What to Know When Selling Your Car2020-09-11T07:20:20+01:00
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What to Know When Selling Your Car

Selling your car can seem like a daunting prospect, but SCCS car buying service exists to make it as easy for you as possible. Not only do we have an easy car valuation technique through which we buy cars, we also have a wide range of articles that give you helpful advice on just about anything related to selling your car. If you’re still not sure about whether or not selling your car is the right decision, Scrap Car Collection is here to guide you. Our focus is what you need you to do once you’ve decided to sell your car and you want to set the wheels in motion.

Finding The Right Buyer

If you are looking for right buyer to sell your car then Scrap Car Collection Services makes selling your old car much easier than it can be otherwise. We are working in industry last 12 year and have wide range of customers. It’s quick and easy to sell your car with us – all you have to do is to submit our get a quote form and wait for a moment and relax, our agent will contact you within three working hours – you don’t need to do anything other than relax.

Resolving Finance Issues

One potential stumbling block to a smooth sale can be outstanding finance that you’ve still got to pay on your vehicle. If you’re the sole owner of the car this won’t be an issue, but you could find yourself in trouble if you sell the car on with money still to pay. We will help you to pay off the outstanding balance, but you should be transparent about your position.

Ensuring V5C is In Place

While there are a few documents that you should have ready when you sell your car, by far the most essential is the V5C (logbook). Ideally, you should know where your V5C is and identify the sections that you need to fill out to complete the sale, but there are solutions if you know you’ve lost or don’t have the form. The best thing to do is to apply for a new logbook. If you do this at the start of the sales process you can make sure that it arrives in time for everything to be handed over smoothly on the date of the sale. It is possible to work around the lack of a logbook even if you don’t have one at the time of the sale, but it’s much easier (and cheaper) to resolve the issue in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

My Car is Still at The Scene of an Accident?2020-09-03T14:48:51+01:00

In this situation the chances are, you will need a recovery company to recover your vehicle immediately. The majority of our members do not specialise in road side recovery, only vehicle collection or recovery from residential addresses.

Do You Buy Unusual Vehicles?2020-09-03T14:46:51+01:00

Yes, sometimes we do. If you have an unusual vehicle to scrap, please get in touch. We have made offers on several ‘strange’ cars in the past, including a London Zoo buggy, so don’t rule anything out – give us a try first!

What is an ELV?2020-09-03T14:44:32+01:00

ELV stands for ‘End of Life Vehicle’. This is a vehicle that has reached the end of its life naturally through wear and tear. Cars that are ELVs because they are damaged beyond repair or uneconomical to repair are also known as ELVs, but technically they are premature ELVs.

I Have a Car That is Not Registered in The UK?2020-09-03T14:43:08+01:00

You will need to inform the governing body in the country in which the car is registered. You will have to notify them that you have disposed of the vehicle in the UK. You may need to send them the equivalent of the registration document and possibly the car’s number plates too. We will give you notification that you have disposed of the car with us.

I Do Not Have The V5C (Logbook)?2020-09-03T14:41:15+01:00

We can normally collect without the V5C, if you add in the comments once you accept ‘V5C missing’ the collection company can confirm when they contact you. It is important that the registered keeper notifies DVLA in writing that the vehicle has been scrapped/sold using the details from the driver on the day of collection. If you need details of which collection team collected your vehicle feel free to contact us by phone or via our online chat facility.
The person present at the time of collection will have to provide Photo I.D and some form of address proof,recent Utility Bill/Bank statement, etc.

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Important FAQs

Why Cannot I Get Paid By CASH?2020-09-03T09:40:01+01:00

Due to the SMDA 2013 (scrap metal dealers act 2013) scrap metal dealers and car breakers can no longer pay for scrap vehicles using cash.

I Have No Keys?2020-09-03T09:38:16+01:00

Just leave it to us. When we contact you to confirm your details, let us know about any obstructions or height restrictions that may make the car extra-difficult to recover. We do our best to recover any car no matter the situation, this may affect the price due to the extra time required to collect or other vehicles need to be sent.

Will I Get a Receipt?2020-09-03T09:37:33+01:00

You will receive an email confirmation from us regarding the disposal/sale of your vehicle. This will include all of the relevant information you need. You can print the email out and keep it for your records.

Are the payments Guaranteed?2020-09-03T09:36:42+01:00

Yes, you are protected by our Payment Guarantee.

Does SCCS Collect Free of Charge?2020-09-03T09:46:20+01:00

Yes, we collect FREE of charge.

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