After purchasing a new car you are more likely to turn your attention on everything to do with your brand new ride rather than thinking about your old car which has just been put in the garage “for now.” Sometimes you can resell your car if it’s in good condition and still safe to drive, however in some cases this isn’t an option.
The British scrapping scheme
The scrapping scheme which is currently in place in Britain is a safe and secure operation that can provide a peace of mind to all road users and pedestrians. When a car is driven on the road, it is assumed by others that the vehicle is safe, environmentally friendly and should legally be on the road.
If a vehicle is not scrapped and is illegally driven than other peoples safety and the driver is put at risk, which could result in either a serious injury or worse, death.
Choosing to scrap your car is not only safe but it is also an environmentally friendly way to dispose of a vehicle that is not road legal or past its best. When you have your vehicle scrapped you should receive a certificate of destruction (CoD) straight away or within 7 days. The authorised treatment facility (ATF) who dismantled your vehicle will inform the DVLA that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle and that you have just had it scrapped.
The benefits of scrapping your car
Most vehicle scrappage companies understand their customer’s needs, specifically the requirement of wanting a free service which won’t compromise your time. You will find most companies will pick your car up free of charge and will offer you instant cash in order to scrap your vehicle, making the decision to scrap your old car easier.
It is important that you always look for a fully registered company which is supported by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and the MVDA (Motor vehicle Dismantlers Association). This will ensure you that your vehicle is being properly scrapped and will be off the roads entirely.
Even though choosing to scrap your car can seem a little bit drastic, especially if there is still some life in the old girl, it is the best and safest option for you and other road users when it comes to getting rid of your unwanted vehicle.