Sometimes months pass by after our beloved cars’ engines stop running and we decide to say goodbye. So they lie abandoned in the garage with a dead battery and a ton of dust for someone to pay attention. Most of us avoid it only because we have no idea how to best dispose of a vehicle. Should you sell it? Scrape it? Trade it? Or simply give it away?
Well, you are not alone, many people struggle with the problem to decide what to do with their car which ran smoothly for 13 years but is now beyond any more repair. And at the same time, it is crucial to get rid of your old cars the right way. After all, Australia stands second in terms of cars per capita (775), just after the United States. Every year, thousands of cars are purchased and it is important to make space for them.
So what is the right way to get rid of your old car, after all? How can you do it for the best price? And how can you make sure your dealer is not a con? Let us move forward and find out.
Selling your car
The world is full of advice when it comes to cars. But the best way is to do away with your old car is to find a good used-car dealer to save you the hassle of running around. A good dealer will have plenty of references and a legitimate license so it is easy to find them. And it will take only a couple of hours before you get an offer and leave with a check.
But if you believe you can get a better deal by selling your car yourself, then listing it on online portals might be also a reliable way to go. In the end, you will be selling to the buyer directly at a better price. However, for putting up a competitive price, you should start with thorough research about other prices and vehicle condition.
Cash for cars in Adelaide is easy to get and selling it yourself will mean that you might be able to make much more money than the price offer from a car dealership. But it will be a lot more work and some good online portals charge a certain fee for listing your car on their platform.
Trading in at the dealership
The next most popular option is to simply trade your old car while buying a new one at the dealership. It is the easiest way out and might even prove to be more profitable in a way. This is because, suppose you go and buy a car for 15,000, and get 5000 as the value for the trade-in of your old car, your final bill for the new car will become 10,000 and your taxes will be applicable for those 10,000 instead of the initial 15,000. And all this will be for minimum efforts on your side, unlike when you sell the car yourself.
The only downside will be that you are likely to get a lesser amount for the value of your car.
Head to the Junkyard
If your car is not worth trading in or selling, you can still take it to the junkyard and sell its parts for scrap metal. Especially when you know that your loyal car is more expensive on the road than in the junkyard, you know it is time to say goodbye. But be sure of calling and checking with them before dropping by because there is always a chance that the junkyard will refuse to take it.
Also, scrap metal deal is highly vulnerable to metal theft. So make sure to check identity cards of the people you are dealing with.
But if you want to avoid the trip to the junkyard and are looking for an easier way out, then you can have it picked up by Car dismantlers in Adelaide, who will relieve you of the hassle of going by and dropping it yourself, at a very reasonable fee.
If nothing works out for you, still, you can always donate it. It will require a fair share of legal paperwork but at the same time it can save you some value during tax time and the charity you are going for will remove the car free of cost, and in the end, it will be a more consciously satisfactory decision.