Do you have a clapped-out car on your drive, or have you just bought a new car and now you have to get rid of the old one? Do you know how to dispose of it safely and in such a way that doesn’t take up too much time and energy? Well, the first things to consider are the age and the quality the car.
If the car is in good condition and fairly young, and that probably means less than ten years old, there is a possibility of selling or part exchanging it for a new model. Alternatively, if the car doesn’t run or it has been involved in an accident then you may have to consider scrapping your car through disposal in an approved facility. Giveacar would be happy to help collect and dispose of your car and would also be happy to sell a still valuable vehicle on your behalf.
Selling a used car
The easiest way to sell a used car is to use a dealer who will sell the car on for you. Alternatively if you want to sell the car yourself then it would be advisable to do some research on the best price. You can start with car magazines, or look online. Once you have established how much you would like to sell the car for, you can advertise in a number of ways.
Here are a few suggestions: 1. Place it on speciality forums, 2. Craigslist (free advertising online), 3. Classified ad in your local newspaper 4. Sign in your window. 5. Word of mouth. Now you have the word out that the car is for sale, you will need to clean the car so that it looks its best for viewing. There will be a bit of haggling due to the nature of the business and people wanting to get cars as cheap as possible. Set a limit of the lowest value that you are happy to sell the car for; otherwise you could go lower than you are happy to. If all of these steps sound like a hassle, why not sell your car through Giveacar? It would raise a donation for your favourite charity and there is also a chance for you to make some money as well.
Scrapping your car
If the car is unusable then it will need to be removed by a scrappage company, who will dispose of the car following legal regulations. They should get rid of your car in the most environmentally friendly way, without damaging the ecosystem. If this is your choice then you will need to contact the scrap yard yourself and organise a time to get the car picked up.
This could incur a cost, depending on the company. Often they will pick up the car for free due to the income that they would produce from the scrap metal. If you don’t want the money to go to the scrap yard then why not donate the money to charity through Giveacar? The scrap metal of the car will be sold and the money will go directly to the charity of your choice. So you are scrapping your car with the added benefit of helping others.