The Car Scrappage Scheme

Older cars can pose a threat to the environment. It is best for them to be scrapped and replaced by newer, more efficient vehicles. Which is one of the main reasons for the car scrappage scheme run by the government. When you scrap an eligible car and buy a new one you could get £2,000 off the OTR price. The idea is great although we at Scrap Car Gravesend believe there are flaws in the government's plan. For a start, you can only buy certain cars through the scheme when you scrap your old car. Strict criteria must also be met by the old scrap car in order to be eligible. We have listed below the government's requirements.

The old car you are scrapping must:

  • Have an in date (or within 14 days of expiry) tax disc when the order of your new car is placed
  • Have a United Kingdom address on the registration certificate (also known as V5C)
  • Have a valid MOT (or within 14 days of expiry) on the old car at the time you order the new one
  • Still be insured when you order your new car
  • Be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or Driver and Vehicle Agency in your name
  • Be a small car or van weighing no more than 3.5 tonnes
  • Have been registered to you continuously for at least a year
  • Be registered on or before the 31st August 1999

Of course, few cars meet these strict requirements. Sadly, this has lead to a lot of disappointment in Gravesend from people who were hoping to profit from scrapping their car.