(Last Modified on: November 24, 2017)
Anyone who has ever seen a junk vehicle outside someone’s house, either on the lawn or driveway, can attest to how ugly they are. However, there are other important concerns that make them more than an eyesore. They can also be a hazardous safety risk. Here is a list of good reasons why you should never leave a junk car lying around on your property.
Hazardous Substances Leak
Automobiles are notorious for their habit of leaking fluids. When a vehicle is parked on one spot for a long period of time, it leaks even more. These fluids aren’t good substances. They are harmful, and they pollute the environment. This includes engine oil, brake fluid, coolant, battery acid, and so forth. If you have a junk car on your property, it is almost certainly leaking toxic substances into the ground, harming plant and wildlife in your little corner of the woods.
The Paint Begins to Erode
The longer you leave your car out in the elements, the more those elements will degrade the vehicle’s condition. If the car in question can be repaired and resold at some point, you would want it to be looking nice when it comes time to sell it. However, leaving it in the sun for a long time will cause the pain to start flaking. The paint will also fade and bubble. Getting this repaired will add to the cost of fixing the vehicle, making it much harder to sell.
Rust Spreads and Eventually Takes Over
Any automobile that leads a sedentary life with no efforts to clean regularly, along with other maintenance efforts, will start growing rust. Rust corrodes the steel that it grows on, compromising its structural integrity. If you ever decide to drive the vehicle at a later date, you will be more likely to be in an accident due to frame corrosion. If you sell the vehicle in question, the new owner may be in an accident, which would be essentially your fault.
Devaluation of Property
Even if you don’t really care about how bad the car on your lawn is making your own property look, your neighbours will. The reason? Making your own place look bad also has an impact on how the whole neighbourhood looks. If the value of your property decreases due to the junk vehicle lounging about on it, so will the property value of your neighbours. If you think of yourself as being a considerate person, you will think of your neighbours and how they might feel, and act accordingly.
They Attract Pests
A car on your property that you no longer use will become a home for all kinds of undesirable animals and critters. Insects will have themselves a safe shelter from the hazards of everyday life outside. Rats and other rodents will also appreciate having a place to get away from the neighbourhood cars. The point being that your junk vehicle will be home to a host of pests.
If you have a junk vehicle, you can easily get rid of it. And you will get paid as well. Simply get in touch with Wreck Monster and sell your car fast. Wreck Monster are the best car removal professionals.