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Scrap Car Collection – About Us

Scrap Car Collection

There are plenty of scrap dealers in the UK and especially in London, but to find a good one is rare. Many will offer you a poor price upfront and then arrive and try to haggle with you in order to reduce the price further.

Collections can be a real pain and it gets even worse if they don’t complete the paperwork correctly and you receive a stern letter from the DVLA.

At London Scrap My Car, we’re different. Let us tell you why.

Why Choose Us? Scrap Car Collection

As we’ve said, you won’t struggle to find a scrap dealer for scrap car collection, to arrive at your property ready to take your vehicle away. However, you will find it difficult to find one that will give you the service and the price you want. We are proud that we offer our customers the following benefits:

Fair guaranteed pricing

We believe that you should receive a fair price that reflects what your car is worth in the market. We take the information that you’ve given us about your vehicle and check it against our market data to generate your price.

We’ll then confirm the price for you within 20 seconds and this will become your guaranteed price if we buy your car. No further haggling required. Therefore we have a fixed and open pricing policy as part of our scrap car collection service.

DVLA forms completed

Most people have never had to fill out the required DVLA forms for scrapping a car. That’s not a problem though – we’ll take care of that for you.  We come to your property to collect the car, capture all of the required information from you and then submit the paper work. It’s as simple as that, no extra admin for you to carry out.

Service when you need it

Once you’ve finally pulled the trigger and want to scrap your car, you normally want it gone as soon as possible. At London Scrap My Car, we offer same day and late night collection to ensure that we can come at a time that suits you.

We are proud of our fast collection times to most London postcodes as part of our scrap car collection service.

Free collection and recycling

Not only will we come and collect your car quickly, but we’ll also do it free of charge. At the end of the day, there’s no point offering you a price to scrap your car but then hit you with hidden charges. We also make every effort to ensure that your car is scrapped in an environmentally friendly way.

This means that with our scrap car collection service, you can sleep soundly in the knowledge that everything has been carried out as per the UK gov legislation in place.

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What’s the process for scrapping my car?

We really believe it couldn’t be easy to scrap your car with our scrap car collection service. Here are the steps you can take to receive money for your car as quickly as possible. 

  • Call us or fill in a form online

To begin the process, all you need to do is let us know that you’re thinking about scrapping your car. This can be done by either picking up the phone or filling out our online form, we can then use this information to process your vehicle’s details and start to formulate a price.

  • Receive a quote in 20 seconds

Now that you’ve submitted your information, we can provide you with an accurate quote within 20 seconds. Really, it’s that quick. We take into account factors such as the make and model of your vehicle, age, weight and any missing parts to make you a fair offer for your car.

  • Schedule your scrap car collection

Once you’ve accepted our offer, the next step is to agree a time for us to come and collect your vehicle. We’ll take care of everything for you and bring all of the relevant equipment required to make it a stress-free event for you.

  • Instantly receive payment

Once we have taken the vehicle back to the depot and processed the relevant paperwork, you will instantly receive your payment. We believe that you should receive the agreed price as soon as possible, without dragging out the process unnecessarily and making you wait.

If you’re interested in scrapping your car and want a price within the next 20 seconds, then call us now on 020 3893 2261 or head over to London Scrap My Car where you can Request Quote by fill out our Quote Request Form and find out how much money we could be depositing into your bank account this week.

Our company values & mission

We understand that the process of scrapping your car can seem confusing and mysterious. Many people have never needed to do it, so it’s not a surprise that they have no idea where to start. It’s our mission to make this process as easy and accessible for everyone.

We’ve designed our website in process in such a way that makes it as convenient and transparent as possible so you know exactly what to do at every moment. We strive to provide a reliable, trustworthy service whilst giving you the knowledge to make informed decisions about how to scrap your car.

Transparency is at the forefront of everything we do, and you will understand that from the moment you request a quote. Within 20 seconds, we will provide a firm and guaranteed quote. This is the final price for your car and we will not haggle and try to knock you down further – that’s just bad practice.

Throughout the process, we will guide you through the paper work to help ensure it is filled out correctly. Besides, no one needs more unnecessary admin in their lives. Once all of the relevant boxes have been ticked, we’ll send the money to your account.

All of this is achieved with constant communication with our customers to ensure that they have peace of mind throughout the whole process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you collect my car while I’m at work?

Everyone has busy lives, and it’s not always possible to schedule a scrap car collection for a time that you’ll be in. The good news is that the registered keeper doesn’t need to be present when we come to collect the car, just someone that is over the age of 18.

This person that is present will need to be able to provide some photo ID and proof of address (such as a utility bill or bank statement from the last 3 months), as well as the original V5C.

These details won’t need to match the information on the V5C, but we will need to take copies and record information from them to satisfy the strict regulations around scrap vehicle collections.

My car has an expensive aftermarket stereo fitted. Can I take it out?

You can definitely take out any aftermarket components or equipment before we come to collect your vehicle. We do ask that you replace the original factory component back into the car though. This is because our prices are created based on the assumption that the car will come with all of it’s original components intact.

As you can imagine, these components can in some cases hold significant value. We dismantle the car and maximise the value from each part, but if there are parts that are missing then we are not able to sell them, which means that we will need to offer a reduced price.

If you absolutely must remove components from the car then you are free to do so, but to receive the maximum price for your car you should make an effort to ensure that it has the same components that it rolled out of the factory with.

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Can I claim unused road tax?

The legislation around road tax changed in 2014, but it’s still not too difficult to receive a refund. After your car has been collected, you should contact the DVLA to start the process. The refund that you will receive is based on the number of full months that are left on the road tax, unfortunately with no refund for part months.

For example, if you paid for the road tax on 1st Jan and your car was collected on June 4th, you will receive a refund of 6 months worth of road tax, or 50% of the original amount you paid.

Can I scrap a car not registered in the UK?

Yes we can definitely help you to scrap a car that’s registered in another country. The process is likely to be no different, but you will have to deal with the governing body within the country that it is registered to, rather than the DVLA in the UK.

We will then scrap that car and issue you with a notice to say that the car has been disposed of for your records.

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