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Your Car Scrapping Questions Answered

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:48:00

We’re always getting questions from our customer base and so much so, we thought we would write a blog to answer some of the hot topics and questions you send into us.

While scrapping your car can seem like a difficult process, we’ve made it as easy and as stress-free as possible for you to scrap your car online with us.

But, we know that it can be a daunting process and you may have some questions along the way.

So here we’ve listed the top 5 questions we get asked on a regular basis. We’ll be answering:

  • How long does the process take?
  • What happens after I scrap my car?
  • Do I need to contact the DVLA?
  • Can I claim back any unused road tax?
  • How much can I get for my car?
  • How long does the process take?

From accepting your quote from us to arranging a date and time to collect your vehicle, can really depend on your availability.

On average, it can take anywhere between 3-4 working days. But as mentioned, we will collect your vehicle at a date and time that suits you best.

When we arrive, as long as your car is easily accessible and everything is ready to go, then it shouldn’t take us too long to remove your car and take it away to be scrapped.

What happens after I scrap my car?

Once we’ve taken your car away, we’ll take care of the rest, scrapping your car and issuing you with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD).

This is a legal document that is required to produce after scrapping your car. And covers you with the DVLA to prove that your car has been destroyed in line with all appropriate ELV regulations.

When scrapping your car with Scrap Your Car Online, you can rest assured that you won’t get hit with a fine from the DVLA and all our CoD’s are issued by an Authorised Treatment Facility.

Do I need to contact the DVLA?

As long as you have received your CoD, there is no need to contact the DVLA. They will already be aware that your car has been destroyed and meets appropriate ELV regulations.

If you have not received a CoD within 24 hours, or you have been issued a Notification of Destruction (as opposed to a Certificate of Destruction) or your car has been salvaged and returned back to the road, you will then need to contact the DVLA.

However, as mentioned, we only issue Certificates of Destruction (CoD) and scrap your car meeting all the regulation standards needed.

So if you scrap your car with us, you won’t have to contact the DVLA.

Can I claim back any unused road tax?

Now that you have your Certificate of Destruction (CoD) you should receive your refund from the DVLA for any unused road tax within 6 weeks.

How much can I get for my car?

The amount we pay out really depends on numerous factors, including scrap prices, salvageable parts and accessibility.

Every car is different and therefore it’s quite difficult to give a set price.

However, use our instant scrap quote tool online, which is completely free, will tell you how much we are willing to pay you for your car.

And what’s more, is that the process takes seconds!

Ready to scrap your car?

We hope we’ve answered some of the questions you may have had and made it easier for you to scrap your car with us.

Take a look at our frequently asked questions page, to see more information about the commonly asked question.

Still not found the answer to your question? Get in touch! We’re always happy to help answer any questions you may have and our team are on-hand to help guide you throughout the process.