Should I scrap my car?

Looking to scrap your car at a scrap yard near you? With, you can sell your ‘scrap car' at one of our 280+ UK branches instead, and receive the money straight into your bank account!

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Should I scrap my car?

Have you been thinking lately, “Where can I scrap my car quickly and easily?” With our quick and easy online valuation tool, selling a car intended for scrap has never been easier. By following these short, simple steps, you can get an instant valuation, visit a local branch and sell your car as soon as you like:

  1. To get started, enter your reg number in the box below, after entering a few simple details about the vehicle you will be presented with your free online car price calculation.

  2. Once our car value calculator has given your online valuation, you can choose an appointment at a local branch that works for you. With well over 220 branches in the UK, you can sell your ‘scrap car’ at a location that suits you, and receive the cash into your bank account!

  3. At the appointment you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly car buying experts who will inspect the car to ensure it is in the condition stated during your online valuation; they will walk you through the process, talk you through the paperwork and inform you of any price adjustments following the appraisal of your vehicle. While there may be some adjustments made to the final offer following the car appraisal, there is a minimum offer value which we don't drop below. 

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"The service was quick, friendly and I felt happier We Buy Any Car take my car than giving it up for scrap."


Straight-forward easy process

"I was planning to originally scrap the car but instead sold to webuyanycar. Got good price back on this occasion and would recommend"


Really good service…

"Really good service and a good price for a car I was going to scrap"



How much cash will I get compared to scrapping my car?

Anticipating what price you will get when scrapping a car is based on a huge number of factors. From the supply and demand of the scrap metal market to the salvageable parts of the vehicle, knowing how to scrap a car is an art in itself!

Often companies that buy cars for scrap will take at least a few basic criteria into consideration before deciding how much a scrap car is worth. For example, there’s the value of the scrap metal on the vehicle; smaller cars, such as the Ford KA are relatively light and, therefore, have less useable scrap metal, while larger vehicles, such as vans or Land Rovers are considerably heavier and ultimately more valuable. Also, there’s the location of the buyer; the further the buyer needs to transport the scrap cars to the nearest port, the more they will deduct from the prices they give to cover their costs.

As you can see from our reviews below, we often offer more than local scrap yards. To get a quick and simple valuation (without the headache!) simply enter the reg number of the car in our valuation box above.


Where can I scrap my car?

We strive to ensure our customers can find a branch as close to their location as possible, that’s why we now have well over 280 branches across the UK, placed in convenient and familiar locations such as retail parks and shopping centres.

For a full list of our 280+ branches, visit our branch locator page. Here you’ll find a list of our UK branches, with several in major cities such as London, Manchester and Glasgow.


What documents do I need to scrap my car? will buy your car quickly and easily, but to ensure you’re able to sell the damaged car on the same day, without any complications, be sure to bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • V5 Logbook/reg certificate
  • Service history and MOT certificate
  • Finance settlement letter – if applicable

Can I sell my ‘scrap car’ without a logbook?

Unfortunately, you cannot sell your car intended for scrap without a logbook as the V5 is an official document of ownership. This ensures that all cars sold to are certified to be sold, and prevents unauthorised sales (such as stolen cars) taking place.

While some car removal companies do turn a blind eye to instances in which a car is sold without official documentation, as an established car buying company, we do not put unauthorised sales through our car disposal process.

Selling a ‘scrap car’ a car without a title is not possible with, while we do strive to offer the most convenient, hassle-free car selling service in the country, we cannot purchase a car without official documentation of ownership (the logbook/V5).


Will my vehicle be scrapped?

Here at, we really do buy any car, even cars that you are considering selling as scrap. If you’re looking to scrap your car and decide to sell your vehicle to instead for a more convenient process, you may be wondering what will happen to your car after it has been sold. All our vehicles are sold through auction, some may be purchased by scrap metal dealers. And though you may think your vehicle is ready for the scrapyard, you’d be surprised how many vehicles get a new lease of life with a bit of TLC!

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