Years old car standing abandoned on the driveway with dead battery needs to be discarded, but how to actually say goodbye is a big concern.

Millions of used cars get sold and scrapped, every year. Cars need to be disposed under stringent environmental rules.

Dos and don’ts

Scrapping

Just Google, ‘scrap my car in Essex’ and discover dozens of scrapping companies ready to collect the vehicle and even pay. Now, if the dealer pays in cash then it is a red flag. As per recent scrap metal dealers act, buying cash for scrap cars is illegal. Therefore, many issue check or deposit directly in your account.

You will need to offer an ID proof like your passport or driving license. The scrap dealer needs to send certificate of destruction, which tells DVLA that you don’t own the car. Therefore, research and trust scrapping sites that recycle properly.

Selling

Enter car registration and mileage information at online automobile selling company to obtain possible selling price, instantly. All this is computerised and if your car had a MOT and tax due in coming week then with jump-start issue and corroded battery, you would surely get cramped.

However, if your car is a non-runner then the local automobile centres will not be keen in buying. Advertising on sites can be costly. Trading the old vehicle with new one gets bad value.

Giving it away

Many organizations will take your banged car and donate the cash from sale to charity. If the vehicle is in running condition then the organizations can use it for their charity-related errands.

If you want to know more, feel free to visit: www.scrapcarrecyclingessex.co.uk