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How to sell used car batteries

Updated February 21, 2017

Owners of used car batteries may be able to find buyers for them, especially if they are still working. Options for selling a car battery include selling it to an auto shop or to a metal recycling centre. It is also possible to find buyers through a posting on classified websites on the Internet. Handle car batteries with care while searching for a buyer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, they contain lead and acid in toxic amounts.

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  1. Sell your car battery to an auto repair shop. These shops usually need working parts that they can use in their repair work. You may be able to get a reasonable amount of money for your used battery.

  2. Advertise online. Users of classifieds websites often use theses as a medium to sell items they no longer need or buy items they need at low prices. You can also offer your used car battery on auction sites.

  3. Sell the car battery to a recycling centre. Some metal recycling centres will offer cash for used batteries. Be aware that only a few of them do this, however, and the amount offered is usually small.

  4. Tip

    Dispose of the used car battery safely if you are unsuccessful in selling it. The EPA suggests taking it to auto stores that store or work with lead-acid batteries for disposal.

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About the Author

Tina Amo has been writing business-related content since 2006. Her articles appear on various well-known websites. Amo holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in information systems.

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