Dos and Don’ts of Getting Rid of Your Old Car

When it comes to getting rid of your old car, you have three options: You can sell it to a used car dealer; you can scrap it; or you can give it away. Whatever you decide you would want to do it in the best way possible.

If you have decided to sell your car, you would want to get the best price for your ageing car. You also need to look for a good buyer. Last thing you would want is probably for a rogue to buy your car, leaving you with the worry of paying up potential fines and speeding tickets. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to sell your car in a profitable and hassle-free way:

Research online car selling sites to find out what price you can get for your car, by comparing it with similar vehicles.

Make sure you have all the paperwork ready for the sale. You will have to gather your title document, repair receipts, and any other document that a potential buyer might need.

Clean your car inside out to make it feel as “new” as possible, to the buyer. Take out your personal belongings and vacuum crumbs if any. Sparkle the windows and make the exterior shine.

Have a good mechanic perform an inspection and get minor issues, if any, repaired.

Take clear photos of your car on a sunny day and put them in your ad.

Give a clear description about your car, including its age, miles, and condition. Try not to mislead your potential buyers.

Verify the details of the buyer before selling the car. There are a lot of scams out there you don’t want to fall prey for.

You can do away with a lot of selling hassles if you sell your used car to an authorized used car dealer. You might not get the best price; but at least the process will be smooth. However, if your car is not in a saleable condition, the only other way you can make money from it, is by scrapping it.

You will find dozens of companies that will be ready to collect your car and pay you for it, if you run a Google search on “scrap my car.” Nevertheless, not all of these are safe.You will have to do a bit of homework if you want to find a registered scrap dealer who will pay you good cash for your scrapped car.

Make sure the dealer who scraps your car sends it to an authorized treatment facility and complies with all the legal requirements of scrapping. Licensed by environment agency, such a dealer should make sure the scrapped vehicle is recycled appropriately and doesn’t harm the environment, in any way.

There are many scrapping sites that give top cash for scrap cars. These will give you instant quotes once you enter your car registration. If you are not happy with the quote, you can try a few more. If not, you can always give away your vehicle for charity.