5 Options for Getting Rid of an Old Car

Posted by at 15 March 2017, at 13 : 08 PM

5 Options for Getting Rid of an Old Car

Do you want to get rid of an old, unwanted car? Depending on how much time and energy you have and your car’s condition, there are a variety of methods you can choose from. Remember that even if your vehicle is dilapidated, rusted out and broken down, you’ll still recoup some money for it. Take a look at these 5 great options for getting rid of an old, unwanted car.

Sell it to junk car buyers.

If your car isn’t roadworthy, that doesn’t mean you can get some cash for it. Despite your cars age and condition, there’s still a great chance you can sell it to junk car buyers. Find a sell my car type company or one that pays cash for cars. To ensure legitimacy, check out the business’ site and look for live photographs, ask for a license, and read the reviews on Yelp or Better Business Bureau to see what people are saying about the company.

Check out niche car sites.

There are niche websites like Camaro Car Place where you can list your used car for sale. These sites often buy and sell used and brand-new cars and offer the tools you need to help you sell your car as quickly as possible. You’ll need to provide quality images, an accurate description and a fair price to get started and keep in mind that usually these sites list your car for sale to buyers around the world.

Donate it.

There are a lot of charities that operate programs to which you can donate your car. Some charities employ people to repair the cars so they can run again, and others dismantle the junk cars for parts. There is usually no cost to the donor and it’s a 100% tax-deductible donation if the charity is a certified 501(c)(3) organization. One pro of this option is that it usually saves you a lot of legwork.

Sell it yourself.

List your vehicle locally on sites such as Craigslist if you want to make some money on the junk car. You’ll need to spend time doing research online to see what comparable cars are listed for before you list your vehicle and remember to include several pictures of your car. Keep in mind that when you sell it yourself, you are responsible for all marketing and the process of selling the car to the buyer.

Trade it in.

An easy option is to head to the dealership to trade in your car. This is one of the simplest ways to say goodbye to your junk car and can help you get a better deal on your new car, too. A good thing to remember if you plan to go this route is that you tend to get less money for your vehicle when you trade it in.

Getting rid of your unwanted car doesn’t have to cause you stress. Take your time and consider the pros and cons of the options available to you. Consider factors such as the time you have available, your motivation, and your expertise as you decide what to do with your unwanted car.

Alyssa writes for Junk Car Medics, a service that pays cash for cars across America. You can learn more about Junk Car Medics on Facebook and Twitter.

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