Donating Your Old Junk Car

It’s still sitting out there, beside your garage, right were you parked it all those years ago. You’re not quite sure what to do with it. The snow has fallen to cover it, then melted and refrozen so many times that it looks like a poor attempt at an ice sculpture. Then a thought comes to mind, ‘why not donate your junk car’?

There are millions of unused vehicles out there that are just languishing where they sit. Their owners do not have the time or the inclination to fix them up, it could potentially cost more to get them running again than they would be worth, even in good working order.

Towing a vehicle to a salvage yard is expensive to have done. It is dangerous, as well as time consuming, for you to do yourself. So these old junkers just sit, year after year. This is a shame because they could be put to good use. Whether as a fixer project for someone else, or as a handy tax write off for you, if donated to charity.

These old vehicles can become a liability or even hazardous if left to sit for too long. An internal combustion engine has some pretty exotic and dangerous chemicals inside of it. Over time, as metal components rust away, these chemicals can be released into the environment and are exceptionally expensive to clean up. What’s worse, they can be a danger for pets and children. If it were donated; it would no longer be a worry.

There is no other single thing that will make your home look nicer, for less effort and expense, than removing that old four wheeled eye sore. It might be an important first step in improving your relationship with your neighbors as well.

The time and expense involved with selling a used vehicle can add up pretty quickly. Taking out classified ads, fielding phone calls, and an endless line of window shoppers and tire kickers. This is sure to be much worse if the car isn’t in running condition. Nobody wants to buy a car that doesn’t run unless it is a classic or unique auto, very few people will be interested in taking it on as a project themselves. The easiest solution is, to donate your old junk car. Many organizations who would like take your old car off of your hands, will gladly arrange to have it towed away at no expense to you. All they need from you is; the title and keys. They’ll take care of everything else. You’ll have the satisfaction of helping those less fortunate than your self. To say nothing of improving the look of your home and avoiding a potential threat to: children, animals, and the environment.

The best reason for you to donate your junk car is, it becomes a handy tax write off. You just need to obtain a receipt for it, to show that it went to a good cause, and your CPA will see that you get credit for it when tax season comes around.

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