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Documentation needed to scrap a car

Don’t worry, it’s not a problem, it just means that you will need to prove to us that you are the owner of the car in order for us to stay on the right side of the law.

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When you scrap your car, you will need to provide some documentation to the scrap metal dealer. This is in line with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, which requires dealers to verify the name and address of anyone selling scrap metal. The specific documents you will need to provide are your car keys, registration document (V5C), and locking wheel nut key if your car has alloy wheels. You may also have other paperwork for the car that you should provide at the time of collection. By scrapping your car with a licensed dealer, you can be sure that all legal requirements will be met and that you will receive the best possible price for your scrap metal.

What do I need to provide at the time of collection?

Before we can scrap your car, we must first verify your identity and perform a few checks. Documents required are:

  • A valid driver’s license or passport.
  • The vehicle’s logbook (V5C).
  • A service/MOT history is desirable

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Certificates of Destruction (CODs) confirm that your car has been disposed of. The DVLA creates the certificate and sends it to the scrap yard that dismantles the vehicle. When booking your car, it is important to request a COD as it may be needed for insurance purposes or other purposes.

What is a certificate of destruction

A registration document (V5C/log book) is the document issued by the DVLA usually to the owner of the vehicle or the person/ company who is responsible for the vehicle.

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All cars should have a Vehicle Registration Document, also known as a VC5. This registers your vehicle with the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency) and includes important details about the car, including the date it was first registered, manufacturer, engine size and colour. This document proves that the car you are scrapping belongs to you, which is why we need to have it to enable us to take your car.

What is the Vehicle Registration Document?

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Yes! If you’d like to scrap a car with Scrap Car kings you can drop off at our depot in Grays. Please call to arrange

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We offer an instant quote on the price you can get for your car and will endeavour to collect it from you as soon as possible. Whilst this may not be on the same day, we can be flexible and will attempt to collect your vehicle at a time that suits you best.

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Yes, we can. We operate 7 days a week, which means we can collect your car from anywhere in London on the day that suits you best. If you have any queries or questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Can you collect my car at the weekend

No, just make sure you take out any personal belongings, gather any paperwork you have for your car, remove house keys from the key ring.

Do I have to prepare my car for collection?

We understand that you may not be able to be present when we arrive to scrap your car. As long as there is someone with the car who can show their proof of ID and address, we will be able to go ahead with scrapping your car. We appreciate that it may be difficult for you to be there, so we are happy to work with someone else as long as they are able to provide us with the information and access to the car that we need.

Do I need to be present when you arrive?

If you’re scrapping your car, it’s important that you inform the DVLA. You might be liable for future charges relating to the vehicle if you don’t. The easiest way to do this is by completing and returning section 9 (or section 4 on post-April 2019 documents) of the V5C log book form. You can get rid of your unwanted car in other ways too, like selling it or breaking it for parts. But scrapping it is the only way to make sure it can never be used on the road again. When a car is scrapped, all its parts are recycled and the metal is melted down and reused.

Do I need to contact the DVLA when you collect my vehicle?

Yes, we do and we pride ourselves on offering the best quotes, especially for well-running cars that are under 8 years old. Call today for a quote.

Do you also buy well-running or newer vehicles that are not for scrap

Yes! If you’d like to sell a car to Scrap Car kings we will purchase it regardless of the make, model or condition. Call us for the best price

Do you buy vehicles in good condition

As a recognised leading car scrap provider, we regularly collect cars from homeowners across London and Essex. You can check what areas we collect scrap cars from in our “Collection Locations” section or call us on 07944 495 495 to check.

If you’re slightly outside of London or Essex and just want to double-check that our team can travel to collect your vehicle, please either send us a message or call us or head to our scrap car collections page to see the full list of collection locations that we cover.

Do you only scrap cars in London

Whilst we are a provider of car scrapping services, we also regularly scrap vans and most things with wheels and can provide you with a fair and competitive quote for your vehicle. Just give us a call to tell us what vehicle you have. Contact us directly on 07944495495.

Do you only scrap vans

Yes, your car has to be complete, as we only buy COMPLETE cars. This means they must have a catalytic converter, battery, wheels, and all other essential parts present.

Does my car have to be complete

Scrap car parts

If you have lost the keys to your car, don’t worry – we can still scrap it for you. Just leave it to us and when we contact you to confirm your details, please let us know if there are any obstructions or height restrictions that could make it difficult to recover. You can sell your car for scrap without the keys, but you will need to provide us with paperwork proving vehicle ownership and there may be deductions from your final payment for any inconvenience and extra work for the scrap dealer who collects it. Thanks for choosing Scrap My Car!

Can I scrap my car without keys

Scrap car price

Scrap yards cannot pay cash for your car because it is against the law. Bank transfer will be used as payment methods to protect both you and our scrap yard

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Regardless of the condition of your scrap car, you should always get paid when you scrap it. After all, scrap cars are made of valuable metal that can be recycled and reused. So, if you’re looking to scrap your car, be sure to take it to a reputable scrap yard that offers great service and pays top dollar for scrap cars. In most cases, you can even get same-day payment for your scrap car. So, don’t wait – scrap your old car today!

Do you get paid for scrapping a car

When you’re looking to scrap your car for the most money, it’s important to find a reputable company who will give you a great price for it. There are lots of companies out there who claim to offer the best prices for scrap cars, but not all of them will deliver on their promises. Do your research and take the time to read reviews before you choose a company to scrap your car with. Once you’ve found a good company, the next step is to get your car ready for scrapping. Make sure that all of your personal belongings have been removed from the vehicle, and that it’s clean and tidy. The company you choose should be able to provide you with a great price for your car, regardless of its condition.

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Selling a car with outstanding finance is illegal, so you need to pay off the outstanding amount before scrapping the car. You are not the owner of a car with outstanding finance, as it is technically owned by the lender.

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If you’re looking to scrap your car, you may be wondering how you’ll get paid. The good news is that at our Scrap Car Network, we make the payment process quick and easy. We’ll transfer the money directly into your bank account, so you don’t have to worry about carrying around large amounts of cash. Plus, recent changes to the law have made it illegal to pay cash for scrap cars – so our payment methods are designed to keep you safe and compliant with the law.

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When you scrap your car, the scrap yard will weigh it and pay you based on the weight of the vehicle. The scrap value of a car is usually between £50 and £100 per tonne, so a small car like a Ford Fiesta could be worth around £120, while a large SUV like a Land Rover Discovery could be worth over £200. The price of scrap metal varies though, so it’s important to check the current scrap metal prices before you scrap your car. The make and model of your car can also affect its scrap value – some models are in high demand frombreakers and fetch a higher price than others. Finally, the age of your vehicle will also affect its scrap value – newer cars tend to be worth more than older ones.

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Scrap car process

When you sell your vehicle to a scrap car dealer, they can notify the DVLA of the sale electronically – just give them the V5C registration certificate and ask them to use the online service. You can also inform the DVLA that you have scrapped your car by going online or through the post. All you need is either the vehicle’s registration number or its 11-digit reference number from the V5C, as well as the name and address of the scrapyard. Once you have this information, simply follow the instructions on the website or fill out the required forms and send them in. The DVLA will then update their records accordingly. In either case, it is important to let the DVLA know as soon as possible so that we can keep our records up to date.

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We will offer you an instant quote for your car as soon as you have got in touch with us by phone or via our website. We will collect your car from you as soon as possible, depending on how busy we are and how many other cars we have to collect. Whilst this may not be on the same day, we will arrange with you to collect your vehicle at a time that works best for you.

Can I scrap my car today?

The first step in checking if a used car has been scrapped is to obtain the vehicle identification number (VIN). This can usually be found on the dashboard, on the driver’s side door, or on the engine. Once you have the VIN, you can enter it into an online HPI checking service. This service will tell you if the car has been recorded as scrapped, as well as any other important information about the vehicle such as outstanding finance or whether it has been stolen.

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Scraping your car is a great way to get rid of an old car that you no longer need. However, before you scrap your car, you need to inform the DVLA. You can do this by writing a letter to the DVLA and explaining that you have scraped your car but do not have the V5C. Be sure to include your full name and address, as well as the name, address and VAT number of the scrap yard where you sold the car. Once the DVLA has this information, they will be able to update their records and remove your car from their database.

How do I inform DVLA that I scrapped my car?

Whilst it may seem like a daunting process, scrapping your car with Scrap Car Kings is actually very easy as we do all the work and you don’t need to visit a scrap yard. Once you’ve got in touch with us over the phone or via our website, we will take some details about your car and offer you a quote. When you have agreed the price, we will pay you the money and bring a truck to any destination in Essex to collect your vehicle and the Vehicle Registration Document. Once your car has been scrapped we will send you a Certificate of Destruction.

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With scrap car dealers across London and Essex, you can scrap your car with ease. Our scrap car collection team will come to you and collect your vehicle free of charge. Alternatively, you can drop off your scrap car to one of our scrap car dealers. With many years of experience in the scrap car industry, we can ensure that you get the best price for your scrap car. So if you are looking to scrap your car, please get in touch with us today.

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