should I scrap my car? 5 signs its time to scrap your car

Scrapping a car can feel like a pretty big decision to make. Making the call that your vehicle is at the end of its lifespan and is no longer worth running is not a choice that is usually made lightly.

If you’re considering scrapping your car but are still on the fence about whether or not it’s the right action for you, we’ve put together this blog to help you make your decision.


Whyat is the most valuable scrap metal? pile of scrap copper pipes

Short answer: copper is the most valuable scrap metal in the UK. Depending on what form you sell it in (i.e., wire, pipes, etc.) you could get up to £4,5000 per tonne.


hand holding out car keys following sale to scrap yard

If you’ve never scrapped a car before, the scrapping process might seem very mysterious. What documents do you need? Does your car need to be road worthy to be scrapped? What personal identification do to you need to provide?

If you’re wondering "Do I need a log book to scrap my car?" we can answer that question right now! But first, what exactly is a log book?


If your car has failed its MOT, has been written off in an accident, or just isn’t worth the costs of repairs anymore, you may be considering scrapping your car.

For some, scrapping a car is the most financially viable step to take when a car is approaching the end of its life span. No matter what your motivations are, if you’re thinking of scrapping your car, you might be looking for information on the different rules and regulations surrounding the process.


large pile of scrapped cars

When your car has reached the end of its natural lifespan, whether it’s been written off, failed its MOT, or just isn’t worth maintaining anymore, scrapping your car is the natural solution.

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.