Debbie Kessler, World Executives Digest | Owning a car is one of the privileges that bring with it immense comfort equivalent to the effort of the owner to maintain its wellbeing. Cars are useful primarily for many types of transportation – road trips, going back from the mall or grocery without needing to lug around numerous shopping bags through the public, being a safe mode of transportation at night, etc.
However, no matter how technologically-advanced they may be (especially the newer models), all cars have their own lifespans. While its life depends on its owners and the level of care that they provided for their vehicle, there will come a time that they will need to be retired.
Those who’ve been together with their cars for a long time, or those who have bought a secondhand car as their first vehicle knows that, at some near point, their car is due for retiring soon. Chances are, you also have a car sitting on your garage for the longest time – kept there for a lot of reasons (no options on disposing of it, sentimental value, etc.).
And as much as you still want to use your car, you know that there are risks that you can’t take with driving and old car, especially if the chances of it breaking down in the middle of the road gets higher and higher as time passes by. It may have lived through a lot of repairs with your trusty duct tape or with other means, but they will only prolong your car’s usability for a short while. It may even cost you more to have them continuously repaired.
There are a lot of options that you can choose when it comes to disposing of your old car, but one of the best options that you have is junking it. If you’re not sure on how exactly you should do it, here are the do’s and don’ts of junking your car, as presented by this infographic by Yard Junk: