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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 prices.

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Can I drop the car off?

To make sure Car.co.uk and our scrap partners are providing the best possible service, we ask that you do not drop your car off at any of our partner Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs). 

The collection driver who is responsible for checking your car and paperwork may not be available if you turn up to drop your vehicle off, and, in some instances, it’s not safe for a member of the public to access the scrap yard.

To make sure scrapping your car is quick and simple, we’ll help you to arrange collection from any location in the UK. Simply enter the postcode where the car is being kept, and we’ll provide an outstanding quote from an ATF who can collect from you. If you need to travel to the collection location for pickup, let our scrap partner know when they confirm your collection time, and they’ll aim to call before they set off; giving you enough time to get to the car.

It’s okay to drive a scrap car to a scrap yard, isn’t it?

While some scrap cars can be legally driven on the road, most can’t – and there are no exceptions to the laws surrounding MOT, tax, and insurance if you’re driving a car to be scrapped. 

It’s vitally important that you remember damage to a car can sometimes render your insurance void too – so you may be breaking the law without realising it if you attempt to deliver your scrap vehicle. To avoid any misunderstandings, we’ll make sure your car is collected from a location that suits you.

Where can our scrap yards collect from?

With plenty of local knowledge and specialist recovery equipment, our partners can pick up from a huge range of locations. The ATFs we work with often collect cars from garages if you’ve decided not to go ahead with MOT work, and they frequently collect from people’s workplaces if you’re relying on your car to get you to work one last time. 

Unfortunately, most of our scrap partners cannot collect from the scene of an accident – as you’ll probably need to move your car very quickly. Although our collections are usually fast, our partners are not usually able to drop everything and get to the roadside as promptly as is needed. If this is the case, you’ll need to contact your breakdown company – or a specialist recovery company that can respond to collisions quickly. 

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Yes, the registered owner or keeper doesn’t have to be present. For legal reasons, we do need someone to be with the car, and able to show their proof of ID and a proof of address.

When you accept the quote that you’ve been offered, you’ll be able to choose a collection time and date that’s convenient for you. If there’s no convenient time, you’ll be able to speak to the scrap yard to see other times they have available.