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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 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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