How To Scrap A Car

If you’re curious about scrapping your car but don’t know the first thing about the process, keep on reading as we explain how it’s done. You may have become interested after your vehicle was involved in a nasty shunt and has been deemed uneconomical to repair, or if it’s failed its MOT. It’s also possible that the car is simply unwanted or a non-runner.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to know the intricate details of the car scrappage process, you may be interested to know that here at Scrap Cars For Cash, we buy not only cars but also other vehicles such as motorbikes and vans, using the same process from start to finish!


Finding The Right Car Scrappage Company

Long gone are the days when you may have paid a scrap or salvage dealer to take your car away, with the tyres often removed on account of the difficulty involved in their disposal. Today, it’s not just the metal bodywork of a car that is worth something, but also other components, from the alloy wheels and exhaust to the engine and gearbox. Even the tyres themselves have many potential applications for reuse, such as music studio sound insulation.

With some two million cars being scrapped in the UK each year and at least 95% of a car’s weight being recycled, it was inevitable that there would be plenty of demand for car scrapping services. Scrap Cars For Cash and our network comprised of the nation’s best Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) are on hand to purchase and recycle your vehicles, even if it’s a smaller model that consists of less expensive materials such as fibreglass.

‘One man band’ operations that will, to put it bluntly, rip you off aren’t as commonplace as they used to be within the scrap metal industry, but they aren’t completely extinct. Scrap Cars For Cash does away with the worry of falling into their trap, setting you up with the services of organised and timely dealers who will not barter or renegotiate on the previously agreed price once a collector arrives.

To avoid being left crippled by hidden fees, like collection charges, or offered an amount of money for your vehicle that is a fraction of what it’s truly worth, come to Scrap Cars For Cash and we’ll find and compare the top offers for your car, van or bike using just your vehicle registration and postcode!

Scrap Your Car The Right Way

Ready to sell your car as scrap or salvage? Kick off the process by giving us a call on 0844 3761020 (UK rate) or 01243 20 10 10, or by completing and submitting our online quote form. We’ll call you back with our offer and, should you accept it, will also be able to arrange a convenient collection time that suits you. Collection is free, no matter where you are in the UK. Then, your vehicle will be collected and you will receive your payment in cash – which, by the way, will not be a penny less than you were quoted, thanks to our price guarantee. Get in touch today and you could profit from your old car within just a few days!