Can I get cash for my old car?

There are no restrictions on the payment method for used cars. You may be paid by bank transfer, cheque or in some cases, cash, although many CarTakeBack branches prefer the security of paying by cheque or electronic transfer. If you have a preference, you'll have the chance to discuss this before you hand over your car.

If you sell your car as scrap in England, Wales or Scotland you will be paid by cheque or electronic transfer. You may still be paid using cash in Northern Ireland.

The restriction on paying cash for scrap cars is due to The Scrap Metal Dealers Act in England and Wales and The Air Weapon and Licensing Act in Scotland.