Before you toss your junker, clunker or otherwise malfunctioning car to the wind, consider this: it may be worth money. That’s right, your decrepit old jalopy can put some cash in your wallet if you put some strategy in place to get rid of it. Read on and we’ll look at some options you have to selling that old car.
The next step may take some more effort, but you can come up with some really pleasing effects. Install a path that leads to your canopy swing set. Use pieces of rock as stepping stones. Check with any neighbors or friends who may have access to discarded stone. To keep the cost down, you can also visit construction sites in your area that have needed to excavate. Sometimes the companies will give you the rock for free or sell it at a very low price. Once you have laid the stepping stones, place old wood along the both sides of the path. The goal is to find pieces that look like driftwood. You may be able to find actual driftwood from arts-and-crafts suppliers. Or you might be able to secure suitable wood from a salvage yard or similar business.
If you don’t have the time or the resources to visit car parts dealers individually try searching for vintage car parts on the internet. There are thousands of sites that sell them and you just may find the particular part that you are looking for. Most of these sites offer different types, kinds and brands of antique auto parts.
I have always said a nice set of aftermarket wheels are always a great way to express you taste, and all you need to do is purchase them and have them mounted. Also a nice set of tires to go with. Remember to purchase a set of tires that will mount on your wheels, as well as being correct for your type of driving conditions. I normally recommend that you keep you stock rims and tires for the winter months if you drive it year round and live in the north. Then you can look into some aftermarket suspension. Always looks nice to lower it a little. Gives you that great handling and a nice look.
For parts that are large, some lincoln mark vii yards will haul them for you. This is something to ask when you make the phone call. Some people will buy the entire vehicle in order to scrap it themselves. Other parts such as trunk lids, hoods, door panels, and roofs can be too large for some to haul as well. If you need them to haul it for you, ask them how much they will do it for. Make sure that you comparison shop if you feel the price is too steep. If no one else can do any better or they don’t have the part, you can always call them back and tell them you will be there to make the purchase. You are not obligated the moment you make the phone call.
The third alternative would be to give your car to a charitable organization! A goodwill auto donation is actually a great way to make space for your new vehicle while doing something good for folks less fortunate than you.