When is the right time to retire an old car versus repairing it, and what exactly happens when you decide to retire an old car to the junkyard?
Here is the story of an old car we retired a while back.
A couple of years ago, an old 2001 Saab had been abandoned at our Columbia auto repair shop. It sat there for six months before we made the decision to get rid of it. It looked great and was still driveable, but it drove horribly! It smelt of burning oil. The brakes hardly worked. The handling was awful. The electronic dash was a mess of scrambled information, and when I put the heating system on, dog hair filled the air.