Can I scrap a car for cash?

Paying for scrap cars in cash is illegal.

Beware of unexpected traders and unscrupulous scrap dealers who turn up or haggle on the doorstep. If you do not have the vehicle registration document, ignore possible suggestions that the scrap price offered has to be reduced by a further £25 due to a supposed extra DVLA fee.  When scrapping vehicles, DVLA will accept simple written confirmation. See our post about scrapping a car without your V5C Document.

If in doubt or if you do not receive any communication from DVLA within four weeks, motoring experts advise contacting the agency either online or via their telephone helpdesk service.