How it works
1. Select a recycler
Your supplier must follow the authorised DVLA process, or you may be held responsible and ultimately fined as the owner. Some suppliers may also promise a higher price and reduce it later.
At Abbey, we guarantee the price on our website is what we pay for complete vehicles, we'll collect at a time to suit you, and we're licensed by the DVLA and the Environment Agency.
2. Get a price
Fill out the form below to get an instant, guaranteed price for your car. If you're happy with the price, fill out our contact form and we'll be in touch promptly within business hours. Simple as that.
Our promise to you
- Deal DIRECT with our service - no brokers or middle men
- Friendly, HELPFUL service in the Gloucestershire area since 1968
- Fully DVLA Licensed and Environment Agency Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)
- GUARANTEED quotes for complete cars - the price you get on our website is what we pay
Get your car collected at a time to suit you, directly from our own employed drivers in the Gloucestershire area and beyond.
On the day of collection we will confirm again by text or phone. Make sure you've removed all your personal items from the car (removing car parts will affect the car's value). Our collection vehicles are fitted with a winch, so your car doesn't even have to start. Our driver will provide a receipt and fill out section 9 of your V5 vehicle form to send to the DVLA.
4. Get paid
Your driver will provide a receipt, fill in section 9 of your V5 logbook to release you of ownership, and take a copy of your ID. Cheque payments can be made by the driver, or bank transfer will be issued within one day of receiving the vehicle in our yard. Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (2013), it is illegal to pay for any form of scrap metal in cash.
5. Certificate of Destruction
Most importantly, you must receive a DVLA Certification of Destruction (or COD) to fulfil your legal obligations and release you of any liability for the vehicle. Once we've received your vehicle on our premises, we will register your vehicle change with the DVLA directly and issue your COD by email and post.
What happens to your car?
Your scrapped car produces numerous materials for recycling. The steel will produce new steel products. Other alloys such as copper, aluminium, stainless steel, zinc and lead can be recycled for new goods. Windscreen glass is used to build new roads. Fuel and oils can be recycled for power, and old tyres are even used in cement production.