Step 1 - Get your instant online quote
With just your registration number and postcode, we’ll provide you with an instant quote for your vehicle. We ensure our customers receive the best price for a scrapped car thanks to our UK-wide network of car scrap yard partners.
Step 2 - Arrange your free car collection
Many cars sold for scrap aren’t road-worthy, so we make it all the more convenient by offering free collection of your vehicle from any location at a time that suits you.
Step 3 - Set up the method to receive your payment
Once you’ve received your quote, you’ll need to provide us with a few account details. This enables us to make a quick payment when your vehicle is collected. Don’t worry – the whole process is quick, easy and, above all, secure.
Step 4 - Say goodbye to your car!
With a great network of scrap car collection partners, we’ll be able to collect your vehicle promptly at the time and date you’ve requested. Our friendly team will be able to help you with your paperwork – just have your vehicle documents and ID ready, and we’ll do the rest.
Step 5 - Your car is scrapped and then recycled or repurposed
Using our car scrapping services ensures your vehicle is recycled or repurposed, depending on its condition. You can be confident the car will be disposed of in a legal and environmentally friendly way, adhering to all relevant regulations.
No matter what brand, model or age of your vehicle, you can dispose of it safely and efficiently with Regcarcheck.co.uk. We offer the very best car scrap prices on the market and our services cover all manufacturers.
Scrapping a vehicle isn’t something many people do very often, so it’s likely you’re not familiar with what’s involved. We provide a hassle-free service that takes the stress and confusion out of the process, providing our customers with all the information, support and advice they need to sell their used car.
We’re committed to providing an efficient and straightforward service, from receiving the best quote for the scrap value of a car right through to having the car collected and being paid. We work with a reliable network of scrap dealers, dismantlers and recyclers in the automotive industry which enables us to provide competitive prices that scrap car comparison sites can’t beat.
We want to make the process of scrapping your vehicle as easy as possible, which is why we also offer free collection from any location. When your car is ready to collect, at a time suitable to you, a member of our friendly team will help you complete the necessary paperwork and take the car away. You’ll then receive the payment promptly, directly to your bank account. The whole process couldn’t be easier or more convenient.
Since 2013, paying cash for scrap cars has been illegal, so working with traders that offer cash for your vehicle means you’re breaking the law and could face legal issues. We only work with reputable recycling centres, and all our partners are government registered Authorised Treatment Facilities so you can be confident your vehicle will be handled properly.
The value of your scrap car depends on a variety of factors, from the weight and engine type to the trim level. Our specialist partners offer more than just scrap car value, so you can be confident you’re getting the best price.
In order to scrap your vehicle, you’ll need to provide proof of your address and photo ID. The process will also be simpler if you have your V5C registration document, but this isn’t essential.
The value of scrap metal and the various parts of a car vary depending on current market prices, so there’s no definitive answer to this question. However, rest assured that the quote you receive will be based on the latest prices.
The scrap metal market is always fluctuating which impacts prices, but there are other factors to consider when assessing the value of a scrap vehicle. Most notably the tonne weight – the bigger or heavier the car, the more usable metal it will provide for dealers. Older vehicles also often contain more steel, which can yield you a better price. To get the best price, ensure that you don’t remove any parts before you sell it as many of these parts are more valuable than you might realise.
It’s illegal for a scrap yard to pay cash for a car, so to protect our customers and our scrap partners, we don’t pay for vehicles in cash. Your payment will be made via BACS transfer directly into your bank account.
We make payments via BACS or FPS transfer to your bank account.
Yes, the keeper or registered owner of the vehicle doesn’t need to be present in order for us to collect the car. However, for legal reasons, we need someone to be with the car and to provide us with proof of ID and proof of address.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible for our customers to drop off their cars in person. However, we can arrange collection from any location and date that suits you.
Once the car has been collected, it’s taken to one of our approved partners who will remove any hazardous materials and any parts that could pose a threat to the environment. The tyres will be removed for recycling and the car will then be crushed and dismantled into separate materials for recycling, such as fibres, plastics and metals.
No, you can still scrap a vehicle that’s registered in another country or has been modified. You just need to inform the governing body in the relevant country that the car has been scrapped. Modifications or the removal of certain parts may affect the price you receive for your car, but this will vary depending on the vehicle.
Yes – in fact, it’s illegal to scrap your car anywhere other than an Authorised Treatment Facility or ATF. ATF licenses are issues by the Environmental Agency or Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Any legal firm will be able to show this certification.
Whether your car is road-worthy or badly damaged, has suffered MOT failure and is in need of disposal, we can help. Our scrap partners will still accept the vehicle and we will help you maximise the price you’ll receive for your car.
No, the price we quote you is the price you’ll receive, with no hidden extras.
A Certificate of Destruction (COD) confirms your car has been disposed of and it’s created by the DVLA and sent to the scrap yard that handles the dismantling of your vehicle. CODs are issued within 24 hours of the vehicle being destroyed. If you require a COD for your insurance company or any other purposes, you need to request this from us when you book your vehicle in to be scrapped. This is because even though you may not need your car anymore, salvage partners might repurpose your car by repairing it and putting it back on the road.
Yes, you will need to let the DVLA know that you are planning to scrap your car. If you don’t, you could find yourself liable for any on-going charges related to the vehicle. Luckily, it’s a quick and easy process. Simply complete and return section 9 on your V5C logbook form (please note this will be section 4 on any post April 2019 documents).
An End Of Life Vehicle or ELV is a car that’s no longer usable. This might be through wear and tear or if the car has suffered damage through an accident, for example. ELVs have to be recycled at Authorised Treatment Facilities. There’s no legal definition of what constitutes an End Of Life vehicle – it’s typically a decision made by the owner based on a variety of factors. There are different types of ELV, but predominantly they fall into two categories:
If you have a vintage or classic car, don’t worry – some of the definitions for an ELV may seem like they encompass an older car that needs restoration, meaning that it’s not economically viable. But these vehicles aren’t covered by ELV regulations.
An ATF or Authorised Treatment Facility is a scrap yard, breaker’s yard or a vehicle dismantler which meets the government’s strict guidelines in terms of how End Of Life vehicles are handled. ATFs need to generate and issue COD documents via the DVLA system, remove any potentially hazardous materials and substances from the car, and safely handle and store any parts which are removed. ATFs also need to meet recycling and recovery targets as issued by the government.
Yes, any vehicle tax that’s no longer required can be transferred from owner to owner. So, if you choose to scrap your vehicle, get in touch with the DVLA after the car has been collected so you can reclaim any tax that might be owed to you.
Yes, it is possible to scrap a car if you no longer have the keys. However, you will still need to provide the paperwork that proves ownership of the vehicle, and you may find that there are deductions to your final payment for any inconvenience and additional work on the part of the scrap dealer who handles it. For example, your vehicle’s steering lock might be a barrier, because if the wheels aren’t pointing straight ahead it can be difficult to winch the car onto a trailer. Likewise, if the car is locked without keys, the dealer may need to break into the vehicle to release the handbrake and tow the car.
You can – before your car is collected by us, make sure you ‘retain’ your registration with the DVLA. This can be done online or via the post. This ensures that your registration is held on a retention certification so it can be transferred to your next car. Whether you opt for the digital or postal route, you’ll need your vehicle’s V5C document and the funds to cover the £80 DVLA fee.
Unfortunately not – it’s illegal to sell a car with outstanding finance because technically a car with outstanding finance isn’t your property, it belongs to the lender. Before you decide to scrap your car, you’ll need to pay off the remaining finance balance.