Have you recently found yourself staring at a junk car saying “What am I going to do with this thing?” Maybe you just started an old fashioned restoration project but never got around to finishing it. Or, like many other Americans, may not be able to afford the high cost of a full engine replacement and your car is just collecting dust in the back of an auto-body shop. Whatever the reason may be, you want to recycle your car for cold hard cash but don’t know how. Well, you’re in the right place.
To start, there’s three things that you can do other than recycling your car.
- You can attempt a fix
Your car is old, let’s face it! Fixes are costly and problematic. Certain parts may be discontinued or very difficult to find. Plus, an engine swap may be more costly than the car’s face value.
- Selling the car as is
If you decide to sell your car as is, you may face some challenges. For starters, a vehicle without an engine isn’t going to yield much inquiries at all. Since most automobile shoppers are looking for a car that runs, you may not get any!
- Let it rot
This isn’t the best choice at all. Yet some people totally do it! If you decide to let it rot it is important to know that it is a safety hazard and takes up space. Also, at one point or another, it will go to a junkyard and be sold for pennies on the dollar.
So why not recycle your car? 99% of all car batteries are recycled. That’s a great number for an even better cause. You can sell your car to a local recycler for cash directly. Not only are you helping your pockets out, but you’re helping out a greater cause-the environment.