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Frequently asked questions

How much will I get compared to scrapping my car?

Calculating the scrap value of a car can be impacted by a variety of factors. This includes the seasonality and demand in the scrap metal market, and the salvageable parts from the vehicle.

Companies that buy scrap cars will take at least some basic criteria into consideration before deciding how much the car is worth. For example, the scrap value of a small city car is likely to be less than that of a large 4×4 due to there being less usable metal on the vehicle. Also, the location of the buyer may impact the value of your car due to increased overheads depending on where the nearest port is located.

To scrap your car the easier way, get a valuation in under 30 seconds by simply entering your registration plate at the top of the page.

Why may I consider scrapping my car?

There are various reasons you may consider scrapping a car. Some of the most common include; your car has been damaged in an accident, having problems with the mechanics, or repairs being uneconomical. You may want to purchase a newer, more reliable vehicle, and having the cash in your bank puts you in an excellent position.

Where can I sell my ‘scrap car’?

To scrap your car the easier way, get a valuation in under 30 seconds by simply entering your registration plate at the top of the page. Or you can use the contact info laid out on Contact page to reach out to us.

What documents do I need to scrap my car?

To sell your damaged car you will need to bring the following documents with you to the appointment:

  • V5 document / vehicle logbook
  • Service history and MOT certificate
  • Original photo ID (passport or driving liscence)
  • Proof of address dated within the last 9 months
  • Finance settlement letter (if applicable)

If you’re still unsure and want to learn more, we’ve created a guide for documents you need to scrap your car.

Will my vehicle be scrapped?

We really do buy any car, even cars that you are considering selling as scrap. If you’re looking to scrap your car and decide to sell your vehicle to us instead for a more convenient process, you may be wondering what will happen to your car after it has been sold. All our vehicles are sold through auction, some may be purchased by scrap metal dealers. And though you may think your vehicle is ready for the scrapyard, you’d be surprised how many vehicles get a new lease of life with a bit of TLC!

How quickly will I receive payment for my car?

You can receive payment for your car in under 30 minutes using our Premier Payment service (fees apply). Alternatively, if you don’t require instant payment, you will receive the money in your bank account 4 working days after the sale — there is no charge for this service.