Scrap My Car

Frequently Asked Questions


General FAQ's Collection FAQ's Documentation FAQ's Parts and pricing FAQ's Payment FAQ's

Scrap My Car General Frequently Asked Questions

If you're considering scrapping your car, you might have a lot of questions about the process. From safety concerns to legal obligations, there's a lot to consider. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you navigate the process.

Will my collection be COVID safe?

Yes, we will take steps to ensure that the collection of your car is COVID safe. They will follow government guidelines and take appropriate measures to keep everyone involved in the process safe.

What should I do with my car insurance when I scrap my car?

Once you've scrapped your car, you should contact your insurance company to cancel your policy. You may be able to get a refund for any unused portion of your policy.

My insurance company has asked for a COD. What is that?

A COD, or Certificate of Destruction, is a document that proves your car has been scrapped. The scrap car collection agent will issue you with this document, which you should then give to your insurance company as proof that you no longer own the vehicle.

Do I have to inform the DVLA when I scrap my car?

Yes, it is your legal obligation to inform the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) when you scrap your car. You can do this online or by filling out a form and sending it in the mail.

Can I keep my private number plate when I scrap my car?

Yes, you can keep your private number plate when you scrap your car. You'll need to transfer the plate to another vehicle or keep it on retention. Be sure to follow the correct process to avoid any issues.

What is an ELV (End of Life Vehicle)?

An ELV, or End of Life Vehicle, is a car that has reached the end of its useful life and is no longer roadworthy. These vehicles must be scrapped in an environmentally friendly way to minimize their impact on the environment.

What is an ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility)?

An ATF, or Authorised Treatment Facility, is a facility that is licensed by the Environment Agency to depollute and recycle scrap vehicles. These facilities must follow strict guidelines to ensure that they dispose of vehicles in an environmentally friendly way.

How do I reclaim my unused road tax?

If you have unused road tax, you can claim a refund from the DVLA. You'll need to fill out a form and send it in the mail, along with your tax disc and a copy of your Certificate of Destruction.

Can I scrap a car that's not registered in the UK?

No, you cannot legally scrap a car that's not registered in the UK. If you have a foreign vehicle that you need to dispose of, you should contact the relevant authorities in that country.

Can you collect my car if it's full of rubbish?

Yes, we will still collect your car if it's full of rubbish. However, you may be charged an additional fee for disposal of the waste.

Can I get a refund on my tax?

Yes, if you have unused road tax, you can claim a refund from the DVLA.

Who buys scrap cars?

There are many scrap car companies that will buy your car for its scrap value. You can also try selling it privately or to a salvage yard.

What happens if my car is in poor condition?

If your car is in poor condition, it may still have some value as scrap. However, the value will likely be lower than if it were in good condition. we will be able to give you a quote for its scrap value.

Where to scrap a car near me?

There are many scrap car companies that operate throughout the UK. We have over 300 collection agents nationwide so rest assured we have you covered, wherever you are in the UK.

What happens to scrap cars?

When a car is scrapped, it's taken to an ATF where it's depolluted and stripped of any valuable parts. The remaining metal is then crushed and recycled.

Should I scrap my car?

If your car is no longer roadworthy and is costing you more to maintain than it's worth, then scrapping it may be the best option. However, if your car is still in good condition, you may be better off selling it privately or trading it in for a newer model.

How to scrap my car legally

To scrap your car legally, you should only use a reputable scrap car company that is licensed by the Environment Agency. You should also inform the DVLA and obtain a Certificate of Destruction.

Can you drive a car without MOT to be scrapped?

No, you cannot legally drive a car without an MOT to a scrap yard, It's illegal to drive a car that has failed its MOT anywhere, as they are not considered safe for use on the road.

Can someone scrap my car without my permission?

No, it's illegal for someone to scrap your car without your permission. If you suspect that someone has scrapped your car without your consent, you should contact the police.

Can someone else scrap my car?

Yes, you can give someone else permission to scrap your car on your behalf. However, you should ensure that they are using a reputable scrap car company and that you have obtained a Certificate of Destruction.

Can I scrap my car with outstanding finance?

Yes, you can scrap your car with outstanding finance. However, you'll need to obtain written permission from your finance company and pay off any outstanding balance before you can do so.

Scrap My Car Collections Frequently Asked Questions

Are you thinking of getting rid of your old, unwanted car? Scrap My Car Collections is here to help! Our team of experts can provide you with the best and most convenient way to dispose of your scrap car. To help you better understand our services, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions.

Can you collect my scrap car while I’m at work?

Yes, we can! We understand that our clients have busy schedules, and we want to make the process as convenient as possible. All we need is the location of the car, the keys, and the necessary paperwork. Our team will handle the rest, and we’ll make sure to keep you updated every step of the way.

When will my scrap car be collected?

We offer flexible scheduling options to fit your needs. We will work with you to find a date and time that suits your schedule. Our team will arrive at the specified location promptly, and we’ll provide you with a courtesy call when we’re on our way. We value your time, and we aim to make the process as smooth as possible.

Can I drop the car off?

Yes, you can! If we have a scrapyard located in a convenient location, and you can drop off your scrap car at any time during our business hours. Our team will inspect the vehicle and provide you with a quote on the spot. We make sure that our clients have all the necessary information before making any decisions.

Scrap My Car Documentation Frequently Asked Questions

What is a COD or Certificate of Destruction?

A COD, or Certificate of Destruction, is a legal document that proves that your car has been destroyed and will never be used on the road again. This document is issued by the Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) that scrap your car. You will need to make sure you receive a COD when you scrap your car, as it's proof that you've disposed of it responsibly.

What is a waste carrier’s licence?

A waste carrier's licence is a legal requirement for any individual or company that transports waste as part of their business. If you're scrapping your car with the help of a scrapyard or any other third-party company, make sure they have a waste carrier's licence. You can check their licence status online by searching for "Environment Agency Waste Carrier Register".

Can I scrap my car without a V5C?

In most cases, you'll need to have the V5C log book for your car in order to scrap it. However, if you don't have the V5C, you can still scrap your car by filling out a V62 form from the DVLA. The form will cost you £25 and can take up to 6 weeks to process.

Why do I need a utility bill or proof of address?

When scrapping your car, you'll need to provide proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement. This is to ensure that the car is being scrapped legally, and to prevent any fraudulent activity.

Do I need to fill any documents in when scrapping?

Yes, you will need to fill in a Notification of Transfer or Sale (V5C/3) form and give it to the ATF that is scrapping your car. This document will inform the DVLA that you are no longer responsible for the car, and that it has been scrapped.

What do I do with the V5C log book?

When you scrap your car, you will need to fill out section 9 of the V5C log book and give it to the ATF that is scrapping your car. This will inform the DVLA that you are no longer responsible for the car.

What documents do I need to scrap my car?

To scrap your car, you will need the V5C log book, a proof of address, and a valid form of photo ID (such as a passport or driving licence). You will also need to provide a Notification of Transfer or Sale (V5C/3) form.

Can I scrap my car without a title?

In the UK, there is no such thing as a car title. However, as previously mentioned, you will need to have the V5C log book for your car in order to scrap it. If you don't have the V5C, you can still scrap your car by filling out a V62 form from the DVLA.

Scrap My Car Parts and Pricing FAQs

Are you thinking of scrapping your car, but have some questions about the process? Look no further! In this article, we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about scrapping cars and the pricing involved.

Do you collect scrap vehicles with no wheels?

Yes, we do! We understand that sometimes cars can become immobilized, and the wheels can become damaged or lost. That's why we offer a collection service for scrap cars with no wheels. Just let us know when you call to arrange a pickup, and we'll come equipped with the necessary equipment to take your car away.

What if I have taken parts off my scrap car?

It's not a problem if you've taken some parts off your scrap car. Just let us know what parts are missing when you call to arrange a pickup. However, please note that the value of your car may be affected if significant parts are missing. We'll still be able to collect your car, but the payout may be lower than expected.

I've fitted a new stereo to my car, can I keep it?

Yes, you can! Any personal belongings you've left in your car, including a new stereo or other valuable items, can be removed before we take your car away. Just make sure to let us know what items you've taken out of the car, so we can update our records accordingly.

Can you still collect a car with flat tires?

Yes, we can collect a car with flat tires. However, please let us know when you call to arrange a pickup so we can come prepared with the necessary equipment to safely remove the car.

How much for scrap car batteries?

The price of scrap car batteries can vary depending on the current market demand. However, we do offer competitive prices for scrap car batteries. When you call to arrange a pickup, make sure to ask about our current pricing for scrap car batteries.

How much are scrap cars worth per ton?

The value of scrap cars per ton can also vary depending on the current market demand. However, we offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry for scrap cars. When you call to arrange a pickup, we'll be happy to provide you with a quote based on the current market prices.

Can I scrap my car without keys?

Yes, you can scrap your car without keys. However, please let us know when you call to arrange a pickup so we can come prepared with the necessary equipment to safely remove the car. We may need to make arrangements to get inside the car and move it onto the tow truck, but this is not a problem.

Scrap My Car Pricing FAQs

Will you haggle on collection?

At Scrap My Car, we believe in providing fair and transparent pricing for all our customers. Therefore, we do not haggle on collection. Our prices are based on the make, model, and condition of your vehicle providing no parts have been removed from the vehicle, and we provide a quote that we believe is fair and competitive. We also do not charge any hidden fees or additional costs, so you can be sure that the price we offer is the price you'll receive.

Why can I not get paid in cash?

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 regulates the sale and purchase of scrap metal in the UK. This act prohibits scrap metal dealers from paying for scrap metal in cash, in an attempt to reduce metal theft. As a licensed scrap metal dealer, we are required by law to pay for your scrap car using electronic payment methods such as bank transfers or cheques.

How do I get paid?

Once the appointed collection agent has collected your scrap car, he will process the payment immediately before he leaves your collection address by bacs or fps payment. He will send you a payment confirmation by email or text message, and the money will be transferred directly into your bank account.

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