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Top 10 Customer Questions

  • What do I need to provide at the time of collection?

    Keys, Registration document (V5C), locking wheel nut key if your car has alloy wheels, any other paper work you may have for the car.

  • How long does it take to remove my car?

    Usually, it takes between 5 - 10 minutes to load your car onto our recovery vehicle. It may take longer depending on the location of your car and how difficult it is to remove.

  • How do I receive payment for my car?

    Due to new laws introduced on December 3rd 2012 some of our depots are no longer able to pay via CASH. Our most common form of payment is by cash and cheque on collection however, if you prefer another form of payment other than CASH or CHEQUE please make us aware of this when we contact you after your quotation. We can then discuss the best payment method for you.

  • Do I need to be present when you arrive?

    As the registered keeper of the car, you do not have to be present when we collect your vehicle. You can ask a family member, friend or neighbour to help you. As long as our driver has access to the car and can take care of the paperwork, this is all we need.

  • I have lost the keys to my car?

    Just leave it to us – no keys, no problem. When we contact you to confirm your details, please inform us of any obstructions or height restrictions that may make it extra difficult to recover.

  • I do not have a log book/V5C/ registration document?

    Don’t worry, it’s not a problem, it just means you will need to fill in a vehicle surrender form (which you can find here). The collection driver may ask for some personal I.D - this is to make sure we stay on the right side of the law, please give the form to the driver upon collection.

  • What is a Registration Document?

    A registration document (V5C/Log Book) is the document issued by the DVLA usually to the owner of the vehicle or the person/company who is responsible for the vehicle. Click HERE to view a sample of a registration document/V5C.

  • I have been quoted a higher price from someone else?

    There are many different websites and companies offering prices, and it is well known that not all prices offered for scrap cars are guaranteed. If you have been offered a better price, give us a call and let us know what you have been quoted. If we cannot beat it, we are confident we can at least match the offered price and guarantee it for you.

  • Do I have to prepare my car for collection?

    Take out any personal belongings, gather any paper work you have for your car, remove house keys from the key ring. Please note: we cannot accept any house or garden waste inside the car.

  • How do your online quotes work?

    We use a bespoke quotation system to provide you with a price. For cars 10 years or newer, we assume them to have a salvage value, which is reflected in the online price offered.

    For cars older than 10 years, we assume them to have a scrap value only. However, the system cannot distinguish between rare and unusual cars or cars that may have a salvage value that are older than 10 years old. If you feel that you car shouldn't be assumed as scrap, then give us a call - the chances are that you are probably right.

Your Legal Questions Answered

  • I have a car that is not registered in the UK?

    You will need to inform the governing body in the country in which the car is registered. You have to notify them that you have disposed of the vehicle in the UK. You may need to send them the equivalent of the registration document and possibly the car's number plates too. You will also need a C.O.D (certificate of destruction) which we will provide for you.

  • What to do with my car insurance?

    You can cancel your car insurance as soon as the car has been collected. If you cancel your insurance before the car is collected, then it is illegal for you to use it on the public highway.

    If you are replacing your old car with a new one, you should contact your insurance company as they may be able to change the vehicles over.

  • What is an A.T.F?

    Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF) are licensed sites which have been authorised by the Environment Agency in England & Wales, (SEPA) Scottish Environment Protection Agency or (NIEA) Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

  • What do I do with the log book/V5 registration document for my scrapped car?

    Hand all the paper work to the collection driver. We will complete section 9 on the V5C, sign and date section 9, and then the collection driver will hand section 9 back to you. You will then need to send the section 9 to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BD. We then take the remainder of the Registration (V5C) with us. Please note: if you are sending your road tax back for a refund at the same time, you will need to send section 9 with the road tax application form (and not to DVLA, Swansea).

  • Do I have to inform the DVLA?

    Our collection driver will leave a small section of the log book with you, (section 9) which you need to sign and send off to the DVLA. We recommend that you take a photocopy of this section before sending it to DVLA. You will receive a conformation letter from DVLA to confirm they have updated their details and you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.

  • What if I do not have a log book/V5 document?

    Don’t worry, it’s not a problem. It just means you will need to fill in a vehicle surrender form (which you can find here). The collection driver may ask for some personal I.D - this is to make sure we stay on the right side of the law.

  • Do you inform the DVLA?

    Your vehicle will be taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). Your car will then de-registered direct with the DVLA and a C.O.D (certificate of destruction) will be issued upon request within 7 days via email.

  • How do I declare my car is off the road (SORN)?

    You can complete a SORN when you reclaim your vehicle tax. You can also complete a SORN online, in the post office, or via telephone. Once a SORN has been made, you must keep your vehicle off the public highway - for more information click here

  • What is a waste carriers license?

    A waste carriers license is a license from the Environmental Agency. Anyone who carries waste for business purposes has to have a waste carriers license by law. All of the companies we deal with have valid and up-to-date waste carriers licences.

  • Do you have a waste carriers license?

    Yes, we are registered as a broker and a carrier. You can see that we are registered by visiting the official Environment Agency web site

  • What is an ELV?

    ELV stands for ‘End of Life Vehicle’. That means it is a vehicle that has reached the end of its life through wear and tear (not damaged beyond repair in an accident etc.,).

Questions Regarding Payment & Quotations

  • Why are prices different for different cars?

    The prices for scrap cars vary as they are are based on their weight.

  • Unhappy with the price offered?

    We would love to hear from you! If you are unhappy with the price offered, you most likely have a very good reason. Get in touch and we will discuss your car in more detail and see what we can do. We understand that there are some cars that are an exception to the rule.

  • Are your online quotation's guaranteed?

    For scrap cars, the quotations are guaranteed.

    For all other cars, the online quotations are not guaranteed and are a guide price only - the actual price could be higher or lower. When we contact you to confirm your details, we will ask you about your car and finalise a price that will be guaranteed. You are under no obligation to accept this price, but we do find we are extremely competitive and are confident you will be offered the best possible price.

  • How do your online quotes work?

    We use a bespoke quotation system to provide you with a price. F or cars 10 years old or newer, there is an assumed salvage value, which is reflected in the online price offered.

    We assume that cars over 10 years old only have scrap value. However, the system cannot distinguish between rare and unusual cars or cars that may have a salvage value which are older than 10 years old.

  • How do I receive payment for my car?

    Due to the new law introduced on December 3rd 2012 some of our depots can no longer pay via CASH. If this is a problem please contact us and we can discuss other forms of payment.

Miscellaneous Questions

  • My car is still at a garage?

    We can collect your car from any location whether its at a; garage, work place, storage compound or road side.

  • I have taken parts of my car?

    Ok, as long as you make us aware of this when we contact you there shouldn't be a problem. Although the price we offer may change, depending on what parts have been taken off the car.

  • Can I remove the wheels?

    We may have difficulty in removing the vehicle without its wheels. But please check first, as some of our depots have recovery vehicles that are able to remove cars without wheels.

  • Can I remove the car stereo?

    If we are purchasing your vehicle as 'scrap' then removing the stereo is not a problem.

    If we are purchasing your car as a salvage vehicle, we will have taken into consideration the salvage value into the price, so please leave the car complete. Removing the stereo in this situation may effect the salvage value.

  • My Scrap Car is in poor condition?

    When pricing a car older than 10 years, condition is irrelevant. Non-running cars or flat tyres will have no impact on the price we have offered for your scrap car.

  • Do you sell car parts?

    We do not deal with parts directly, but the majority of companies we work with do. Please enquire on our parts section HERE for more details. We will need information about the part you are looking for and your post code so that we can forward your enquiry to the correct depot.

  • Do you buy commercial vehicles?

    In the years we have been trading, we have purchased vans, bikes, boats, camper vans, military vehicles and other unusual vehicles. Please get in touch with our friendly team if you have commercial vehicles for sale or disposal.

  • Do you buy caravans?

    Unfortunately no.

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