When a vehicle breaks down or becomes unusable, or you upgrade to a new car, it can be difficult to know what to do with the old one. Just trashing it means that it contributes to landfills, and having it disposed of can be costly.
That’s why we’ve outlined some of the safest, easiest, cheapest ways to dispose of your vehicle that also won’t harm the environment!
1] Trade It In
This method is great for anyone who wants to help themselves with the cost of their next vehicle. Dealerships often permit buyers to trade in their vehicle to make some money back to go toward their next.
If the car is in running condition, then the vehicle can be bought back in order to be fixed up. Even if the vehicle does not work anymore it can still be bought back for a trade-in, as it can be salvaged for parts, which can be recycled.
This method is great for the environment because it means that there will be less waste of parts on a trashed vehicle. Rather than just leave parts to rot in a landfill, they can be reused to create another vehicle. It is also a great way to decrease the cost of your next car and save money rather than considering the former vehicle a loss.
2] Donate It
Having a car or truck that is no longer running can be a hassle to deal with. It takes up space and can’t be used, and hiring someone to come pick it up can be expensive.
There are hundreds of charitable organizations that take cars at absolutely no charge, pick them up, and use the vehicle or money made from salvaged parts to do great things for people all over the world.
These charitable organizations can assist with causes ranging from war veterans to children’s hospitals. Donating your car to a charitable organization not only saves you money with a free pickup, and saves you time and space as it gets your vehicle out of the way for you. It also saves the environment by reusing old parts.