Insider: 3 Ways to Get Rid of Your Old Car



Getting rid of an old car isn’t the most complex task, but it certainly isn’t easy. Cars weigh thousands of pounds and are immense compared to any of the trash you’d simply toss in the dumpster or haul down to a landfill.

Fortunately, you have a range of different options when it comes to getting rid of your car, and each of them offers different benefits. If time and ease aren’t an issue for you, you have the potential to make more money. However, there are quick and easy ways to get rid of your car, too. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Private Sale

If you want to get the best deal for your car, your best option is selling it to another individual privately. You’ll get the best deal because you have the freedom to find a buyer who is willing to pay your price rather than haggling with a dealership. Plus most people buy cars this way for personal use, so they don’t have to undercut your price to make a profit.

However, private sales come with plenty of hassle as well. For one, you have to actually put in the effort to attract buyers, whether you simply put a for sale sign in your window, talk to friends and coworkers, or post a listing online to attract buyers. You will also have to figure out a payment method that works for both of you.

 

2. Dealership Trade-In

Sometimes you simply want to get rid of your old car because you’re getting a new one. If this is the case, trading in your old car at the dealership where you plan on buying your car may be a good option for you. You won’t get the best value for your car since the dealership needs to make a profit, but the process is easy and it will act as a down payment on your new car.

Keep in mind that trade-in value depends on the condition of your car. If you want to get the best trade-in value for your car, make sure it looks presentable when you visit the dealership.

 

3. Junk Your Car

A third option which people often don’t consider is simply junking your car. There are a number of factors that could make this a good option for you, including the condition of your car, how much time you have on your hands, and whether or not you even have transportation to sell your car and make it back home.

If you want to junk your car in Atlanta, all you need to do is get an estimate and schedule an appointment to have it picked up. You won’t get as much money as you might if you sold privately, but it’s a good way to get rid of a car that would be difficult to sell.

While your car’s size may make disposing of it seem like a large task, it’s actually relatively simple. There are plenty of good ways to get rid of your car and make some extra cash in the process.

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