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Useful Tips For What To Do With That Old Car

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?

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Sell it

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.

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Donate it

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.

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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.

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Recycle it

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.

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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.

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The Most Common Car Repairs

When you own a car, you need to know how to look after it. But no matter how much you look after your car, things will still go wrong. So, you need to know how to respond to some of the most common problems your car can face. Here are the common repairs you need to know all about.

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What You Need To Know About Owning A Plugin Car

Plugin cars, hybrids and electrically fuelled motors of all kinds are making their rise. They’ve been making their rise for years now, really. What once seemed like a fringe idea is becoming more and more mainstream. We’re starting to see more of them on the streets and we’re also seeing more gas stations cater to them. You might be swaying towards the side that promises ecological sensitivity. If so, your heart’s in the right place. But what’s the truth about plugin vehicles? What are the pros and cons? How do you keep them working? We’re going to inform you on just that.

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The advantages

For one thing, the savings you can make on these things are fantastic. Many cars even offer incentives that get your spending back from the government thanks to going green. Even with hybrids, they rely on electric first. So long as you keep the battery charged regularly, you’re making minimum spending on fuel. A lot of the expensive engine work of the past is gone, now, thanks to the fact that these ones require a lot less maintenance. Add to that the superior fuel economy of an electric car and it’s easy to see the pluses.

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The disadvantages

These motors don’t come without their own drawbacks, however. In the past, lack of a track record and available power stations were a big concern. We’re seeing more cars and more power stations nowadays, but they’re still not as widely available as we’d like. Take into account just how long it takes to charge them as well and you’ll find yourself with less available time to use them. Finally, electric cars are, simply put, less powerful. If performance is a big issue for you, you’ll find these motors often lacking.

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Keeping it charged

Keeping your car charged is the primary concern for everyone driving one of these since we’re still waiting for more stations to open up. However, sites like Plugshare.com can tell you where you nearest one is, wherever you are. You can also get some of the best EV charger solutions for your own home. That way, even if you can’t find one near you, you can at least keep your car charging at home when you’re not using it.

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Boosting its performance

One of the main concerns people have with electric cars. They can be seriously lacking in performance when compared to their more conventional cousins. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little extra kick out of them. Check out some of the tips for boosting your car if you want to get some more excitement in it.

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Going halfway

The thing with the electric car industry is that it’s still young. Lots of people start with hybrids, but which do you choose? There are four main competitors. The Ford Fusion Energi SE. The Toyota Prius Plug-in. The Honda Accord Plug-in. Finally, the Chevy Volt. But which should you get? This article from Popular Mechanics has a great comparison to help you decide.

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