What Are Your Options if You Want to Get Rid of Your Car

When you’re trying to get rid of your car, you’ve got a number of options available to you. For a start, you want to think about why you’re getting rid of your car. Are you trying to stop using a car full stop? Perhaps you’ve decided to embrace a greener lifestyle. Is your car too big and expensive and you want to trade down and replace it with another?

The reasons you have for wanting to get rid of your vehicle may determine the way in which you want to get rid of it. And you want to make sure you get a good price for it as well. Just like when it comes to buying a car there are many ways to get rid of a car too. Here are a few options open to you if you’d like to get rid of your car

Scrap it

If you no longer want to have a car, or your car’s so old you’re struggling to sell it you could always scrap it. This is where the car’s taken to a scrap yard and stripped down into metal parts that are then ‘scrapped’. This is where the metal components are melted down and prepared into new products. Scrapping is a great way of getting rid of your car, but also giving something back to the environment. Scrap metal also carries monetary value, so you’ll find yourself getting paid for scrapping your car.

Sell Online

There are a lot of different ways to sell a car these days, and perhaps the easiest way is through the internet. The good thing about the internet is that it offers you so many different avenues to sell your car. For instance, you could sell directly to a website or dealership based online. Or you could sell to individuals through an auction-based platform like eBay. Then there’s also the chance to list your vehicle at a set price and wait for bidders in your local area.

Sell to Dealership

One of the most common ways to get rid of your car is to sell it to a dealership. You can do this in person or online nowadays. This can sometimes be done in conjunction with then buying another car from the dealership. For example, you could visit www.stlmotorcity.com/ for selling options. And for details of the types of cars available to buy. Selling to a dealership is often more secure than selling to an individual, and you’re more likely to get something in return. Dealerships will often allow you a like for like replacement. They might also take the price of your car off the cost of another one that you want to buy.

Private Sale

Another option open to you is to sell your car privately. You can do this online through sites like Gumtree. But you can also sell direct to individuals in your area. You might put an advert up around the local area or in the local newspaper. This way you attract interest from people who live near you. Some of them you might even know. You could even decide to sell to friends or family members though this is less advisable.


Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.