Monday – Friday 9AM – 5.30PM
Do i get paid?
Of course! We never charge for collections and we always pay you! Our quote system is based specifically on your vehicle so please make sure you can provide us with a registration number!
Is your car too good for scrap?
Sell us your car – do you have a car that you are looking to sell, trade in, or part-exchange? We’re always looking for not so old cars too! Simply call or email for a premium vehicle quote!
How do i scrap my car?
Arrange a collection date –
Simply call or email us with all of the details of the vehicle and its location details, we will then create a quote for you based on these details.
We’ll try to contact you as soon as possible but please allow up to four working hours.
If you have a preferred collection date, just let us know when you are liaising with our team and we’ll do our best to meet it.
Bring your car to site –
If you are able and willing then you are more than welcome to bring your car to site, we will then need to see some photographic ID and the V5C document – explained below.
We will then process your vehicle and issue a certificate of destruction and pay you for the vehicle!!
It’s that easy! – Call us now 01305 871666
When can you collect my car?
We’ll contact you to discuss a convenient date and time for us to collect your car, after you’ve accepted our quote.
We’ll do our best to fit in with you and most collections are arranged within two working days.
Collections usually take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 17:30 pm. But please let us know if you’re in a hurry, or you need us to collect your car earlier or later than this, or on a Sunday, and we’ll do our best to help.
If you have a preferred collection date and time, please let us know at the time of booking. We generally offer a AM / PM collection slot.
Our driver will also give you a call when he is en route which is useful if you need to travel to where the car is located.
What happens on the collection day?
You’ll need to have a few things ready:
1. your identification
2. your keys (including any locking wheel nut or electronic keys and codes) and security codes if you have them;
3. your documents (such as the registration certificate, service history, MOT certificate and manuals) if you have them;
4. And finally, don’t forget to remove any personal belongings and rubbish.
On the day of collection, we’ll:
1. Call you to ensure the car is still available for collection
2. Check that your car matches your quote;
3. Check and take a copy of your identification;
4. Take care of the DVLA paperwork;
5. Sort out the payment.
If you have any road tax remaining, you’ll get an automatic road tax refund from DVLA.
How do i prove my identity?
If you sell a car as a scrap car in England, Wales or Scotland, we have to confirm your identity. All you need is a current photocard driving licence, as this confirms your name, date of birth and residential address.
Don’t have a photocard driving licence?
If you don’t have a photocard driving licence, you can instead show another form of photo ID from list 1 below, along with separate proof of address from list 2 below.
1. Accepted forms of photo ID:
• a valid UK passport
• a valid passport issued by a European Economic Area state, or
• a valid UK biometric immigration document.
2. Accepted proof of address (which must not be older than 3 months):
• a bank or building society statement
• a credit or debit card statement
• a council tax statement or demand letter
• a utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity, water), but not a mobile phone bill.
Proving your identity is a requirement of The Scrap Metal Dealers Act in England and Wales
How will i be paid?
The most common method of payment available are Bank Transfer and Cheque Payment. Bank Transfers are usually cleared within 24 hours from the time of collection. Cheque Payments are issued on collection but can take a few days to clear with your bank.
What if i don’t have the V5C (Log Book)?
We can still collect without the V5C. All it means is that the person present at the time of collection will have to provide Photo I.D and a recent Utility Bill, and the registered keeper will need to inform DVLA in writing. The DVLA need to know that the car has been sold to GP Metals and Spares Ltd for scrap. If required, we can provide a CoD by using the chassis number of the vehicle. Please ensure you make sure our team know that you do not have the V5C document when booking in the vehicle for a collection.
What is a certificate of destruction?
C.O.D (certificate of destruction) is a certificate that can only be provided by a company that is registered as an ATF (authorised treatment facility). We are an established and reputable registered ATF company, so if you request a COD you will receive one. You can also be confident that your car will be recycled correctly and legally.
Why can i not get paid in cash?
Due to the SMDA 2013 (scrap metal dealers act 2013) scrap metal dealers and car breakers can no longer pay for vehicles using CASH. Read more information at www.removemycar.co.uk/scrap-metal-dealers-act.html
I do not have photo I.D
If you are not able to provide your Photo I.D at the time of collection, you could always ask a family member to be present with there Photo I.D/Utility Bill failing this, the recovery driver can always take a photo of yourself at the time of collection
How soon can you collect?
Depending on your location, we can often collect on the same day or next day. On average collections are within 48 working hours.
Tell DVLA you’ve sold, transferred or bought a vehicle
Looking for more information on scrapping your car?
See the government guide – https://www.gov.uk/scrapped-and-written-off-vehicles/how-to-scrap-vehicle