Making Sure Your Old Car Goes to Good Use: Ideas for You

Posted on: 21 July 2016

When you have an old car that you no longer want to drive, you may wonder what you can or should do with it. There are many different things you can do with your old car. The key is to get to know some of these options and get started in the process of putting the car you no longer drive to good use. Then, you can be sure that you are not being wasteful when you move on to a new vehicle.

Take Your Car to a Salvage Yard or Automotive Recycling Company

One of the simplest ways that you can ensure that your old car does not go to waste is to contact a salvage yard or automotive recycling center such as Miamitown Auto Parts & Recycling to take your car and use it for parts. There are many valuable and reusable metals that go into building and making your car.

Metals like steel, aluminum, copper, and many others could all be removed from your vehicle and then melted down to make new automotive parts or virtually any other metal structure or component. If your car is still functional, there is a chance that whole parts like the transmission, engine, hoses, carburetors, or other components could be sold to replace parts on another care of the same make and model as well.

Make Your Tires into Planters

Old tires can easily be removed from your vehicle and used in your landscaping design. Used tires can be used individually as planters or stacked to create taller ones. Fill the center with soil and add in your plants.

To make your tire planters more decorative and appealing, you may also wish to paint them. Painting your tires will first require you to clean and degrease them. This will help the paint adhere to the surface of the tires.

Once you get them as clean as possible, the next step will be to spray paint the tires with a primer. Allow the primer to dry completely (overnight or for a few hours). Then, you can use spray paint in any color you would like to decorate your new tire planters. You may also want to use stencils or paintbrushes to create unique and playful designs for your tire planters.

Now that you have a few ideas of what you can do to ensure that your old car does not go to waste, you can be sure that you take the steps necessary to reuse or repurpose your old car.