How To Get Rid Of A Car You Can’t Sell

Getting rid of an old car can be quite a hassle. Most people will consider selling it, but that mostly means spending more money to make the old car ‘buyable’ at least. That includes things like changing minor repairs, deep cleaning, changing the oil, body spray, etc., and even these do not guarantee a ready buyer. So, what is the best way to get rid of a car you cannot sell? Here are a few options available to you. 

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Contact a junk removal service 

Contacting a junk removal company is one of the best decisions you can make to get rid of your old car more efficiently. There is also the potential of an added benefit of cash for scrap car pick up. Companies that are ready to pay you for your junk typically end up selling the car parts or whole for scrap metal. You might be tempted to sell it as junk yourself, but this can be time-consuming, and you might not even make something close to what you’ll get if you call a junk removal company. 

Try recycling it

You should also consider recycling the car, especially if it is no longer drivable. Instead of dumping it at the car scrap where it might remain for years (and adversely affect the environment), you can opt for a more eco-friendly solution and recycle it. You can take the time to find out if you have such recycling programs or options where you live. Oh, and you may be able to walk away with a few bucks with this option too. 

Selling your junk yourself

This option is time-consuming, but it can be risky if you do not know the proper steps. First, you should decide on a fair price. Remember, the higher the price, the less chance of finding a buyer. To determine the right price, you need to evaluate the state of the vehicle. If you don’t know how to go about it, you can always seek the assistance of an experienced mechanic. Next, get the correct paperwork to sell your junk car, from the title and bill of sale to the record of maintenance. Finally, take pictures of the vehicle and create an online listing to attract potential buyers. 

Another thing you might want to consider is trading in your car for another one instead of selling it -that is, if you want a new car. Depending on where you live, you should find some vehicle dealers ready to open negotiations with you.

Donate your car to charity

Maybe you want a new car or don’t need the extra bucks. Perhaps, you’re finding it difficult to find a recycling plant. Then perhaps you might want to consider donating your junk to charity. Before you start thinking there’s no value in your car to consider donating it, think about how it will contribute to society. You will receive a tax receipt from the charity organization, which you can use when preparing your income taxes the following year. 

This is a collaborative post.



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