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Can I Scrap My Car During Lockdown?

By staying safe at home and limiting social contact, we are all doing our bit to ensure the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is brought under control as quickly as possible.

For all of us, it’s meant adjusting rapidly to different ways of living and working. Like you, our main priority at Scrap Car Comparison is the health and wellbeing of our customers and team members.

As we tackle this challenging time together, we want to assure you that we are open for business and operating safely under the government’s current guidance. We are also keeping a close eye on any changes to official advice so that we can further adapt our services the moment it is required.

So, if you’ve wondered whether you can scrap your car during the COVID-19 lockdown, the answer is yes. Here we explain how our no contact scrap car service works.

Should I scrap my car during lockdown?

If you have a car that needs scrapping, there’s no need to wait until after the social distancing guidelines have been lifted. We can scrap it safely and securely through our no contact service, so you can reap the benefits of scrapping your car now, rather than later.

After all, the funds you receive for your scrap car may be more important than ever right now. Scrapping your car will mean saving money on taxing and insuring it. These costs still need to be paid even if it your vehicle no longer runs or if you are not using it, unless you declare it as off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

What’s more, scrapping your vehicle will also mean you no longer have to register your car with a SORN either. In fact, you won’t need to think about what to do with it at all.

Instead, you’ll have the peace of mind that your car will be dealt with professionally buy one of our fully vetted and trusted buyers.

A no contact collection service for scrap cars

We have always strived to make our scrap car service as easy and convenient for our customers as possible, and our strict no contact service is no different.

Once you have accepted a quote for your car, your chosen buyer will contact you to arrange a suitable time for them to come and pick it up from you. All of our specialist buyers are trusted and approved by us, and are operating all collections with strictly no contact and in line with social distancing guidance.

The collection of your scrap car is the only person to person interaction (socially distanced interaction) necessary during our process; the rest is done online or over the phone.

How can I scrap my car during lockdown?

If you want to scrap your car during the COVID-19 lockdown, following our simple and straightforward steps.

1.  Generate a quote

We have a network of trusted scrap car buyers from all over the country, and with our Scrap Car Value Calculator, you can get the best quotes for your vehicle in seconds.

Simply enter your vehicle’s registration number and your postcode and we will search our network of local buyers to provide you with the best quote.  Remember, every quote includes free, no contact collection of your vehicle at a time to suit you.

2. Confirm your booking

Once you have chosen and accepted a quote, a member of our team here at Scrap Car Comparison will call you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you have.

If you’re happy with everything, we will then pass your contact details on to your chosen buyer so that they can arrange collection.

3. Your vehicle is collected and you receive payment

Your buyer will call you to set a convenient time and date for them to pick up your car, with a delivery window for the chosen day. The collection will be completely no contact under current social distancing guidelines.

Make sure you have your car’s keys, V5c, owner’s manual, service history and receipts on the collection day, you can place these at a distance for your buyer to pick up so that you don’t have to come within two metres of each other.

Your buyer will verify your identity and carry out some checks of your car, just to ensure it is in the condition you described at the quotation stage. They will then load your car on to the recovery truck and sign section 9 of your V5c – this is the section to be filled out when you are selling the vehicle to a motor trader, insurer or dismantler.

Once your car has been successfully collected, you’ll receive payment on the same day.

And that’s it! So, don’t wait, secure the extra money you need now and scrap your car with us – safely, securely and hassle-free.

Learn about our scrap car process in more detail, or get a quote for your vehicle now.


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