How to Scrap a Commercial Vehicle
The regulations controlling the scrapping of commercial vehicles is similar to the scrapping of passenger cars, whereby the vehicle must be scrapped by an approved and certified Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). This is to ensure there is a high level of environmental protection. We have put together a simple guide on how to scrap a commercial vehicle and what the process entails.
The process of scrapping a commercial vehicle is completed in stages. All liquids, such as the battery and hydraulic fluid, are removed by authorised handlers who then complete the disposal process. The tyres are then removed and are either sold on, recycled or disposed of by an authorised handler.
After this process is complete, we remove any parts from the commercial vehicle that can be reused and sold on. Once everything dangerous has been removed, and the profitable parts have been removed, the vehicle is then scrapped.
How much cash will I get for scrapping my vehicle?
We operate 7 days a week, so if you’re looking to scrap a commercial vehicle for instant cash, our simple 4 step process couldn’t be easier – or quicker! It’s important to bear in mind that the price of scrap differs, depending on the quality of the vehicle and how valuable the parts are. Some commercial vehicles have a thriving spares market whilst others have almost no salable parts. Here at Scrap Car Kings, we’ll take a thorough look at the vehicle and make a fair offer.
How about all the paperwork?
When it comes to filling out paperwork for your scrapped vehicle, we will take care of the majority of it. If the vehicle was road registered, we will inform the DVLA that it has been scrapped. You will then need to fill out section 9 of the log book and sent it to the DVLA. You should then receive a letter of confirmation. In the rare chance that it doesn’t, you will need to call them on 0300 790 6802 to confirm the paperwork has been received.
Do you pay in cash?
As of 2013, it is now illegal to pay in cash for the scrap value of a vehicle. At Scrap Car Kings, we pay via an instant bank transfer which clears immediately, and we’ll arrange this before the vehicle is taken. It’s as easy as that!