Use a Specialist for Safe, Ecologically Sound and Profitable Car Disposal
Getting rid of a scrap car can seem like a headache. But the digital age has a solution that is both simple and profitable.
There are over 25 million cars on Britain’s roads, a number that is increasing by about 600,000 year on year. With around two million brand new cars driving out of showrooms annually, it doesn’t take a mathematical genius to work out that almost 1.5 million old cars reach the end of their natural life and go to the great scrapyard in the sky every year.
Scrapping an old car is something that most of us have to deal with at one time or another – whether you have run your daily driver into the ground, you’ve been involved in an accident or something expensive has gone wrong and repair would cost more than the value of the car.
Fortunately, getting a scrap car quote is one thing that is simpler than ever in the internet age. No more ringing round those numbers that advertise in your local paper or running the gauntlet of muddy puddles, heavy machinery and angry dogs at a back street yard. Getting the best price and arranging for the car to be collected and the funds transferred to your account can be done without having to leave your armchair.
Get the paperwork in order
We all know that even modern cars are not the most environmentally friendly of devices, particularly when it comes to their disposal. They contain oil, chemicals, plastics and all manner of other substances and materials that can constitute a pollution hazard.
For this reason, the vehicle scrapping and recycling industry is now closely controlled and regulated. Sure, some of those back-street operators are still around, but their dogs are just as angry and you need to be careful about notifying DVLA to ensure you are not held responsible for anything that happens if your old car “magically” appears back on the road.
Far better to choose a professional car scrapping company that is registered with the appropriate environmental agencies and carries all the necessary registrations. They will even deal with all the paperwork for you, ensuring DVLA is notified as to what has happened to the vehicle.
How does it work?
It is as simple as any other online form. Just open up the webpage, and type in your registration number to find your vehicle. The system will search the DVLA database and do 80 percent of the work for you, filling in the make, model, year, MOT details and so on.
Double check that it is all correct – remember, a database is only as good as the information that is fed into it – and then fill out the remaining fields. You’ll need to give information such as the current mileage, whether there is any outstanding finance on the car and details of any damage or faults.
Then, it is just a case of pressing the button and waiting for the quote. Assuming you are happy with the price, the money will be transferred to your account and all you have to do is wait for the guys to turn up and hand over the keys. It has to be better than taking on an angry Doberman for a few crumpled ten pound notes any day.