Can you scrap a car without a V5 in Bolton?What do you need to scrap a car in the UK?
When you need to scrap a car and you are wondering what documentation you need, you may even be asking ‘Can you scrap a car without a V5 in Bolton?’
It’s a good question because the rules and laws for scrapping a car in the UK have got tighter and you risk being fined when not complying with them.
For this reason alone, it’s understandable that potential car owners wanting to scrap a car may be apprehensive, but this article will help explain everything you need to know and whether you need a V5 – or a V5C as some may call it – to scrap your car.
Do I need the V5C to scrap a car?
It’s important to appreciate that by law, you do not need the V5C, which is also known as the ‘log book’ or car registration certificate, when you are looking to scrap your car.
There’s no doubt that the car scrapping process is easier when you have the log book, but you can still apply for a new one from the DVLA and this will cost £25.
Since it is possible to scrap a car without having a V5 certificate, then you’ll need to be prepared to answer some questions from the car scrap yard.
The main aim of the questions is to establish that you are the registered keeper of the car, that the vehicle registration is valid and your vehicle is not an insurance write-off.
Scrap your car at an Authorised Treatment Facility
It’s important that you scrap your car at an Authorised Treatment Facility because not doing so means you could be fined.
It’s important to find an authorised treatment facility in Bolton, or whenever you are located in the UK, and then arrange a collection for free at a time to suit you.
Only an authorised treatment facility can hand you a certificate of destruction and they will notify the DVLA that you have scrapped your car legally.
So, while you may not need the V5 document when scrapping your vehicle, there’s no need to worry because experts who understand how the system works will take care of you.
For most people this will mean contacting The Scrappers who are based in the North West of England, but are capable of picking up your scrap car from wherever you are in the country using an established network of professional agents.
If you want to know whether you can scrap a car without a V5 in Bolton or elsewhere in the UK, then you should speak with the friendly team at The Scrappers today on (01204) 388488.