Scrap my van
Having a van that’s reached the end of its life can be frustrating. You may have spent hours trawling around scrap yards to get the price for your van you want, without any success.
That’s where we come in. Make sure you have entered your registration number and your post code on our website, and we’ll give you an instant online quote.
Our van scrappage team operates across London & Essex (similar to our scrap car network) and we have access to the best authorised treatment facilities, so you can be sure you’re getting the best scrap van prices.
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How To Scrap Your Van
To scrap your van doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our scrap van service is quick, easy and convenient with our expert team. Our Scrap market dealers work seven days a week and can scrap your vehicle throughout London & Essex.
Firstly, we make it easy to find out the scrap value of your van and have your van collected. Just input a few of your van’s details onto our online form and we will take care of the rest.
We’ll need to know the basic condition of the van as well as the van registration number and the model you want to scrap. From this information, we will produce the very best price quotation for your scrap van.
Free scrap van collection
Following agreement of the best price to scrap your van, we will arrange a time to come and collect it from you. We will need a copy of your VC5 form (vehicle log book) so we can verify that you are the legal owner of the van and that will allow us dispose of your scrap vehicle legally and issue a certificate of destruction.
Calculate scrap car value
Scrapping your van doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. With Scrap Car Kings, we make it easy for you to get an instant valuation for your van.
Simply enter your postcode and registration number into our scrap van value calculator and we’ll give you the top prices available. We offer free nationwide collection, so you don’t have to worry about transport.
We also take into account a variety of factors when calculating the value of your van, such as weight, make, model and condition. So you can rest assured you’re getting the best possible price for your scrap van. So why wait? Get started today.
Can I scrap my van for cash
If you’re thinking of scrapping your van for cash, you should be aware that it is actually illegal to do so.
This is because scrap metal dealers are required to have a record of the transaction, including the name of the person who made it and a cheque or printed receipt.
Without this proof, the transaction is considered incomplete and an offence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA). Therefore, if you’re looking to scrap vans for cash, you may find yourself in legal trouble
What about filing in the paperwork?
We will notify the DVLA to inform them that we have scrapped a van, then you as a customer must then fill out the logbook about your scrap van and send it to the DVLA.
A confirmation letter will then be sent out. If you don’t receive any confirmation, we advise calling 0300 790 6802 to request a letter.
What kind of scrap vans do you collect
- Cars that aren’t running
- MOT failure
- salvage or junk vans
- Rental vans
- Insurance write-offs
- Accident damaged vans
- Trade-in vans
- Faulty or broken vans
- Old vans
The Benefits of Scrapping a Van
For many small businesses, a van is one of – if not the – most important company assets. Vans are a part of everyday life for transportation, deliveries and storage.
Vans are notoriously tough and reliable and are built to withstand heavy-duty work. Owners will often continue to use them for years and run them to the ground without considering earning money from it as a scrap van.
The older the van is, the more it is going to cost to keep it roadworthy. Vans suffer a fair amount of wear and tear, often resulting in engine problems, poor suspension and rust issues.
End of life vans also have a negative impact on the environment with their fumes, so it’s easy to see why old vans are difficult to sell.
If you’re considering saying goodbye to your scrap vehicles for the best prices, get a scrap van quote and take advantage of our free collection service.
How to get the best scrap van price
Whether you have an old Ford Transit or a rusty VW Transporter, it is important to understand that every End of Life Vehicle (ELV) has value.
The thing is, the scrap value of vehicles varies dramatically. A brand new transit van with an irreparably bent frame but a running engine, alloy wheels and transmission is worth a lot more than an ageing milk float that’s thrown a rod.
In the end, we have to have a reasonable expectation of making money off the parts to offer you a good price. To get the best price for your scrap van and extract as much value from your old van as possible, there are a few key steps that you should follow.
Sell your van earlier in the month as scrap dealers will reduce their price for your van towards the end of the month
Work With a Reputable Dealer Who Offers the Best Prices
Cancel your insurance
Remember to remove all personal items from your vehicle
Dont remove any parts from your van
Supply the van with documentation such as service history
Steps to take before scrapping a van
Prepare the paperwork
When you’re getting your vehicle ready for collection, be sure to have all the necessary paperwork on hand. This includes the V5c (logbook), any manuals, service history and receipts.
The driver will need to see all of this documentation before they can take possession of the vehicle. Having everything in order will help make the process go smoothly and avoid any potential delays.
Empty your van
Before selling your van, it’s important to clear out all your belongings from the vehicle. This includes anything that might be under the seats or in the side of the door.
Many people place items in their van and then forget about them for months, but you will not be able to get any forgotten items returned to you.
It’s also important to clear out any rubbish from the vehicle. Buyers don’t expect a van to be waxed and polished for collection, but they can refuse to take a vehicle if the interior is filled with household waste.
By taking the time to clear out your van before selling it, you can avoid any problems with the sale.
Ensure that your van is accessible
When your vehicle is in need of recovery, it is important to ensure that there is clear access for the recovery truck. Recovery vehicles are longer than average, so you’ll need to make sure that your van is situated somewhere where there is adequate room for manoeuvre.
If possible, try to park on a flat surface and remove any obstacles that may be in the way. By taking these simple steps, you can help to ensure a quick and efficient recovery process.
Receiving payment for scrapping a van
The scrap value of vehicles varies dramatically due to market fluctuations, which is why there is no set price for your van. It all depends on the quality of the vehicle and what state it is in.
As of 2013, it is illegal for scrap van buyers to buy salvage vehicles using cash. Instead, dealers must pay through either a crossed cheque, a prepaid card system or an electronic transfer of funds.
At Scrap Car Kings, we pay by instant bank transfer which will clear immediately and will be arranged before the car is taken. It’s as easy as that!
How much is my scrap van worth
The value of your scrap van will depend on the weight, condition and age of the vehicle. If there are any parts on the van that can be salvaged then the value of the scrap metal is the biggest contributor.
In general, the heavier the car, the greater the scrap value. However, some vans will hold more value than others, and this is due to the engine size, make and model, as well as the rapidly changing metal market.
These factors make it worth more for a collector or recycling centres and in turn, make it more valuable to sell.To get an accurate estimate of your scrap van’s value, simply enter your postcode and registration number into our online valuation tool. Within 60 seconds you’ll have a tailored quote based on current scrap metal prices.
Professional Service You Can Trust
At Scrap Car Kings, we are dedicated to helping motorists get some cash for their scrap van. With over 10 years of experience in scrap van & scrap lorry removal in London and Essex, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to make the process run smoothly.
Our instant free valuation is 100% obligation free, and we offer free scrap van collection near you to make scrap van disposal as hassle-free as possible. Whether your vehicle is scrap or simply damaged, you can trust our scrap yard to handle it responsibly.
Plus, with our state-of-the-art recycling facilities, your scrap van will be converted into reusable materials in an environmentally friendly way.
So if you are ready to scrap your damaged vehicle, come to Scrap Car Kings today and let us help you get some cash for your scrap vehicle!