Why scrap your car in with us?

There are many reasons you might want to scrap your old car in Kent. Most often, the car has simply failed its MOT and the cost to repair it is greater than the value of the car, rendering it worthless. If your car has been in an accident this can be another reason. Less commonly, a car can develop a fault whilst the owner is already considering the purchase of a new vehicle. Because, just diagnosing a fault in a car can be expensive, you may consider simply scrapping the car instead.

The government's car scrappage scheme provides some extra encouragement to scrap an old car to a few people in Kent. You may be eligible for a discount of the OTR price of a new car when you scrap your old one, as long as your old car meets the strict criteria set out by the government.

The most pressing need to scrap your car in Kent probably stems from the fact that any car must be taxed unless it is declared off road. Even if the car no longer functions it must still be taxed. In order to avoid paying extra road tax it is best to scrap a broken car at the first opportunity. Also, if you scrap your old car whilst it still has a lot of time left on its tax disc you can claim that tax back from the government once it has been scrapped.

It's also good for the environment to scrap old cars. Old cars are far less fuel efficient than newer cars, which means that they produce larger amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. Scrapping an old inefficient car in favour of a new one allows you to reduce your carbon footprint. By always reusing or recycling as much of a scrap car as possible, we at Scrap Car Kent are able to maximise the environmental benefits.