People usually scrap their cars if they break down, fail a MoT, require expensive repairs, or they can’t find a buyer.
Scrapping your car should be a last resort you might choose to do if it’s damaged beyond repair or you can’t find anyone prepared to buy it.
Remember, unless your car is a complete wreck, it might still be worth something, so you shouldn’t have to pay to get it towed away.
Bear in mind, the vehicle recycler (otherwise known as a scrapyard, breaker or dismantler) might make hundreds of pounds from your cast-off simply by selling some of its parts, even if your car might just be worth the value of the scrap metal.
If you decide to go ahead, your car must be taken to an ATF to be scrapped.
You’ll then be sent a CoD.
It’s illegal to scrap your vehicle anywhere else.
Scrapping your car will ensure it’s properly recycled without damaging the environment.
Scrap car prices fluctuate depending on the model of car, the region it’s collected in, whether it has any re-saleable parts and current market rates.