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Scrap your car with Jamjar

Scrap My Car

Getting money for your beaten up car couldn’t be easier.

Follow Jamjar’s 3 step process to turn your scrap car into cash.

Scrap your car with Jamjar

Enter your car's registration number

Give us a few details

Provide us with the vehicle registration number and a few other details about the car you wish to scrap so that we can get the best quotes from hundreds of UK car buying services. Within seconds, you’ll see a full list of instant quotes we can source.

Choose a scrap buyer whose offer you like the best

Choose the deal that works for you

We want to make your life as easy as possible, so we give you all the information you need to weigh up the different quotes for your scrap car. With all the details at your fingertips you can choose the offer that suits you. You can specify the time and address for your vehicle to be collected, then sit back and relax.

Once you have sold your car for scrap, the dealer will aim to call you within 3 working hours

Make arrangements with the buyer

All of the companies we work with aim to respond within 3 working hours if you choose their quote. This call allows you to finalise any delivery or collection arrangements and for the car buying service to verify your ownership of the scrap car they’re buying.

Types of cars scrapped

We help you scrap all kinds of cars that are too expensive to repair or too damaged to sell to a new owner. Scrapping your car with Jamjar, the car buying comparison site, is the easiest way to turn an unusable car into cash.

Scrap any car that can't be sold

We help you scrap anything and everything that can’t be sold, including:

  • Insurance write-offs
  • Damaged cars
  • Flood-damaged cars
  • Non-runners
  • Unroadworthy cars
  • MOT failures
  • Junk and salvage cars
  • Cars with engine or gearbox problems
  • Fleet cars
  • Foreign cars (not UK-registered)
  • Part-exchange cars
Get issued a DVLA certificate of destruction when scrapping of your car

DVLA certificate of destruction

The car buyers we work with will issue you with a Certificate of Destruction from the Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) they use to scrap your vehicle. This tells the DVLA that your car no longer needs to be taxed, as required by law. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with the team at Jamjar and we’ll advise you. Alternatively, read our FAQs for more information.

No hidden information when scrapping your car

No hidden information

A great offer for your car might not be so great once you’ve taken off all those hidden cost for admin fees, bank fees and collection fees. When you get your instant quote from us, we’ll display all that information so that you can see the full offer in one go and know exactly how much you’ll get for your car. If you don’t like the look of a deal for your scrap car, no problem – just choose a different one.


“My car was not in the best condition, this made it very hard to sell, but Jamjar offered me a great price to scrap it which I was happy with.”Miss May Yan San

Learn more

The scrapping of a car can be a very unfamiliar process for many drivers. What do you need to do in preparation for it and what do you need to do after your car has been scrapped? These are all questions Jamjar has answered in our car scrapping guidance below. Click an article to get you started or contact us if you need any further information.

How to scrap my car

How to scrap my car

Look no further if you’re trying to work out how to scrap your car. Jamjar’s car scrapping guidance gives you all the information you need if you’ve decided that it’s time to part with your old motor. On this page, we discuss the legal requirements and other practicalities of scrapping. Read on to find out more.

Should I scrap my car?

Should I scrap my car?

Should you scrap your car? Ultimately, it’s a question that only you can answer, but there are a few different factors that you can bear in mind if you’re trying to make a decision. To help you make your mind up, Jamjar has created a guide to the main factors you should consider: cost, time and the state of the car.

Starting out when scrapping my car

Starting out with scrapping my car

If your car is coming to the end of the road it may not be practical or safe to keep persisting with it. Scrapping your car may be the most sensible and economical option and it needn’t be complicated. Here you’ll find a wide range of articles on all the different things you might need to consider before scrapping.