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Scrap My Car for Cash

  Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Do you own one or more end-of-life vehicles? Did you know, it’s not the end of the road for your investment in these cars? At ASM Auto Recycling, we accept thousands of end-of-life vehicles from owners every year. Better still, these vehicle owners benefit from getting cold, hard cash sent straight into their bank accounts!

ASM scrap car transporter at HQ with forklift offload

At ASM Auto Recycling, we scrap cars for cash because it is a win-win situation for our customers and the wider environment:

  • A win for YOU, the customer
    Not only can you get your end-of-life vehicle off your hands, we’ll even pay you cash for the privilege; cash that you can spend on whatever you want. Whether you put it towards your next car, some used car parts or even a summer holiday, the choice is yours!

  • A win for the wider environment
    Whether your vehicle is considered end-of-life or damage-repairable, if you don’t have the time or money to invest in restoring it, our car scrapping services can process and recycle your vehicle within our state-of-the-art vehicle dismantling facilities that work in accordance with the European End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. This way, we ensure that all hazardous pollutants are disposed of properly and all valuable metals have the chance to be reused.

Scrap your car with ASM Auto Recycling for money today!

For more than 35 years, ASM Auto Recycling has been scrapping and recycling end-of-life and used vehicles from our state-of-the-art vehicle dismantling facilities throughout central England. As one of the UK’s most respected and reputable vehicle recycling firms, we are best placed to offer you an industry competitive cash price for your scrap car.

Our experts know the industry value of your scrap vehicle, in terms of the car parts that can be reused again on another car. This means you can be totally confident that the cash we pay for your scrap car is highly competitive, putting more cash in your back pocket for doing very little work!

Our process

At ASM Auto Recycling, we aim to make the process of scrapping your car for cash as painless as possible:

  1. Call our team of experts or use our online calculator to get a scrap car valuation absolutely free.
  2. Choose from our vehicle collection or drop-off service – our multi-vehicle transporters can collect your scrap car from home or your place of work at a time that’s convenient for you. Or you can drop the vehicle off yourself at your nearest ASM depot.
  3. Decide how you wish to be paid for your scrap car: provide us with your bank details for electronic payment or your postal address for a written cheque.
  4. Get on with life and await your funds to reach your bank account or come through your letterbox within a matter of days!

Get a free cash valuation of your scrap car

Wondering how much cash you could get for your scrap car? It’ll be worth something, even if it’s failed its MOT or is a non-runner! Enter your registration and postcode below to get a fair and accurate cash price for your scrap vehicle:

Looking to scrap your car. Click here for a free quote

Getting the best price for your scrap car

In the current climate, no end-of-life vehicle is worthless. Cash scrap value for your non-running motor can be more than you think, particularly if you adhere to the following tips:

  • Keep all your car parts intact
    Removing vital car parts such as engines, wheels and even car batteries before it is recycled can dramatically reduce its cash value for scrapping. To get the best possible price for your scrap car, leave your vehicle as it is, otherwise expect a sizeable reduction in the quotes you are offered.

  • Consider getting quotes at the beginning of the month
    Throughout the industry, scrap dealers have been known to increase their scrap prices at the start of the month in order to attract business for the next few weeks. Try and get some quotes for your scrap car at the start and end of a month to see if there is any noticeable difference in rates.

  • Know your rights regarding the V5C logbook
    Some scrap car dealers will make you believe that if you don’t provide a scrap vehicle’s V5C logbook, the price you will be quoted must be cut by £25. However, this is a total fallacy. The DVLA does not need the logbook for a scrapped vehicle, although it does speed things up if you do have it. It’s just a dealer’s way of keeping more cash in their back pocket rather than yours! If you are scrapping your vehicle at ASM Auto Recycling without the V5C, you’ll need to complete a form to confirm some ownership details and provide a photo ID that includes your address.

  • Use a reputable, licensed vehicle recycling dealer
    Ultimately, it pays (literally) to scrap your car with a licensed vehicle recycling dealer with years of experience and happy customers. As a permitted Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) and almost four decades of trading history, you can trust in ASM Auto Recycling to do the right thing by you and your car.

Why is it illegal to pay for scrap cars in cash?

Since the arrival of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, scrap metal and vehicle recycling firms such as ASM Auto Recycling have been prohibited from paying for end-of-life vehicles in cash.

While this has frustrated some of our customers along the way, we believe it is a step forward for our industry. Prior to the new act, we were not legally obliged to take the details of scrap vehicle sellers or maintain up-to-date records. This was music to the ears of unscrupulous individuals that were able to dispose of stolen vehicles or metal for cash and evade detection.

The new legislation makes it almost impossible for criminals to profit from scrapping stolen metal or vehicles undetected. In our opinion, anything that improves the legitimacy of the recycling industry is a step in the right direction.

Scrapping Car for Cash: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I be sure I’ll get the price you quote for scrapping my car?
    At ASM Auto Recycling, we offer a price guarantee to all customers looking to scrap their car for cash. Once you are ready to scrap your car, book an appointment with us and, providing your vehicle is exactly as described, the price we quoted you is the price we’ll pay!

  • What are ASM Auto Recycling’s preferred methods of payment?
    As it is now illegal to pay vehicle owners for scrap cars in cash, ASM Auto Recycling offers payment via written cheque or electronic transfer. The latter is the quickest way of getting payment into your bank account.

  • How soon will I get the money for my scrap car?
    Once you have either booked a collection slot to have your scrap vehicle collected by one of ASM Auto Recycling’s multi-vehicle transporters, or you have dropped your vehicle off at your nearest ASM Auto Recycling depot, you can expect payment for your scrap car within a matter of days.

  • Which methods of payment aren’t acceptable for my scrap car?
    Any payment instructions that provide anonymous or near-cash alternatives are not permitted at ASM Auto Recycling. That means we are unable to pay you in the following ways for your scrap car: postal orders, supermarket gift cards, foreign currency, e-vouchers, cryptocurrency.

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