It’s finally happened: your beloved car has driven its final miles and after a great run, it’s no longer running at all. When you find yourself with a vehicle that doesn’t work anymore, what options are you left with?

Selling cars for parts isn’t exactly an exact science so it can be hard to tell how much you will get for it. Prices vary wildly depending on what method you use and how persistent you can be.

You will never get as much as you would if the car is in good shape, so what options are actually available to you?

  • The most basic choice is to place an ad for your car in the paper or online, offering the car up for parts. You may be surprised by the interest these ads generate as car parts are always in demand somewhere. Don’t be disheartened by the prices people will offer as there will be some extremely low offers on the table from those who want to turn it over for scrap in the hopes of making a profit themselves.
  • If you have the know-how and the time you can always attempt to fix the car yourself. The price you may get for a selling a repaired car may help recoup the cost of the repairs and then some.
  • Taking your car directly to a scrap yard is another good option to consider. Junk yards will buy your car and break it down into parts to sell back to private parties and mechanics. All junk yards want to make a profit, so they probably won’t buy your car if they don’t think they will make any money out of it. You won’t get big money for it, but it’ll be cash in your pocket rather than a banger on the driveway.
  • If you’re feeling generous you can always donate your old car. It won’t put cash in your pocket, but it will boost your karma.

With your old useless car out of the way you can check out V12’s collection of cheap used cars for sale and get yourself back on the road in no time at all.