To get a great price for your scrap or end of life vehicle, call our expert team on 03333 44 99 50 or enter your vehicles details in the form above for an instant online quote.
All you need to provide is a few details about your vehicle, perhaps it’s no longer running or was involved in an accident. Once we have a few details from you we can instantly compare quotes for your vehicle from any Government Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) or specialist buyer that collects from your location.
We have a national network of waste sites & salvage buyers to purchase any scrap or salvage vehicles to recycle or repair. Our expert team can assess your vehicle on its merits based on the information you provide and will work to get you the very best scrap car prices.
Our network also buys damaged vehicles if you’re looking to sell your damaged car. Damaged vehicles are commonly referred to in the UK motor industry as salvage vehicles. If your vehicle is eligible, it may be worth far more than just its scrap weight. A salvageable vehicle may be repaired and returned to the road, giving it a new lease of life and helping the environment. Alternatively, there may be high demand for the parts from your car or van. This will all be accounted for in the instant quote you’ll be given after you fill in the form above, or by ringing our automotive experts.
Our network is built up of the best scrap and salvage buyers in the country, we hold every one of our collectors to the highest standards and offer the most professional vehicle disposal service in the industry. We’re well aware of the reputation of many scrap yards and work hard to combat this by offering a service well above the norm. We’re proud that all our collectors offer guaranteed prices, meaning that as long as the vehicle has been accurately described they’ll never negotiate the price down at the point of collection. All our buyers also offer free collections – there are absolutely no hidden charges to catch you off guard. The price offered by your buyer through our call team or through our website is the amount you’ll receive in your bank account. Maybe that’s why our customers rave about us on Reviews.co.uk.
Our buyers provide scrap and salvage car collection anywhere in the UK. As the only comparison site and one of the most reputable firms in the industry, with collection agents from John O’Groats to Land’s End and everywhere in-between you can count on us to get you the best price for your scrap vehicle.
We’ve made over 100,000 collections across the UK.
The best way to get started scrapping your car is to get a price by using the form at the top of this page or by calling our Scrap Car Buying team on 03333 44 99 50
Our expert scrap vehicle buyers deal with all types of vehicle’s in all conditions every day. They know all about common vehicle issues; including gearbox failures, failed MOTs, engine problems, crash damage, seized brakes and more. Whilst they know motoring like the back of their hand, you’ll also find they are completely sympathetic to the troubles and heartache that a scrap vehicle can bring.
What is the process when I scrap my car?
Scrapping your car is a very simple 2-step process, since Scrap Car Comparison was founded in 2012 we’ve strived to make that process as easy as possible.
Over 1.5 million cars are scrapped a year, and often this can come completely unexpectedly from a failure with the car or through an accident. It can be a complicated and stressful experience being left with a non-running, damaged or scrap car and our team are both empathetic and supporting throughout.
The first step to scrapping your car is to get a price, for some people they expect to pay to be rid of their vehicle or worry that they will be required to take the vehicle to a scrap yard or waste site – a daunting task that is impossible with most scrap vehicles. However, this worry is completely unnecessary, in most cases you will be paid for your vehicle and with us there is absolutely no charge to collect your vehicle. On top of this we’ve also negotiated with our collectors that should your vehicle not be worth buying, they will collect it free of charge regardless and recycle it on your behalf.
The second step is for your vehicle to be collected, your vehicle can be collected from a location that’s convenient for you. This can be on your drive, a nearby road, a local garage or further afield. It’s important that our buyers collect at a time that’s convenient for you. Whilst this varies from buyer to buyer, they are all invested in ensuring your peace of mind. In some circumstances your vehicle can also be collected without you being present (where the vehicle is left in a safe place) however this is on a case by case basis.
How do I get paid for my scrap car?
In most cases, you will be paid by an instant payment upon collection however this can vary from collector to collector. The majority of collectors pay by an instant bank transfer at the point of collection. A business cheque is also a common form of recognised payment within the industry.
It’s worth noting that since 2013 it’s illegal for you to be paid in cash for your scrap vehicle. These rules came into force on October 1st, 2013 as an effort to stop metal theft and rogue traders. We’ve been compliant with these rules since before their announcement as the safety of our customers is paramount to us.
Beware: If you are offered to be paid in cash for a scrap vehicle, be aware that the trader is breaking the law. If they are an illegal, rogue trader – what else could they be doing wrong, what other risks could you face by selling to them? For example, we’ve seen many cases of paperwork being completed improperly and the seller receiving speeding & parking fines months down the line, from their vehicle that was supposed to be scrapped.
How will scrapping my car impact the environment?
If your vehicle is scrapped and a certificate of destruction issued you can be sure that up to 95% of your vehicle will have been recycled in line with government targets. It’s a common thought that your vehicle gets put into a crusher, turned into a cube and the metal melted up to be made into more cars. However, the process is a lot more intricate than that.
A car may still have a lot of value in its individual parts and rather than using energy to melt these down and turn them into something else (and negatively impact the environment in doing so) they can instead be sold on as used parts to repair someone else’s vehicle. There are also many parts in the vehicle that need to be treated and recycled in different ways, from the various fluids (petrol, diesel, oil, coolant, etc.) to the battery. With all Scrap Yards, Waste Sites, Authorised Treatment Facilities & Recycling Sites we work with, this is done in an environmentally sound manner.
Get started today, call our team on 03333 44 99 50 or fill in the form at the top of this page.