Whether you’ve just taken your car for an MOT that it has spectacularly failed or you’ve had an accident and the car’s been written off, you still want to get what you can for it.
A automobile is an expensive commodity and to completely lose out on this money can be a massive blow at the best of times! So here’s a few tips on what to do when you’re in a predicament and trying to make the most of it.
Sell Your Auto for metal or parts
The obvious choice for cars that are essentially useless is to sell your vehicle for metal or parts. You’ll get a lot more if you’re able to sell your car for parts and metal as you’ll be giving life to other cars further down the line.
Though people will sell the parts on at extortionate rate, it can be difficult to find people that are willing to give you a good deal on this. Just keep digging and you’ll be able to find a price that is worthwhile for all the parties involved.
Make Sure That All Paperwork Is Completed
If you do decide to go down the route of scrapping your old vehicle then you’ll need to make sure that all the paperwork is completed properly otherwise you run the risk of being held responsible for the automobile even after it’s been ripped to pieces.
Not only does letting the DVLA know cover your back in the case of problems further down the line but you will have a repayment of any remaining car tax. Getting this little bit of tax back can make a bad situation seem ever so slightly sweeter – a prospect that surely isn’t to be missed out on!
Sell Your Old Auto
Although your vehicle might seem completely irreparable to you, you would be surprised how many people enjoy buying old banged up cars to fix up as a hobby.
Try local selling websites such as gumtree or for sale or swap pages on Facebook and you might be pleasantly surprised. If in doubt you can always stick it on ebay to see how much you can make on there.
An enjoyable hobby for others might make your situation easier to swallow, especially if your vehicle was limited edition in any way. Unless it was completely trashed then there’s a good chance that at least a few parts of your auto will come in handy to someone else.
So when you’re getting rid of an old car that won’t run there are plenty of options available to you and you could even make a quick buck if you do it in the right place.
The main thing to remember is that no matter where you’re taking it or what you’re doing with it you need to ensure you’ve filled in the correct paperwork. Not only could it save you from a great deal of trouble but you might even get a nice little pay packet out of it.