There are several reasons for trading your old car in for one that is more eco-friendly, from limiting your carbon emissions to conserving oil in times of high petrol prices. However, there are ways to get yourself in a green automobile responsibly both as a consumer and friend of the environment.
For example, consider that hybrid and electrical vehicles are relatively expensive. Therefore, if you choose to buy that type of car, it is important you receive the most money for your old car. Use a company that provides car valuations so you are certain the dealer is giving you the best deal.
When purchasing an eco-friendly car, you want to be sure the km/l figure listed is correct. Most car makers reach that number through highly controlled tests that do not reflect the driving experience in the real world. While the sticker says a truck gets close to 30 km/l, in reality it is likely only 20 km/l. To find the real fuel efficiency of a car, look for independent studies or tests conducted by auto publications or organizations.
And to take the extra step as a green driver, be certain your old car will no longer be on the road by scraping it. Junkyards and recycling plants always accept used vehicles for their various metal and glass parts. Plus, you won’t leave empty-handed. You may not think, “I can get paid to scrap my car” but it’s true. Just find the nearest recycling site near you and ask for an offer.