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Do you need a logbook to scrap a car?

In short, no! Your registration certificate (also known as the V5C or logbook) is not essential when you scrap a car. However, it helps if you can try to find it as it can make things easier. When you scrap your car if you don’t have your registration certificate, we may ask you to provide personal ID instead.

How to scrap your car without a logbook

If you don’t have your logbook (V5C) you’ll still be able to follow the usual process for scrapping your car. We’ll find you the best scrap price even if you have lost your logbook. Plus, it doesn’t matter if your car is ready to be recycled, has plenty of miles left in it, or it has high mileage, is damaged, broken down, faulty or has no MOT – you can get a price to sell your car no matter what the condition.

What is your car worth without a logbook?

The value of your scrap car can depend on many factors, including the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make and model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of your car. Plus, whether there are any reusable parts on your vehicle. So, each scrap car price will vary.

To find out how much your scrap car is worth, just tell us your reg and postcode, either using our online form or by calling our Customer Services Team, and you’ll instantly find out the value of your scrap car. There’s no obligation and all quotes are guaranteed for seven days.

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4.9/5 stars based on 988 service ratings over the past year

Satisfied customer

Very fair with their offer and on time with their collection Offer was way higher than other other offers and payment was quickly transferred to my account.M Woods

Great service

Simple, quick and reliable service that lets you compare best rates for scrap. Booked, and sorted hassle free. No issues with payment. Will use again and recommend

Smooth process

All went really smoothly. I completed all details online then received a call within 10 minutes to confirm my answers and to confirm price etc. Car was collected within 2 days and I was paid about an hour after collection. Would recommend.

Car pick up

Easy process booking, but arranged pick up day missed, with no contact. Picked up next day. Few days delay in receiving payment, but eventually sorted.

Unnecessarily worried

Quick and easy. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be paid or the car wouldn't be reported as scrapped to the DVLA, but I was paid within 24hrs and the vehicle has been scrapped. The guy who came for the car was friendly and helpful.

A nice and easy service.

A nice easy service to use. Get your quote, they collect the car, you get paid. Nice! Driver doing the collecting needs to cheer up a bit, but we've all had those days.


Very easy to work with , good to talk to ,they explain everything and very helpful money was in my accountexactlywen they said ....5 stars , awesome

Highly Recommend

Easy to access and contact. Speedy response and able to book a collection time that suited. Very fair price and money received quickly. Professional service on day of collection.

Painless, fast and professional

Well that was easy. Great communication from the off after the initial online quote, everything explained, collection bang on time, money transferred next day. Couldn't be smoother, very happy.

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