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Scrap Car Collection

Our scrap car collection option is ideal if you don’t have the time to drop your car off, but it’s also the perfect option if your car isn’t working, or if you don’t have tax, insurance or a valid MOT.

Free scrap car collection near me

With over 300 scrap car collectors across the UK ready to buy your car, we’re never far away and can collect your car from anywhere in the UK! Free scrap car collection can be arranged at a time to suit you. We’ll collect from any accessible location, whether it’s your home, work or a garage. Just let us know where you’d like your car to be collected from and we’ll get in touch to arrange the details with you.

Arranging scrap car collection

Arranging the collection of your car is quick and easy. After you’ve accepted a quote for your scrap car, your local CarTakeBack branch will contact you to arrange a convenient time and date to collect your car, and answer any questions you might have.

We’ll do our best to fit in with you and most scrap car collections are arranged within a day or two of you accepting a quote. Collections usually take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 7pm. But please let us know if you’re in a hurry, or you need us to collect your car earlier or later than this, or on a Sunday, and we’ll do our best to help.

What happens when you have your car collected

We’ll send you a reminder, either a text or email, to confirm the collection date and time that we agreed with you.

On the collection day you’ll need to have a few things ready…

  • your ID
  • car keys
  • documents (such as the registration certificate) if you have them
  • and don’t forget to remove any personal belongings and rubbish from your car

When we collect your car, we’ll help with the paperwork, and sort the payment.

Driver and customer sorting paperwork with car on collection truck

Scrap car collection – Our history

CarTakeBack launched in 2005, and in 2007 began collecting cars in certain areas of the country. The first car collected was a 1987 Peugeot 205! Shortly after, in 2008, CarTakeBack introduced fully nationwide scrap car collection. Collecting cars across the UK, we’ve even collected vehicles in the remotest of locations like Shetland, the Outer Hebrides and the Isles of Scilly!

Scrap car collection has become so popular with our customers, that over 95% of vehicles sold with CarTakeBack are collected, rather than delivered to our branches.

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4.9/5 stars based on 774 service ratings over the past year

Top Take Back service

It was a very positive experience. The price they offered was better than the other quoted valuations I obtained. The online process was straightforward and efficient. Finally the collection of my vehicle was fast and friendly. So altogether a great experience!


Quick and easy to get a quote. The only downfall was waiting a week for it to be picked up, but the pick up driver was very helpful and polite towards me. Overall would recommend this company.

A great service

Car Take Back is a great service and I got a very good price. Once I had discussed all the details with the agent the price was fixed with no issues after that. Very friendly team that picked it up.

Good service

I thought this service was spot on: they came on time, took my car snf give me £220. I thought this was a decent amount for scrap as my car was a write-off. No hassle at all.

Great service

Excellent service Super friendly pick up drive that found my car which unfortunately was in a lay-by but found me with my three words app... payment was was quick the next day

Great service.

Easy to use, straightforward process to book the collection and receive payment. I'd recommend, especially if you're not able to take your car away yourself.

Very Straightforward and Professional

Very easy and straightforward to use the car buying service. Good prices offered..Good communication. Very professional. Would definitely use the service again.

Prompt reliable no hassle service

Very simple, fair price paid for vehicle, prompt collection and certificate of destruction received promptly. Glad I found them as many other firms won't take very old cars.

5 stars

Very easy to deal with this company, they did every thing they said , payment was within 24 hours. And a good price paid. The collecting driver was very friendly & courteous, altogether an excellent transaction

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