Reasons to Sell Your Junk Car, Part 2

by Joe Ferguson on January 23, 2013

If you have a junk car but can’t find it in yourself to get rid of it, either because of sentimental attachment or laziness, here are some reasons to let your dilapidated automobile go. This is part 2 in a 3- part series attempting to convince you to dispose of your junk car.

For the Environment, Part 2

In the first installment of this series, we touched on why getting rid of a junk car could be beneficial for the environment. But what if your car hasn’t exactly kicked the bucket yet? If you’re driving around in a soon-to-be junk car, you could be causing even more environmental damage.

It’s one thing to have a dilapidated vehicle sitting in your garage or by the curb. If you’re tooling around in a car that’s on its last legs, that car could be emitting even more toxic chemicals than a healthier car.

This isn’t just harmful for the environment, it’s dangerous for you and other motorists forced to sit behind your heap at traffic lights or at a drive-through.

If your car or truck is sick and on its last legs, bite the bullet and send it up to that garage in the sky. Travis was able to do it with Old Yeller and he was just a kid.

Help Out a Local Business and Other Drivers

Guess what? The junk car taking up space in your garage or driveway isn’t doing anything but polluting the ground and driving down your property value. Organizing for a salvage yard to tow it away and use it for scrap could be just the option for you.

Not only are you getting you junk car off your hands, you’re creating more work for the fine folks at your local junk yard. In the current state of the economy, any work is welcome for local businesses.

Those usable parts they strip out of your old car will actually go to good use, as well. Other motorists will be able to get much-needed pieces to avoid their own cars turning into glorified paperweights.

You could even make some money out of the deal. Most salvage businesses have junk cars for cash programs and even offer free quotes.

You can take that money and, say, perhaps invest in a new car! You could even use the extra cash to repair the lawn damage your old junk heap left in its tenure as a lawn ornament.

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