Cars and Dreaded Air Fresheners

Cars, cars cars! Despite their dastardly effect on the smooth running of the natural ecosystem, we are still obsessed with four wheeled petrol-guzzling contraptions.

There’s just something so alluring about the sleek bonnet of a new car and the fresh smelling interior of a leather covered driver’s seat that can release the soul from its imprisonment.

But one of the things I despise about cars is not the affect it has on my diminishing bank balance nor the ever-growing road tax cost – it’s those horrific, smelly tree things people insist on hanging from their rear view mirrors!

I love the smell of clean, fresh air that is easily obtainable with a quick roll-down of the passenger window. I don’t need a man made cardboard cut out of a Christmas tree to add a suspiciously fake aroma to my cherished vehicle. The sweet smell only works to quicken the stirs of a fast-approaching headache on my part and I can assure you that I’m not a happy bunny when my paracetamols have gone astray and a bumpy country road has unsettled my stomach.

In fact any kind of smell that doesn’t mirror the aroma of a natural breeze is anathema to my poor nose. The worst kind of road trip is the type that’s long, hot and involves the consumption of foodstuffs within the confines of a four door hatchback.

Kids are the worst; especially ones who like munching on salty and vinegar crisps whilst spilling fruit juice on the back seat. It’s not the ensuing melange of wet crisp mush that annoys me. It’s the vinegary smell infecting the air molecules and passing through my olfactory area.

So if I ever need to hitch a ride in a Ford, Corsa or Limousine, the first thing I’ll be looking for is a tree-free windscreen and an empty backseat.

Make Some Easy Money by Buying a Car For $1000 Bucks and Parting it Out

Lots of people turn to cars under $1000 bucks looking save a buck or two. Here is a quick guide on how to make some cash (that you can use to buy more rusty boxes on wheels of course)

Plain and simple part cars out.

Step 1. Buy a car. This is pretty much the most crucial step. If you are actually doing this to make money and not just salvaging that blown up buick sitting in your driveway than you need to find a car that people want to buy parts for. eBay is pretty much your friend here and my suggested avenue for selling most parts. In the past I have watched people make money from a variety of cars (my roommate used to finance his workshop with parted out cars) One in particular was a 1994 Honda Accord. Thats right you don’t need to buy a 1939 Alfa Romeo (although that would be sweet) or anything super rare to get good money for parts.

Often times finding a car that is pretty common can be a good thing but be sure to check eBay for the prices certain parts are going for before hand and let that be your guide in making your purchase. Now when it comes to buying the car usually the ones that don’t run will be your best deals and you may even get a freebie if your lucky. (few people want dead cars in their driveway) Obviously the less you pay the more you profit.

Step 2. Tear it apart. The key here is research and time management. Everybody wants to pull the engine and trans etc., but often times it may not even be worth it. Check out eBay or where ever you plan on selling and ask yourself is what these parts are selling for worth my time? Would I actually want to crate and ship this? Is anybody actually bidding on this crap? All good questions that need answers. Honestly it tends to be the nickel and dime parts that can really make you some money. Shifters, speedometers, sensors, mirrors, sun-visors, etc. these parts take seconds to remove and if they are in good shape people are often willing to pay a pretty penny for them, because the only other option for parts like these tends to be the dealers who charge an arm and a leg.

Step 3. Sell The Parts. Once you have determined what you want to sell and pulled the stuff off its time to start selling. I like eBay but swap meets, forums, and other sources may work better for you. If you have done your research you know where to find the people who see value in the parts you have pulled.

Step 4. Scrap the rest. Always factor in that you can prolly get $100-$300 bucks for the rest of the pile at the scrap yard. Usually you will want to haul it there yourself and will probably need to pull the tires and gas tank. I would even consider it a good rule of thumb to try and not pay more for the car than you can scrap it for. This helps you avoid any kind of loss.

And there you have it. Four easy steps to make some quick money and make your neighbors hate you.

How Can You Get Rid of Your Junk Car and Still Get Something From It?

There are tons of people who have junk cars that they no longer use. They often find themselves stuck with these cars, because they do not know how to get rid of them; not a lot of people want to purchase cars that no longer work, unless they are collectors’ items. But, owners of junk cars often wrongly believe that these cars no longer have any value. These people are mistaken. This assumption is often based on the fact that cars depreciate in value. And it is very hard to find buyers for cars that no longer work. However, all cars, no matter how bad their conditions are, have some value. Nowadays, there is a small group of people who are interested in old model junk cars.

These people will often purchase these and then spend money fixing them up. If your car is an old model, you may want to find out if it is by any chance a collectors’ item. The best way to do so is to do a simple online search. If it is a collectors’ item then you will certainly be able to find interested buyers. Because there are many people who can afford to collect cars and invest money in repairing them, it may take you a while to find an interested buyer. But, it is still much better than having the car sitting in your yard and depreciating further in value.

The best way for you to find an interested buyer is to get in touch with the different clubs that exist for people who enjoy collecting old cars and fixing them up. Advertise your car with these clubs and you may be lucky enough to find an interested buyer. Unfortunately, as with all kinds of used and old cars, you will not get lot of money for your junk car, especially if it is not in working order. But, this is a much more preferable alternative to getting absolutely nothing for it. Some junk car owners allow their cars taken away without seeking any kind of compensation. This is a grave mistake to make because the company towing the car will make some money from it while you get absolutely zero.

If your car is not a collector’s item and you are unable to find an interested buyer, your next best bet is to sell it to a junkyard. There are tons of junkyards that can be found in industrial areas of all major cities. You can also call them up if you can find their phone numbers on the internet or in the phone book. Junk car dealers purchase old and non-functional cars, and then sell them off again. Before they sell them off they will take them apart. They will reuse the parts that are still working, or sell them off. These include tires, car radios, seats, etc. They will also take apart the body of the car and then sell the metal pieces off to metal recycling plants. The great thing about junk car removal companies is that they will come to where the junk car is located and tow it away once you have completed your transaction with them.

This means that you do not have to worry about getting it to them, as you may have to if you sell it to a car collector. So if you have a junk car that you no longer want, you no longer have to get despair. There are things that you can do to get rid of it. And, the great thing about this is that you can earn some extra cash in the process, so it will not be a complete loss for you. But, you should be aware that you will not get a lot of money for it.