Sell Your Scrap Car

Thinking of selling your car as scrap?

Cars don't last forever, and if you find that yours has developed an expensive mechanical fault and is no longer roadworthy, you may decide to sell your old car for spares or scrap. If so, you'll want to make sure that you get the best price for it.

How do I scrap my car for the best price?

CarTakeBack's free, online quote services saves you the time and hassle of phoning around, trying to get quotes to sell your scrap car. We'll instantly show you the best prices in your area for your specific car to be recycled. It's quick and easy - all you have to do is enter your registration number and postcode.

Enter your registration number and postcode to get an instant scrap car quotation now!

Choose collection or drop off

Not only will we tell you what your scrap car is worth, you'll get the choice of either dropping your car off at your local scrap car recycling centre, or if it's easier, having your car collected at a time to suit you. Find out more about dropping your car off or having your car collected.

When I scrap my car is it recycled?

When you sell your scrap car with CarTakeBack you can relax knowing that your old car will be recycled to the highest standard at an authorised scrap car recycling centre. Find out more about having your car recycled.

DVLA paperwork sorted

We'll make sure that all of the DVLA paperwork is taken care of for you. And when your scrap car is recycled you'll be sent a DVLA Certificate of Destruction as proof that your car is no longer on the road. Find out more about the official DVLA paperwork.

Hundreds of thousands of happy customers

Over the years we've helped hundreds of thousands of car owners like you to avoid the pitfalls when it comes to selling their car as scrap. Our customer services team is on hand throughout the entire process to help you with any questions about scrapping your car. Whether it's getting the best price in the first place, choosing whether to arrange scrap car collection or drop your car off, finding your way to your local CarTakeBack branch, or making sure you get the DVLA paperwork spot on, to avoid a fine.

Miss C Ross, who scrapped her Suzuki Grand Vitara with CarTakeBack had this to say:

"I was nervous about scrapping my car this way as I had never done it before, but from start to finish I found the whole experience easy and anyone I spoke to or dealt with by email was very helpful and did everything so fast and it was so easy. So thank you all very much indeed!"

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