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Scrapping a car doesn’t have to be hard work! Our UK-wide network of scrap partners and specialist dismantlers means we make it easy to find the very best offers in the area.

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What if I have taken parts off my scrap car?

The condition of your car won’t stop us providing a quote, so, missing or damaged parts aren’t a problem – just let us know when you request a price, and we’ll return the best price from our network of dismantlers.

It’s worth remembering that the scrap value of any vehicle is based on its weight, so, if you have taken parts off the car, you might find that the price you’ve offered is slightly reduced. 

Is ‘breaking’ your car a good idea?

Occasionally, you’ll see people ‘breaking’ their car on classified or auction websites. Essentially, this means they’re manually taking the car to pieces and selling those parts individually. While you may be able to increase the price you get for the overall car if you can sell every one of the parts, dismantling a car like this is a highly-skilled job requiring specialist knowledge and tools - and it will take a long time to do it safely. 

Sooner or later, breaking a car will involve the removal of parts and fluids that are hazardous to the environment or your health – and you may be breaking the law if these aren’t handled correctly.

If you have plenty of time, access to a well-equipped garage, and can have any dangerous components removed according to Environment Agency guidelines, you may make slightly more selling your car in this way – but, if not; leave the car in one piece – and we’ll do everything we can to make sure we provide you with a price that won’t be beaten.

The best prices from specialist dismantlers

Although a few missing parts will sometimes mean a slightly lower quote, we have a significant number of specialist dismantlers in our UK-wide network - so they can often offer higher than average prices for your exact make and model.

Our specialist scrap partners are highly-skilled when it comes to maximising the value of old or accident damaged vehicles - so if you’ve got a car they’re looking for, they’re likely to pay you more than normal scrap value. 

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The value of the scrap metal and parts in a car will vary according to current market prices, so it's impossible to give a general answer to the question ‘how much are scrap cars worth per ton?’

Yes, of course. We just ask that you put the original stereo back in its place. If this isn’t possible, simply let the scrap yard you’re dealing with know when they arrange collection.

A car can be scrapped without its keys, but you will need to provide paperwork proving vehicle ownership and there may be deductions from your final payment for any inconvenience and extra work for the scrap dealer who collects it.

No, unfortunately we do not. Our network of scrap partners do not have the equipment needed to lift a car with no wheels.

Yes, we can. Each of our scrap partners has the equipment needed to recover a car that has 1 or more flat or damaged tyres.

When a car battery stops working and won’t hold its charge, it could be worth a few pounds. Don’t just throw it away as car batteries contain poisonous substances such as toxic lead and harmful battery acid.