There comes a time when you need to get rid of your old car whether you are ready for it or not. For many people, scrapping or selling an old car is a tough job because they feel sentimental about that old vehicle that contains so many fond memories.
But it is good for you to get rid of your old car and to invest in something new. Older vehicles are much more likely to break down and it can be terribly dangerous to be stuck beside a road when an unexpected breakdown leaves you stranded. Older vehicles are also pretty expensive to repair and will require frequent repairs as time goes on. The fuel consumption of these old cars isn’t very good and pretty bad for the environment.
But before you hang that ‘for sale’ sign in your window, there are five things you need to be aware of.
- Your Car Should Be Registered In Your Name
Before you sell your car to anyone, including scrap yards, your vehicle should be in your name. Make sure that ownership is established and that you have the documentation to prove it. If the car is still registered in a previous owner’s name then you should track that person down and get them to fill out a change of ownership documentation and get the car registered on your or the new owner’s name.
- Empty That Petrol Tank
If you are re-selling your old car then it is more customary to sell it with at least some fuel. If you are scrapping your old car then you can go ahead and empty out that tank before calling a car removalist in Melbourne. Most scrap companies have to empty out the fuel tank anyway to prevent on-site pollution if the car is being demolished or stripped.
- Collect Your Belongings
Before you call Cash for Used Cars in Melbourne to collect your old car, take a close look at your vehicle. Collect all of your belongings because the chances of finding these items once the car is sold are pretty slim.
- Make Sure That You Are Getting A Good Deal
It is best to do a bit of research before you sell your old car. Check sales prices online to see what vehicles like yours of the same age and condition cost. The sales prices are a good way to determine the value of your old car although the condition of the car has a huge impact on the price. You can also give car dealerships a call to see what they are willing to pay.