Can you scrap a car that's not in your name?

In order to crack down on cars being stolen and sold for scrap, the government have introduced stricter regulations surrounding the scrap market in the last decade or so.

These days, if you want to scrap a car, you’ll have to prove that the vehicle is yours to proceed. This makes it a lot more difficult for criminals to sell stolen cars to scrap dealers.


When to scrap your car

There comes a time when even the best car reaches the end of its life, whether it‘s written off in a crash or simply growing old gracefully.
Whatever the reason, when the time comes it can be hard to know what to do with your old car.

To help you decide, here are 4 signs that it’s time to scrap it.


most scrapped car 2023

According to UK car reviewer Auto Express, the most scrapped car of 2023 was the Ford Focus.

An annual tally reported that 798,363 cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were scrapped in 2023, and a whopping 42,637 of them were Ford Focus models. That’s approximately 5 per cent, or 1 out of every 20 scrap vehicles.


can I drive my car to the scrap yard if it failed the MOT

If you’d like to scrap your car because it’s failed its recent MOT but you’re not sure how the whole process works, you’re in the right place!

This handy guide explains everything you need to know about getting your MOT failure to the scrap yard once you’ve arranged to sell it.


Car key

SHORT ANSWER: Yes! We'll take your car without keys if you don't have them. Get a free scrap car quote here.

If you are planning to scrap your vehicle but you've lost the keys, fear not: you can still scrap your car without keys.