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.


A tower of scrap cars - what documents do i need to scrap my car?

Before scrapping your car, you'll need to present the dealer with a couple of documents to verify your identity and prove the car's ownership. These documents include a photo ID, such as a passport or valid driving licence and proof of your address such as a utility bill.

Over 1 million cars are scrapped in the UK each year. In order to ensure this is done ethically and legally, there is an element of paperwork included when scrapping your car.

In recent years there have been a number of new regulations put in place to stop the illegal sale and purchase of stolen metal. With these regulations coming and going, it can make it confusing when trying to determine exactly what documentation you need to bring with you to scrap your car. This might seem off-putting, but it’s really quite simple once you know where to start.

Keep reading for our complete guide to scrapping your car!


is scrapping car bad for the environment

Everything that we one will one day come to the end of its life, but parting with things can be difficult - especially if you're conscious of the impact you're having on the environment. When it comes to cars, there are so many things that can go wrong that can cause your car to be no longer road-worthy. When this happens, you have two options, repair the car, or send it to the scrap yard. But is scrapping your car bad for the environment?

Today we're going to look at what happens to cars that go to the scrap yard to determine whether the process is eco-friendly or not. So, if you've been thinking about scrapping your car, but want the low-down on the environmental impact, just keep reading. 


man learning how to scrap a car

If you're wondering how to scrap a car, this comprehensive guide will provide you with everything that you need to know about scrapping your car in the UK. With A&L's 10 year vehicle recycling experience and this step-by-step car scrapping guide, you will be able to scrap your car quickly and safely in no time. 


what to do before scrapping your car

Before you scrap your car it's vital that you dot the T's and cross the I's, you can't just drop your car off and be done with it! Here at A&L Car Scrap Dealers, we have years of experience in scrapping old cars, so we can talk you through exactly what you need to do before scrapping your car. So, if you've got a car that's ready to be scrapped, be sure you've completed everything on this checklist first!