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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 1,261 service ratings over the past year

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Minimal fuss , quote was the best I could find , no conditions, gave a reasonable window to collect . Very pleasant chap came to collect the car . Excellent experience.

Very professional and reliable.

I found the service to be very easy, professional and reliable. They collected the vehicle when stared and trued calling first to confirm collection. The guy was very polite and efficient. The money was transfered the same day.

Excellent. Great communication and professional service

From contacting the company to collection of the vehicle, the service provided was great. Communication was good throughout and Kevin who collected the vehicle was professional, efficient and friendly. An excellent service all round.


Excellent service, easy to use. I got a good quote for my car, once accepted they were in touch to arrange collection. Collection was quick and easy. Within a day I'd received the money and certificate of destruction of my vehicle. Very well organised company.

Very friendly, very easy to use service

From the chap on the phone, to the very helpful truck driver who picked up the vehicle, a pleasant experience throughout, unusual for the motor trade some might say..thanks to all involved.

Excellent service

Very quick from start to finish, was contacted quickly after filling in the online form, collection of my car was by a lovely gent, very professional, happy especially for 8:45 in the morning

Great service!!

Amazing service! Quick and easy! However I sold my car to CarTakeBack 1 week and a half ago and have not received confirmation of reporting it to the DVLA. Other than that, amazing service, received the money straight away.

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