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How to Scrap a Car

Arguably the easiest way to get a quote for your scrap car is to use the Internet. Enter a term such as ‘scrap my car’ in a search engine and, hey presto!, you’ll be presented with a plethora of companies willing to pay for scrap cars.

As an experiment, this is what we found:

Out of 11 Sponsored links:

5 were ATF registered companies or websites with ATF Networks.
6 were what you now call 'Lamp Post traders'.

Out of the 7 Local listings displayed, only 1 is ATF registered.

Out of the 7 Organic results, only 1 is an ATF registered company and 2 were websites who works with ATF Networks (us included).

As you can seefinding registered ATF companies is not as easy as you may have thought.  


how to scrap a car

There are a lot of individuals and businesses out there who are not registered ATFs, but who are willing to buy your scrap car with the intention of selling it on to an ATF at a profit. Inevitably, this will mean you are offered lower prices than you could get elsewhere. 

You would need to research each ATF you find. But why bother, when Remove My Car have already done all the legwork? Selling a Scrap Car? Do Your Research First

A Whole Network of Highly Rated Registered ATFs

Remove My Car has spent years searching for reputable, established, and dependable registered ATFs across the country. As a result, we now have a nationwide network of registered ATFs who will:

  • Offer or match the best price in your local area
  • Collect low value scrap cars that other ATFs may not collect
  • Keep records of your car and provide a Certificate of Destruction
  • Collect your car at a time that suits you
  • Pay you in full, with no doorstep haggling (BACS or cheque)
  • Treat you with courtesy and respect at all times.

To find the ATFs we consider to be the best in the business, we studied the history of each business, looked at how they dealt with customers (and what customers thought of them), checked that they kept appropriate records, and made sure they could offer competitive prices. Once we narrowed down our search, we approached the ATFs directly, and explained how we could help their business if they could do things our way – and that means valuing your car by weight (so no need to haggle on price) and collecting all cars, not just the higher scrap value models.

Use a Registered ATF When Scrapping Your Car

It wasn’t easy, but we did it. And now you can benefit from all our hard work. 

How to get ATF's Collecting Low Value Scrap Cars

Are you finding it tough to get a company to buy and collect your scrap car? You’ll probably find that’s because the car has a low scrap value. Cars like Nissan Micra’s often fall into this category, and It can be really tricky to get an ATF to collect them, simply because the potential profit after transportation costs is negligible. 

But guess what, with our network of ATFs, we can buy your car and get it collected by a registered ATF local to you. How? Because we have very good relationships with our members and they know we expect every type of car to be collected. They are willing to pick up the low-profit cars because they know we will also have higher value cars for them to collect later. 

Better Prices than Approaching the ATF Directly

Yes, you read that right. We have been able to offer customers a better price for their scrap car than if they had approached the same ATF directly. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. When you approach an ATF yourself, they will give you an independent value on your car, but the values on Remove My Car are based on weight. If we value a car at £180 on our site, our member ATF will pay that £180, even if they would normally try and get more profit by offering you £140. 

Read our tips on how to get the best price for your scrap car


Top 5 FAQs

Q. Does RMC collect FREE of charge?
A. Yes, we collect FREE of charge
Q. Are there any costs what so ever?
A. Its a 100% FREE service
Q. How long does it take you to collect?
A. On average, within 48 working hours
Q. How do I get paid for my car?
A. Cheque Payment or Bank Transfer
Q. Are the payments Guaranteed?
A. Yes, you are protected by the Remove My Car Payment Guarantee

Cash Ban Due to SMDA 2013

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 replaced all previous legislation, but the big change was car breakers as well as scrap metal dealers weren't able to buy any scrap metal for cash, including vehicles. Companies also now have to take copies of the persons Photo ID and a recent utility bill. Want to know more? Read more HERE

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New Road Tax Laws

From October 1 2014, motorists have no longer needed to display a paper tax disc in their windscreens. Instead they are asked to pay their road tax online, via the DVLA Website

Paper License to be Scrapped

Its now been confirmed as part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge initiative to remove unnecessary burden by Ministers, from 8 June 2015 DVLA will no longer be issuing the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. Existing paper counterparts will be no longer valid and drivers are advised to destroy their counterpart after 8th June 2015. 

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February 2016 Metal prices are significantly lower than any period within the past 6 years. Prices on average are £30 Per Tonne for light Iron. Lowest being around £20 Per Tonne and the highest being around £40 Per Tonne.

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