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You can get money for your car, whether it’s got miles left in it, if it doesn’t start or it’s too damaged to drive. You can responsibly recycle your vehicle with Ripleys. If you’re looking to scrap your car in Polegate, get an instant quote from Ripleys today!
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Scrap My Car Polegate
Ripley's is one of the UK’s leading car breakers, scrap metal processers and exporters. A highly respected fourth-generation family business, we now have five UK sites located in the South East.
Ripley's purchase cars of all makes, models and ages for car parts and car salvage. Whether your car is at the end of its life (ELV), or too good for scrap, our friendly team will buy your car for breaking and salvage at competitive prices. We offer delivery and collection options across the South East, and operate in full accordance with environmental regulations.
Why choose to scrap your car in Polegate with Ripleys?
We offer an efficient, stress-free and reliable service that includes the collection of your car for no additional cost – so no matter what condition your car is in, whether it's road worthy or not, if you want to scrap your car in Polegate, be assured Ripleys can come to you. We strive to:
- Find you the best price
- Pay you promptly for your vehicle
- Sort all of the DVLA paperwork for you if needed, including the issuing of a certificate of destruction.
If your car is ready for recycling, we'll make sure that's done efficiently, without harm to the environment, and in line with regulations. We also offer you the opportunity to donate to charity.
Do something extraordinary
Donating your old car could help save someone’s life. We are very proud to supply cars to East Sussex Fire & Rescue. The cars we provide are used for various essential training exercises, which are enactments of dangerous situations. This helps provide East Sussex Fire & Rescue with the relevant experience to be able to act quickly and efficiently in a real-life situation.
How to scrap my car in Polegate?
We offer both delivery and collection car scrapping services:
- Vehicles can be delivered into our Hailsham, Hastings, and Ashford sites. For addresses and contact details, click here.
- When delivering a vehicle, owners must bring the vehicle’s V5 documentation and a Driving Licence Photo Card.
- Contact our team on: 01424 839963 or fill in the form above.
- Once collection has been arranged, our friendly drivers will bring a suitable vehicle at a convenient time for you.
- As with delivery, owners must provide the vehicle’s V5 documentation and a Driving Licence Photo Card.
How we pay you
Due to changes in legislation back in 2013, the law doesn’t allow any scrap metal company to pay you directly in cash for your scrap car in Polegate. However, we can provide immediate payment in the following forms once we have received your scrap car or car parts and the correct documents have been provided:
- Transfer to a Visa Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
What happens to my car when it’s scrapped?
As registered by the ATF (Authorised Treatment Facilities) once your car arrives on one of our located sites, by law we have to strip the car of any products or chemicals, along with any parts of the vehicle we see as suitable for recycling.
Our first step we take to scrapping your car is removing the wheels, both are separated with the tyres being recycled or upcycled to become anything from astroturf to underlay. Whilst the wheels themselves can be recycled, sold or melted into ingots to be reused to a multitude of new things.
The next step we take is to remove other parts of your car to either be sold, recycled or upcycled; this includes the lights and the wingmirrors. The most important step we take to scrapping your car is the de-pollution process which includes removing all the fluids from within your car. This can include fuel, coolant, engine oil and steering fluid and are all removed and stored into vats to be recycled or sold on.
Once de-pollution is complete, your car will be taken to the forklift to flip the car over and remove the back axle due to it being a different and higher grade of steel and the engine itself which contains a variety of metals such as copper and aluminium. The car will then get crushed to reduce the space it takes up and has the remaining metal crushed together.
Feeling good? How about donating the scrap value of your car to charity and we will make an additional £15.00 donation. Find out more.