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DVLA Scrapped Car Check


A car scrap check is mandatory whenever you mean to buy a used car, CarDotCheck helps ensure that the vehicle (car or motorbike) you’re thinking of buying, hasn’t previously been scrapped or issued for destruction. Any vehicle that has been labeled as “scrapped” by the DVLA must not be on sale or the roads. Numerous cars that are written off by insurance companies somehow slip into the market along with a few scrapped cars, this poses a threat to the safety of the public, not only to the owner of the car but even to the pedestrians and driving traffic.


“In the history of UK, metal theft has been a serious issue that has led to dealers trying to get through with what they can, either by salvaging the spare parts and replacing the car with poor quality spares and reselling them, or making visible changes in the look of the car to make it look authentic.”


Avoid being dragged down this lane and glide through safely above all this mess, through our DVLA scrapped car check reports.


Processes in a DVLA Scrapped Car Check

There are many different ways of scrapping a car, which include scrapping your vehicle without keeping any parts, scrapping a vehicle but salvaging its parts and scrapping a vehicle that is registered abroad.


There are some common procedures to follow before scrapping in any method:


1. If you want to keep the registration number, an application must be filed to the DVLA.


2. Take the car to an ATF and usually it is free to scrap a car, provide the V5C document but keep the yellow “Sell, transfer or part-exchange your vehicle to the motor trade” section from it


In cases where you would like to salvage parts from the car, it mandatory to inform the DVLA that the car is Off-Road before proceeding to salvage parts. The ATF may charge a fee for removed parts, such as the engine, gearbox, bodywork or wheels.


The final step, you have to inform the DVLA that you have completed the scrapping of your vehicle; otherwise you could be fined for not informing. Our Pro Check reveals both the certificate of Destruction certificate and Scrapped status of the vehicle at a small cost.




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Why should one perform a DVLA Scrapped Car Check?

It is best to check whether the used car you are set to buy has been issued an ELV (End of Life Vehicle) by the DVLA, get your car scrap check report from CarDotCheck, we provide several checks for an affordable rate than any other competitor in the UK market.


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Avoid buying cars that have been set to be scrapped, although they can be restored to a condition where you can use it, if it hasn’t been made compatible enough, it could lead to unnecessary problems.


Check If a Car Has Been Scrapped via CarDotCheck

We highly recommend getting a stolen car check, to unravel a car’s or motorbike’s history before you decide to buy. Get your stolen car check online at an affordable cost, no more hefty prices to get car checks. Each of the scrapped car checks we provide is sourced from the DVLA, there is no chance of inaccuracy because it is provided by the government and certified sources.


Instead of single-car scrap check, purchasing premium car checks as part of a multi-order would cost lesser than individual checks, and prove to be more effective to you. One of the important aspects that are insisted upon and recommended as a must-have, is that whenever you are going to buy a car, van or any other vehicle, a scrapped vehicle check is important.


If DVLA marks a vehicle as scrapped then it should not be further used for a sale or on the road. At the same time some cars which have been marked as written off by insurance companies, also take part in the market. We strongly recommend that buying such cars is dangerous for the drivers as well as the other people on the road too.



So before buying a used car, a DVLA scrapped car check is the foremost information to check.


Benefits of performing a DVLA scrapped car check via CarDotCheck

We provide a more comprehensive report than any other car check agency that provides DVLA scrapped car check data, at an affordable cost, along with simplified reports that are easy to understand.


You can simply buy our Prime check which provides you the exact information collected from DVLA. It shows whether the DVLA has recorded a vehicle as scrapped or not. These two steps have to be followed to scrap a vehicle. When your vehicle has reached the end of its usefulness, the vehicle owner must get it scrapped.


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Get a Used car check via CarDotCheck and ease your mind, ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones via simplified used car reports that are useful for you and the common good.


Recommended car checks to perform before buying a used car


Check whether the car has a stolen history

Check the Independent valuations of the car

Check whether the car has insurance write-off

Check the car’s detailed mileage history

Check the number of current and previous owners of the car history

Get Comprehensive Scrapped Car History Check

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