Just because your car's been around the block a few times doesn't mean it can't still work for you. In fact, your used car can actually make you some serious coin -- if you know how to capitalize on it. All you need is a little ingenuity and knowledge. Read on to get both, and start making money from your vehicle.
If you're not actually planning to part with your ride anytime soon -- and if your car is is pretty good condition -- you can clean it up and use it to earn some extra money as part of a ride hire program, like Uber.
Just keep in mind that if you want your car to remain clean after carting around hundreds of fares, you should definitely invest in some quality car seat covers -- and preferably, custom car seat covers. These were made for the exact make and model of your car, so if you have a Ford Ranger, for instance, you’ll get Ford Ranger car seat covers. They'll fit your seats perfectly, giving your ride a stylish, professional look that's easy to clean. What's more, since they'll protect your car's original upholstery, if you ever decide to sell your car, you'll get a better resale value.
Whether you work for a restaurant or a food delivery app, delivering food with your car is an excellent way to make some extra money. And if you're not exactly a people person, it's better than a ride hire since you won't have to make small talk with that meatball sub.
Here's a great way to use your car to pad your income that takes zero effort. Some businesses will pay drivers to have advertising put on their vehicles to increase their brand recognition, and of course, their profits. Most of the ads are magnetic, so you don't have to worry about anything permanent.
If your car is really, really old and won't fetch anything for resale, you can still sell it for scrap metal. Rather than letting it sit and rust in your garage, you can actually score a few hundred bucks.
Of course, selling your car is the most obvious way to make money from it, but these suggestions veer off the beaten, obvious path and hope to open your eyes to other possibilities for your used vehicle.