- Published 12/06/2020
Top questions to ask when scrapping your car
If you have decided to sell your car, you may be deciding between taking your car to your local scrap yard or using a scrap vehicle collection service. If you choose to contact a scrap yard, here are the questions you should be asking to ensure your car is being scrapped in the most environmental and economical way possible…
1. Are you licensed and regulated by the Environment Agency?
If a scrap yard cannot prove they are licensed and regulated by the Environment Agency, they should be avoided as you cannot be certain they will scrap your car in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way. It is essential, instead, you choose a scrap service that is committed to reducing the waste and pollution associated with vehicle disposal.
2. Can you provide me with a free quote?
Should a scrap yard be unable or unwilling to provide you with a free quote, it may be because they lack the skills and expertise to create an accurate quote. They may also be planning to offer you an unfair price, and don't want to give you time in advance to think about and compare the quote they give you.
3. Do I need to have proof of registration for my vehicle?
V5Cs are preferred but not essential when scrapping a car. A scrap yard should therefore not insist on you having a V5C for a standard scrap service.
4. How are you reducing your environmental impact?
If a scrap yard is not happy to discuss with you in detail how they are reducing their environmental impact where possible, they should be avoided. Any company that is actively trying to reduce their scrap waste and pollution should be more than happy to discuss their efforts and future goals with you.
5. How can I contact you?
A reputable scrap company should provide you with multiple ways to contact them, should you have any more questions about scrapping your car. At the very least, you should be provided with a telephone number and an email address for the vehicle scrap company you are considering using.
At Motorwise, we are licensed by the Environment Agency and are committed to reducing our environmental impact where possible. Contact us today, and we can provide you with a free quote for our car recycling service. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our scrap vehicle collection service.