Recycling a vehicle is the best way to prevent its components and engine fluids from ending up in a landfill, where they contribute to water and soil pollution. If you have an old vehicle that you no longer need, you have several options for recycling the car. You can sell it to a junkyard, liquidate it to an auto dealership, donate it to an auto recycling business, or use it for spare parts. If you need help deciding which option to choose, below is a general overview of each one.
Sell to a Junkyard
Many people prefer to sell an old vehicle to a junkyard that participates in auto recycling. In addition to ensuring that the vehicle is recycled, selling it to a junkyard that participates in recycling yields a lump sum, cash payment for the car. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, sell your old one to a junkyard and put the money toward a down payment on a new set of wheels.
Sell to a Dealership
Recycling a vehicle by selling it to a dealership is another way to earn money from your car while keeping it out of a landfill. While the vehicle isn’t technically recycled, it is sold to another party, who uses it as a mode of transportation. Unlike junkyards that accept salvage vehicles, dealerships typically only accept drivable vehicles. So, your car must be operational to sell it.
Donate to a Recycler
When recycling a vehicle, you also have the option of donating the automobile directly to a recycler. Some recyclers require cars to already be stripped down when they are donated. If you don’t mind removing non-recyclable materials from your vehicle, such as carpeting and non-recyclable plastics, donating your car to a recycler is a great way to curb landfill use.
Use for Spare Parts
If you’re a gearhead who enjoys building engines and customizing automobiles, keeping your old vehicle may be a more enticing option than getting rid of it. However, if there comes a time when you feel like parting with the car, be sure to consider the options above, particularly selling to a junkyard that recycles automobiles, an option that earns you money while curbing landfill use.
Contact Us Today
Wrench-A-Part is a professionally operated junkyard that participates in auto recycling. If you have a salvage car or a drivable, used car that you would like to recycle, you can donate the vehicle to us, or sell it to us for a cash payment. For more information about our inventory and services, call our location in Austin, Belton, or Lubbock today, or use our contact form.