Scrap A Car To Win A Ka!

Posted on 22 August 2013 by CarTakeBack

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CarTakeBack celebrated recycling their 300,000th car in style by giving customers the chance to win a brand new one, here's the press release:, the UK's largest network of scrap car recyclers is set to process its 300,000th car in September 2013. And it's celebrating by giving one lucky motorist a free Ford Ka! The names of motorists who recycle their car through between 26th August - 30th September 2013 will be entered into a prize draw and the winner selected at random.

"Motorists who need to recycle their car will always get excellent service and a good deal with," says Marketing Manager Alison Price. "And now there's the added bonus that they might win a new Ford Ka Studio worth £8,725."

Even if they're not the lucky winner, motorists recycling their car via will still get paid– always welcome in these cash-strapped times! Finding out how much couldn't be simpler – typing the car registration number and location into the website will deliver an instant no obligation quote offering the best price from their network of 300 scrap car recycling centres nationwide. Motorists will be offered quotes for both having the car collected and for delivering it to the recycling centre. For example, the quote for a Ford Mondeo in Waltham Abbey, Essex would be £210 if delivered or £170 if collected by an approved recycler. Payment is made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

When recycling their car, it's vital for motorists to ensure that the paperwork is properly completed and that they're either given a DVLA Certificate of Destruction for the vehicle or that the ownership of the car is properly transferred to the recycler via the V5c registration certificate (log book). There have been instances of motorists thinking that their car has been scrapped but actually it's been sold on and they've been landed with speeding fines and parking tickets for a vehicle they thought they'd heard the last of! But correct handling of the paperwork means the motorist is no longer linked to the car and can then apply for any road tax or car insurance refunds.

These days scrapping cars isn't just about the value of their metal. They need to be treated to remove hazardous materials such as batteries, oil and tyres that can cause damage to the environment if they're not handled properly. All the recycling centres in CarTakeBack's network are Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) which means that drivers can know they've done their bit in caring for the planet.

'The days of phoning round scrapyards for a quote, having to deliver your car to a remote location or worrying whether the vehicle has been disposed of properly are over,' says Alison Price. ' takes care of everything and 98% of our surveyed customers say they would use us again and recommend us to their friends.'

'We are looking forward to handing the keys of the Ford Ka to the lucky prize winner,' adds Alison. 'And we're sure they'll enjoy many happy years of motoring before we see it back at one of our Ford Approved recycling centres!'

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