How To Get The Best Price For Your Scrap Car

How To Get The Best Price For Your Scrap Car

11th Nov, 2016

Everyone likes to get a little bit extra – there’s no shame in that! – and it’s no different when you’re looking to scrap your old car. So before you go ahead and say “Scrap My Car!” to any old firm, take a look at our tips for getting the best price for your four-wheeled friend…

Watch out for hidden fees

how to get the best price for your scrap car

When you’re shopping around for scrap car quotes online, you’ll find that offers can vary by quite a wide margin. But before you opt for the best price on the face of it, make sure that there are no hidden fees during the process – the last thing you want is to agree on a competitive quote, only to find that you’re forking out a premium for certain collection dates, times, or locations. Always double check before confirming your booking that there’s nothing to pay.

And while we’re at it, beware of dealers telling you you’ll get less money for your car if you can’t find your V5C – otherwise known as your log book. The DVLA doesn’t need your V5C to scrap your car, and any reputable dealer will be happy to collect your car without it – and without chopping twenty quid off the price they’re paying you!

Get in early

how to get the best price for your scrap car

Towards the end of a busy month, some scrap car recyclers may reduce the amount they pay for old cars as a way to handle a heavy workload. It’s worth taking a little time when getting your scrap car quotes, shopping around and comparing the offers you get from dealers at the start of the month and the end.

You may well be offered better prices the earlier in the month you get in touch – and if your car isn’t ready for immediate collection, it may be possible to book collection a few weeks ahead, helping you get a collection date that suits as well as a price that suits.

Leave your car in one piece

how to get the best price for your scrap car

While there’s something to be said for salvaging sought-after and valuable parts from your scrap car, it’s worth remembering that the more you take out of the car, the lower the price is likely to be. Weigh up your options carefully to see which is likely to have the better outcome for your budget, and always be clear with your scrap car dealer about how intact the car is.

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Get a fixed quote from a reputable company

how to get the best price for your scrap car

Make sure when you say “Scrap My Car!” that the price you’re offered is the one you’re going to get – get it in writing and make sure it’s guaranteed.

Double check that the company you choose knows everything they need to about the age, make, model and condition of your car, so there can be no “misunderstandings” or claims that the car isn’t what expected – the last thing you want is to have to negotiate a new price with the person who comes to collect your car.

Scrap Car Network offers customers a written quote that’s fixed from the moment we send it. No hidden extras, no haggling – just straightforward service and a great price.

Get money back on your insurance and tax

Like we always say, it’s worth taking care of the paperwork to make sure you get as much value as possible from your old car. Phone your insurance company and contact the DVLA to see whether you can get unused tax and insurance payments refunded.

Contact the DVLA to cancel your vehicle tax here.

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