National Scrap Car provides instant and guaranteed quotes for old cars. We show you the best price available from a nationwide panel of trusted scrap dealers and buyers. 

We save you the hassle of calling round the dealers in your area, find you the best price and arrange free collection, wherever your scrap car is.

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Instant Online Quotes

Offers compared for your scrap car from accredited buyers nationwide

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Guaranteed Prices

Accept an offer and that price is locked in. The price you see is what you receive

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Always Free Collection

Collection & removal of your car is ALWAYS free!


Who Are We?

  • We’re National Scrap Car, one of the UK’s leading price comparison services for scrapping and recycling cars!
  • We work only work with professional and fully accredited dealers across the UK & Northern Ireland.
  • We’ve taken almost 40,000 tonnes of cars & vans off the roads and paid out over £17 MILLION!

You Might Have Seen Us In…

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And many more!

What Our Customers Say About Us

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“Dubious that I would actually get what was offered over the phone as full payment not sent through until vehicle has been collected, however it was confirmed and all paid into account by end of the day of vehicle collection. Excellent service from initial contact through to payment. Thank you.”

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“Really impressed with everyone we spoke to and the whole process from start to finish – within 2 working days the car was collected and money paid. No hesitation in recommending this company.”

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“Highly professional and reliable company. Would definitely recommend their services without any hesitation.”


What Services do we Provide?

Scrap My Car

Pick National Scrap Car to sell your car for the most money possible. No matter where you reside, we can connect you with a local buyer. You won’t pay a penny to scrap your cars with us. Transactions happen quickly, and the price you are given over the phone is the price you will pay. 

Scrap Car Collection

You’ve come to the right place if you’re seeking for the most effective and accommodating scrap auto collecting service available. We’ll arrange collection for any car, even if it’s not drivable. Even if it’s stuck at the mechanics!

Scrap My Van

Do you own an old or damaged van that you no longer need? We also quote vans! We partner with with hundreds of buyers all across the nation that have a wealth of expertise and experience in scrapping second-hand trucks, fleet vehicles, and commercial vans.

Salvage Cars

Simply said, salvage gives old cars new life when they could otherwise have ended up on the scrap yard. If the cost of the work itself is the only thing stopping you from fixing your car so that it runs again, it may be time to consider salvaging.


How Does The Scrapping Process Work?

1. Get a quote instantly

Enter your vehicle registration and postcode into our quote form and you’ll receive a valuation in seconds!

2. Accept your offer

The price that you’re offered is guaranteed from the moment you accept it. Once you’re happy to proceed, you can accept the quoted price and we’ll give you a call to arrange collection.

3. Job done

That’s it! No, really! Your motor will be collected at the arranged time and all you’ll need to do is present your ID & log book, and hand over the keys. You’ll be paid the very same day.

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What Do I Need To Scrap My Car?

Scrapping your car is a very simple process. All you’ll need to hand is:

  • The vehicle’s V5C log book.
  • At least one form of photo identification.
  • Any vehicle service/MOT/maintenance history.

Don’t worry if you’re missing any of the above. You can still scrap your car with National Scrap Car. Find out how here.

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Scrap vs Salvage

Maybe your old car failed an MOT or was in an accident. Often old cars do not need to be fully scrapped. If the car, or parts of the car, can be salvaged, we are able to get a higher price for you. This means that:

– It’s better for the environment.
– Parts will be saved from the scrap heap.
– You achieve a higher price.
Our advisors will ask a few simple questions in order to uncover the hidden value of your scrap car. They will then work for you to get the best price from the right buyer. Taking into account not just the scrap value of the metal, but also the value of the salvageable parts.

Guidance & Advice From Our Team Of Experts

⏱️ Don’t wait around – The price of scrap vehicles can and will change rapidly. Secure the best price for your motor today.

🆓 No hidden fees – Your no-obligation quote is totally free, and once accepted, the collection & removal of your vehicle won’t cost you a penny.

🛒 Shop around with National – With us, you can find the highest offers for your car without needing to make multiple phone calls or get quotes through different websites.

🚗 Keep it together – Thinking about dismantling your own car to sell in bits and pieces? You’ll get more money if you sell it whole with us!

Free collection – Sell your car with pick up and removal included at no extra cost. There will be no hassle with paperwork, renegotiations or chasing payments. National Scrap Car makes it simple.


Scrapping FAQs

What do I need to do to scrap my car? How much paperwork is there?

Whether you wish to scrap a car or a van, the disposal of your vehicle is easy with National Scrap Car! Simply enter your details at the top of this page and we’ll find the best price for your old motor offered by local scrap & salvage dealers.

All you will need to do is gather the few required documents – your photo ID, V5C log book & any service/MOT history – then we’ll do the rest. We’ll even handle the paperwork! Once the vehicle is scrapped, all you’ll then need to do is inform the DVLA that it’s been disposed of.

Will my car be collected, or do I need to take it somewhere?

With National Scrap Car, you won’t even need to leave your living room! Sell your car as scrap or salvage with us and we’ll sort out the collection of your vehicle at no cost to yourself.

Our professional vehicle buyers will collect your car from your local area, UK-wide, and the removal could be scheduled within days of you accepting an offer!

How can I improve the value of my vehicle?

We will always try to get you the best deal for your vehicle, but if you think your motor might be worth a slightly higher price, there are a couple of things you can do:

Don’t break down your vehicle yourself, or sell individual parts, as this will detract from the overall value. You should also try to get a hold of as much of the car or van’s history as possible, as this could help it be considered salvage rather than scrap. We’re proud of our competitive scrap prices, but salvaging your damaged car with us will net you more cash!

Can I be paid in cash when I scrap my car?

Cash transactions were outlawed within the scrap metal industry back in 2013 to crack down on dodgy dealings that could be done ‘off-the-record’. Cars would often be stolen and quickly scrapped, meaning that there would be no way to track them down!

When you sell your scrap car with us, we’ll send you your money straight into your bank account via direct bank transfer. This transaction will be processed the very same day that the car or van is collected, so payment is usually in your account within a matter of hours.

What happens to my vehicle? Will it be recycled?

Sell your car as scrap or salvage with National Scrap Car and it will always be recycled. Our Authorised Treatment Facilities (that’s the fancy name for a professionally registered scrap yard) are legally obligated to recycle every vehicle they work with.

Everything that can be reused, either in its current form or after being recycled, will be.

Who will be collecting my vehicle?

The scrap & salvage vehicle buyers that we work with will collect your car or van from an accessible location of your choosing – this is usually, but not always, our customers’ home. To do this, they will send a collector with a HGV capable of removing your vehicle.

Each collector, along with everybody else who works for the Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) purchasing your vehicle will be experienced, professional & legally licenced for the role. In line with the scrap metal dealers act of 2013, they will take your vehicle to be recycled at their ATF.


More Important Information

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Find out the scrap value of your car

Wondering how your car is valued and what price you’d get for it today?

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Can you scrap a car without a log book?

The log book, or V5C, is a document that every driver should keep safe. If you don’t have it, you can still scrap your car.

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How to scrap your car

Don’t be intimidated by the vehicle scrapping process. We’ve made it simple and explained it all.

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How to notify the DVLA that you’ve scrapped your car

Once your car is gone, you must inform the DVLA that you’re no longer the owner.