Car scrapping is proving increasingly popular as the methods become more eco-friendly and the value of scrapped vehicles increases. That said, there are still some pernicious misconceptions that hang around this option. Here are just four.
- You Need an MOT Certificate to Scrap Your Car
It’s amazing just how many people still believe that you need a current MOT certificate to have a car scrapped. An MOT shows that a vehicle is roadworthy, and your vehicle’s days of taking to the roads are over if you’re choosing to scrap it. If your car has failed its MOT, scrapping it is one of the smartest things you can do.
- You Need to Clean Your Car
So many people stress about having their vehicle spic and span before it’s taken away to be scrapped. The general concern is that the price will come down if the vehicle isn’t spotless. Well, not to worry – there’s no need to clean your car. It’s nice to dispose of any waste, but you’re not legally required to have everything looking pristine. The only thing you really need to do is remove all of your personal belongings.
- You Cannot Keep Your Number Plate
Actually, keeping your own number plate is more than possible – it’s downright easy. Simply go to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website and follow their instructions. You’ll be asked for a few details and to fill in a form. A fee of £105 is currently set to retain the vehicle registration number for one year.
- You Always Get Hit with Unexpected Fees
Hidden fees have become the bane of our lives ever since people started using the internet so much. You know the score. A price looks great at first, and then the fees start to pile on and erode your profit. It still sometimes happens within the scrapping world – unscrupulous scrappers often charge extra for collection, admin, or cancellation. However, most scrappers avoid such tactics. The service should be free – after all, they’re making money from scrapping your car!