When you find yourself ready to move on from your old car that is falling apart or just not your style anymore, you may wonder what you can and should do with that old car of yours after you find a new car to replace it with. If you are not trading your old car in with the car dealer you buy from, there are numerous different options that you can choose from for your old car. Get to know a few of these available choices so that you can make the selection that works best for you and ensures that your old car does not go to waste.
Repurpose Parts of Your Car
If you are creative and like to take on projects, there is plenty you can do with some of the parts of your car that is fun and useful around your house. For example, you can use the rims from your car or truck's wheels and create a hose reel for your backyard garden hose. All you need to do is remove the tires from the wheel rim and potentially sand down any edges that may be sharp. You can also repaint the rims using spray paint as well to add color and variety to your hose reels.
You can use springs and parts of the suspension to make interesting lamps, sculptures, or even seating in your home. And an old engine block can be power-washed and repainted to be a great standalone wine rack. The only limits of what you can do and what parts are useful to you are your skills and imagination.
Sell Or Give Your Old Car To A Recycling Center
What you may not realize about your car is that virtually everything on or in it is recyclable in some way. From your car frame to the engine down to the rubber tires, it can all be recycled in some way or another. And, for companies in the car industry, it is much more cost effective to use recycled car parts than to use all new materials.
As such, you can donate your old car to be recycled at an auto recycling center (such as Miamitown Auto Parts & Recycling). There are also recycling centers that will purchase your old car and recycle it and resell the parts to car dealers and manufacturers who need them.
Now that you know a few of the ways that you can make the most of your old car, you can do your best to not to let your old car go to waste.