Scrapping Your Car In 4 Easy Steps July 14, 2017
There are many reasons why scrapping your car may be a good option. If your vehicle is on its last legs you’ll be spending more money on repairs and other costs such as insurance and road tax than the vehicle is actually worth. If it has serious rust issues, it’s certainly not worth keeping or trying to sell on. It may have failed its MoT, once too often and is no longer roadworthy.
Whatever your reasons for scrapping your car, you’ll need to know how the process works. Is it difficult? Where do you send it to and will you get anything in return?
Here’s a look at how a modern scrap car company works and how you can scrap your car in 4 easy steps.
Scrap Car Companies
Concerns for the environment and a need to cut down on wastage means that scrap car companies need to comply with strict regulations. All scrap car dealers need to be registered with an Authorised Treatment Facility so that vehicles are disposed of in a correct and responsible way without causing a negative impact on the environment.
Firstly you need to go online or phone the scrap car company. Once you have entered your vehicle registration number you’ll be given a no obligation quote.
In a bid to crack down on scrap metal theft, scrap car companies are not allowed to pay you in cash for your vehicle. However, you’ll be paid by a direct transfer into your bank account. Once payment is settled your vehicle will be collected from a location of your choice for free. A scrap car company is obliged to collect your vehicle free of charge.
Your vehicle will be dismantled and prepared for scrapping before being taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility. There it will be disposed of correctly. Parts will be removed to be either recycled or reused. 80% of a vehicle is recyclable. Hazardous liquids such as brake fluid, oil, refrigerants, power steering liquids and battery liquids will be drained and stored in secure areas to protect the environment and avoid polluting the atmosphere.
Glass, plastic, metal and tyres can all be recycled and used to make other vehicles or broken down and used for other reasons such as asphalt in the construction of road surfaces.
Scrap Car Kings is a reputable and trusted scrap car company that is registered with an Authorised Treatment Facility. For more information on our car scrapping services, contact us today or visit us online for a free, instant scrap car quote today.