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Getting Rid Of Your Old Car? Read This First
There are several signs that have already passed its good old days – the trip to repair shop has become more frequent and expensive, it puts the safety of the driver and its passenger at risk, and it’s no longer comfortable and efficient to be driven even during weekends.
When a car has already reached its maximum lifespan – a car owner can either keep them in their garage or get rid of them with a chance of getting money for it. Either way, there are several things that car owners should know about the proper disposal of their car.
In summary, here are the key takeaways from the infographic below from YardJunk which give us some tips and rules to follow on how to get rid of an old car.
- Don’t give away your old car. While it might seem like a good – or noble idea, giving away your old car because you think it no longer has value on it is a big mistake. In fact, you can sell it on junkyards and still earn a hundred bucks from it!
- Do a little research. A quick search online can help you know of the best junkyard that offers the best deal for your car. You can also check on online forums to ask how much your car would roughly worth.
- Avoid selling it parts by parts. Only a few people buy used car parts, especially if it comes from a very old car.
- Choose reputable yard junks. Read reviews and see which junkyard has the best reputation in the market.
- Provide accurate information about your car. Doing so will also result in an accurate estimate of the value of your old car.
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THE DOS AND DONTS OF GETTING RID OF YOUR OLD CAR
Cars–no matter how technologically advanced, have a lifespan. Although it’s life depends on its owner and the level of care they provided for their vehicle, time will come and those engines will retire.
If you have been driving for a long time, or have brought a second hand car as your first vehicle, chances are you have one that has been sitting in your garage for the longest time.
As much as you still want to use it, you can’t risk driving around with an old car, especially if the chances of it breaking down in the middle of the road gets higher as time passes by.
One of the best options left for you is junking your old car. If you are not sure how to do it exactly, here are the do’s and don’ts of doing it:
DON’T Give Away Old Car
Don’t make the mistake of going the easy way out and just giving your old car away.
It might seem initially like a good idea, but your car still has value. Selling your old car to junk yards has a lot of benefits.
Plus, you can make money (which may not be that much), but could cover a payment or two on your new ride.
Do Your Research
Before choosing the right junk yard, do your part and do a little bit of research on which one suits your needs and offers the best deal for you.
Since the number of older vehicles have been consistently increasing, the number of junk yards are on the rise too.
Know the differences of each company, the perks, freebies, and how much you can benefit from it.
Aside from that, do some research to adjust your price expectations. Read online forums and sample appraisals to know how much your car would roughly be worth.
Junk car prices can fluctuate based on the market value of scrap, so check within a few days of when you’re ready to sell.
DON’T Sell it Piece by Piece.
Some car owners choose to strip parts of their old vehicle separately online.
The cold, hard truth is that no one wants to pay much for used parts from a car–especially those which came from a car that is a candidate for junking.
When you part out your car on your own, your junk car sits on your driveway or in your backyard for months. At the end, you still have a shell of a car to dispose of.
DO Choose Reputable Junk Yards.
Not all junkyards are created equal. Before junking your old vehicle, make sure to do some research–which junk yard company is best for you and your old buddy.
Read reviews, references, and recommendations online. Better yet, see these companies in person and have a first hand account on how they treat the cars they get.
DO Provide Accurate Information.
Don’t try to earn more money by lying about the details and specifications of your car. Consider this a reminder:
If you want the most cash for junk cars without a hassle, be honest and provide accurate information.
Junk car buyers use the details you provide to base their offer, and since this is their business, chances are they would know if you lie about it.
If your details are embellished or inaccurate, they won’t be able to pay the amount they’ve offered you. Or, you might undercut yourself if you don’t provide the right year or mileage.
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