What happens when I drop my car off?

You'll need to have a few things ready:

  1. your reference number or a copy of your quote (either on paper or your mobile device) to guarantee the price;
  2. your identification;
  3. your keys (including any locking wheel nut or electronic keys and codes) and security codes if you have them;
  4. your documents (such as the registration certificate, service history, MOT certificate and manuals) if you have them;
  5. And finally, don’t forget to remove any personal belongings and rubbish.

When you arrive at the recycling centre we'll:

  1. check that your car matches the quote;
  2. check and take a copy of your identification; 
  3. take care of the DVLA paperwork;
  4. sort out the payment.

If you have any road tax remaining, you'll get an automatic tax refund from DVLA


If you still have questions, you can find all of the answers in the following categories:

About your quote Having your car collected Dropping your car off Getting paid How the law affects you How the law affects us About CarTakeBack

Alternatively, you can search our website below:

Call us on 0330 066 95 85 during opening hours.

Standard rate applies (as per 01 or 02 numbers and is usually included in any free minutes).

Send an email to info@CarTakeBack.com or use the form below.

It helps if you tell us your registration or reference number if you have one.
During opening hours we'll usually respond within two hours.

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An operator will call you as soon as they become available.

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