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What happens when you scrap a car?

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If your vehicle has been badly damaged, written off by your insurance company or is at the close of its lifespan and you are contemplating what to do.

The good news is that legislation passed in recent times to reduce the issue of abandoned vehicles will mean that you won’t need to pay for your vehicle to be scrapped. In fact, an approved scrapping service for vehicles can remove it from your possession and pay you back in exchange.

What happens when you decide to scrap your vehicle? First of all, it’s essential that you bring your vehicle into the Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) which is specifically licensed to scrap cars . They will ensure that the proper procedures are in compliance to Environment Agency regulations.

They will also notify the DVLA that the vehicle was scrapped, and you will be issued an Certificate of Destruction (CoD) to prove that it’s occurred. (The CoD will mean you are no longer responsible for any traffic fines or taxes on your vehicle).

After they’ve taken your vehicle after they have taken it away, the ATF will ensure that hazardous or dangerous materials such as the vehicle battery, are taken away and disposed of properly, as well as the parts that are recyclable are reused.

Our obligation

Each licensed facility should be aware of the importance of scrapping a vehicle in a safe and eco sustainable manner.

This is why when you drop off your vehicle off with us to scrap the vehicle will go through the process of depollution to get rid of any harmful substances that can then be safely disposed. All tyres will be removed and sent to reuse or recycling, while other parts like glass and bumpers are taken away to be recycled by specialists.

It’s only after the vehicle has gone through the depollution procedure and all recyclable components removed, will it be deemed safe for crushing.

Our environmental policy

When it comes to scrapping a vehicle one of our primary obligations is to protect the environment, by making sure that any substances that may affect the soil or the water sources are removed in a safe manner and do not create the risk of causing harm.

This means that you can eliminate any switch, seats belt pretensioners as well as catalytic converters, airbags as well as oil filters, and all the fluids in the vehicle (oilor coolant, fuel, etc.) that are then stored in sealed tanks.

The scrap car is linked to a depollution system that will energize the vehicle and permit it to eliminate any static.

Scrap your vehicle with us

If you’re considering scrap car Bristol, it may be nice to know it’s in good in the hands of a professional when you leave it with us. Contact us today to learn more about the ways you can scrap your vehicle with us.