What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Your Old Car?

Buying a new car is always exciting. But what about that old, unloved car that’s soon to be replaced? There are many ways in which you can get rid of it. And the method that’s best for you will depend on your car and your circumstances. So, here are the key issues, pros and cons with each of the options open to you.

Part Exchange

This is a good option if your car still has some value but not much. When you part exchange your vehicle, the dealer will take the car from you and knock a certain amount off the price of your new car. You should be aware that they won’t knock the exact market price off the car though. The dealer will still need to sell the car later, so they’ll make sure that they can make a profit on it.

The thing that’s most appealing about this option is the ease it offers you. It’s like killing two birds with one stone because your can buy your new car and get rid of the old one at the same time. As long as you don’t mind underselling it a little, it’s an option that should definitely be considered. It’s a hassle-free way of ditching a car you don’t want.


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Scrap It

If you have discovered that there is not much chance of you getting a decent price for your car, it might be wise to scrap it. When you scrap the car, the money you get for it will be determined by the scrap value of the metal used to make it. The car will be stripped and crushed so the scrap metal can be used for other things. For some people, it’s a sad way to say goodbye to their old car.

For cars that are old and have a history of breakdowns and problems, this is probably the best option. Realistically, you’re not going to be able to sell that kind of car for very much money at all. So, it makes sense to get what you can for it. There are countless scrap metal uses, so you know that your car will be put to good use in some form or other.


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Sell It Yourself

Finally, you could think about selling the car yourself. This is the hardest task of them all. You have to list the car, advertise it and find someone willing to pay a fair price. It’s not easy, and it’s not always quick either. It can take a long time to find someone who is looking for that kind of car and who lives nearby.

However, this is the very best way to get a good price for your car. If you are willing to be patient and put in the effort, you should get a good deal. You will certainly get more money that you’d get if you sold the car to a car buying agency or part exchanged it. As long as your car is in decent shape and people feel like they can trust you as a seller, it should be possible to find a buyer.


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