Scraping your beloved car even though it has become a liability to you is hard. When you make big decisions like getting your car scrapped, you must know the process of it before jumping right in. The first and foremost step you need to take is to conduct an exhaustive research of what needs to be done. In that research, you will compile all the necessary things, options, processes that you need to know. Do not fret because we have got you covered. In this post, we have come up with all the necessary information that you must know.
What are your pricing and scraping options?
Before you start reading the guide, we must warn you that scrapping your car does not bring a lot of money. However, it is your best bet when your old car is up to no possible or profitable use. You have the option of scrapping your car entirely or some parts of it. You will probably get paid a lot more by getting your vehicle scrapped as a whole instead of scrapping certain parts of it individually.
The second step: Informing & Notifying DVLA
Either way, you will have to inform or notify DVLA about it. This must be done directly and in a formal manner. DVLA is an acronym which is used for the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency. This agency is responsible for maintaining the databases about the vehicles and drivers all across the country. For sending in this application, you must have a number comprising of 11 digits. You can get from the VSC/3. This is your car’s logbook, and this number is located at the very top of the yellow page.
The scrap yard can help you fill in this logbook. After you are done filling the logbook, you will deliver it to the DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency).
Legal Requirements You Need to Fulfil
There are some legal requirements that you need to fulfill before you get your car scraped. This step will save you from getting into any trouble in the future. First of all, you need to find a scrap yard which is an Authorised Treatment Facility. If it is not an authorized treatment facility, then the whole transaction will be considered illegal. While contacting various scrap yards, you can ask them to show proof that they are authorized to do this.
The Fourth Step: Receiving COD
COD is the Certificate of Destruction that you will receive after you sell your car to a certified and authorized scrap yard. You can expect to receive this within a week after the scrap yard has the possession of your car. This certificate is a proof which shows that you have sold your car and that you are no longer liable for it. In some countries, you are not allowed to receive any payment for scraping your car. So, it is always better to check your country’s laws regarding this matter. Lastly, keep your eyes open for any scammers.