At one time or another most people find themselves in the lucky or unlucky position of having one or more unused or unneeded vehicles. First, let’s talk about why is this unlucky. The obvious disadvantage of owning an unused vehicle is that it takes up space. Plus, even a car that is parked can become a money pit. For example, you may continue to pay for typical maintenance on the vehicle and you will likely have to maintain insurance and taxes for as long as you own the automobile. The lucky element of owning an unwanted car is that you can profit from it.
Donate Your Car to Charity
Most people overlook the idea of donating cars to charity. But all things considered, when it comes to getting rid of a vehicle, this is often the best option. When you donate a car to charity you will be helping others as you help yourself.
Donating your car to charity is easy. Reputable online sources require nothing more than the completion of an online form or a phone call to set things in motion. After the donor information is collected all of the required documents will be handled for you. Within a very short period of time the unused vehicle will be picked up by a representative so it can be auctioned at a charity sale.
You can choose a charity from hundreds of non-profit organizations and enjoy the fact that your donated car will help the charity help others. Plus, you will be eligible for a car donation tax deduction.
Other Ways to Get Rid Of an Unwanted Car
There are other ways to get rid of an unused vehicle. For example, you could place ads to sell it through free online classified services. However, this option comes with some potentially frustrating drawbacks. You may receive annoying phone calls, emails or even visits from individuals that are less than serious about buying your car. This can be a huge waste of time. In addition, some of the people that respond to such ads are true bargain seekers. They may find every fault possible with the vehicle just to get a lower price.
You could also consider scraping your car. But be ready to exert some effort and perhaps some money to get the vehicle ready. All liquids should be drained from the car and you should remove any sellable parts or automobile pieces. After finding a scrap yard that operates in an eco-friendly manner you will have to get the vehicle to the scrap yard –and that may be the most daunting chore of all.
If you have a car that is just taking up space, it is wasteful to allow it to deteriorate. Why not help others and donate car to charity?