A&L Scrap Car Dealers
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A&L Scrap Car FAQ

We want to ensure that your experience with A&L Scrap Car Dealers goes as smoothly as possible. Therefore, if you require more specific answers in relation to our car recycling, your quote, collection or payment, take a look below for some frequently asked questions and their answers!
F.A.Q's
About your quoteAbout your carAbout collectionAbout dropping off your carAbout getting paidAbout A&L Car Recycling

About Your Quote

Things you should know about your quote.

Will it cost me anything to receive a quote?

It costs nothing to receive a quote for your scrap car from A&L and there’s no obligation to accept either! Simply provide your car’s registration and your postcode to find out the value of your car.

What type of cars do you buy?

We buy cars and vans of all ages and conditions. Our teams of buyers will compete to offer you the best possible price even if your car is roadworthy, has low or high mileage, failed an MOT or is beyond repair and ready to be scrapped.

How do you work out the value of my car?

We ask you to provide your car’s registration and your postcode so that we can find out the type of car that you have and its location. We’ll use this information along with our assumptions that the car has no significant damage or major parts missing, to give you the best price available from competing scrap dealers.

Will I have time to think about my quote?

Yes, the quote that we give you will be valid for seven days, perfect if you’re not quite ready to accept straight away. When you’d like to retrieve your quote, simply provide your registration and postcode or click the link in the email that we send you.

Are there any minimum requirements to receive a quote?

We provide you with a quote for your car based on the following minimum requirements:
  • You can provide photographic ID and proof of address
  • Your vehicle is free of all finance charges (e.g. hire purchases & loan agreements)
  • Your vehicle is free from waste, rubbish and litter
  • Your car or van has no more than 9 seats
  • Your car is accessible for collection (parked on solid ground with inflated tyres)
If any of the above criteria cannot be met, the initial quote provided to you may need to be re-evaluated.

Will you ask me any questions about my car?

For evaluation purposes, we may have you some questions regarding the condition of your car, such as:
  • Does it contain all of its parts?
  • Does it contain any damage?
  • What’s the approximate mileage?
  • Do you have access to the keys?
  • Do you have access to the registration certificate?
  • Has the car ever been written-off?
  • Does it start and drive?
  • How much MOT is remaining?
  • Is there any service history?
If you’re unable to answer any questions regarding your vehicle, we will make some basic assumptions about its condition.

About Your Car

Things you should know about your car.

Does my car have to be damage-free?

No, we will buy damaged cars. We may ask you whether there is any damage when we call to discuss your quote.

Does my car have to be complete?

No, we will buy cars that have parts missing. We may ask you whether any parts are missing when we call to discuss your quote.

Does it matter if my car has high mileage?

No, we will buy cars with high mileage. We may ask you for your approximate mileage when we call to discuss your quote.

Do I need to give you the keys to my car?

No, we buy cars without keys. We may ask you whether you have the keys when we call to discuss your quote.

Do I need to provide my car’s registration certificate?

No, the V5C or logbook (registration certificate) is not required and will not affect your quote. However, processes will be easier and quicker if you are able to provide it. We may ask you whether you have the registration certificate when we call to discuss your quote. If you don’t have it, we may ask you to provide personal identification.

Does it matter if my car has been written off?

No, we will buy your car even if it has been written off by insurance companies. We may ask you whether your car has been written off when we call to discuss your quote.

Does my car have to start and drive?

No, we buy cars that don’t start and drive. However, by telling us that your car starts and drives, you’re declaring that there aren’t any electrical or mechanical problems. We may ask you whether your car starts and drives when we call to discuss your quote.

Does my car need to have an in-date MOT test certificate?

No, we buy cars without a valid MOT. We may ask you whether your car has an MOT when we call to discuss your quote. Due to the unsafe or illegal nature of driving a car on public roads without a valid MOT, we recommend you contact us to arrange collection for your car.

Does the service history of my car matter?

No, we buy cars that have no service history. We may ask you whether your car has any service history when we call to discuss your quote.

Does my car need to be clean?

No, your car doesn’t need to be clean but all personal belongings and rubbish will need to be removed. Unfortunately, items that are left in the car will not be able to be returned.

Does my car require valid insurance cover?

No, we will buy your car without valid insurance cover. Due to the unsafe or illegal nature of driving a car on public roads without valid insurance cover, we recommend you contact us to arrange collection for your car.

Do you buy cars with any outstanding finance?

No, we will not buy any cars with outstanding finance. All outstanding finance will need to be settled before you accept our quote.

Does it matter if there is any road tax remaining?

No, it doesn’t matter how much road tax is remaining on your car, any remaining road tax will automatically be refunded to the registered keeper of the car.

About Collection

Things you should know about us collecting your car.

How do I arrange a collection date for my car?

Once you’ve accepted the quote for your car disposal, we will contact you by phone or email to arrange a suitable and convenient date and time for us to collect your car. If we are unable to contact you before the end of the working day, we will try again first thing the next working day.

When can you collect my car?

Most of our collections are arranged within 24 hours of contact. Collections usually take place from Monday to Sunday between 7am and 7pm. Please get in touch with us if you are in a hurry, or if you need your car collected earlier or later than this and we will do our very best to accommodate.

What happens on the day of collection?

On the day we come to collect your car, please have the following ready:
  • Identification
  • Keys (inc. any locking wheel nut, electronic keys and security codes) if you have them
  • Documents (such as logbook, service history, MOT certificate and manuals) if you have them
  • All personal belonging and rubbish removed from the car
We will also:
  • Check that your car matches your quote
  • Check and take a copy of the identification provided
  • Take care of all DVLA paperwork
  • Arrange payment

Does my car have to be accessible to be collected?

No, we will still collect your car even if it’s in a difficult-to-reach location. However, unless you tell us otherwise, we will assume your car is in an accessible location.

If you tell us that your car may not be accessible after we’ve provided a quote, we will let you know whether or not we will need to adjust the price. In the event of your price changing, there is no obligation for you to proceed.

What does accessible mean?

Accessible means that we are able to access your car easily. Your car will need to be parked on solid ground with inflated tyres, in order for it to be safely winched onto the back of a recovery vehicle. It is therefore important for you to tell let us know if your car is not accessible as this can impact on the collection of your car and the validity if your quote.

About Dropping Your Car Off

Things you should know about dropping your car off to us.

Where shall I drop my car off?

Your car should be dropped off to our scrap yard. Our details and address can be found on our contact page.

When can I drop my car off?

Once you’ve accepted your quote, you can drop your car off to us at any time, there is no need to make an appointment. Simply check our opening hours on our contact page or in the email you receive when you accept your quote and visit us.

What happens when I drop my car off?

On the day you drop off your car, please have the following ready:
  • Identification
  • Keys (inc. any locking wheel nut, electronic keys and security codes) if you have them
  • Documents (such as logbook, service history, MOT certificate and manuals) if you have them
  • All personal belonging and rubbish removed from the car
  • A copy of your quote (either on paper or mobile device) to guarantee the price
We will also:
  • Check that your car matches your quote
  • Check and take a copy of the identification provided
  • Take care of all DVLA paperwork
  • Arrange payment

About Getting Paid

Things you should know about the most important thing…getting your money!

How much money will I be paid for car recycling?

By providing us with your postcode and car’s registration, we can give you a free, no-obligation quote tailored to your specific car. The amount of money offered will depend a lot on its age and condition.

If your car is in good condition and doesn’t need many repairs before it can be sold, you are likely to receive just as much cash as you would if you’d traded it in at a dealership. If repairs are needed however, we will take this into consideration when providing you with a quote.

If your car is beyond repair, even in current market conditions, your car will most likely have a scrap value. A&L Scrap Car Dealers will offer you top prices for your car disposal!

How will I get paid?

We will pay you by cheque, cash or electronic transfer. If you have a preference, please let us know when you get your quote and we will try to accommodate.

About A&L Car Recycling:

Things you should know about us!

Who are A&L Scrap Car Dealers?

A&L Scrap Car Dealers are a well-established car recycling yard located in Barry, South Wales. We offer you the best price for your car and scrap metal, no matter the condition it is in. We can collect your car from you or you can drop it to our yard.

Do you sell spare parts?

Yes, as well as buying cars, we also have a selection of parts available for sale.

Do you sell cars?

Yes, as well as buying cars, we also have a selection of cars available for sale.

Do you accept all kinds of metal?

Yes, there is no restriction on the metal we buy from you. The metal we purchase includes both ferrous and non-ferrous; such as copper, lead and brass as well as household appliances, engines, gearboxes and machinery.