How To Get Rid of a Car

By Subodh / June 14, 2011

As important of a possession a vehicle may be to you, there may come a day when you need to learn how to get rid of a car. Proper disposable of an automobile is the responsible action to take.

Getting Rid of your Vehicle

The same advice for learning how to get rid of a car can also be used for getting rid of any vehicle. Vans, trucks, SUVS, motorcycles, and so on are all disposed, given away, or otherwise gotten rid of in similar ways.

Ways to get rid of your car:

  • You can sell your car either online or offline. All you need to do is place free classified ads on websites or in newspapers or on fliers. You can also join car selling forums or you can list them at an online auction site such as eBay.
  • You can find a charitable organization that fixes up old cars and uses them to help clients. You may be able to get a tax deduction in the process

If you want to do a good deed for a friend, co-worker, or family in need you may want to get them a car. You never know what opportunity is awarded to them, such as higher paying jobs in locations that cannot be reached by public transportation.

  • Recycle your car or junk it. You may even be able to get money for some of the metal, rubber, or plastic used to make the vehicle. If not, you will at least not get a fine for improper disposal.

If you want to sell your vehicle:

  • If you are trying to get rid of your car by selling it you might want to fix it up first. You also will want to wash it inside and out. This will make it more attractive to people, as long as you are honest about the overall working condition of it.
  • When posting your car ad, be as descriptive and detailed as possible. You also want to include as many pictures as possible.
  • Sell it for a reasonable price, but put it on the market for a bit higher of a price than you would expect to receive. The buyer is more likely than not going to want to talk you down anyway.
  • If you do not have the means to sell your car, you may just want to offer it for parts. This may be one of the fastest ways to get rid of it and still make a reasonable amount of money on it.
  • Do not use slang in your advertisement. Otherwise, people may not trust you when they see your ad. Furthermore, have a positive attitude while remaining as truthful as possible will help sell your vehicle.

Closing Thoughts

The most important aspect of this besides perhaps how much money you can make when you get rid of your car is safety. You want to make sure your vehicle is disposed of in a proper manner because when you do it helps preserve the environment in which we live.

Besides, older cars are likely to emit more pollution especially if the muffler system is not working properly. Remember this because it will help you in the end.