Is There Too Much Information in Your Old Car?

Today’s vehicles are loaded with the most state-of-the-art technology that allows you to sync all your personal data inside the car. Bluetooth-enabled vehicles allow you to make phone calls hands-free using a touchscreen. Drivers also sync their mobile devices to play their favorite songs or give them directions. But when you bought a new car, did you check to see if your old car still had your personal information stored in it?

Before buying a newer car, the Federal Trade Commission strongly urges you to go back into your older car first and make sure none of your personal information is still stored in there. That includes mobile apps, passwords, phone call history, personal contacts, text messages, passcodes for entry into the home or office and digital content, such as music.

Failing to wipe out your personal data means the vehicle’s new owner will have access to your personal information, which could provide an opportunity for identity theft. That is why it is important to unsync your mobile devices from your older car. Once that is done, you can sell your car to Gershow Recycling for cash.

Gershow buys all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses and SUVs, regardless of its age or condition. In addition, if the car is more than eight years old, Gershow will never ask you for a title. They will come to your home to tow away your car for free and pay you cash on the spot.

If you are looking for a Long Island “cash for cars” junk and auto salvage company to buy your unused vehicle from you, look no further than Gershow. For more than 50 years, Gershow has been buying thousands of junk cars each year from hardworking Long Islanders and putting cash in their pockets. To sell your junk car, or for more information, call (631) 371-2031 or visit

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