Scrapping Old car, how to retain the tyres (brand new)?
TL;DR - I am scrapping my old car, which contains brand new tyres. How to retain them? what are my options?
I am in a strange situation. Not sure how to deal.
I am in NSW, having a Toyota Camry(1998, Conquest, 3.0 Lt, V6, Automatic), Rego expired two months ago.
6 months before my rego was due(around Sep-2015), a mechanic said the Car is in perfect condition, just needs tyre replacement before renewing the rego.
So, I decided to change the tyres before going for pink slip(Feb-2016), and got it done at a cost of $400.
Two days later, I went to KMart Auto(my mistake, should have gone to a local mechanic), to get a pink slip, they entered a huge list of things to be fixed(approx $3300 worth), and apparently they entered all the details in RMS website(Cos, the printout they gave contains website address of rms). I took the car to the local mechanic, after inspection, he said its gonna cost $2200 to fix all the repairs and get Pink Slip. Considering the age of the car, he suggested its better to scrap the car than wasting money on fixes.
I decided to scrap it, I am sure many wreckers wont offer more than $250, but I am thinking to retain the new tyres(atleast) and give to friends/family.
Is it possible? what options do I have?
Thanks for reading.