Due to old age, some of the cars are no longer repairable. Repair shops can try to fix the car and make it running for a days or months but eventually, it will lay helpless on the middle of the road. At some point, people keep their cars for sentimental values but this is not worth to be so dramatic about owning a car if that is an irreparable car indeed.
You would confuse if this situation happens to you so here are the guides on what to do when your car goes irreparable. First thing to do is call your manufacturer, you can ask for any opinions from them. If that is no good, you can call your car insurance provider, at most time the car insurance policy is covered by the manufacturer as well. Try to ask them if there are any programs that they can offer for you. Check your qualifications if you are qualified whenever an available program is offered. In some cases, they will offer you to buy a new car with them in a cheaper rate and they will junk your car, it depends on case to case basis depending on the insurance policy you have with them.
Second, you can try to confirm with another repair shop if you really want to have your car repaired. But in most cases, this is not a good idea after all. But in case you do, make it sure that they will cover the warranty of the repair. This is just to make sure that you are not coming over and over with the same damage of your car. A high fee may be maybe required to do this option since overhaul or part replacements will be badly needed.
Check for any trades that you can have. At most cases, since your car is considered damaged, they might have a trade that qualifies you but it’s a second hand in most cases and you still have to pay them but not exactly the actual cost of the car you are getting for trade. This option is very rare though.
If all the mentioned options are no good then we have no choice but to bring the car on a car cemetery. That would be a final destination of all unused, damaged cars, bring them to junk. Recycling is the main reason why we bring it in there. It’s still the environment and us that will be affected if we don’t dispose that big garbage properly. Or in some areas, there are junk shops whose buying damaged cars, so in case you want to sold your car even in a couple of box. Junk shops sometimes get the useful and undamaged spare to reuse any parts possible.
But they will only get a few spare and then your car will be junk afterwards. Not all parts are useful so it will still go to junk and will be recycled for any metals whatsoever.