Hundreds of thousands of new cars are sold every year across the UK. The sheer volume of cars in circulation is on an upwards trajectory that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Not so long ago, poor build quality would have seen most cars off in around 10 years with them being no longer economical to repair, but these days there is no reason why a car can’t last for 25 years or more.
That said, if you have an old car sitting in your garage that just isn’t being used, getting it scrapped is a great way to make space for a new car and get a little money in return. Read on to learn more.
How Does Car Scrapping Work?
The first step is to locate an authorised breakers yard who deal in the process of recycling vehicles. They will be able to tell you exactly how much your vehicle is worth to them and arrange for its collection if the car is unroadworthy.
From there, it’s just a matter of filling out the correct paperwork which your breakers yard will be able to provide as well as notifying the DVLA that the car has been scrapped.
- Earn Some Money
Your old car contains a number of parts that still have a level of value associated with them, especially if a rare or newer vehicle. Once removed, these parts can be sold on to new customers who can use them in their restoration projects or to replace worn parts on their own vehicles.
This process as well as the inherent value of scrap metal means that your car is worth money to a breaker who will happily pay you for the privilege of taking it.
- Remove the Hassle of Selling Your Car
Selling a car can be a lengthy process which can be made even more difficult if the car in question is currently unroadworthy or cannot be driven under its own steam.
Rather than listing your car for sale and waiting until the right buyer comes along, scrapping it can be taken care of in a day with no work required at your end.
- Transfer Your Responsibility
Even if you’re not currently using your car and it is parked off the road, you’re still responsible for it. The DVLA require you to officially declare that the car is off road via the SORN procedure which needs to be taken care of every year.
Scrapping your car alleviates you of this responsibility as it will no longer be registered in your name once you notify the DVLA.
Find a Scrap Yard
Hopefully you’re now convinced that scrapping your old low value vehicle is the right thing to do. There are usually several scrap yards in any city who can take care of the scrapping process for you. Yards and breakers offering car scrap in Birmingham can be found online and in any local directory. We suggest finding the one nearest to you and making enquiries.
Finding someone to scrap your car is easier than it ever has been so rather than have your old car sitting idle, get it recycled and earn some cash.