Cash for Junk Cars Austin pays the most for junk cars in the Austin area. The reason we can pay the most for junk cars is we have a large network of Auto Buyers here in Austin, Texas. We work with salvage and junk yards, metal crushers, car dealers and automobile exporters to find the highest bid for your junk vehicle. We don't allow just anyone to work within our network. Our buyers are vetted to ensure quality service because we pride ourselves on integrity, reliability and honesty. Not only does Cash for Junk Cars Austin get you the most cash possible for your junk car, but we make it a painless process as well. All you have to do is give us a call at (512)330-4585 and give us some information about your vehicle. If we agree on a price then we meet you at the location of the vehicle, pay you cash, have you sign the transfer paperwork and we haul it away on the spot. The whole process only takes minutes and you will have more space in your driveway and cash in your hand faster than you ever would have thought. We always must have title to ensure the vehicle is transferred out of the previous owners name and into ours. If you cannot find your title please visit www.txdmv.gov to receive a duplicate copy on the spot for about $5. Please don't hesitate to call Cash for Junk Cars Austin today for a free quote.
We love Austin Texas because that's where we got our start all those years ago. The oldest evidence of Ancient civilizations found in Austin were 11,000 years old. They were remains of indigenous people who were hunter gatherers and hunted and fished along the river banks. When we talk about Austin and It's history, we don't usually talk about the Native Americans who inhabited this land before us. Of course, It's true. The Native Americans ruled the land all across the Americas and Central Texas is no exception. Many tribes prospered on the Texas landscape for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. The first European settlers were Spanish Friars, who were there to establish missions and religion in the area in 1730. They found the conditions harsh and decided to pack it up and head down to old San Antonio. About 100 years of Spanish occupation had angered Mexico. Who fought Spain and gained independence. Mexico now had rights over this Texas territory now called Austin. During Mexico's control, many Anglos, such as Stephen Austin came to the area. By the 1830's, the area was full of Anglo Americans. They first permanent settlement was called Waterloo, built in 1837.
The Texas revolution ended by 1836 and The Republic of Texas was an independent entity. After trying many different locations for the Capital, Texas decided to use the barely settled land which is now Austin as the place to put the Capital. Because it was still basically frontier land, Austin was vulnerable to attack from Mexican troops and Native American bands. The city was named after Stephen Austin, who was an American soldier, Frontiersman and Politician. He negotiated a treaty with local Native American tribes and got them to stop killing settlers in the Austin area. If it weren't for Stephen Austin, The City of Austin would be called The City of Waterloo. Edwin Waller was commissioned to plan the new city. It was to be located right where the downtown is located today. It was a square grid street pattern, most of which is still in tact today. In 1839 congress gave 22 acres just north of downtown to a university. That university still stand as U.T. After some back and forth disagreement, Austin was finally officially recognized as the true State Capital of Texas in 1846. Austin grew comfortable as the state capital and grew in population significantly in the mid 1800s. Many permanent government were constructed for the first time. The previous buildings had been temporary and were not nearly as nice. Among them was the Capitol building at the top of Congress Avenue and the Governors mansion which was completed in 1856. The civil war was bad for Austin, as many men had died fighting for the Confederacy. The whole area was never the same after Union occupation. However, Austin made a great recovery and pushed through all the hard times it was confronted with to be the strong State she is today.
Austin saw many changes in 1870s, as this was the era of the reconstruction boom after the civil war. Masonry buildings replaced old wooden buildings downtown. Many still stand to this day. About this time the rail road came to Austin, which helped to change the area in many ways. The rail road in Austin was the furthest railroad to the west and helped to increase the trading in Austin exponentially. As the population grew, so did the demographics. Austin was growing in culture and numbers. Gas street lamps were introduced in 1874. The Austin junk car buyer scene was nonexistent, but there were many old junk wagons to recycle. We wouldn't be Cash for Junk Cars Austin back then, we would be Cash for Junk Wagons Austin. Regardless of the material, we would still be serving Austin with our best intentions. The first bridge over the Colorado was built in 1876. A little switching up of the railroad routes hurt Austin's trading, leadind to minimal growth for the later part of the 19th century. In 1888 Austin secured It's title as the Capital of Texas. Also in the 1880s, the University and St. Edwards college were constructed. Interestingly, Austin was the home of a serial killer in the 1880's. He was called the "Servant girl annihilator" and killed 8 young servant women. This happened to be around the same time as Jack the Ripper made his killings in London. Many thought the two serial killers were connected, or possibly even the same person committing the crimes, but that was never proven.
The architects and pillars of the community decided to build an electricity generating dam in 1890, which brought more business owners and residents to Austin, helping it grow. Austin had been under major development during the 1890s and much expansion was added to the city. Unfortunately, 15 years later the dam failed and destroyed 100 Austin homes and killed many people.
By 1920 the City of Austin's population tripled to about 34,000 people. Austin was not one of the top five largest cities in Texas at this point. Because the oil boom did not affect Austin, other Texas cities outgrew it, making it the 10th largest city in Texas in 1920. The beginning of the 20th century brought about the Automobile. Which set the standard for transportation in the world at that time from horse drawn carriage to actual motor cars. This is where Cash for Junk Cars saw our life blood emerge on the timeline. Many families could not afford cars at the time and Austin only had one paved road. There were junk cars in Austin over 100 years ago. As a junk car buyer in Austin it makes us sit and think, "what kind of cars would we buy if we were in Austin, buying junk cars back then? Definitely not Honda and Toyota cars. Ford and a couple others were the only companies making vehicles at the time.
While other U.S cities suffered the harsh effects of the Great Depression, Austin did relatively well through all of it. In fact, Austin had It's largest population growth spurt of all time during the 1930s, growing almost 70%. An incredible population boom to say the least. Major construction funded by the Public Works Administration took place and the City of Austin was transformed from a shadow of her former self. UT doubled in enrollments and commenced massive construction improvements.
The growth and population booms never slowed down for Austin. Every decade that goes by the Austin population goes up on an average 40%. The city has exploded in every facet. With a population of just under 2 million people in 2021 the sky is the limit for the live music capital of the world. With all these people come a lot of vehicles. Austin is proud to be a nature and conservationist haven and taking care of the environment is a number one priority around here. At Cash for Junk Cars Austin, we believe we can make this beautiful city even cleaner. When we buy a junk car, we are taking a pollution emitting, dirty oil dripping vehicle of the streets of Austin and into our green recycling facilities. We are proud of our high environmental standards and never slouch in the business of keeping mother nature happy. Our flat bed rollbacks and wrecker tow trucks run off natural compressed gas, otherwise known as CNG. Our salvage yards are up to Texas code and always follow environmentally friendly practices. We buy all junk cars and trucks in the Austin area. We love Austin and love growing with Austin. Call us today for a free quote on your junk car.