How It Works

Scrapping your car with CarTakeBack is quick

How to scrap my car

Selling your car for scrap may seem daunting, but CarTakeBack takes the hassle out of it. We have a knowledgeable Customer Service team to help you with any questions around scrapping your car. There’s no need to leave the comfort of your home, there’s no haggling, and we’ll help sort the necessary paperwork. Whether your car is ready to be recycled, could be sold for parts, or is still running, you can sell it with CarTakeBack. We buy cars in any condition, including cars that are, scrap, damaged, faulty, broken down, have a high mileage, no MOT, or even have plenty of miles left in them.


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Step 1: Get a scrap car price

To find out how much your scrap car is worth, simply enter your car registration and postcode to get an instant price for your car. We’ll use your car registration to find out the type of car you have, together with your postcode to find its location, so that we can offer you the best price for your scrap car.

We may also ask you a few questions about the condition of your car, so we can provide a price based on what you tell us. There’s no obligation and if you’re not quite ready, your quote will be valid for seven days, giving you time to think it over.


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Step 2: Arrange scrap car collection

When you accept your quote, if you choose free scrap car collection, our local branch will get in touch to arrange to collect your car at a time that’s best for you. We collect scrap cars from anywhere in the UK, such as your home, work, a garage!

When we collect your scrap car, you’ll need to have any relevant paperwork, along with your keys and your ID.


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Step 3: Get cash in your bank

All that’s left is to get paid for your car! You’ll usually be paid by electronic bank transfer.

Responsible scrap car recycling

If your car is ready to be recycled, it will be done so in line with the law at a licensed scrap car recycling centre. We’ll make sure you get a copy of the DVLA Certificate of Destruction as proof your car is no longer on the road. CarTakeBack will help you to correctly fill out your registration certificate (V5C – the log book) to notify DVLA that you’re no longer responsible for the car. It’s important to do the paperwork by the book when you sell your car, so that you avoid a DVLA fine.

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Instant scrap car quote


Free scrap car collection


Cash in the bank

As well as having all the info you’ll need on our website, the CarTakeBack Customer Services Team is on hand to look after you when you sell your car with us, so if you have any queries just get in touch.

Now you know how to scrap your car, get a quote!

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