Car Scrapping FAQ

What is an End of Life vehicle?

All cars eventually reach a point where they are no longer useful. End of life cars are essentially vehicles that are ready to be disposed of.

Why would you scrap a car?

The car may have been written off in an accident, abandoned, or may be expensive to repair. People may also choose to scrap cars to retrieve spare parts. But before you can do this, all end of life cars must follow the End of Life Vehicles derivative, which came into force in 2003.

This means automotives need to be de-polluted before they’re ready for to be taken to a scrap yard for destruction and dismantling for spare parts, which involves removing dangerous materials like liquids, airbags, and so on.

DID YOU KNOW: waste cars produce up to 9 million tonnes of waste? The derivative is there to turn this into a more environmentally-friendly process, which our car breaking service follows to the highest standard.

How much is my scrap car worth?

The value of your vehicle depends on a few factors, such as:

  • The condition it is in
  • How old it is
  • And finally, what make it is.

Luckily, we’ve taken the hassle out of finding out what you could get for your end of life car. All you have to do is enter your car registration and postcode to find out what yours could be worth.

Who needs to be involved when I scrap my car?

You’ll need to notify the DVLA so that they can de-register your vehicle. End of Life Cars does this all for you, as we’re an authorised treatment facility in Leicester.

Where do I take my car if I want to scrap it?

A trusted authorised treatment facility recognised by the DVLA is your best bet. If you’re based in the Leicestershire region, End of Life Car vehicle recyclers aim to collect your car for free within 24 hours.

If you’re in the surrounding area, just give us an extra day to get to you.

Have Any Questions? Get In Touch With Our Expert Team Now

If there’s anything we haven’t quite covered, our customer service advisors are at the ready to guide you through the car scrapping process. Give us a call us today on 0116 201 9866 / 07860 523 717 OR EMAIL ENDOFLIFECARS@GMAIL.COM

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