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Why you should not scrap your car for cash


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Why you should not scrap your car for cash

It is a sad day when you have to say goodbye to your beloved banger but a bit of extra money in your back pocket is sure to cheer you up – just make sure whatever company you use to scrap your car too that they do not pay you in cash as it is illegal.

Following the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, it is against the law to pay in cash for scrap metal, which includes cars. Of course, there will still be people out there willing to pay you cash for your car but it should send alarm bells ringing in your ears as it begs the question whether they will dispose of your car in a proper manner.

At Sell Your Jamjar, we offer secure online payments and there are no hidden administration fees or cancellation charges. We even offer to collect the car for free from anywhere in the UK, either from your home or place of work, whatever suits you.

The reason why the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was brought in three years ago is because scrap metal theft had risen to such a point that the Government decided that something had to done about it. Previously, there was a complete lack of regulation in the scrap metal industry overall and it was costing the UK more than £200million.

Before the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 was brought in, scrap metal dealers could pay cash for scrap cars and did not need to keep any sales records. There was also no need for them to obtain identification from the seller of the vehicle so it made it easier for stolen metal to be sold.

Now all scrap dealers have to keep accurate records, obtain identification from the scrap car seller and be licenced with their local authority.  The authority has the power to refuse or revoke licences if conditions of the licence are not met.

Sell Your Jamjar fully support the introduction of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act in 2013 as it means it will help put an end to scrap car rogue traders, reduce scrap metal theft, a better regulated scrap car industry that can only be good for customers as it means your scrap car will be disposed of properly and not cause unnecessary harm to the environment. Sell Your Jamjar’s authorised partners are all fully licenced and reputable businesses.

All scrap cars must be scrapped by a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) approved Authorised Treatment Facility that involves the removal of all hazardous materials and reusable parts salvaged. Click here for more information on ‘What happens when I scrap my car?’.

Remember, only except a bank transfer or a cheque when you scrap your car for peace of mind that your car has been scrapped properly. If you want to scrap my car to Sell Your Jamjar, just click on the link for your valuation - it takes less than 30 seconds.

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