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How To Get A Good Price When Scrapping Your Car

By Birmingham Auto Break on 10 November 2021

The scrap car business has a reputation for attempting to give you less for your scrap car than it is worth. This is why it is crucial that when you decide to scrap your car you take it to a trustworthy scrap yard.

At Birmingham Autobreak our team of professionals have years of experience and knowledge of the scrap car industry in and around Birmingham, from Solihull to Sutton Coldfield and Walsall to Tamworth. Follow this guide to make sure you have the best chance of getting the best price for your scrap car.

1. Never remove any parts from your car

You may be tempted to salvage parts from your car if you are sending it to be scrapped. However, by removing tyres or wheels it is much harder for a scrap car company to collect your vehicle. It may even be refused. It is also more difficult for the scrap yard to sell on the vehicle therefore decreasing its value substantially.

At Birmingham Autobreak, we scrap cars from Birmingham and the surrounding areas, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Tamworth. Not only do we offer vehicle recycling but we refurbish and resell car parts. A scrap vehicle is of far greater value when it is left intact and this is reflected in the amount we give you for your scrap car.

2. Only use a reputable scrap yard with a guaranteed price

If a scrap company tries to negotiate the price they have promised when they collect your vehicle, we recommend you reconsider. Be completely honest with the company about the state of your vehicle and settle on a guaranteed price.

At Birmingham Autobreak our service across the West Midlands is highly regarded. The price we offer you is the price you get.

3. Collection should be free

If you are scrapping your vehicle the likelihood is that the vehicle isn’t roadworthy. It is essential that you will have to have your car collected. You shouldn’t have to pay an additional fee for this service. Collection of your vehicle should be included in the price you have been offered.

At Birmingham Autobreak we offer free collection to a wide area including Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Redditch and Bromsgrove.

4. Don’t forget to claim back your vehicle tax

Many people don’t realise that you can claim back your vehicle tax. When your car has been scrapped, simply let the DVLA know and your tax will be cancelled and you will be refunded any tax that you have already paid for.

5. You do not need a log book to scrap your car

Some less reputable companies will insist that without a log book (V5) your vehicle is worth less. This isn’t the case. The DVLA doesn't require you to provide a logbook to scrap a vehicle. This should have no impact on the price that you are offered for your car.

At Birmingham Autobreak we are completely transparent and always offer you the best price for your car. We don’t employ any tricks to devalue your car.

We have an excellent reputation across Birmingham and the surrounding areas as the best scrap yard in the area. Our experienced professionals know all there is to know about vehicle recycling. If you have any questions about scrapping your vehicle, get in touch. We will be happy to advise.

Article written by Birmingham Auto Break

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