Can you scrap a car without wheels
How scrap car collection works
The process of collecting your car for scrap is simple at our dealership. Simply provide us with some key documents, such as photo ID or proof of ownership (V5C), then sign over the vehicle on its day of pick up—all in a matter of seconds!
We have an easy quote form that will take care of all necessary information needed before the collection date; this means there’s less chance than ever before for something unexpected happening during what could be quite stressful times.
The process of scrapping a car
Here is a quick summary of how to scrap my car
- Find a scrap car company online
- Input the registration number and postcode of the car into the instant quote forms. Compare prices from a few companies to find the best deal
- Arrange for a free car collection on your specified collection date after accepting the best quote
- Ensure the scrap car dealer has your identification, such as a driving license. To scrap a car, you need photo identification
- The scrap car dealer should provide you with a receipt
- Please provide them with the V5 registration document, retaining section 9. Send the DVLA section 9 (or section 4 on V5Cs issued after April 2019) of the V5C document
- Any months of unused insurance will be refunded to you by your insurance company
- Within seven days, you will receive a certificate of destruction
Will a scrapyard arrange the collection of a car without wheels?
Scrappers who want to scrap a car with no wheels should be upfront about it. Many scrapyards will turn down the opportunity because of added time and effort required to undertake this task, plus they don’t have access to specialized equipment like cranes that can lift these vehicles physically onto their recovery truck.
Be transparent through the quote process and include all the information about the car or you could end up with a callout fee and your car not being scrapped
Does missing wheels affect scrap car value?
The price you’re offered when trying to scrap a car without its wheels will be significantly lower than what it would have been if they were present.
First, the dismantler needs access to specialised cranes that are only found at a few scrapyards so this limits your potential buyers which leads to lower quotes.
Secondly, heavy parts such as tires and even wheels determine how much money someone is willing to pay for your scrap vehicle. A car’s scrap value is determined by its scrap metal weight, so if heavy parts are missing, you will not get as much money.
A scrap dealer may also offer more for the alloy wheels if they are considered salvageable with resale value.
Is it possible to scrap a car with flat tyres?
If your car has a flat tyre, you can scrap it. Scrap yards usually tow or load your car onto a recovery vehicle or car transporter, either by driving or pulling it on using a winch.
There shouldn’t be a problem with the collection, as long as the vehicle can roll (which it usually does, even with missing or damaged tyres).
Would it be worth selling the wheels separately?
When people decide to upgrade their cars, one focus will usually be on the wheels. Alloy wheels are, after all, one of the easiest and universal accessories that can be installed on a vehicle.
This type of aftermarket alloy wheels also tends to be an expensive one. Specialist rims can cost hundreds, even thousands of pounds. As a result, if someone is faced with having to scrap their vehicle, they will often go down the route of selling the wheels separately. All we ask is that you put the original wheels back on the scrap vehicles so the scrap car dealer can
If you can’t scrap your wheel-less car, here’s what you should do
It is not impossible to find scrap dealers for your wheel less cars but you should prepare yourself for some potential refusals. One simple workaround is picking up some cheap second-hand wheels (they don’t need to be in good condition) and fitting them onto your vehicle ahead of your scrap car collection. This will ensure easy scrap car collection without complications and maximum scrap car value
Can Scrap car kings help with scrapping your car
What are the best ways to scrap a car responsibly and environmentally? When you scrap your vehicle with Scrap Car Kings, you won’t have to worry about anything. We work with an authorized treatment facility to provide prompt and efficient scrapping of your unwanted cars, ensuring proper disposal and positive customer reviews.
Get in touch with us today if you’re looking for competitive rates and good old fashioned service for Scrap my car in London, Essex, Kent & Surrey.
Scrap my car FAQ
Can you scrap a car without wheels
As long as you are not the owner, you’ll need their proof of identity, as well as their approval for scrapping. In order for the scrap collector to verify that the vehicle is not stolen, the above information is required.
It isn’t difficult to scrap your old car, but to avoid breaking the law or paying unnecessary fines, you’ll need certain documents and follow a few simple steps.
For scrapping your car, you will need the vehicle registration document, also known as the V5C or vehicle logbook. The certificate proves the car belongs to you and prevents unauthorised sales. A photo ID may also be required