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junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:25 am

How do you do this in Chile? I have an old VW Parati that's ready for the junkyard, but I don't even know what a junkyard is called here. Or even if they exist anywhere near Coquimbo. Thanks for any help.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:55 pm

I found a place called "Desarmaduría Libertad", in La Serena. And this is the info I could find:
https://coquimbo.guianegocios.cl/empres ... ertad.html

Descripción:
Compra De Autos Chocados Desarme De Autos Repuesto

Rubros:
• Desarmadurías de Autos
Does anyone here know if that's a junkyard, where they'll take old cars?
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Re: junking an old car

Post by admin » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 pm

possible. they are typically on the southern edge of Santiago.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:21 am

admin wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 pm
possible. they are typically on the southern edge of Santiago.
Thanks. I really hope I don't need to send it to Santiago, since I'm in Coquimbo.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by snobrd4life » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:36 am

You may want to walk into a repair shop and ask what they typically do with their junkers. That, or ask your insurance company where they send their totaled vehicles.

If you are limiting your search to junk yards with an online presence, I'm not surprised that you aren't finding anything close by. I doubt that the juice is worth the squeeze for a yard owner to maintain an online presence in the junk vehicle disposal/recycling industry.

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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:45 pm

snobrd4life wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:36 am
You may want to walk into a repair shop and ask what they typically do with their junkers. That, or ask your insurance company where they send their totaled vehicles.
Thanks, that sounds like a good idea.
snobrd4life wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:36 am
If you are limiting your search to junk yards with an online presence, I'm not surprised that you aren't finding anything close by. I doubt that the juice is worth the squeeze for a yard owner to maintain an online presence in the junk vehicle disposal/recycling industry.
Yeah, I don't think a lot of these businesses have websites. I just found "Desarmaduría Libertad" information on one of those business listing sites. One problem is I don't even know for sure what a junkyard is called here. "Desarmaduría" seems about right, but there could be others I don't know about.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:24 pm

A girl at the beer store just told me that a junkyard is called a desarmaduría here. So Desarmaduría Libertad might be what I need.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:10 pm

So I still have the car.

About a half hour ago, 2 guys showed up asking about it. They didn't speak much English, and I don't speak much Spanish. But I think they said they could tow it away. I don't have time right now to go to Registro Civil to deal with all the paperwork, and the earliest I could do it, is probably a couple weeks from now. What's the worst that could happen if I just take the plates off, and let them have it? It'll probably never be driveable again. At least not before I could get the paperwork done. They want it to sleep in. So if they don't take it soon, they'll probably make other sleeping arrangements.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by 41southchile » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 pm

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:10 pm
So I still have the car.

About a half hour ago, 2 guys showed up asking about it. They didn't speak much English, and I don't speak much Spanish. But I think they said they could tow it away. I don't have time right now to go to Registro Civil to deal with all the paperwork, and the earliest I could do it, is probably a couple weeks from now. What's the worst that could happen if I just take the plates off, and let them have it? It'll probably never be driveable again. At least not before I could get the paperwork done. They want it to sleep in. So if they don't take it soon, they'll probably make other sleeping arrangements.
If it was me I'd just do that, take the plates off and let them have it.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:30 pm

41southchile wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 pm
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:10 pm
So I still have the car.

About a half hour ago, 2 guys showed up asking about it. They didn't speak much English, and I don't speak much Spanish. But I think they said they could tow it away. I don't have time right now to go to Registro Civil to deal with all the paperwork, and the earliest I could do it, is probably a couple weeks from now. What's the worst that could happen if I just take the plates off, and let them have it? It'll probably never be driveable again. At least not before I could get the paperwork done. They want it to sleep in. So if they don't take it soon, they'll probably make other sleeping arrangements.
If it was me I'd just do that, take the plates off and let them have it.
That's what I want to do. But my main concern is, what would happen if they took the wheels off, then dumped the car somewhere? The tires are probably 5 or 6 years old, but they've been driven on for less than 50 miles. So maybe they just wanted some new tires? The last time I gave a car away, I got a ticket because it got abandoned in Detroit. I don't want to do that again.
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Re: junking an old car

Post by chilly » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:49 pm

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:30 pm
41southchile wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 pm
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:10 pm
So I still have the car.

About a half hour ago, 2 guys showed up asking about it. They didn't speak much English, and I don't speak much Spanish. But I think they said they could tow it away. I don't have time right now to go to Registro Civil to deal with all the paperwork, and the earliest I could do it, is probably a couple weeks from now. What's the worst that could happen if I just take the plates off, and let them have it? It'll probably never be driveable again. At least not before I could get the paperwork done. They want it to sleep in. So if they don't take it soon, they'll probably make other sleeping arrangements.
If it was me I'd just do that, take the plates off and let them have it.
That's what I want to do. But my main concern is, what would happen if they took the wheels off, then dumped the car somewhere? The tires are probably 5 or 6 years old, but they've been driven on for less than 50 miles. So maybe they just wanted some new tires? The last time I gave a car away, I got a ticket because it got abandoned in Detroit. I don't want to do that again.
On your padron, is the motor and chassis serial numbers on it? If so, it is traceable to you without plates. You could be liable after an accident.
Does the car run well enough to get a Certificado de revisión técnica? If not, you may not be able to sell it to them anyway.

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Re: junking an old car

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:01 pm

chilly wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:49 pm
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:30 pm
41southchile wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 pm
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:10 pm
So I still have the car.

About a half hour ago, 2 guys showed up asking about it. They didn't speak much English, and I don't speak much Spanish. But I think they said they could tow it away. I don't have time right now to go to Registro Civil to deal with all the paperwork, and the earliest I could do it, is probably a couple weeks from now. What's the worst that could happen if I just take the plates off, and let them have it? It'll probably never be driveable again. At least not before I could get the paperwork done. They want it to sleep in. So if they don't take it soon, they'll probably make other sleeping arrangements.
If it was me I'd just do that, take the plates off and let them have it.
That's what I want to do. But my main concern is, what would happen if they took the wheels off, then dumped the car somewhere? The tires are probably 5 or 6 years old, but they've been driven on for less than 50 miles. So maybe they just wanted some new tires? The last time I gave a car away, I got a ticket because it got abandoned in Detroit. I don't want to do that again.
On your padron, is the motor and chassis serial numbers on it? If so, it is traceable to you without plates. You could be liable after an accident.
Does the car run well enough to get a Certificado de revisión técnica? If not, you may not be able to sell it to them anyway.
I don't remember if I ever got a padron, but I'm sure the serial numbers could be traced back to me. The car isn't running, and isn't worth fixing, so I just need to get rid of it. I'm not trying to sell it.
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