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New Car? 3 Tips for Getting Rid of the Old One

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You’ve probably heard or read plenty of advice about how to find a new car when you’re in the market for one. What you might not know is what you should do to get rid of your old car. Chances are that you don’t really need two vehicles of your own, so here are a few ideas if you want to get rid of your old car.

Trading in Your Old Car

The easiest way to get rid of an old car if you’re going to get a new one is to simply trade it in. Many new and used car dealerships will take your old car and apply the value to the total cost of a new vehicle. As easy and convenient as this is, you need to remember that you are trading your car into someone who still needs to run a business. They will be more interested in making a profit, so they won’t give you as much money for your car as you might be able to get if you were to sell it yourself elsewhere.

Selling Your Old Car

Speaking of which, selling your old car is another option if you need to get rid of it. Look at ads in print and online for cars like yours to see what you might be able to sell it for, and price it accordingly. You will almost certainly get a better price for it than if you were to simply trade it in. The only downside is that you will need to find a buyer for your car. If you don’t have anybody interested in buying it from you, you might be stuck with it for some time.

Donating Your Old Car

Even if you cannot sell or trade in your old car, you can still find someone who can use it. There are organizations such as Action Donation Services throughout the country who will take your car off of your hands and give it to someone else who needs it. This can be a great way to not only rid yourself of your older car but also do some charity work too.

Getting rid of an old car to make room for a new one can be a hassle, but there are certainly options available to you. You might be lucky enough to sell your vehicle and make some money towards a new car, but even if you can’t, you can still find a way to help others in need. In any case, finding a way to get rid of your old car should be a part of shopping for a new one, so we suggest that you start looking for a solution soon.

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