 11 tips to help you optimize your website’s donate page and button for maximum impact.

Donate Button: Be Seen & Clicked

If you want people to donate, you’ve got to make it easy for them. If people can’t find your donate button, how can they help? If they have to work to give you money, chances are they won’t.

  1. Use clear language on your button like Donate Now or Give Now. This isn’t the place for vague calls to action-even “Support Us” isn’t strong enough, as that could be anything: volunteer, planned giving, in-kind donations. Nor is it the time for polite hedging. Just say no to phrases like please consider, think about or why not give… Be forward. Make it absolutely clear what you want people to do.
  2. Include your donate button on every page, not just the home page. Did you know that a large chunk of people don’t enter your site from the homepage? If your donate button only lives there, how many of the people who visit your site will never see it? 
  3. Place your donate button above the fold, in the upper right corner. The upper right corner is the most valuable “call to action” area on a website-an ideal location for your donate button. If your site uses side navigation, list the Donate button first.
  4. Use a larger size and contrasting color to make your donate button stand out. The human eye adjusts to different viewing environments with amazing speed-causing things to be easily filtered. If your donate button blends in with everything else on your site, people will miss it. Be bold. Make it bigger. Make it colorful.

What the heck does “Above the Fold” mean? It refers to the area of a webpage that can be seen without scrolling. Of course there’s no fold in your computer screen-the term is borrowed from the newspaper industry where the most important stories are placed on the front page above the fold.

Donation Page: From Here to Submit Button

They’ve clicked, they’re ready to give, your work here is done! Nope, think again. The deal isn’t sealed until someone clicks “Submit.” If the donation page you take people to is a hot mess, do you think they’ll stick around to finish? They will if you optimize it.

  1. Direct people to an actual, secure donation form. People who click “donate now” want to do just that-a page listing the cornucopia of giving options you have doesn’t help them do that. The more pages you make people click through to give you money now, the less likely they are to do it. Put your wishlist and info on planned giving, stock transfers, car donations, etc. somewhere else.
  2. Reinforce your ask on the donate page. Don’t dump people on a page with no messaging-or generic messaging like “Donate Now” and that’s it. You’ve got to nudge people to continue-briefly remind them why they want to give with a short message at the top: For every $25 you give today, a family of four will have food for a month. Thank you for helping families in need! Or something.
  3. Make the form as streamlined and simple as possible. Remove distractions-the easier it is for people to click away, the more likely they will do so. Keep them focused on what they came to do: complete the donation form and give. Your message is not a distraction, but that sidebar is. Your navigation bar is too. And this is so not the place to pimp your newsletter or Facebook sign-up one more time.
  4. Only require the information you absolutely need. The more fields you make people fill out, the more likely they’ll abandon your form. Name. Address. Credit card. Donation amount. Email… these are requirements. That’s not to say you can’t ask for more, just make sure people know it’s optional, and don’t ask for too much more-what information would actually be useful? I’d say gender and birthday-both of which will help with targeting and stewardship later on.

 When to create multiple donation pages (if you can):

  1. If you have multiple campaigns around different areas of interest. Create separate donation pages with messaging specific to each area instead of one generic page.
  2. If you segment your appeals by larger and smaller donors. Try making two forms with different donation ranges. I gasped the first time I saw an online donation form starting at $5,000. Worse, it was listed vertically so all other amounts were below the fold. Imagine how your donor who can’t really afford $100 will feel upon seeing that. Different donation forms prevent sticker shock for your lower range donors and discourages major donors from giving less than they would. Win win.

AWESOME BONUS TIP #11: Turbo-charge your website for online donations by using a pop-up appeal with your ask and a donate button that shows up for first-time visitors to your site. (Helpful hint: This is a popular method many use to boost email sign-ups, but you can set it up so that it alternates between donations and sign-ups. And it works. Awesome, right?)

How to Find Charity Car Auctions

Charity Car auctions are a great deal to everyone involved. The donor gets a free tax break while foregoing the hardships of selling and old vehicle. The buyer gets a vehicle for a very low price; usually below its actual market value. And the charity gets a portion of the proceeds from the car sales. Charity car actions aren’t available just about everywhere though, as there isn’t an abundance of donated cars around. Here are a few pointers of where to look for charity car auctions.

The first place to look for a charity car auction should be your own locale. Ask around town, maybe someone knows of one somewhere close. Also check your local newspaper for scheduled auctions in town. Public auctions regularly appear in classified ads of the local paper whether it’s for charity or not. Reading the smaller ads might actually be good for you. Smaller ads understandably gets lesser attention, and the chance that only a few people attends these auctions also makes the price of the vehicle dip lower; since fewer people means less competition and lower final bids.

It is also a good choice to talk to the charities you want to help. Some charities do conduct their own auctions like the Salvation Army. You can check with them about their schedule of auctions and the exact locations where they would be holding their auction. Even if the charity you like doesn’t hold its own auctions. You can still ask them which companies sponsor them, and they’d be more than happy to give you names, locations, and contact numbers. Sometimes the charity itself gets the donated cars. And you need not look any further. You can just ask them what’s the brand and make of the cars that have been donated to them and the prices that they are willing to sell those at. You can then select a few charities to visit so that you can inspect the cars for yourself and have a feel for its performance.

The internet is also a good place to look for these options. Sites like cheapcarauctions.biz or car-auction-rewiews.biz could provide you with the information you need. You can also go to sites like donateacar.com and find out to which charity they send out the vehicles they receive to. Then there are sites like oppurtunitycars.com that don’t go through charities. They just hand out the proceeds directly to needy families that need the financial support.

When calling your charities, you might also want to research about how much the charity actually gets from these auctions. Since the one who gets the car, cleans it up, and presents it at auctions for most cases isn’t the actual charity itself. They do have contracts with certain companies to handle all these details and the charity just gets a cut from the total profits. Sometimes, the middlemen actually get a lot more than the charity itself. When participating in a charity car auction, it’s always good to know that the majority of the profits went to the charity.

Finding the Right Charity

Donating to a charity is a great thing to do for many reasons, most importantly because it's helping out others in need. By making the decision to donate to a charity you are making a great decision. However, the next step is hard: deciding the right charity to donate to. There are so many charities out there, which is great because they are helping out so many people in need and giving resources to many different causes. However what's the right charity for you to donate to? Here are a few steps to help you in finding the right charity. First and foremost choose a problem or cause that you care about. Sounds easy enough? However, there are so many charities out there, this only begins to narrow the field. Second, decide if you want to invest globally or locally. While local charities seem to work on a smaller level scale, they are more personal. Global charities also have their benefits. Thirdly, DO YOUR RESEARCH! After the first two steps you have narrowed down the playing field. Now it's time to do your own research on these charities. Some things you might want to look into are

If the charity is local, look into meeting with the director. If the charity is larger, email them with any questions or concerns you might have. Asking questions is essential in learning more about the charity. This brings me to my next point, Look for Red Flags. Like many things in life sometimes charities seem too good to be true. That being said look for things such as excessive salaries. For example an executive director whose paycheck takes up a large percentage of the organization's budget. Another red flag would be if a charity asks for cash.it should want its records to be traceable and clean, which means that cash is a not a good idea. A check or a credit card is considered the best way to make a donation.

At this point, if you haven't already, meet up or call your finalists. Every organization has staff or volunteers who can talk to you about its goals and how they're reached. Take advantage of this. Another great way to check them out is to spend a day volunteering. This gives you a hand on experience about how the organization is being ran. Finally get started early. Before the end of the year many offices are closed which will make getting information harder to do. Most importantly, choose what speaks to you. Whichever charity you choose, you are going to be doing good.

Keep Records of Charitable Contributions to Avoid Fines and Penalties

You should keep proper records to prove your charitable contributions. Contributions can be of 3 types. Your contributions may be in cash or you may make non-cash contributions or you may get reimbursement of expenses while donating your services. Usually, the organization accepting your donation which is more than $75.00 in value, gives you a written statement of confirmation. However some additional records are required for specific contributions.

1. Cash contributions under $250 – You may donate in cash, by check, by credit card or by electronic funds transfer. You may also donate by allowing a deduction from your payroll. You need to keep the following records for such a donation:

a. A canceled check, a bank statement or a credit card statement.

b. A receipt from the qualified organization which should show its name, and the date and the amount of the contribution.

c. If you are making a contribution by a payroll deduction, a pay stub or Form W-2 showing the date and amount of contribution. You should also keep a pledge card issued by the qualified organization.

2. Contributions of $250 or more – You must have a separate acknowledgment for each contribution of $250 or more. If you have made several contributions to the same organization, you should not combine them.

3. Non-cash contributions – if your contribution is not made in cash, you must keep a receipt of that contribution showing the name of the charitable organization, the date of the charitable contribution and a reasonable description of the property given towards contribution. You should also keep a record of the fair market value of the property and the basis on which such fair market value was arrived at. If you want to reduce the fair market value of the property, you should keep the working of the basis on which you made such a reduction. If you attach any terms while gifting the property, a written statement of such terms must be with you. When you leave the property at an un-attended drop side of the charity, you need not keep a receipt.

If you are claiming a deduction over $500 but below $5000, in addition to be the above records, you must keep records showing how you got the property, the approximate date on which you got the property and the cost of such property. If you are unable to get such records, you should attach a statement explaining the reasons for not having the records.

If you are claiming a deduction over $5000, in addition to the above records, you must also get a qualified written appraisal of the donated property from a qualified appraiser.

The acknowledgment you get from the qualified organization must be on paper, mentioning the amount of cash you contributed. If the organization gave you any goods or services depending on your contribution, the fact must be mentioned on the acknowledgment. If you get only intangible religious benefit, a statement to that effect should be attached. The acknowledgment and this statement must be with you before the date you filed your return for the year in which you make the contribution. If the acknowledgment does not mention the date of the contribution, you must have a receipt or a bank statement supporting your claim for payment.

4. Out of pocket expenses -If you volunteer service to a qualified organization, you may get reimbursement of out of pocket expenses while rendering such services. You must have adequate records to prove the amount of expenses. You must also have an acknowledgment from that organization specifying the services you provided, a statement on whether or not the organization provided you any goods or services towards reimbursement, and a statement that the only benefit your received was an intangible religious benefit, if that was the case. You must have this acknowledgment before the date you file your return.

In case you claim expenses towards use of your car, you must keep written records of your expenses. These records must show the name of the organization you were serving and the date every time you used your car for this purpose. If you are claiming the standard mileage rate of 14¢ a mile, you might sure the miles you drove your car for charitable purpose. If you claim deduction of actual expenses, then your records must show the costs for operating the car for this purpose.

You should keep excellent records of your charitable contributions to avoid fines and penalties later.

The Pursuit of Happiness

In the second sentence of the U.S. Declaration of Independence it is stated that we have the unalienable right to pursue happiness. Yet, it is hard for many people who have no idea how to accomplish this. Some people out there actually think they are owed happiness, but nobody can guarantee that.

A lot of people think material possessions will make them happy: cars, houses, clothes. In the end, it just doesn’t cut it. Think about how miserable wealthy people sometimes are. Cash doesn’t make you happy, but people like Donald Trump may disagree. He’s reported as saying, “The people who say money can’t buy happiness don’t know where to shop.” Well, if making money makes you happy, go for it.

However, when your basic needs are taken care of, increased wealth and things bring little sustainable satisfaction. Giving and doing for other people leads to real fulfillment. First of all, you don’t think about yourself anymore, as your attention is directed elsewhere.

Even the poorest of the poor have something to give. It doesn’t cost you anything to give a smile or a kind word of encouragement to someone who is feeling low, but to the recipient it could mean everything.

If you don’t know who to donate to, you really should look into the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Making wishes come true for children with life threatening medical conditions is what this marvelous organization is focused on. There is nothing better than bringing hope and joy to a child in need.

Examples of child wishes range from meeting a celebrity to making a special trip to Disneyland. A long-desired well-decorated bedroom, the latest game box, or computers are some of the materialistic wishes. The only restriction is the hopes, dreams, and wishes of a child.

There are a lot of ways to aid this organization. People that are lucky enough to be financially secure can assist in making dreams come true by donating. Someone who is short on money may donate time by volunteering to help a child. With the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, others donate automobiles to be sold. Make travel wishes of children come true by donating unused airline miles through many of the airlines used by the foundation. Hold a bake-sale or yard-sale and donate all you make to the Make-A-Wish Foundation – that’s a great help!

There is an infinite amount of ways you can help, no matter what your situation may be. Taking the first step in helping someone else can elevate your own life in a positive direction. If this particular organization is not for you then look for other ways to make a contribution that suits your particular needs. Money can not buy the rewards that are the most satisfying.

This is the absolute best way to pursue happiness; I guarantee it!

Carport Storage – Keep Your Car Safe by Organizing Your Carport Storage

Your carport can be a wonderful addition to your home, especially if you live in an area where you get frequent rain storms or other bad weather. A messy and cluttered carport begins to loose its usefulness, and make parking your car there difficult. With a little organization and forethought you should be able to clean up your carport rather quickly. These three important steps will set you on the road to reorganizing the storage in your carport, and keep it ready to protect you and your car from the nasty weather.

  • Clear and Sort. Start by removing everything out of the car port. Immediately start looking for items that can be sold, donated or simply thrown in the trash. You might even make a few bucks if people think you are having a big sale at your house. Sort the remaining items into logical groups. Also be on the lookout for anything that can be kept somewhere else, like in your home or vehicle.
  • Clean and Build. Clean your carport with a hose, it might be the only time it gets this treatment. Also consider building shelves or a workbench, if you have the room. This will help you organize the car port. When the shelves are full, something has got to go if you want to put something new there.
  • Organize and Store. Make sure everything you put back into your car port is properly protected, and can endure this outdoor storage. Also seek to further organize your personal property by grouping similar items together, and using labels if needed.

These three steps will help you transform your unorganized and messy car port into a useful area for more than just parking your car.

The Benefits of Garage Cleaning

Do you use your garage for parking your car? Or has it become like a lot of garages and is so filled with junk that the car now resides on the outside? Maybe you are getting tired of looking at all the mess. Maybe it has become a hazard trying to get through it. Maybe you can’t find anything because everything is topsy-turvy. Maybe, you have watched the show “Hoarders” and thought you could be the next episode. If so, then it is probably time for you to clean up your garage! Here are a few tips to help you get rid of some of that unwanted, unnecessary stuff you have laying around and to help you organize the stuff you want to keep.

  • Have a garage sale

Having a garage sale is a good way to get rid of a lot of unused, unwanted stuff just taking up space in your garage. Not only is it a way to get rid of those items, but you can also make a little bit of money in the process.

  • Donate stuff you don’t want

If you don’t have the time or patience for a garage sale, you could donate your stuff. There are many places that you could donate the stuff you are not using in your garage. Donating the items in your garage will be beneficial to someone less fortunate than you.

  • Find a garage storage cabinet

For the stuff you intend to keep, you need to find a good method of storing the items. A good garage storage cabinet can help keep your garage organized and neat. Your local home improvement store will carry a variety of storage units of all sizes for you to choose from.

  • Build your own shelves

Building shelves in your garage is another way to help keep stuff neat and organized. Shelves can help to keep your garage floor clear and clean. You can build shelves yourself or find shelf kits at your local home improvement store that come with everything you need to get your garage cleaned up.

Cleaning out the garage is a tough job. For some it may require hiring some outside help to get it organized and cleaned. But it really is worth the effort that gets put into it.

Why is garage cleaning important?

Remember your garage is not your storage room. You don’t need to just pile everything up in your garage. Cleaning it can bring a lot of benefits not only to your home but also to the environment. A garage filled with junk can actually become home to spiders, rats, and even snakes! So if you do not want to have creepy, crawly things living in your garage, bite the bullet, put on the work gloves, and get busy. You and your neighbors will be glad you did!

Living From the Penthouse to My Car: The Lessons I Learned From Being Homeless

Humiliation does not even being to express the experience of being homeless. So I am going to share the lessons I learned that hopefully can spare you from such a degrading downfall.

The beginning of my downfall happened while I was living in an exclusive Country Club Penthouse. I had the entire floor to myself including an elevator that opened to my own private lobby.

Life was carefree. However, I had a serious bad habit of spending money as fast as it was coming in. I was never taught how to save money while growing up. I was only taught how to spend. Guidance from God flowed into my mind countless times to save twenty percent of my earnings and put it aside and to stop all non-essential spending. I, of all people, didn’t listen to that inner guidance.

When times were easy, I never dreamed it would come to a sudden halt. First I slipped and fell and broke my foot. The pain was terrible and I was not able to work as usual. Then female bleeding 21 days out of every month left me so drained that I could do next to nothing – but spend.

My weaknesses were watches, hand bags, boots and jewelry. I thought I was savvy when I learned how to shop wholesale. Spending $19.99 instead of $500 on items I did not need, but had to have. My ego was running the show, certainly not the higher wisdom I was repeatedly given.

I had been to the hospital as a result of my bleeding only to return home to find an eviction notice on my door. I ran out of money completely and was evicted. Without a place to stay, my car was my only option.

I was alone and scared. I had never been in this situation before and it lasted for ten months. When some money flowed in from book royalties I was able to go to a motel and spend a few nights. Then when I had no money left to rent the motel room, I was back in my car.

One night I decided to park in the back parking lot of the motel. I felt safe there and literally slept behind the wheel. I heard a knocking on my driver side window and saw a bright flash light. It was a police officer along with the motel manager.

I opened my window and told them I had just fallen asleep. The Officer flashed his light inside my car. It was jam packed with as much of my belongings that I could fit inside. He looked at me and asked me one question. “Are you living out your car?” The deepest humiliation and degradation filled my entire being. I could not even look at him and I felt so ashamed that I could not even answer him. So he asked me again, “Are you living out your car?” I looked down consumed with shame and shook my head with a silent yes.

He was extremely kind to me when he explained that the motel did not want people to sleep in their parking lot, but I could drive somewhere else that was safe and park my car there. I said, “Okay” and then I started my car and drove off in the middle of the night to an old neighborhood I used to live in and parked my car there.

The seasons passed from winter to spring to summer. I felt sub-human, left without any trace of dignity. When the temperature in my car read 103 degrees I almost died from the heat twice. I then spoke with a gentleman who worked at a 24 hour store and told him I was homeless. He said he knew someone who had a room to rent in his house. I felt like a lit Christmas tree inside. Hope at last! The next day I went to the house and rented the room. The house was horrible, but it was far better than my car.

I was still bleeding, and then months later the doctor who delivered my children gave me a procedure that stopped the female bleeding completely. He told me, “I am not charging you one penny for this – my number one patient.” Words cannot express the gratitude and love I have for this Doctor.

I was still quite shaken up inside from my living, or rather existing experience. Anxiety and fear consumed me. Yet in the following months, I started to slowly come back to myself.

During months of reflection on the whole experience I learned a lot that I am now going to share with you.

  • As money flows in, ONLY pay for your essential basic living expenses.
  • Take as much of your earnings as possible and put it aside. It does not matter where you put it, either in a shoe box or a cereal box, just put it aside and NEVER touch it!
  • When you go food shopping or to any store buy ONLY what you NEED. Now I literally look at every item and in my mind I think just one word, NON-ESSENTIAL. So I breeze by the isles and get only what is completely necessary and nothing else!
  • Stop eating in restaurants. Stop ordering food to be delivered. Do you have a stove or a hot plate? Cook old family recopies. Chances are the ingredients are low cost as far as food prices go.
  • For household items, go to a Dollar store and buy them there!

    For cosmetic items buy the lowest price ones. They work and look just as great, sans the high prices.

Now, I want to share with you about fancy expensive living.

When I lived in that exclusive penthouse condo, it was not all that it’s cracked up to be. The walls were paper thin, and I heard EVERY noise the couple who owned the condo that backed by bedroom wall made.

I heard them pee! I heard their telephone ring as if it was right next to my own bed. I heard their television.

Then at 4:00 AM, every single morning, I heard the loud noise of the machines that prepared the grounds of the golf course for the residents who played golf.

At the time of this writing I rent a room from another very nice home in an entirely different area. I know my life is back on the upswing and finances will increase again. My goal is to buy a nice but humble home for cash, so I have zero mortgage.

With the home foreclosure nightmare in the United States, there are literally millions of homes that are priced as they were twenty five years ago, which translates to LOW. Never again will I pay expensive rent.

The term “minimalist living” resonates with me now because I lost all I owned in my penthouse condo. I gave away my huge library of books, and donated thousands of books to charities because they were all in storage and the fees were extremely high. So I thought to donate to those in need before the storage company auctioned off almost the entire contents of my home, which they did.

What hurt the most was seeing my children’s toys being loaded onto the truck that was owned by the couple who paid at auction. However, my children were away in college, so that eased the blow. Storage companies are inhumane! My God, the least they can do is allow children’s items to remain. But they don’t give a damn about anything except money.

Although I lost nearly everything materially, I gained so much. What did I gain? I gained freedom from feeling the need to buy material things and acquiring possessions for no reason.

Life is much simpler now. With simplicity comes ease. No financial burden. I gained a higher perspective on spending with new wisdom that I will only spend on what is essential.

I have not used a credit card in twenty two years, so I have zero credit debt. I highly suggest if you have credit cards to cut them up and consolidate any debt while you learn how to live below the financial means you have.

I had to share this experience with you because I felt like it was a dark degrading secret I have been holding inside. I needed to let it out and I pray that it helped you in any way.

There are still positive rippling effects of my experience that I implemented to serve and help humanity. I lowered the prices of everything on my website, all book, live recorded seminars, and love offering buttons for live seminars for people who cannot afford the regular registration tuition.

It feels GOOD to care about humanity and do all I can to help to ease the financial burden for anyone who needs it.

My feelings of shame, humiliation and degradation are behind me. I feel much more humble – and this is a good thing. My life’s mission will continue as a soul who is one with humanity for humanity. This is what is most important in my life’s work and it does bring the greatest joy.

I wish YOU every joy life can offer. I am here to serve and help you. This is what ignites my heart and I hope what I have shared ignites something positive in yours.

Lamborgini Being Used By Italian Police

These days are very interesting. I can tell you I would like to be a police officer in Italy. Why? Well, imagine that italian state police is using Lamborgini Gallardo. Great, isn't it? I know that in some other countries there are also fast cars being used by state police, for example Porsche in Germany, etc. But I think you will agree with me that Lamborghini Gallardo is completely something else, a different league. So let´s have a little look at this police car.

A brand new Lambo was given to the Polizia di Stato by Automobili Lamborghini Spa as a donation. The vehicle has V10 engine producing 500 bhp and has a maximum performance of 190 mph. The car comes in police colors and of course includes a siren and on the roof there are flashing lights. This is the first time ever that Italian police is using Lamborghini.

This supercar will be using the traffic police – polizia stradale on the highway – probably Salerno – Reggio part in Southern Italy. It is equipped with technology able to transmit critical situation informations like road accidents, disasters, fires and other similar situations and also it will be able to transmit in real time images and other info and directly connect to the police database for a check of number plates . There are also a first aid equipments like defibrillator, electrocardiograms, automatic diagnosis of arterial pressure and another one for diagnostication of oxygen and carbon dioxide presence in the blood. The new car will be also used to trasport human organs and plasma in case of transplantation need.

How to Make a Good Deal When Selling Car Parts to a Wrecking Yard

Do you have a junk car at home? Then you must be looking forward to sell it to a wrecking yard. You can either sell your entire car of specific parts of it to earn money. You would also be interested in getting the best deal out of your sale. It is possible for you to sell your old car for junk and get a higher amount than you expect. Here are a few effective tips that you can keep in mind to go for the best deal with the junk pick up service.

Things to keep in mind before you sell your car for parts

Before you sell your car parts, you need to be equipped with several things. Original car title holds a prominent place out of them. If you have it, you are guaranteed to receive the best price out of your deal. You should also get hold of driver’s license information and a local phone directory. If you have any negotiation skills and research skills, you will find it as an easy task to get the best deal.

Do a detailed research on the internet and find the best wrecking yard

You need to do a detailed research before you get in touch with a specific junkyard. It would be possible for you to find a large number of salvage yards in your local area. You need to prepare a list of them after a research. Once you complete creating the list, you can get in touch with each junkyard. You can simply tell that you have a car to be sold. You need to tell specific information about the vehicle as well. They include the model, manufacturing year and any specific damages, if there are any. You should promptly answer all the other questions of the person at junkyard. Moreover, you need to be careful to answer them accurately and truthfully.

Be careful when dealing with the wreck yard

If the junkyard is interested in purchasing your car, you will receive offers. These offers are usually made via the phone. However, you need to be careful when dealing with junkyards that would request you to bring the vehicle to get an estimate. If you do, you will have to pay for the estimated cost out of your pocket as well.

Don’t just go ahead with the first junkyard you come across

You shouldn’t stick to a specific junk removal service when selling your vehicle. You need to contact all the junkyards in your list and request for offers from everyone. Then you need to sit back and compare all the offers that you have received. In the meantime, you need to check whether the received offers are above your expectations or not.

Move ahead when you find the best wrecking yard

Once you get hold of the best deal, you can simply go ahead and deliver your wrecked car to the junkyard for parts. In most of the cases, a person from the junkyard would come and carry your car. Otherwise, you will have to spend money out of your pocket for transportation as well. The junk pickup service will assist you to save a considerable amount of money. If you are selling the car, you need to get in touch with Department of Motor Vehicles and make sure that title is transferred as well.