3 Reasons To Get Rid Of Your Spare Junk Car Today

Posted on: 6 November 2017

Do you have a car that you never drive? Has it been sitting around for so long that the tires have gone completely flat? When buying a newer car, it's not uncommon to keep the old one around as a spare. But however good your intentions are, the vehicle may wind up sitting around for so long that it's no longer worth fixing it up and trying to keep it running. When that happens, it may seem easiest to simply let it continue to sit there for now. But this is almost certainly not the best option. Instead, you should consider selling the vehicle in question. There are a number of reasons why this is a good choice, including:

Avoid fines: Many municipalities have rules against leaving abandoned vehicles on a property. If your vehicle has been sitting around long enough that the tires have gone flat, it may fit your municipality's qualifications for being abandoned even if it belongs to you. Instead of risking getting a ticket or otherwise being fined, look for a place that offers cash for junk cars. Instead of having to worry about one of your neighbors complaining to the city, you'll be able to get money in your pocket.

No junkyard fees: You may already have considered towing your vehicle to the nearest junkyard or scrapyard and letting them do whatever they want with it. But even if your vehicle is eventually used for parts, there's a good chance that you'll be charged a disposal fee to be able to get rid of your unwanted vehicle. Fortunately, a business that pays cash for junk cars will give you money instead of having to give other people money. Depending on the vehicle in question, this could range from enough money to have a nice dinner to enough money to replace your old washing machine or more. Regardless of how much it is, add that to the fees for taking your vehicle to the junkyard yourself and that's what you're actually getting paid.

Environmentally friendly: Many people prefer to buy used auto parts whenever possible. They may do this because it's cheaper or sometimes because it's better for the environment. Whatever their reasoning, fewer new parts being made is definitely more environmentally friendly. A place that gives cash for junk cars will dismantle your vehicle, removing usable parts like the bumper or the body panels. These parts will then be used to repair other vehicles. Not only does this reduce resources being used, it also saves precious space in landfills.