If you have a vehicle just parked idle at the side of the road or in your garage, that’s a waste of space and a waste of the vehicle’s parts and if you do not want to take it out on a ride ever again then it is better to dispose of it. Vehicle disposal is a really good option and some part of it is actually desirable for the environment.
There are three popular methods from which you think is the best for your vehicle and choose that, therefore.
- Recycling: The only option of vehicle disposal which is great for the environment. If the vehicle doesn’t run then it is just a donation to a junkyard but if it still functions and somehow parts of its work then you can sell the vehicle for its parts to get recycled. Usually, parts like the windows, engine, and steel can be reused. If you want things to go eco-friendly then you have to find a reliable yard and not someone who cares only about the money.
- Donation: Charities are non-profit organizations, any form of legal money helps them. There are charities that take vehicles as donations. They sell those vehicles and earn a few bucks, therefore. But be aware of vehicle donation scams, research before you approach any organization. Another advantage that comes out of vehicle donation is tax reduction if we consider that the vehicle is totally rusty and it can not function at all then getting that off your taxes is a relief. A non-function vehicle does not lose its value. Any parts, metals intact or in scraps, they have value.
- Trade: If your vehicle can still be taken out on a drive then you can easily use it as the trade-in for the next vehicle purchase, it can act as a coupon if it fails to worth more than some estimated amount. If you trade your vehicle, you are also recycling it in some way or the other because your vehicle dealer will do that recycling job for you.
If you want our opinion on this disposal issue, then we would say recycling is the best option if not donation but then if you trade, it does the recycling job for you as well. So basically you are left with two options, hand it in for a new car or donate for some good social work.