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.


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.


Does my car have to be cleaned before I scrap it?

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




Research has found that the average lifespan of a car in the UK is the longest it’s ever been. Read on to find out why cars are lasting longer before they get scrapped.


 road tax refund for scrapped car

If you’ve just scrapped your car, you might be wondering if you can get a refund on any outstanding road tax. You’ll be pleased to know that the answer to that question is: yes. Fortunately, it’s a relatively simple process, but there are a few things you need to know. So, to find out how to receive your road tax refund, read our handy guide.