Scrap Car FAQ

If you are thinking about scrapping your car, there are so many questions – that’s where our scrap car FAQ helps! Where is the best place to scrap my car? Where will pay the most for my scrap car? Can I sell my scrap car without an MOT? It can be a minefield. Thankfully, we can help by answering most questions for you.

We are a local business with over 25 years experience in scrapping vehicles, everything from cars, to vans, to bikes, with everything in between. If you need any advice on how you can scrap your car, please contact us today and our team would be happy to talk you through the options. If there anything that isn’t covered in our scrap car FAQ, please contact us and we can answer any questions you may have.

This is the most common question we’re asking, and for good reason! If you’re scrapping your car, you need to ensure that you receive the maximum amount possible for your vehicle. Not only that, if you’re using that money for a deposit for a new car, then you need to make sure you find a company that can collect your scrap car as soon as possible.

Due to the network of scrap metal dealers we’ve built relationships with over 20 years, we are often able to offer more than similar local scrap car companies. Not only that, unlike some of the bigger national scrap car business who arrange collection once a week (sometimes 2!) we are able to collect your vehicle on the same day you contact us in around 9 out of 10 cases.

Well, it depends on who you use to scrap your car. Some of the bigger car buying companies will make you an offer online, then make you come to them, find a way to get home after with no car – and the worst part? They will try and offer you less money when you get there!

We like to keep things simple – it makes life easier for everyone. Infact, it’s as simple as 1-2-3

  1. Get an offer from one of our team. As long as what you tell us matches the condition of the car, that’s the price we pay. Guaranteed.
  2. We arrange a time & date to collect from your home address. 7am? Not a problem. 10pm? We’ll see you then. You name the time, that’s when we’ll be there.
  3. We complete the paperwork, load the car onto our truck, pay you the agreed amount. And that’s it. Your car is now scrapped!

Some companies will try and tell you that scrap cars don’t have any value. Don’t listen to them! Every scrap car has is worth something, and we do everything we can to maximise what we can pay you.

Scrap prices do vary from week to week, but that’s fine – so does the price we pay. Because we are a small local business, we can change the prices we pay daily, unlike some of the larger companies. So if scrap car prices go up then guess what? We pay you more!

There are several factors that affect the price that a scrap car is worth, but some of the key factors are:

  • The car must be compete – no parts removed
  • A key
  • The v5 document

Other factors do have an impact, but these are the 3 biggest factors that affect the price a scrap car is worth. Can you still scrap your car without a v5? Or can you still scrap your car without a key? Of course, but it can reduce the prices down a little. The best thing to do is get in touch with our team today & explain the situation, and we can give you an honest assessment of what your scrap vehicle will be worth.

It really depends on the age and condition of the car. We’ve had non-running cars which didn’t need to be scrapped, but we’ve also had fully running cars that we have scrapped due to issues that would cause them to fail an upcoming MOT.

But there is some good news if you’re not sure whether your car is better than scrap – we’ll buy it either way! And, we’ll pay you more if your car is better than scrap. Companies like WeBuyAnyCar will just offer a low flat fee for cars over a certain age, but because we can move cars on that are better than scrap, we can offer considerably more money than other big car buying companies.

If a car has been sat on your drive for a year, it’s very likely you have no idea where the key is – let alone any idea where the documents are! Don’t worry. We can scrap a car for you with or without documents.

Ideally, if you do have the V5 (the logbook) then it makes life a little easier, but we can work around it if not. We will contact the DVLA on your behalf & tell that the car has been scrapped. We do this as part of our service and it doesn’t cost you a penny. There are no hidden admin fees. We simple collect your car, handle all the paperwork and pay you. It really is that simple!

How to sell your scrap car

  • Step 1

    Enter your details

  • Step 2

    Confirm you are happy with the offer & arrange a collection time

    Step 2

  • Step 3

    We complete all paperwork, make payment and collect your vehicle

About Bracknell Scrap Cars

With over 20 years in the scrap car industry, we have a wealth of experience scrapping all kind of cars and vans. No matter what the issue is, we are happy to buy any MOT failures, any scrap cars, cars with mechanical issues, scrap vans.

We want to buy any kind of scrap vehicle & can often collect and pay on the same day. Not only that, but will complete all DVLA paperwork & will still buy your scrap vehicle even if the car is not complete – plus the team are working 24/7 business and we are happy to arrange collection at any time that is most convenient for you. You can find out more about the vehicles we buy here and our scrap car FAQ will answer any questions you may have.

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