An Easy Way to Sell your Scrap Car or Van.
That fateful day when the cost of fixing your car is more than the vehicle itself, comes to all car owners at some point, but did you know that you can still make some extra money, no matter how old and worn and torn your car is, by selling it to be scrapped?
Selling your car off in this way is often a two-in-one, as not only are you rid of the hassle of trying to find a way to get rid of your vehicle, but you are getting paid to do so at the same time. This extra money can be put towards a new car purchase, and the whole process is a lot quicker and easier than you might think, with the following four simple steps.
Find a dealer in your local area
To get the most money for your vehicle, look into local dealers who tend to pay better prices. While many dealers are luring customers with promises to pay more, don’t forget that the costs of collection and travel to pick up your vehicle are deducted from the final price.
Finding local dealers means that you will be paying less for collection due to being closer to you geographically.
There are loads of local scrap car buyers listed online who will take your vehicle. They often ensure the best possible service, offering fast, free, and reliable collections, and can let you know how much your car is worth. It may be you are searching for a scrapyard in Durham or elsewhere, there will be one in your area.
Book for collection
You might be surprised to learn that the whole process is pretty simple and doesn’t require you to fill out a mountain of forms and paperwork. As long as you have a valid ID, your car can be scrapped. Fill in your vehicle registration number along with the associated postcode and contact details online once you’ve chosen your local scrap buyer. They will then get in touch once you’ve submitted your details and will provide you with a quote.
If you are happy with the quote, you can then proceed to book your car for collection, where it will be taken from your location for free and at your convenience. Alternatively, you can also drop your car off instead, which could potentially save you some extra money.
Notify the DVLA
Once your car has been collected and off the road, you’ll no longer want to be liable for any road tax. Contact the DVLA and inform them that you’re no longer using or responsible for the vehicle, and make sure that all associated and relevant paperwork has been filled out, including a V5C.
While you won’t need this to scrap your car, it’s worth applying for a new one anyway, as otherwise, you will have to send the DVLA a letter informing them of the sale, including the address of the scrapyard, date of the purchase and registration and model of car.
The DVLA should then automatically give you a refund on any unused road tax once they have been notified that your vehicle has been scrapped, along with some insurance companies.
Time to Scrap Your Vehicle
So when you need to get rid of an existing vehicle, and you think it might be past the point of selling it on, breaking it is often the best way to go. For that, you will want to ensure you take your vehicle to a fully trusted vehicle-breaking service.
Very often, this can be the most effective and cost-efficient way of disposing of your used car, so call your local vehicle dismantlers to find out more about this service if you are curious about how it works. It could just be exactly what you have been looking for.