If you’ve spent any time at all on Melbourne car wreckers website, you’ll already know that one of our most popular services is scrapping cars. Around half million cars are scrapped in Australia each year and for many people it remains by far the most sensible financial option.
WHAT IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SELLING YOUR CAR TO WRECKERS?
We thought it would be a good idea to take a look at everything you need to take into account when scrapping your car. Of course, we’d always recommend picking up the phone and giving us a call 0411 704 458, but if you just want to find out a little bit more about the whole process, keep reading.
YOUR CAR WILL NEED TO BE SCRAPPED BY AN AUTHORIZED CAR RECYCLING SERVICE
This is one of the most important legal requirements involved in car scrapping: indeed, you can be prosecuted for scrapping your vehicle using a non-licensed firm!
Auto dismantling licences are issued by the Victoria roads agency and you can get information on the relevant processes from both bodies.
We at Victoria wreckers are proud to be a licensed auto dismantlers.
IF YOU’VE GOT AN INSURANCE WRITE-OFF
If it was your insurance company that decided to write the car off rather than you, you’ll need to complete the ‘Notification of sale or transfer’ section of the registration certificate before sending it in to the Vic Roads. Keep the rest of the certificate, as on some occasions your insurance company may ask you to send the rest to them for verification purposes.
IF YOU’VE GOT A PERSONALIZED REGISTRATION PLATE
If your insurance firm is scrapping the car, you need to make sure they don’t dispose of it until the registration plate has been transferred. Once this has been done, the insurance firm should then issue a letter confirming that they’re happy to either transfer or retain the number. (You should also receive a copy of the engineer’s report confirming the vehicle’s details).
REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS
This is quite a lot to remember, so if at any point it seems a bit much, remember you can easily get hold of the Vic Roads at their home page here.