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How to Scrap My Car Without A Logbook?

  • May 13th, 2021

Can I Scrap My Car Without A Logbook?

If you’re struggling to find the V5 registration document for your vehicle (also known as a logbook) and need to scrap your vehicle, the great news is that all is not lost. Whilst it was previously a legal requirement to present a logbook for any car recycling or car sale service, this is no longer the case thanks to changes in UK legislation.

Read on to learn more about how you can scrap your car without a logbook whilst still ensuring that every part of the recycling process remains legal and above board.

What is a V5 Registration Document and Why Is It Important?

The V5 registration document is an important piece of paperwork that formally confirmed the ownership status of a vehicle in the eyes of the DVLA. It’s usually needed if you want to change the registered owner, address, or make modifications to the vehicle and helps to identify you as the legal owner.

Losing the V5 document used to cause motorists a real headache. Whilst it can be replaced for £25 through the DVLA, there’s actually no need to do this anymore so long as you can provide the required identification and residency information.

Whilst it’s preferred if this document is available, the vast majority of Authorised Treatment Facilities in the UK will be able to accept your vehicle for recycling as long as you can provide a photographic ID such as a passport or driving license, along with confirmation of your address.

Ultimately, they simply need to be able to contact you should there be any future issues with the vehicle, however, you may find that not all ATFs are able to accept scrap vehicles without this document. Whilst a very small percentage don’t accept vehicles without a V5 registration document, we will be more than happy to assist in helping you find alternative options where necessary.

How Do I Scrap My Car Without a Logbook?

The very first step is to quickly and easily check out the latest scrap car prices with Scrap Car Compare. Simply enter your car registration number into our online quotation tool and we’ll search for prices on car salvage UK-wide. We work with more than 100 car recycling branches across the UK, giving you the confidence that the price you receive will be highly competitive.

Your quote will be based on weight and NOT the condition of the vehicle, however, if any parts have previously been removed from your unwanted van or car, then this could affect the final price you receive.

At Scrap Car Compare, we scrap any car across the UK, so the next step is to identify your location and find an ATF that can provide you with the service you need without the V5 registration document. Enter the postcode of where the unwanted vehicle is located and you’ll be presented with the best car scrap price available through our expert network of car recycling facilities.

Do You Offer Car Collection For Scrap Without A Logbook?

Yes! As well as being able to find the most suitable Authorised Treatment Facility to help with your car salvage needs, we’ll also be able to arrange for the free collection of your car or van without the need for the logbook. Again, we’ll need you to provide some ID, but our car collection team will be able to provide car pick up for scrap on a date and time that suits you.

This service is available across the length and breadth of the UK and we are even able to assist with retrieving a car from difficult to reach locations. If there are any complications such as not having the keys to the vehicle or if it is a non-runner, do try to let us know in advance so we can plan ahead.


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