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Old Car? Here’s What to Do With It   

Our cars are faithful companions to us usually for many years. We take care of them as much as they care for us and we invest our time and money to have them running as long as possible. However, for every car, there comes a time when they simply can’t be used anymore and must be replaced. Even though it can make us sad, it can also be a wonderful beginning of something new. 

Sometimes they simply get outdated, ruined or broken down beyond repair leaving you no other choice but to get it replaced with a new one. If your car has thousands of miles under the belt and you simply want to know what to do with it, disposing it at the junkyard is not the only answer. Stay tuned, here are a few things you can do about it. 

Assess its value

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Once you start thinking about what to do with your old car, make sure you know its value first. If you are not a skilled mechanic and you simply don’t know even the most basic things about cars, then getting a professional opinion and advice is of the essence. Not only you will get an insight into what works and what is broken, but you will also get a piece of advice about what to do with it after the assessment is over. 

Based on that, you can proceed to other options and decide which one is the best in your particular case. Think about your goal for a moment. If you just want to get rid of it, you can always donate it, but if you want to earn some money that you can invest in your new car there are a few options that you can choose from. 

Give it for a discount when buying a new one

If you are planning to buy a new car and have some budget set for it, you can look into exchanging it for a discount. Some companies accept old cars and agree to lower the price of a new one in return. Depending on the condition of your car, the price will be set accordingly. Make sure you seek a few opinions and offers, before making the decision, because you may get a better price if you get all the necessary information. 

This can be a good option if you want to buy a new car straight from the manufacturer. It can be a pricey option, but giving the old car will reduce the price significantly. They make good use of it by taking the good parts and recycling the rest. It is worth looking into it for sure. 

Sell it for parts

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The great thing about old cars is that their parts can be used for some other car. Rarely any car is completely useless. Usually, only parts of it can be malfunctioned or just the outside can be ruined while the inside parts are intact or at least usable. It is a great way to be in a win-win situation. You get the money and at the same time, free yourself from the car that has no use to you anymore. 

Besides, reusing the old parts is good for our planet too – it is reducing waste and giving old things a new life. If you think that can be your ideal solution, check out It may be just what you need. The only thing you should do is to give them a call and you will get an offer. It is as simple as that. 

Disassemble it

If you are knowledgeable about cars and you need a hobby, you can always disassemble it and then sell it bit by bit. It can be an ambitious undertaking and it can last quite a while. This may be interesting for people who are retired and want to feel busy and useful. It requires serious dedication. First, you need to start removing part by part, clean it up, take a picture of it and create an ad so people can see what you are selling. Of course, there is the negotiation part, when you need to give price and make the most out of it, but make sure that the other party is satisfied as well. 

Always be honest about the state the car part is because wrong claims can cost you your reputation which will in return affect future sales. However, if you have a lot of obligations on a daily basis and you need some money fast, this may be just too much of a burden and a very slow solution. 

Sell your car

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People who simply want to get rid of the old car fast and don’t have time to work on repairing it or selling it part by part can simply choose to sell it to the company that buys old cars that are sometimes even in the state beyond repair. 

It is a perfect and very easy solution who wants their car gone in a matter of days or even faster. If you are in the middle of moving and you need to resolve everything fast, it may be just what you need. The process is quite simple – you will need to describe the state of your car is in and then after the evaluation, you get the offer. If you agree on the offer, the only thing left is to take the money and wave your car goodbye.

If you thought that it is over for your car and it is simply useless, that is not the case. There is still some use in your old car after all. Think about all the options you have available and choose the one that is the best for you concerning the value and your overall comfort. 

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