The hustle and bustle of city life has reduced the free time we have to clear out junk and scrap. Our weekends are spent running errands or snuggling up on the couch watching Netflix. After a hectic week at work, taking time to sell off old cars is typically not very high on our to-do list.

However, if you have a junk car taking up space and collecting dust, it may be tempting to just leave it be. There are benefits to selling off your junk car. It’s quick money for property whose value is steadily declining. It’s a decent idea to sell off cars that are potentially a liability. Here are seven benefits to selling your junk car:

You will be rewarded with new space – An old or worn-out car ends up occupying precious space. Having it off your property gives you more room for the things you really want to keep. Use the new space for a new car!

Environmentally friendly – Old cars sitting in one place pose a threat to the health and safety. They can cause toxic chemicals to seep into the soil and ultimately find their way into the water supply. Not only does this pose a threat to humans but also to the entire ecosystem. In addition, junk cars are also used for the extraction of metal, which reduces the emissions associated with new parts being mined and made.

Quick Cash – Usually when you sell off a junk car you’ll get your money the same day. Don’t expect an enormous payout. Junk cars only bring in a few hundred dollars in most cases. That’s still enough to cover a bill, buy groceries or just have a fun night out on the town.

Beautifying open spaces like the lawn – A junk car on your property could reduce property value for you and your neighborhood. Removing a junk car from your yard will make your lawn look nicer and prevents animals, rodents or insects from nesting in or near the vehicle. If you intend to sell your home sometime in the future, this is particularly important.

Get it hauled away for free – Hauling away an old car can be an expensive affair but, if you sell it off, the company you sell it to will likely haul it away for free.

Save Money – Vehicle registration costs might not be much but it does add up over time. You’ll save this money if you sell off your car.

Buying a new car – You can purchase a new car now that you have the space and the cash for a down payment. Not all locations that buy junk cars are the same. Call around first before settling on one place to ensure that you find one that will transport the car away and pay you a fair amount for the vehicle.

And finally, if you find that you absolutely cannot sell the old car you can always donate it and benefit from a charitable tax deduction!