There are many reasons why you might want to scrap your car, from crash damage, engine failure, or a failed MOT test, through to seized breaks or uneconomical repairs.
The good news is, scrapping a car needn’t be a stressful or time-consuming process with Scrap Car Comparison. Making scrapping your car quick and easy, there really is no better way to dispose of your unwanted vehicle.
We’ve created a helpful, step by step guide to scrapping your car, outlining everything that you need to know about the process, including a handy downloadable checklist – we hope you find it helpful.
So, you’ve decided to scrap your car – what next?
If you’ve decided that you want to scrap your car, it’s important to find the right scrappage company for your needs, and of course, to get the best possible price for your vehicle.
At the same time, finding a reputable company that makes the process quick, simple and hassle free is also super important as, let’s face it, life is busy and the last thing you want is the process taking up your time and energy.
With this in mind, shopping around and checking out testimonials and reviews is a great way to gauge a company’s reputation.
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Getting the best scrap car value
When it comes to scrapping your vehicle, your number one priority is likely to be getting the most for your money.
At Scrap Car Comparison, we compare prices from our extensive network of over 120 buyers with our fee-free comparison service. So, you can rest assured that you’ll always get the very best price around.
Preparing your car for scrapping
Once you’ve agreed on a price for your vehicle, it’s time to prep your car for scrapping. This involves ensuring that all of your personal belongings are removed from the vehicle and that you have thoroughly checked the vehicle. Any documents, such as your V5C book, should also be handed over, along with all servicing and maintenance documentation you have.
Preparing the documentation
Now it’s time to gather the necessary documents you need to complete the scrapping process. When scrapping your vehicle, the buyer of your vehicle will need to verify your identity for legal reasons. You’ll need to present the following documentation:
– Photo ID
– Any vehicle history (old MOTs, receipts, service history etc)
Arranging a pickup
When it comes to arranging the pick-up of your scrap vehicle, we aim to make the collections process as simple and hassle free as possible, for both our buyers and for our customers.
Every vehicle collection is arranged on a date and time which is mutually convenient for both the buyer and seller.
What happens on the day?
On the day of the collection, there will need to be someone with the vehicle. The car can be collected from anywhere, but it must not be at the scene of an accident or a service station.
You will generally receive payment on the same day your scrap vehicle is collected, however you should be aware that payment terms vary from collector to collector. To find out more about scrapping your vehicle, or to get your free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch.