Scrap My Car

How do I scrap my car with ASM Auto Recycling?

If you’re planning to scrap your car, you’re in the right place.  As a permitted Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF), ASM Auto Recycling has over 30 years of experience in scrapping cars, and we’re best placed to give you a brilliant price.

Give us a call today to get a valuation for your car.  Local authorities and insurance companies with items to discuss should also feel free to contact us via phone or email.

Sell Your Car

Best prices paid on any car!

All cars wanted, including MOT failures and non-runners.  We offer prompt collection and immediate payment.


Where can I scrap my car?

Only permitted operators of approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (usually known as a breaker’s yard or scrapyard) can provide legal evidence of the treatment, recovery or recycling of car parts and scrap vehicles.  Find your local ASM Auto Recycling branch.

Which types of car do you buy?

At ASM, we routinely take in vehicles ranging from insurance write-offs, to end-of-life vehicles that will simply cost more to repair than they’re worth, to vehicles that function fine but the owners aren’t keen to use the inconsistent private market.  Whatever car you’re selling; the chances are we’ve bought one like it before to be used in our car scrap yard.

What will happen to my car?

That depends on whether it’s still operational.  If it is, it may get passed on through our salvage auction.  Otherwise, the car will be recycled, with any re-usable parts being re-sold through our online parts store.  The rest of the car will be fully recycled by our sister site, ASM Metal Recycling.

Can you collect the car?

Yes, we offer collections across the South-East of England.  Simply give us a call, and we’ll arrange a collection.

How much will I get for scrapping my car?

The scrap value of your vehicle depends on a few factors, including make, model and year of manufacture.  You can use our online car valuation tool to preview the total amount you could receive – just one of many online calculators available to you in your research.

How do I know I’m getting the best price for my scrap car?

We encourage our customers to research all possible options to find the best deal available.  At ASM Auto Recycling, providing excellent customer service is one of our core values – which is why we pay you for vehicles we recycle.  With our vast expertise in processing countless end-of-life vehicles and used car parts each year, we ensure you get a fair and accurate valuation for your vehicle.

Our simple car scrappage process

Getting your get car scrapped with ASM Auto Recycling is an easy, pain-free process that can be over and done with and three simple steps.

Step 1: Call our team today or use our online calculator for a free car scrap valuation to find out your car scrap value.

Step 2: Book an appointment if choosing our scrap car collection service.  Alternatively, drop off your vehicle at the nearest ASM Auto Recycling branch.

Step 3: Arrange to call or meet with our team to discuss and finalise the paperwork.

What happens to my car when scrapped?

Our cutting-edge facilities mean that we can either pass the car on – if it’s still operational – through our salvage auction.  Or, we can use our recycling facilities to break the car down like so:

  • Firstly, the shell of the car is de-polluted, and any pollutants are safely stored.
  • The fluids in the car (petrol, oil, anti-freeze, brake and transmission fluids) are then fully drained and safely disposed of.
  • Re-usable parts from the car are removed and cleaned up, and then re-sold through our online store.
  • Any remaining parts that can’t be re-sold are also removed.
  • Finally, the chassis of the car (as well as any remaining parts) are crushed and fed into the shredder, before being melted down.

Why choose ASM?

We have over 30 years of experience in the industry and we continue to be at the cutting edge, making use of the latest and most effective technology.  This ensures we’re still the most efficient firm around, and that we’re able to pass on those savings to the customer.

Our facilities process around 25,000 end-of-life vehicles every single year, and our online salvage auctions help re-sell around 2,500 vehicles every week.

Our experience and know-how mean that if you’re looking to sell your car, there’s simply no better place to do so than ASM.

Give us a call today, and start scrapping your car.