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FAQ’s – Thinking of Scrapping Your Car?
Can you just turn up at Silverlake to scrap your car? – Yes
Can I scrap a car if it wont start? – Yes
Can I SORN my car before I scrap it? – Yes
Can you scrap a car that’s not in your name? – Yes
Do Silverlake scrap on Sundays? – No, but you can drop the vehicle to be scrapped in to our yard on a Sunday
Can you scrap a car that wont move? – Yes, so long as it can roll onto a truck
Can I buy my car back from Insurance Company? – Depends on Insurance Company
Does Silverlake fit window screens? – No, but we sub-contract this function out to a trusted partner. Speak to us for details if you need this service
Can I get money for my scrap car? – Yes
Can you scrap a car without a number plate? – Yes.
Can you scrap a car engine? – Yes
Can you scrap a car that wont move? – Yes – provided the vehicle can be accessed by our trucks
Can you scrap a car and keep number plates? – Yes, depending on the correct completion of the DVLA paperwork
Can car tyres be recycled? – Yes
Can I drive a car to the scrap yard with no tax? – No. It needs to be taxed (and MOT and insurance). Put it on a trailer.
Can I drive a car to the scrap yard without insurance? – No. It needs to be insured (and MOT’d and taxed). Put it on a trailer.
Can I drive my car to scrap yard without MOT? – No. It needs to be MOT’d (and taxed and insured). Put it on a trailer.
Can I get a car taken for scrap without a log book? – Yes
What is Silverlake’s Email Address? -email@example.com
Can I get money scrapping Car Batteries? – No
Can I get my car scrapped without documents? – Yes
Can I scrap my boyfriends car? – Yes, with permission
Can I scrap my car if it has hpi on it? – As long as finance company are aware then Yes
Can I scrap my car with no wheels? – No
Can I scrap my car without buying a new one? – Yes
Can I SORN my car if selling it for scrap? – Yes
Can I transfer my car insurance over to another car before I scrap unwanted car? – Yes
Can somebody scrap my car if they are not the owner? – Yes
Can you drive your car to the scrapyard with damaged doors? – Depends on the severity of the damage
Can you recycle car rims? – Yes
Can you scrap a write-off for money? – Yes
Can you still get £100 for scrapping an older car? – The scrap value of any car is dependent on it’s weight
Can you strip your car before scrapping it? – Depends on what is stripped as this may affect and influence the value given for scrap
Can you take a car to the scrap yard with a clamp on it? – Yes
How can i dispose of an old car with no documents? – We would need to see your ID. Please give us a ring for more information. Read more from DVLA here
How can I donate my car to charity? – Please visit our donation site here
How can I find out how much my car is worth? – Please visit our online quote page here
How can I get rid of my car if it is on finance? – Please contact your finance company and follow their instructions
How do cars damage the environment? – Please read our post on the environmental implications of not scrapping your car properly here
How do I value my car for insurance purposes? – We recommend you estimate the value based on its market value.
How do Silverlake make payment for scrap cars? – Electronically. No cash/cheque
How do you know if a scrapyard is authorised? – The yard would display the relevant licences and be registered with the ATF (Authorised Treatment Facility). Further memberships of the BVSF and MVDA are also recommended.
How to remove petrol from scrapped car? – We do NOT recommend attempting this under any circumstances due to your health & safety. We have professional de-pollution equipment that enables us to carry this out safely.
What companies dispose of car anti freeze in the UK? – At Silverlake, we de-pollute Anti- Freeze, along with all chemicals from vehicles before they are crushed, ensuring that toxic materials do not enter the environment.
What details are needed to scrap a car? – We require to see the ID of who we are paying.
What do I do about car tax when scrapping my vehicle? – Notify DVLA who will issue ‘full month’ refunds only
What do I fill in when scrapping my car? – Slip (V5C/3) in the log book. However, if we are collecting the car for scrap, our drivers complete all the information and give you back what is yours to keep.
What do I need to do with the logbook when scrapping a car? – Get the scrapyard to fill in their details on the yellow ‘selling or transferring your vehicle to a motor trade, insurer or dismantler’ slip (V5C/3) in the log book. Send the V5C/3 to DVLA. Read more here
When you scrap your car do you need a certificate? – No
When will the government announce another car scrappage scheme? – We do not know. They may not
Which company is paying the most for collecting cars for scrap metal? – Us, of course!
Why is it so hard to get a car valuation without handing over your details? – We only ask for your email address on our quote form. We don’t spam either making it super easy to find out the scrap value of your car. If you disagree with our price, we provide additional functionality to send us more information for a reconsideration.