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What to do with my old car?

Is your vehicle forcing you to head down to the mechanics almost every month just so you can drive it? This is a red flag telling you that you might want to start considering the purchase of a new vehicle to replace it with. This will be especially true if it turns out that your car’s repair will cost more than it would to buy another vehicle.

If you want to bring more stress and hassle into your life, then by all means, continue to soldier on with the car you have. You will keep having to catch the bus to work in the morning, being late on a regular basis. And you will start to cancel trips more often as well. You will be much better off if you just cut your losses and get rid of that burden.

The following are some of the avenues that you can go down toward the goal of selling your old car to make way for a new one:

Selling Privately

This involves cleaning the vehicle up and getting repairs done in order to make it ready for sale. If it costs too much for repairs, then you will need to sell “as is”, making it harder to sell. But if you want to sell the vehicle fast, and it is effectively a junk car, this won’t be the best option for you to take. You won’t get the full amount that it is worth and it will take a long time.

Donating the Vehicle

If you like the idea of having a tax benefit than donating might be for you. Just make sure that you don’t mind the fact that you won’t be getting any money at the end of the day. It is important to ask the authorities in your area if this is a possibility for you. Remember that giving to your community is its own reward, and that might be right up your alley.

Disposal in a Landfill

This is the worst option, simply because it is bad for the environment. The soil will be polluted by all the hazardous and toxic fluids that will still be in the car, and that space could be used for better things as well. On top of that, you are depriving the scrap metal industry of precious steel. The more steel that is recycled means that the need for mining is reduced. Mining creates more pollution than recycling ever could.

Selling to a Cash for Cars Company

This is the superior option of all the different ones discussed. You will be paid cash on the spot, the vehicle will be towed away afterward, and it will all happen within a day. The company will then recycle the vehicle so that it poses no harm to the environment. All you need to do is contact your local cash for cars company or car removal company. Tell them the make, model, age and condition and they will give you a free quote.

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