Where to scrap a car near me
Scrap my car near me
Our car scrapping team will pick up your scrap vehicle in Essex, Surrey, London, and Kent each day. Making sure that we pay the best scrap metal prices for your scrap vehicle, rescuing them from storage and parking charges that are often totally ridiculous.
Likewise, with the latest Ultra Low Emission Zones in the middle of London leaving numerous motorists of ageing cars confronted with the chance of being charged significantly more money for their everyday commute to the office, there has never been a more opportune moment to recycle your old scrap vehicle and acquire some cash for it.
Getting rid of your scrap car with our car scrapping service is hassle free. We’ll handle the whole process and offer free collection.
How to scrap your car
Below is a quick summary of how to scrap your car
- Look online for a scrap car companies
- Go onto a scrap car quote form and enter your car registration number & car details. Get a few quotes so you can find the best one
- Accept the best quote & arrange a free scrap car collection
- Provide the scrap car dealer with id eg a driving licence. see what kind of photo ID you need to scrap a car
- Get a receipt from the scrap car dealer
- Give them the V5 registration document retaining section 9. Complete section 9 of the V5C document (or section 4 on V5Cs issued after April 2019) and send it to the DVLA
- Contact your insurance company who will cancel the policy and provide you with a refund for any months of unused insurance
- You will receive a certificate of destruction within 7 days
How to scrap cars near me
When a car reaches the end of its life, it can be difficult to know what to do with it. For many people, the easiest option is to take it to a salvage buyers and have it dismantled for parts. Scrap yards are businesses that buy old cars and sell the components for recycling.
In some cases, the scrap metal from a scrap car can be melted down and reused in the manufacturing of new cars. If you have an old car that you want to get rid of, there are a few things you need to know.
First, you should check to see if your car is worth more than the scrap value. If it is, you may be able to sell it privately or trade it in at a dealership. If not, you can find a scrapyard in your area by searching online or through the government website. Once you’ve found a scrapyard, give them a call, get the best price for your scrap and arrange for them to collect your car.
Making sure you pick the best scrap car dealers near me
When you have an unwanted car that you want to scrap, it’s important to find a reputable scrap car company in London or Essex. With so many options available, it can be tough to know which local scrap dealer to trust. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing scrap metal dealers:
– Make sure the scrap car dealers are licensed and insured. This will protect you in case of any problems.
– Ask around for recommendations. Talk to friends, family, and your local automotive shop to see if they have any recommendations.
– Check online reviews. Take a look at various scrap car dealers’ websites and see what others have said about their experience.
– Get multiple car scrap quotes. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, get quotes from each local scrap car dealer to see who offers as much money as possible.
By following these tips, you can be confident that you’re choosing the best car scrappers for your needs.
How the scrap dealers act protects you
The Scrap Dealers Act was passed in 2013 in order to make it harder for car thieves to scrap cars and to prevent disreputable scrap dealers from illegal practices. The results of the Scrap Dealers Act have changed the scrap metal industry for the better.
Scrapyards are now Authorised Treatment Facilities and scrap vehicles are recycled safely and fairly. If your car has been stolen, it is now more difficult for the thief to scrap your car without proof that they are the car’s owner.
This law protects you from car theft and ensures that your scrap car is dealt with in a legal and safe manner. Motor traders are also now held to higher standards when it comes to scrapping cars, so you can be sure that you’re getting a fair deal when you scrap your car. Car crime is down since the introduction of The Scrap Dealers Act, making our roads a safer place for everyone.
What the local scrapyard does with your car
Every car has a limited lifespan, and eventually, every vehicle will end up in a scrapyard. But what happens to your car once it arrives at the scrapyard? In most cases, the car will be dismantled and the various parts will be sold off separately.
The scrap metal is then sold to a recycling plant where it will be melted down and reused in the manufacturing of new products. Some parts, such as the engine or the transmission, may be in good enough condition to be sold to a used car dealership.
In some cases, the entire car may be sold to a salvage yard where it will be stripped for parts or repaired and put back on the road. So, whether your car ends up being recycled or reused, rest assured that it will still have a valuable purpose even after its time on the road has come to an end.
Who not to sell your scrap car to
When you scrap your car, you’re essentially selling it for its parts and metal. Most people who scrap their cars do so because the cost of repairing the car exceeds the value of the vehicle itself.
However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when scrapping your car to ensure you get the best possible value for it. First, don’t sell your scrap car to dodgy dealers who offer cash as this is illegal. ATFs have to pay you by cheque or bank transfer.
Second, if someone offers to take the car off your hands but doesn’t offer any money, it is not wise to give your car away. All cars have value, if only for their scrap metal worth. By keeping these two things in mind, you can ensure you get the best possible value for your scrap car.
What documents a scrap car near me will need
When your car has reached the end of its useful life, you’ll need to take care of some official paperwork in order to scrap it. You’ll need to give your logbook to the scrapyard, but tear off and keep the yellow portion that says that you’ve transferred ownership of the car. If you do not have a V5 you can read our guide on how to sell a car without a V5 for more information
You’ll also need to tell the DVLA that the car has been scrapped; failure to do so can lead to a fine of up to £1,000. Bear in mind that if there are any whole months left on the car tax, you can apply for a refund. Once you have your official paperwork in order, sell your car to a local authorised treatment facilities (ATF) who will collect it from your home.
Or, if you’re looking to scrap your car today, you can rely on our Scrap My Car service that will automatically find the best price for your scrap from your local scrap yard. Either way, following these steps will help ensure a smooth and legal process when scrapping your car.
Areas We Cover in Essex
- Canvey Island
- Great Dunmow
- Leigh on Sea
- Scrap my car Romford
- Southend on Sea
- Stanford le Hope
- Westcliff on Sea
Areas We Cover in London
- Abbey Wood
- Bethnal Green
- Canary Wharf
- Canning Town
- East Ham
- Gants Hill
- Hammersmith & Fulham
- Isle of Dogs
- Mile End
- Richmond Upon Thames
- Stepney Green
- Surrey Quays
- Waltham Forest
- West Ham
Can Scrap Car Kings help with scrapping my car near me
Looking to scrap your car in a responsible and environmentally friendly way? Scrap Car Kings can help. As an associate of a long-standing Authorised Treatment Facility, we can scrap your car quickly and efficiently, ensuring that it is disposed of in the correct way.
We’re proud to be a preferred choice for scrap car recycling across Essex, London, Kent & Surrey, so if you’re looking for competitive rates and good old fashioned scrap car service, get in touch with us today.