Commons Questions Asked When Scrapping Your Car

The process of car recycling is actually quite a simple one, but understandably, there are always common questions that surface with any process people are unfamiliar with.

Here are some of the questions (and answers) here:

Will I Have To Clean My Car?

Majority, if not all, of the car recycling companies will accept your car regardless of whether it is clean or dirty. The only items that will need removing are any household items that are inside the vehicle. It is important to remember to remove all personal belongings too.

Can I Scrap My Motorbike?

Most car recycling specialists are specialists in the recycling of cars, vans and heavy goods vehicles, but not motorbikes. If you are looking to scrap a motorbike, it might be best to search for one that deals with them specifically.

Will I Need An MOT Certificate?

In short, no you do not need an MOT certificate.

Do I Need To Drive My Car To The Place It Is Getting Scrapped?

This will depend on which company you go with, but a selection of them will give you a quote you are happy with and will then arrange a suitable time to come and collect the vehicle. This saves you a lot of time and effort and means that even if your car isn’t starting, you can get some money for it.

Can I Keep My Number Plate?

This is a common question asked, and unfortunately it is one for the DVLA. You can keep your number plates but prices normally start from £105 to retain the vehicle registration for one year. For more information on this, please visit the DVLA at:

Does It Cost To Have My Car Valued?

No. If you fill in a form on a car recycling website, they will ask for a short amount of information before they ring or email you with your price. If you are happy with this price, then you can arrange how to move forward with the sale. If you’re not, you can either shop around for a better quote or you can contact the company direct to see what the best price they will do is.

Chances are, if you have a question about car scrapping, someone else has asked the same. But, if you have a question that isn’t on this list, contact your local car recycling centre or company and they will be able to best advise you.