How to Get Rid of Your Junk Car?

How to Get Rid of Your Junk Car?

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You bought your first car. She was your baby. You polished and loved her for every mile. Now her paint isn't quite as shiny, her engine coughs like it has late-stage lung cancer. It's time for her to go. Even if it's not your first car and you had more of a hate than a love relationship with your vehicle there will come a time when you need to get rid of it. Here are some of the easiest ways to get rid of an old junk car.

Trade It In

The easiest way to get rid of an old car is to trade it in when you are buying a new car. Even cars that don't have much value left can still have some trade-in value. If you haven't yet purchased your new car talk to the car dealership you are planning to buy the car from. It may be as simple as that.

Take it to the Dump

Sometimes there is no value left in your car. Even the best salesman can't see enough redeeming qualities to use it as a trade-in. In that case the simplest and easiest way to get rid of an old vehicle is to take it to the dump. There is generally a fee, but your problem is easily solved. If it is undrivable you can hire a tow service to take it to the dump for you.

For whatever reason you were unable to your car in. It still runs but you no longer are driving around in your junky old car. Another easy way to get rid of your car is to donate it to a charity. There are a variety of charities that accept old vehicles as a donation. You get a tax break and you get to feel like an amazing person. It's little things that make the world a better place. Consider donating your car.

Sell it

While giving to charity is all well and good you did pay good money for your car. You would like to see some of that money returned to you. The best way to get some return on your old junk car is to sell it. If it's in really bad condition or the title is in question you can sell it for parts. If it still runs you may be able to sell it to someone looking for a drivable vehicle. Either way there are always people in the market for a car. Craigslist is one of the most popular markets for people selling their own car, but there are a variety of places you can sell your car on the internet. You can also do it the old-fashioned way with a for sale sign and parking it on your front lawn.

Check for programs

This varies from state to state but some states have programs that help with getting junk cars off the road. Typically they do still need to be running. It's worth looking into though. Most of these programs are a one time only thing though. So check your state and see if you have one and you qualify.

There are a variety of ways to get rid of your car. They only thing that is stopping you from finding a solution is picking which one you want to do. So think about and choose how to fix your junk car problem.

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