Helpline: 0800 038 0149  08.00 - 18.00  | 

Scrap My Car Using the V5C

 
How to notify the DVLA

Ultimately, the only thing you need to do when you sell a car for scrap or salvage is notify DVLATo do this, you can return Section 9 of the V5C (log book) or if you do not have the log book, simply notify DVLA in writing.

You will need to include the vehicles registration number, your details and the details of the company that you sold your car to (hopefully, that’s Remove My Car). That’s all you need to do! Then post to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BD.

Don't have the V5C? Well theres no need to pay £25 for a new V5C

 
Why the confusion?
 
The DVLA have not exactly covered themselves in glory with the written information they provide, and it is leading to a lot of problems for people who, like you, want to sell their scrap cars responsibly.
It doesn’t help matters that the V5C has two different numbering systems, Section 9 is also V5C/3 however, on the V5C document, the instructions refer to 'Section 9’ but on the DVLA/government web site it refers to ‘Section 3’!  
 

What if DVLA don’t receive Section 9 of the V5C?

If you sell/scrap your car and fail to notify DVLA, you are going to remain as the registered owner of the vehicle on their records. This means you could face a fine if you didn’t make a SORN or failed to re-tax the car. You could also be in trouble if the car has somehow ended up back on the road, for example, if it has been used in criminal activity. 

To avoid these problems, you should use a reputable company like Remove My Car, as we will advise you on what to do and will make sure your car is disposed of correctly.

Still confused? 

Well, take a look at the wording on the V5C and the DVLA web site.

Your Responsibilities as the Registered Keepersection on the V5C, you will be able to see for yourself.

 

V5C log Book

In the *Scrapping your vehicle

‘You cannot use the V5C to tell us you have scrapped your vehicle’

and

‘If you do not receive a CoD immediately please fill in section 9 of the V5C and send to DVLA.’

V5C section 9
 

Let's put the record straight

How can you be certain that we are right when so many other sites have posted different information? Because:

  • We work in the industry every day so we know how it works.
  • We actually took the time to ask the DVLA. They told us that the CoD is not vital, but what they do need is written confirmation that you have sold your vehicle to the trade for repair, parts or scrap. (Section 9 of the log book or written confirmation). 

When DVLA receive the notification, they will update their records so that you are no longer the registered owner of the vehicle and confirm this in writing within 4 weeks. But up until they receive your Section 9 or written notification, you are still responsible for the car.

If you sell your car to a to an ATF company and it is scrapped, you will receive a CoD. But only if the car is scrapped. If it is going to be repaired and sold on, the ATF does not have to issue a CoD.

Remove My Car will help you deal with the DVLA

At Remove My Car, we keep a record in our database of all cars collected, including price, date of sale, date of collection, and also details on when and where they were salvaged or scrapped.

This means we can trace your sale on our system and provide you with the information that may be required by DVLA or your insurance company, should they request it. If your car was scrapped and you need a Certificate of Destruction, we can get in touch with the ATF and make sure you receive the document as soon as possible.

This high-level of service comes as standard with Remove My Car, and we pay outstanding prices too.

Click here to see How to get the best price for your scrap car

WE’LL GET YOU THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR SCRAP / SALVAGE CAR GET QUOTE

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

Recycling News

Vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car has had its ELV recycling target service recognised by the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). 

RMC Payment Guarantee

If you dispose of your car through us, you'll also benefit from our payment guarantee for added piece of mind. Find out more at Why Choose Us

Head Office

Remove My Car Ltd
Cash's Business Centre
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV1 4PB  

RMC Promise

✔ No Transaction Fees
✔ FREE Collection on All Cars
✔ RMC Payment Guarantee
✔ Not share details with 3rd Parties 
✔ Offer a 100% Transparent service
✔ No Annoying Spam Emails or Text's

Scrap Metal Prices Falling

Yet again theres been further drops in metal prices, it's now the lowest in 6 years since the last crash in 2008/2009. Slowing economic growth in China is the biggest contribution for the fall in demand and its not looking to increase anytime soon!

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. 

Quick Links

Call us on 0800 038 0149 or Let us call you