FAQs

We have listed our most frequently asked questions so that you can make informed decisions regarding your scrap car.


Can my car be scrapped in any condition?

Yes, we can scrap any car whether it is running or a write off. Simply tell us the registration number of the vehicle and where it is located, and we will handle the rest for you.

How do you collect my scrap car?

We will arrange a time with you and a fully trained member of staff will collect your scrap car with a specialised vehicle. Scrapping your car with us is safe, easy and fast.

What do I need to do when you collect my scrap car?

You need to make sure your scrap car is accessible and not locked away in a garage. If you have the V5 logbook and car keys, please give them to our driver when they arrive.

Can I drop my scrap car off to you?

Yes, you can, simply bring your paperwork and ID with you and someone from our team will meet you at our yard.

Which documents do you need to scrap my car?

We require a photo ID and accept the following:

  • Valid UK driver’s license
  • Valid UK passport
  • Valid European passport
  • Valid UK biometric immigration document

We also require a proof of address and accept the following:

  • Credit or debit card statement
  • Bank statement
  • Council tax or demand letter
  • Utility bill (gas, electricity, water)

Please note, all proof of address documents must be dated within the last 3 months. Mobile phone bills are not accepted.

When will my scrap car be collected?

Once you complete the online scrap my car quote form, we will contact you with an offer. If you are happy with the price offered, we will then arrange a suitable time for collection.

On the agreed date of collection, we will call you to let you know the driver is on their way.

What happens to my scrap car once you collect it?

Your car will be professionally recycled in an authorised treatment facility. Your car will be turned into scrap metal and non-recyclable items will be disposed of responsibly.

If you are scrapping the vehicle as part of a Scrappage Scheme, you will need to notify us ASAP.

Will the DVLA be notified when my car is scrapped?

Yes, we contact DVLA when your vehicle has been scrapped and they will issue a certificate of destruction. You can use this certificate to claim a refund on any unused road tax.​

When should I scrap my car?

There are a number of reasons for scrapping a car and they can vary from person to person, or from vehicle to vehicle. Let’s list out the most common reasons for scrapping a car below:

  • Vehicle is no longer running
  • Been involved in a collision
  • Broken beyond repair (write-off)
  • Failed MOT
  • Too expensive to maintain
  • Reached the end of its life
  • High fuel consumption
  • No longer safe to drive
  • You simply need the money

How much will I get paid for my old car?

The amount you will be paid for your car is determined by a variety of factors, such as its age, condition, MOT status, alloy or steel wheels, weight, and whether it’s running.

How to scrap my car?

  • Choose the right scrap my car company
  • Provide accurate vehicle details in our scrap my car quote form
  • Be available for collection or drop off
  • Provide the correct paperwork
  • Get paid, usually the same day
  • Receive Certificate of Destruction?
  • Claim back unused road tax and insurance on your scrap car

Types of cars we can collect

Scrap My Car Company is equipped to handle a wide range of scrap vehicles and scenarios.

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