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5 Things To Do With Your Old Cars

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There’s no shortage of reasons to get rid of your old car. It can be a financial drain on your wallet and the environment. It may not have the safety features or reliability you want in a vehicle anymore, or maybe it just doesn’t fit with your lifestyle anymore. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways to repurpose an old car rather than part ways with it forever. Consider these five ideas for what to do when moving on from that old jalopy:

Sell it

If you’re looking to get rid of your old car, there are quite a few ways to do it. You can sell it to a junkyard or a dealer, or even try selling it yourself. For example, in the UK, you can do a search for “we buy any car slough” websites, or websites where you can sell your car closer to your location. Before you do anything, though, make sure that you have all the paperwork for the vehicle and check if there are any recalls on your particular model, this way, you’ll be able to get the most money possible!

If you choose to sell your car privately and want more information about how much money it might be worth at auction or what kind of price people are paying for similar models currently being sold in dealerships near me then go ahead and read my article titled “How To Calculate An Accurate Selling Price For Old Vehicles” which explains all this stuff in detail!

Car Removal Service

If you’re thinking about selling your car, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of listing it on Craigslist or negotiating with a buyer yourself, a car removal service can help. Some will tow away your vehicle for free (though some locations may charge an additional fee). Others will dismantle the vehicle—the parts are often sold to people who need them for their vehicles.

Regardless of which option you choose, selling your car may be easier than you think! There are many reasons why someone would sell their car: They’re moving out of state; they have too many cars in the driveway, or perhaps they’ve simply had enough driving it and would like someone else to take over its maintenance responsibilities. Whatever the reason for parting ways with your old ride might be, there’s no denying that having someone tow it away makes things much simpler!

Car Detailing

If you have an old car that’s been sitting in your driveway for years, it’s probably not going to be worth much money at all. But if you can get someone to pay attention to detail, they might be willing to pay more. There are many car detailing services, so choose the one that can take care of your car and match with your style like this mobile car detailing in Brisbane North. Detailing is a great way to get more use out of an old car and it might even help you sell it when the time comes.

You’ll want to take care of some basic maintenance before starting a detailing job: wash off any dirt or dust with a hose and brush; check the oil level; make sure tires are properly inflated; fill up with gas (if applicable). Then just follow these steps:

  • Wipe down exterior surfaces with soap and water using microfiber towels or cloths with terry cloth on one side and smooth material on another side for better absorption; clean glass thoroughly using automotive-safe glass cleaner and soft brushes; dry off all surfaces with soft chamois or microfiber towel.

Upgrade Your Car

  • Refinish the bodywork. If you want to make your car look like new, you can use old-fashioned elbow grease and a paintbrush (or a roller, depending on how big you’re going) to repaint it. You may have to hire someone else to do this work for you if your car is particularly complex, but it’s worth it!
  • Replace the engine and transmission. This will give your car more power than ever before and extend its life significantly by reducing wear on other parts like brakes and tires.
  • Upgrade the suspension. If people are complaining about how bumpy their ride is in yours, then try swapping out your shocks or struts for something better suited for heavy loads like large families or frequent road trips with friends! It’ll be smooth sailing from here on out! If you’re not familiar with the types, you can always learn more about Bilstein vs. Rancho shocks to help you with the decision.
  • Replace brakes and tires so that when someone pulls up next to them at an intersection they won’t notice any difference between their own cars’ performance versus yours, just as long as both vehicles are set up identically with similar weights distributed evenly across respective axles (and not loaded down heavily either).
  • Upgrade to 105 upgrade with a professional service to do with your car.

Put it in storage

Put it in storage. The first thing you should do with your old car is put it somewhere safe. This can be any kind of storage, but the best option is to keep your car under a roof in a garage or backyard shed. Make sure that the vehicle is completely covered and protected from rain or snowfall, as well as any potential vandalism while it’s not being used.

If you have no available storage space at home, try finding a friend who has one and see if they’ll let you store the vehicle there until you’re ready to sell it or scrap it altogether.

Donate it

The best way to get rid of your old car is by donating it. The benefits of this approach are twofold: you can help others, and you’ll get a tax deduction for your donation.

Donations made to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations may be eligible for tax deductions unless they were used in connection with business activities (such as commercial trucks). They may also be subject to certain sales taxes; this will depend on state law and how the vehicle was used during its life span. In general, though, there is no limit on what you give away from an itemized list of donations, so long as at least $250 worth of non-cash donations is made during the year (for example clothing or household items).

Make your car into a business office on wheels

If you’re like me, you’ve got a car and a regular office space. But sometimes it’s hard to get away from your desk, so why not convert your old ride into a mobile office?

If you do this right, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it—literally and figuratively. Here are some tips:

  • Invest in quality furniture if necessary. Your car is not the place for cheap chairs and tables. Get yourself something sturdy that won’t fall apart when it gets wet (or worse).
  • Make sure there’s enough room for all the things you need—not just work stuff but also clothes, toiletries, and other items that can’t stay at home or in the office forever (unless they’re kept in small containers). It might take some trial-and-error to figure out what works best for your needs before designing anything permanent with measurements in mind; just remember that whatever solution works best should fit comfortably within whatever space is available within/on top of/behind etc…the vehicle itself!

Give up driving for good, and take up a new hobby such as walking, cycling, and skateboarding instead

Giving up driving for good will save you money and the environment. Walking, cycling and skateboarding are all forms of exercise that keep you fit and healthy. They also help relieve stress by giving you time to think about anything other than driving.

If you’ve never done any of these things before, it’s best to start small: perhaps try walking instead of taking the bus or train one day each week until getting used to it. When this feels comfortable, try going a bit further by cycling or skateboarding two days a week instead (or both). You could even cycle or skateboard from home to work – this saves money on petrol costs!

If you have an old car, but don’t have the heart to send it to the scrap heap, try these ideas for repurposing it

If you have an old car, but don’t have the heart to send it to the scrap heap, try these ideas for repurposing it.

  • Sell your car. If your vehicle is in decent condition and has a positive history report, consider selling it privately or through a local dealership. You can also donate your old ride to charity if you prefer not to make money off of it.
  • Use a car removal service. These services specialize in removing unwanted vehicles from residential properties at no cost—usually within 24 hours! This option is ideal if you’re looking for an easy way out with little hassle; however, this route doesn’t provide any compensation from what could have been sold initially (if anything).
  • Hire someone to detail your vehicle before selling or donating it so that buyers will see its full potential when making their purchase decision! A professional detailing service will also clean up any damage caused by weathering over time so that everything looks tip-top again before listing online or taking it out on test drives with interested parties.


All in all, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that there are plenty of ways to repurpose an old car. You don’t necessarily have to use it as an office or anything like that but if you do want to convert it into something useful, there are plenty of options out there.

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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of