Many people want to know more about money paid for scrap cars but aren’t sure what’s involved or how to get a good price for their old vehicle. Around one million cars are scrapped in the UK every year, and it’s often the best option if you’ve written off your car or repairs have become too expensive. If you’re looking for quick and easy answers to all your car scrapping questions, read on.
Is Scrapping Your Car Worth It?
Deciding to scrap your vehicle is a big decision, especially if you rely on it for transport. However, there are several reasons which make car scrapping worth it. One could be that running your car has become too expensive, including high fuel consumption. Perhaps your vehicle is no longer safe to drive, or you’re looking to buy a new car anyway. Scrapping your car is one of the quickest, easiest ways to make money from a vehicle which is better off scrapped than remaining on the road.
How Much Can You Get for Your Scrap Car?
We recently wrote a guide to getting the best price for your scrap car, which looked at how to avoid some of the hidden costs you could face when dealing with unreliable car scrap dealers. Our rule of thumb is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Reputable companies won’t charge you for collecting your car, so when you receive your quote, ask if there are any charges you can expect to be deducted from that price. At Car Scrap Surrey, we pay up to £150 for cars and vans.
Who Can Scrap Cars?
There are regulations and laws in place which ensure only the right people scrap cars. It’s vital you use an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), who ensure your vehicle will actually be scrapped, rather than end up back on the road. They’ll also uphold high standards in terms of how the vehicle is scrapped, protecting the environment wherever possible.
How Does Car Scrapping Work – Is It Simple?
Yes! If you use a reputable company, they’ll be able to give you a quick quote, pick up your car quickly (and for free), transfer you the money and then issue a Certificate of Destruction. You’ll just need to inform the DVLA you’re no longer the owner. Even if you no longer have your log book, the DVLA website lists out the information they need. You can then write to them with these details instead.
We Will Scrap Your Car
If you want to scrap your car for money, the first step is to get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team. All we’ll need is your car registration, and we can give you a free, instant car scrap quote. We work across South London, Croydon and Surrey localities, including New Addington, New Malden and Purley. Call now on 020 8406 4181 to get started.