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A Guide to Scrapping your Car

Many people scrap their vehicles for many different reasons. If you are in need of scrapping your vehicle, you should research the process and what it entails to ensure you don’t lose out on any money.

Your Options

Did you know that you can either scrap your entire vehicle or just some parts? If you’re next step is to get a new car and fix it up, you can use some of the parts from your old vehicle for this. You’re likely to get more money for scrapping your entire car, but the parts you could have kept may cost you more in the long run.

Remember that if you want to take out parts and sell on the car without them, you will need to tell the DVLA that the vehicle is not being used.

Tell the DVLA

If you are scrapping your vehicle, it is hugely important that you formally notify the DVLA. To do this you will need the 11-digit number from your vehicle logbook. You’ll find the number in the yellow section at the top. The scrap yard will be able to fill in all other required details in the logbook, and you will have to send this to the DVLA.

The Requirements

When you scrap your car, there are certain legal requirements that need to be fulfilled. You need to find an Authorised Treatment Facility, like Scrap my Old Car, to scrap your vehicle to ensure it is legal. You should ask for proof of certification to ensure they have an ATF license. Once you have found a scrapping business that is ATF-certified, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction that proves you have sold the vehicle to the scrapping business and are no longer responsible for it.

When to Scrap

You will probably want to scrap your vehicle if it no longer functions as it should. If you are finding yourself spending more money repairing your vehicle than it is actually worth, it would make more sense to sell it to a scrap yard and buy a new one. If your car struggles to sell or has no resale value, scrapping it is the best option.

If you’re looking to scrap your vehicle or sell parts, we can help. For more information, you can contact a member of the Charlton Recycled Auto Parts team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01223 832 656.