Posted on: 14 May 2015Share
If you have an old clunker sitting on your property, you may wonder how to get rid of it if it doesn't run. Here are a few ideas for you to use in trying to have someone take away an older vehicle that has taken up room on your property.
Sell For Parts
Many people look for parts vehicles to fix vehicles they own. Try listing your vehicle in a local newspaper or online as a "parts car". Make sure to specify that the entire car will need to be removed if sold. This is a great way to help someone who has looked for specific pieces for their own vehicle while getting rid of the vehicle in the process.
Recycle Your Vehicle
If you know someone with a tow hitch, have your vehicle brought to an automobile recycling center. You will be able to get a few dollars in exchange for your vehicle, and the parts will be stripped and sold to customers in need. The vehicle is driven on to a scale and the scrap metal rate is paid to you in exchange for your vehicle. Many auto recycling centers will send a tow vehicle to your home to pick up the vehicle, if needed. Call ahead to see if there is a charge for this service.
Some fire departments will take donations to teach new firefighters how to put out a vehicle fire. Your vehicle would be towed away from your property and brought to the firehouse for demonstration purposes. You will have satisfaction in knowing that your vehicle was taken for a useful purpose.
Donate Your Vehicle
Many non-profit organizations will take a vehicle donation to raise money for their cause. Do a quick search online about vehicle donations and pick one of the causes that you are interested in helping. The corporation will send a tow truck to your home to remove your vehicle. In exchange, you will receive a tax document that proves you made a donation so you will get a tax write-off when you file your taxes.
Try To Restore
If the vehicle is not in very bad condition, consider restoring it as a fun project. Take the time to research restoration projects and make it a new hobby to go out and look for pieces to use for your vehicle's rebirth. There is no deadline in finishing the project, so it will be fun to find out if you can get the parts you need to get it back in running order again.