Cars have breaking points. There will come a time when an old vehicle experiences frequent breakdowns and requires expensive restorations. At this point, prolonging its life is no longer economically sound. Keeping a faulty car running is also a safety risk for not only the driver but to everyone else on the road. If you think your own car is beyond repair, scrapping it may be the best option.
If you decide to scrap your car, here are a number of things to consider before getting started:
Get an Online Quote
These days, you don’t need to drive your car or tow it to a scrapping site for a quote. There’s a wealth of sources online that you can use to get an estimate of how much you’ll get for your car.
At LKM Recycling, our online Scrap My Car quote service is simple. Simply fill out the Quick Quote form with the registration number for your vehicle and your postcode. If you don’t have your registration information with you, you can type in the make, model, fuel type and year of your car. If you aren’t sure about your postcode, you can also use our Address Search feature to input any part of your address.
Remove Personal Belongings from the Vehicle
Over the years, you may have accumulated items in your car that you’ve forgotten about. It’s your responsibility to remove all personal belongings before the scrap service arrives to pick up the car.
Look for objects in usual spots, such as the glove compartment and the storage bins on your car doors. Make sure to retrieve all important documents from the car. Check above the visors, under floor mats, behind the car seats and other places wherein you might have stashed random items.
If you have a music player installed in the vehicle, take out all the CDs. Do a light sweeping in the corners of your car into which small items can easily fall.
Notify the DVLA ( LKM Will Do This For You)
Car scrapping requires paperwork with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) just to let them know you’re no longer responsible for your car. You have to transfer legal ownership to the scrap service before handing the vehicle over to them. Failure to accomplish this can result in a huge fine from the DVLA for not paying the road tax. Please ensure that any collection agent is an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) with DVLA
On your vehicle’s registration certificate (V5C), Section 9 needs to completed to transfer a vehicle to a trade seller. LKM Recycling are a registered ATF with the DVLA so will ensure that once the vehicle has been depolluted and scrapped that a Certificate of Destruction is issued through the DVLA website. You will receive this via email within 24 hours of collection.
With over 35 years of experience in the industry, LKM Recycling is one of the UK’s most trustworthy total waste management companies. We have a vast knowledge in waste solutions, providing you with flexible and innovative waste management strategies. Our outstanding customer service team is always ready to offer advice and provide the recycling solutions you require.
Don’t let any non-functional car waste away in the garage; send it to us. Practise responsible waste disposal and call us today on 01795 229750.