New cars have for a long time being praised for their great power and efficiency. However their stardom does not last for long as cars are globally known to depreciate at a very high rate. This implies that after purchasing a car and using it for a year or two, its current value will be half its original value. This is the main reason why most car owners usually opt to use the cars for close to six years before disposing it. However at this stage your car’s efficiency and power are completely diminished. It thus becomes very uneconomical to manage and maintenance such a car. The only alternative that you have is either to acquire a new one or else manage a rental car. What’s more is that your old car experiences frequent mechanical problems that can be extremely uneconomical especially in the long run.
Disadvantages of a junk car
In some states, junk car owners are subjected to an annual tax that at times is usually very high. As such keeping your junk car at home is not only an environment hazard but also an economical liability. In addition to the tax, your car’s use is negligible and therefore maintaining it on the road can cost you a great fortune. Its fuel consumption and general maintenance is usually very high as compared to that of a new and efficient running car. What’s more is that driving a junk car can get you to some serious problems with the law. This is because your junk car produces very thick smoke that is an environmental hazard. In general, you are better off without your junk car as this helps you to save some money and use it for constructive use.
Ways of disposing a junk car
There are two ways of disposing off your junk car: Sell it off in a junk yard and donating it to charity. In the latter you do not earn any money from the donation but rather you are enrolled for a tax cut at the end of the year. Donations are channeled to homes of the needy either in material or in cash. There exist middlemen who ease the transfer of the junk from the owner to the children home of choice. There are situations where the junk car can be got back to the road after some few repairs. In this case, the middlemen/intermediary companies deliver the junk car in material form to be used in the home. In cases where the junk car is completely damaged, the intermediary company sells the car on behalf of the organization and channels the money.
In the cash option of disposing your car, you only require to contact a junk car dealer who then conducts an evaluation of your junk car. Payment is then made and the dealer tows the car away to his/her junk yard. Disposing your junk car for cash is the best option and automatically a good idea. With the money that you get from the sale (though it’s low as compared to the cost price of the car) can be used in other constructive purposes. You therefore do not have to continue watching your junk car sitting idle in your backyard.