So you have an old car that you have no need of. Most likely because you already got something better, flasher and faster already lined up. Well good for you. But how are you going to get rid of your old car? It’s important that you get rid of it (and legally at that). So long as you retain ownership of it, you’re legally responsible for it. You don’t know what might happen to it if you just leave it lying around, so it’s best to shift it off. So, how do you get rid of your old car?
The thing that most people will do is sell the car. Which is something of an obvious choice if you want a bit of extra money. There are all sorts of ways to sell and find buyers for your car. But you need to make sure it’s worth it. Sometimes, a car just isn’t worth the hassle to find a buyer. Or to pay for a place on a listing where someone can find it. If you don’t think it’s worth selling, read on.
Whether it’s worth selling or not, have you considered doing some good with your car? There are a lot of places that will accept a car donation. The parts could be used for all sorts of good purposes and the car itself could be used to raise funds. There’s also a considerable tax incentive to be considered with charitable deeds. It’s likely that your car will fit the specifications for a nice deduction at the end of the financial year.
Trade it in
Perhaps you haven’t yet bought that new car you’ve decided on. Perhaps you’ve spotted it and you decide you could use a bit more leverage with the dealer. If that’s the case, then it could be smarter for you to trade it in. Dealers will take all sorts of trade in. But taking the time to make sure it’s in the right shape could earn you more money for your auto.
If you think your car’s too beat up to be sold, traded or even donated, you can still make good of it. Environmental conscientiousness is the name of the game these days. Your car can help in the fight for a more sustainable world, too. Recycling your car disposes of it in a way that doesn’t just have it contributing to a huge junkyard or landfill. Plenty of auto parts and materials can be salvaged and used again.
Sell its parts
Of course, if you think that there are plenty of parts that can be sold again, do it. Sometimes, selling parts can be more lucrative than selling the aged package they all come together in. However, the parts market is one that relies a lot more of specialist knowledge than just selling a car outright. Still, there are plenty of places like eBay where you’re likely to find a willing buyer for your parts. You’ll have to dispose of the rest, of course.