How to Scrap Your Car?
Do you know how to scrap your car?
Initially scrapping your car might seem like a daunting and complicated process, but thankfully it’s really simple.
If you provide the right paperwork and know who to contact about your vehicle before it’s collected by an agent for scrap, then scrapping your car will be hassle-free for you!
Here at Scrap Local, we want to make sure that you know how to scrap your car correctly by discussing who and what you will need to scrap your car successfully with us and our agents.
If you’re interested in scrapping your car and would like to find out more about how to go about it, then we recommend that you read our ultimate guide on how to scrap your car. In our guide, we’ll discuss in detail everything you will need to know about how to scrap your car correctly in the UK.
Alternatively, if you would like to find out how much you could receive for your scrap car, then get a quote with us at Scrap Local!
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What Paperwork Do You Need to Scrap a Car?
The most important piece of paperwork you will need to scrap your car is your vehicle log book.
This document is more commonly known as a V5C and you should receive it within 2 – 4 weeks of purchasing and becoming the registered keeper of your vehicle.
If you do not receive your vehicle log book within this timeframe or have lost it, then visit the official GOV.UK website to see how you can get a new V5C.
Once you’ve booked to have your car collected by one of our agents at Scrap Local, you must give them your vehicle log book so that they can confirm that you are the registered keeper of the vehicle.
You will need this yellow section of your log book when you contact DVLA to let them know that your car has been collected to be scrapped at an ATF.
Recently, changes have been made to the appearance of new vehicle log books in the UK. Due to this, the yellow section you will need to keep will either be listed under section 9 or section 4 of your V5C.
Make sure that you remove and keep the correct section of your vehicle log book for when you scrap your car!
In addition to your vehicle log book, there are other documents you might also be required to provide when scrapping your car.
If you would like to find out more about these documents, then feel free to read our guide on how to scrap your car where we discuss them in more detail.
How Do I Notify DVLA about Scrapping My Car?
When you want to scrap your car you must contact DVLA to let them know that your car has been collected by an agent and scrapped at an ATF.
When you notify DVLA about scrapping your car, you will need to tell them:
You will need to provide DVLA with your vehicle’s registration number.
This can be found on the front and back registration plates of your vehicle.
You can also find your vehicle registration number inside your log book.
The 11 digit number is listed on the yellow section from your vehicle log book.
You should remove and keep this section before you give your log book to the licensed agent who collects your car.
You will need to know the name, address and contact details of the ATF who scrapped your car.
Make sure that you speak to the agent who comes to collect your vehicle in order to get this information.
The DVLA will need to know where your car has been scrapped in order to make sure that it is done so legally.
If you don’t notify DVLA about your scrap car, then you could receive a £1,000 fine.
You can contact DVLA on the official GOV.UK website.
It’s important to note that if you want to scrap an insurance write-off or keep parts of your scrap car, you will need to get in touch with DVLA and inform them of this.
We also recommend that you read the complete step by step process for how to scrap your car in our guide.
Now that you know who to contact and what you need to scrap your car, why not get a quote with us at Scrap Local?
We are the UK’s largest directory for scrap car and scrap metal dealers, and we pride ourselves on making sure that you get the best possible prices for your scrap vehicles.