How much does scrapping a car cost?

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After your car has drawn its last breath of gas, there comes the time to dispose of it. Some time ago, the owner of the car would have to pay to have it discarded. Now you can count on some extra money for the scrap value of the car or, at least, free disposal. What amount can you expect?

The prices that the scrapyards offer may change from day to day. Depending on the condition of your car, you may get from £0 to £125. Expect to be paid by money transfer or cheque, since regulations prohibit cash payments in England and Wales.

Remember that the only proper and legal way to get rid of your old car is to get is scrapped at ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility). It is vital to scrap your car in ATF, not just any scrapyard, or else you won’t get a certificate of destruction, which is is a necessary document when you notify DVLA of disposal. If you fail to inform DVLA about having scrapped a vehicle, you can get a fine and you will still have to pay the road tax and the insurance.

Did you know?

If you are a skilled handyman, you can remove a few parts from your car yourself and sell them before getting the remaining shell of your vehicle scrapped. If you take away some of the vital parts like the engine etc., you may be charged for having your car disposed of, though.

Have you ever had your car scrapped? How much money did you get back?

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