If the space on your driveway is being used up by a good-for-nothing scrap car, it is normal to not know what to do. But after reading this post, you will know exactly what to do. In a nut-shell, you should sell it. But that isn’t the whole story. This is because the next question asks how on earth anyone can sell a vehicle that will never drive again.
Sure, it can seem like an impossible mission. Many would assume that the automotive market is no place for clunkers that serve no use. But there are options. What are they? Let’s find out!
Fix the Car Up
Technically, it is possible to completely repair any vehicle. All you need is the money to do so. So, if you are absolutely dedicated to actually keeping the car in question, you can. It may even be the best option if it is a classic or vintage automobile. But if it isn’t, you are well advised to make some calculations first.
Find out the market value of your car. Then see how much the cost of repairs are going to be. If it turns out that the repair job is going to cost less than how much the car is worth, by all means, get it fixed. But if the opposite is true, you are far better off selling it.
In an exceptional cases, fixing is better than selling.
Sell It Privately
There are people out there in the private market who are looking for junk cars to take apart and sell piece by piece. Put an advert on a buying and selling website like trade-me and someone may or may not buy it off you. They will try to negotiate with you to bring the price down. And you will not have the luxury of being able to sell it on the same day. It may even take a long time, like months, to sell the clunker in question.
Sell the Car in Parts
You may be interested in taking the car apart yourself. Instead of selling to someone who will do it themselves, which can take a long time to find the right person, you will get all the money. This method has certain pre-requisites, however. You need to have all the correct tools. If you can hire them, great. You will need a large amount of space. If your garage fits the bill, use that. And most of all, you will need to have the correct knowledge of car parts, and car mechanics, to know what you are doing. Most people don’t, which leads us to the last option.
Sell to an Auto Wrecking Company
Most of scrap car buyers buy the vehicles that are otherwise impossible to sell because of the condition they are in. You will be able to sell it within one day, and for top cash for car. They will even provide a free removal service after paying you. This is the best option.