A Guide to Scrapping Your Car

by Kevin J.

We all love our cars. They are part of our lives. We create lots of memories driving around either with family or with friends. Unlike before, when vehicles were perceived to be luxurious, today, a car is a necessity.

Many people look forward to owning a car as soon as they get their first check. When it comes to buying a new car, your old car needs to be either sold, or disposed of. But have you ever wondered what happens to cars when they get old, or are involved in accidents and are beyond repair? Well, this article will talk more about scrapping.

Whether your car was in an accident, or it has proved expensive to maintain due to old age, there is no better way to get rid of your car than scrapping. Through scrapping, you keep the environment clean and, while you’re at it, make some money. But how do you scrap your car? 

How to Scrap Your Car

When it comes to scrapping your car, you may have many questions in mind. For instance, you may be asking - where can I scrap my car near me? How can I scrap my car for cash near me? Are there any preparations I should make? Here are steps to follow when scrapping your car in the UK...

1. Find an Authorized Treatment Facility

These are organizations set up to help with the disposal of vehicle waste. They take care of all material, from metal to carbon fibers, and from glass to car battery waste. The only legal way to scrap an old car is to sell it to a licensed ATF. In addition, it is important to look for an ATF provider near you to reduce the total cost of transportation.

2. Have Your ID and V5C Forms Ready

To prove that you own the car, you should have a license registration form (V5C). The DVLA issues these once when you buy the vehicle. And since you might lose or misplace it in the course of its life, you can always replace the vehicle registration document with the DVLA.

3. Value Your Car

Many tools can help you determine the value of your car. All you need is to find the ATF of your choice, and on the website, fill in a few details, such as your home address, your car registration, year of manufacturer, and other details to get your car's value.  

4. Schedule a Pickup

Most facilities will offer to pick up the vehicle from your location. This is a service that significantly determines the final payment you get. So, to avoid extra deductions from your total amount, get an ATF close to your home address.

5. Get Paid

Once the ATF picks up your car, it is time to get paid. According to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act of 2013, you can only receive payment through traceable means, such as a cheque or electronic transactions. Always avoid cash payments.

6. Get Your Certificate of Destruction

After transferring the scrap car ownership to the treatment facility, you should receive a certificate of destruction. This shows you have given up your car for recycling.

7. Report to the DVLA

This is the final and vital step. Inform the agency that you sold your vehicle. Once they get your report, you are absolved of all responsibility for the car. Also, you could receive a refund of your road tax if you have any unused months.

Follow these steps, and you will have a pleasant, easy and profitable experience whilst scrapping your car.

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