A&L Scrap Car Dealers
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Infographic - what happens to scrapped cars?


Broken down car

It's always a sad day when your car breaks down, but hey - nothing lasts forever. You could pay a mechanic to repair your car and get it back on the road for a little while longer, but if your car has reached a certain age, you may decide that it makes better financial sense to simply sell your car and invest in a new one.

However, you may well find traditional car dealerships unwilling to buy a car that isn't fully functional. Some won't even offer part exchange on it. If this proves to be the case, you may find yourself wondering...


pile of crushed scrap cars

Scrapping your car might seem like a pretty straightforward process, but there are actually a number of steps you have to take before selling your car to an authorised treatment facility (ATF).

One of the most commonly-asked questions is whether or not you have to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) when you make the decision to scrap your car.

The short answer to this question is yes, you have to tell the DVLA when you scrap your car. In fact, you have to tell the DVLA whenever you sell, transfer, buy, or scrap a car.


how much is a scrap car worth?

No matter how well you look after your car, there will come a time when it reaches the end of its life. There are a whole host of reasons why you might consider scrapping your car, but whether you've driven it for 200,000 + miles, or accidentally crashed it on the way to work, you want to make sure you're getting the best possible price.


We know how it feels when you get your first car, we also know how it feels when you have to get rid of it, or any car for that matter. It’s not easy, but even the most reliable of cars eventually reach the end of their useful lives eventually.

When that unfortunate day arrives, you’ll want to dispose of your car in the safest, most environmentally-friendly way possible, whilst getting the maximum amount of money back. So, choosing the right place to take your car to get scrapped is very important and that’s where we come in! A&L Scrap Car Dealers are an established scrap car dealership with over 10 years’ worth of experience in the scrap and recycling industry, so you can rest assured that you and your car are in the best possible hands when it does come time to say goodbye to your beloved vehicle. We understand that for some, this may not be enough, so keep reading to find out why you should choose A&L to scrap your car!

We are an Authorised Treatment Facility

One of the first things that you should be looking out for when deciding where to scrap your car is if the dealership is an Authorised Treatment Facility, for a host of reasons. Firstly, they will ensure that your car is scrapped in the most environmentally-friendly way, adhering to all of the rigorous laws as they process your car. This includes providing you with the all-important Certificate of Destruction. Secondly, they will be closely monitored by the Environment Agency to ensure that the very highest standards of hygiene, professionalism and safety are followed. Records of status are very public and extremely easy to access and check, so you should have no trouble in confirming the legitimateness of any dealer.