Car Insurance Write-off Calculator

Having a written off car in your possession is never ideal, and knowing what your options are can seem daunting. You could accept an offer from your insurance company, you could try and repair it, or find a buyer and sell it.

One of your easiest, and quickest options could be to scrap it. Not only can National Scrap Car offer you a quote for your written-off motor, but our buyers specialise in scrapping damaged cars and vans, in a whole range of conditions. So not only can you find a buyer in an instant, you’ll still receive a top quote for it, potentially more than your insurance company is offering.

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There really is no such thing as a car with no value, no matter how old or damaged it is. It’s also worth remembering that you shouldn’t feel pressured to accept an offer, just because it’s from your insurance company. It’s wise to know what your options are, especially if you could get more money, and get rid of your vehicle with less hassle. To see how much you could get for your write-off, enter your postcode and registration number into the form below, and we’ll find you the top prices for your written-off car.

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What is an Insurance Write-off?

An insurance write-off is a term used for a vehicle that has sustained so much damage that the vehicle is either deemed as too costly to repair, or past the point of repair. An insurance company will assess the damage and assign it a category. The write-off categories are A, B, C, D, S and N – each title reflects a different level of damage, as well as the options for that vehicle. These categories act as a title for the vehicle, to enable mechanics, specialists and any future buyers to understand the level of past damage, and give an insight into the vehicle’s history. To read more and find out what the different categories mean, read our blog on insurance categories explained.

A smashed car requiring a scrap car service

What is Insurance Buy Back?

If you have been in an accident and your insurance company feels that the total cost of repairing your motor to a roadworthy condition is higher than the original value of the vehicle before the accident, then the insurance company will offer you a price to buy it back off of you.