Scrapping your car is a cost-effective and environmentally conscious way to dispose of old or damaged vehicles. No car will last forever and eventually, the time will come when it’s just not running as it should be and it’s worthless to try and sell. Luckily, many professional car scrapping services can help.
Read on to learn about the steps you need to take when scrapping your car.
It can be hard to say goodbye to your car especially if you have an emotional tie, however, if the repairs are costing more than its worth or it’s becoming dangerous to drive then letting it go is the best thing to do.
The next thing you need to do is find a professional and trustworthy scrap company who will take care of your vehicle – such as Paul Riddel skips in North East Lincolnshire. It’s important to find a reliable service provider as it’s not uncommon for people to pose as tradesmen and simply go ahead and resell your vehicle instead of scrapping it. If a deal seems too good to be true that it probably is. For example, under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act, it is illegal for anyone to pay cash for scrap cars, only cheque or bank transfer so always look out for this.
It’s a good idea to get more than one quote so you can compare your deals, but as mentioned, don’t just focus on which dealer is offering you the quickest and best payment. Consider how professional each company feels and evaluate everything before making a decision.
While it’s not impossible to scrap your car without your V5C vehicle registration document it does make it a little more difficult. If you don’t have this you will either need to buy a replacement for £25 or notify the DVLA in writing to confirm you have sold the vehicle to the registered ATF as scrap. Having the V5C document proves you are the owner and stops any unauthorised sales, once this is sent off the DVLA will know that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle. The scrap dealer should also send you a Certificate of Destruction.