Should I Sell My Car?

by Joe Ferguson on September 26, 2013

Sell My Car

It can be frustrating when you’ve done everything in your power to keep an old or damaged car running, but it’s just not enough. And even if you do manage to keep it running for a couple more months, you know that you’ll eventually have to replace it. Today at UCV, we’re going to help you answer the question, “Should I sell my car?”

Taking your defunct automobile to a local shop that provides cash for cars could be the best decision you make this month. Here are a few reasons why:

The Money: A car on its last legs, or a broken down car in your driveway, can be a black hole sucking away your hard-earned money. You can alleviate some of that cash hemorrhaging from your wallet by letting a local buyer take the dilapidated vehicle off your hands.

With a local used-car buyer, you don’t have to go through the red tape of selling your car directly to the dealership, and you can get more money in return in less time than it would take with a major corporation.

The Hassle: If you’ve been trying to repair your broken-down car to no avail, you’re not just wasting money – you’re wasting time. Time that could be spent on more important matters like fixing things up around the house, or figuring out what kind of car you’re going to buy when you sell your car for cash.

The Future: Still asking yourself, “Should I sell my car?” Think about the future. Are you going to want to deal with a junk car leaking dangerous chemicals all over your yard in a year or two? What’s considered a minor issue now could turn into a major problem down the line.

Also, consider that while you keep your out-of-commission car in the driveway, yard, or garage, it’s perpetually losing value because of depreciation. Get as much money as possible by selling your car before depreciation renders it worthless.

Hopefully, we’ve been able to help you start thinking about the benefits of selling your car, instead of letting it sit and waste your time and money. Next time a friend or family member asks you, “Should I sell my car?” you’ll be able to answer, “Yes. And here’s why…”

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