No car lasts forever, no matter how much you love it! When the time comes to buy a new car, you don't have to simply discard your old one. If you're financially stable, you might want to consider donating your vehicle to charity, even if it has some serious mechanical problems. But if you're low on cash, you can always try and sell your old car or work out a trade to lower the cost of a much needed upgrade. There are probably lots of local auto buyers in your area who deal exclusively in this type of business. Local private buyers are always within reach via classified ads, but you can't always trust an unaffiliated stranger to make good on a major purchase like car worth several thousand dollars. Plus, a private buyer might hassle you with complaints long after you've sold them the car. A local auto buying business will take the car off your hands and never contact you again because they agree to take the vehicle as it is. That means they assume any financial responsibility for subsequent repair costs. The same can be said for long distance transactions over the internet. Save yourself the headache of dealing with a private buyer and head straight for your local area professionals. You'll thank yourself later!