The American South is known for its natural beauty, rich history, and delicious food. Unfortunately, it also has a reputation as being a place where you may find junk cars and other discarded objects on the front lawns and in the driveways of residences.
It can be hard to know what to do with a non-working car. You might think you will eventually fix it or use it for a trade-in on a new vehicle.
You may have an emotional attachment to that particular vehicle. After all, your car goes everywhere you do. Your old ride is an important part of your life and it can be hard to get rid of it.
Although it may be hard to say goodbye, selling your old vehicle can get you cash and leave you with a lot of extra space. Cash Cars Buyers can give you up to $500 for your junk car. We will even tow it away for you for free. There are a few things you can do with the space you will acquire and the money you can get from your vehicle.
If your vehicle is just sitting on your driveway, you can clean up the appearance of your home and make way for your new ride. If your non-running car is just sitting in your garage, there are multiple things you can use the space for. You can keep your new vehicle protected from the elements, monetize the space, or turn it into an extra room.
Things to do With an Empty Garage
Once your old clunker is towed away, you can turn the space into an extra room, a place to practice hobbies, get in shape, or even earn some extra cash.
Do you waste money and time going to a gym every month? Why not turn your new-found space into a home gym? The money you get from your old car can be used to buy a set of weights or a treadmill that will end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.
If you enjoy painting or sculpting, or if you have always wanted to try your hand at building furniture, your garage can be a great place to practice your craft. If one of your kids is clamoring for their own room, the garage can be an inexpensive way of making their dreams come true.
Home-sharing services are the latest craze amongst travelers and a converted garage is a perfect place to put on a site like Airbnb. You can also rent out your garage as a storage space.
The money you get from your car can be used to fix up the house, start a savings account or even take a staycation in the historic city of Wheeling, West Virginia.
Things to do in Wheeling
The beautiful town of Wheeling, West Virginia is located in the foothills of the famed Appellation Mountains. It was originally the state capital. In 1849 one of the world’s largest suspension bridges was built here across the Ohio River and it remains a popular attraction today.
Before World War II it was known for its many manufacturing plants, but many of them closed after the war. Today tourism is a major industry in the town, along with energy, health care, and education. There are a few attractions that you won’t want to miss.
Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum
Address: 144 Kruger St, Wheeling, WV 26003
Housed in a building that was built in 1906, this fun and educational museum was once an elementary school. It is a place where people of all ages can learn about the railroad and its significance in West Virginia history.
The exhibits at the museum are divided into several different rooms. Once you have explored the train room, you can head over to the miniatures room where you will see tiny tin soldiers, Mayor McCheese, and Star Wars action figures. There is also a game room where you will find everything from popular contemporary games, to games your grandparents enjoyed.
The museum is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults $9.00 for seniors and $6.00 for children over 3. Kids under 3 are free. They also offer memberships for individuals and families.
West Virginia Independence Hall
1528 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003
Built at the start of the Civil War in 1859, this building was used for government operations. It was built from stone and wrought iron. If you plan in advance, you can get a guided tour by a costumed historical character. You will learn about the history of the 35th state, and see some fabulous architecture along the way.
They are opened from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
465 Lodge Dr. Wheeling, WV 26003
There is so much to see and do at this magnificent park. You can stay in one of the cabins at the Wilson Lodge or see a show at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater. You will find many hiking and biking trails and golf and tennis courts here.
If you would rather spend your time learning about the area, you can visit the Mansion Museum. The Good Zoo will teach you all about the Fauna in the area. There is even a ski slope here, which is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard.
Once you decide to get rid of your junk car, you will have several options for where to sell it. It is important to do your homework before agreeing to a deal to get the most money possible.
Trade Your Junk Car
If you are in the market for a new car, you should know that salesmen at dealerships are authorized to give you a certain amount of money for trading in your old car. When you first go into the showroom, it is a good idea not to tell the salesperson that you have a vehicle for trade-in at all.
When you decide on a new auto, you should get the salesperson to make you an offer, before you tell them that you have a car to trade-in. A dealership will often try to cheat you out of a fair price. It is a good idea to contact Cash Cars Buyers first to see what your car is actually worth.
In some cases, a dealership will offer you far below what your car is worth. They know that you are anxious to get your new vehicle and get rid of your old car. If your vehicle is not running at all, they may even charge you a towing fee.
In other cases, they will offer you a fair price for your junk car and then add the amount they gave you for a trade-in back onto the final cost. Remember to tell them the amount of money you have been offered for your junk car when you tell them that you have a trade-in.
Donate Your Junk Car
You can always use your old car to make a charitable contribution. Organizations such as the Kars4Kids have programs set up that will allow you to donate your car to them. They may or may not tow the vehicle away for free and they may take their time about coming to get the car.
If you do donate your car, they will provide you with a form for your taxes, so you can write off your donation. Although it is always nice to make a charitable contribution, many organizations are staffed with volunteers and donating a car may be time-consuming.
If you sell your vehicle to Cash Cars Buyers, you can get rid of your old heap in 24 hours and donate the money you get to charity.
Sell Your Car Online
You always have the option of selling your old car online. There are many websites where you can pay a certain amount of money to list your car for anywhere from one to six months. The problem is that it may take more than six months to sell the vehicle, because of all the competition you will have.
People rarely look for non-working cars on these sites and if they do, they are unlikely to give you a fair price. You will have to take time out of your day to show the car. It is not always safe to sell online. Many robberies have been committed by people who found their victims on online billboards.
Sell Your Car to Us
Selling your old automobile to Cash Cars Buyers is a hassle-free experience. Simply fill out our form and wait for us to call you with an offer. We are primarily interested in cars manufactured after the year 2000. If you accept our offer, we will tow your car away for free and pay you in cash.
What if You Don’t Have the Title
If you want to trade-in your car, sell it online, or donate it, you will need the title. If you do not have the title you will have to go to the DMV, pay a fee, and wait for it to come in the mail. In most cases, no title is no problem as long as you have your driver's license and a copy of your registration.
Getting rid of a non-running car can nettle you cash and extra space, so give us a call today.