Sell My Car London April 1, 2016
Sell My Car London
One man’s pride and joy is another man’s junk. You’d be surprised at how many people are sentimentally attached to their car and if it proves to be a faithful, reliable friend they’ll hold onto it until it’s literally on its last legs.
But the older a car gets, the more problems you’re going to have. If you’re facing yet another failed MOT test and repairs are starting to cost more than the vehicle’s worth, you may have to come to terms with the fact that your old friend is no longer roadworthy.
In which case you have two choices: you can try and sell it or you can scrap it for cash.
Here’s a look at the difficulties of trying to sell an older car in London.
Older, larger cars are impractical for city driving. More people are choosing smaller, more economical and energy efficient vehicles designed for city traffic and ease of parking; the smaller the better. Vehicles such as Smart Cars can fit into tight spaces, and with the increasing parking restrictions on London streets, larger vehicles are no longer a practical option.
Never-ending speed bumps and tight mini-roundabouts can cause problems to the suspension and tyre wear. The constant stopping and starting in heavy traffic can eventually damage the engine. An older vehicle that’s been driven often in London is more at risk of mechanical problems than vehicles of the same age in other areas of the UK.
Older vehicles are less environmentally friendly than newer models. With enforced Low Emission Zones throughout London, it’s getting harder for owners of older vehicles to meet the LEZ standards.
Add to that, a congestion charge of £11.50 per day when you enter the congestion zone, and London driving is becoming increasingly more expensive for car owners.
The major concerns for prospective buyers are rust, bodywork condition and mechanical damage. Unfortunately, the older the vehicle, the more it is going to suffer from wear and tear. When repairs and servicing start to cost more than the vehicle’s worth, it’s going to be practically impossible to sell your car.
Scrap For Cash
Rather than ‘sell my car London’ consider a more simple solution. If you scrap your car for cash you’ll get an instant quote and immediate payment on consignment of the vehicle. Scrap Car Kings London will take your vehicle off your hands, no matter what condition it’s in. Contact us today or visit us online for more information.