If you’re thinking of selling your car, you’ve probably considered simply scrapping it and moving on. But if the vehicle in question is still running, you may be wondering whether there’s any way to avoid having to shell out hundreds of dollars in order to get it towed to the junk yard when selling it doesn’t work out. Here are some of the things you need to know about scrap car removals if you don’t have a logbook or scrap certificate.
Yes, you can scrap your car without a logbook
It’s possible to scrap your car without a logbook if you have the right paperwork. Here are the steps:
- Contact a licensed car removals company and make sure they’re legally allowed to scrap your car.
- Give them your vehicle registration and proof of ownership, such as the original title or signed letter from the current owner.
- The service provider will offer you payment for your vehicle, then remove it for recycling or scrapping.
However, there are a few things you need to know
However, there are a few things you need to know before you go about scrapping your car without a logbook. Firstly, an accredited dismantler will not offer any money for your car unless they have been given a logbook by the DVLA. Secondly, the DVLA will always keep the original logbooks so if you no longer have them then they will not be able to help you. Finally, to scrap your car without a logbook then you need to make sure that it is either less than 10 years old or is considered classed as ‘end of life’.
For starters, you’ll need the vehicle identification number
You will need the VIN to get your car scrapped. If you do not have it, you can contact the office of motor vehicles for their assistance. The office will then ask you for your name and date of birth so they can verify that you are the legal owner of the vehicle. After providing this information, they will give you a form that needs to be filled out with all pertinent vehicle information like make, model, and year and plate number. It is also important to note if there is any damage or modifications made to the vehicle as this could affect how much money will be given as scrap value for your car.
Registration certificate and logbook
If you have the title, registration certificate and logbook for your car, it’s fairly straightforward to scrap it without any problems. However, if you don’t have the documents for your car or need to scrap it urgently, then things can get tricky. If this is the case then you’ll need to contact the DVLA who will confirm ownership of your vehicle by checking records. This can take up to 10 days but there is no charge for this service. Once you’ve got confirmation that ownership has been established, simply go online and order a V5C cancellation certificate these needs to be done within 14 days of confirming vehicle ownership with the DVLA.
The process is actually pretty simple
I would like to start off by saying that it’s very easy to scrap your car without a logbook. All you have to do is take the plates off the vehicle, remove any personal belongings from the inside, and then bring it to one of the many scrap yards around the country. The process is actually pretty simple.
Take off all of your license plates and put them in your glove compartment or somewhere safe so they don’t get lost.
Remove anything that’s valuable from inside your car. This includes any electronics, such as cell phones, laptops, iPads, etc. along with anything else like cash, jewelry, or prescription medication that might be inside there.
Just bring your car to a scrapyard
If you have an old car, it’s time to get rid of it. And the best way to do that is by taking it to a scrapyard. But how can you do that without your log book? Well, all you need is your registration and insurance documents. The scrapyard will ask for these as they are needed to legally remove the vehicle from the road.
They’ll handle the rest
A log book is an important document you need to have on hand before you can scrap your car. If you don’t have one, it’s time to start looking for your old registration papers and other documents that prove ownership. Once you find these documents, call up your local DMV and ask them how to go about getting the log book replaced. They’ll handle the rest.