Your vehicle may not just be a piece of metal that gets you from A to B, it may have been your pride and joy, a car that you have had for so long it feels like a member of the family. But all good things must come to an end and maybe now is the time you have thought about one last trip – The Crusher.

“When it came to saying goodbye to my Renault Laguna, I realised that I had no idea how to actually get rid of the car. Could I sell it? Scrap it? Or even give it away?”

Scrapping your car for cash might be an option, especially if it becomes too costly to keep it on the road and is simply at the end of it’s long life.

Around two million used cars are scrapped and The EU has introduced strict environmental rules on how cars should be disposed of through its End of Life Vehicle Directive.

Vehicle registration numbers and postcode will give in an indication how much the vehicle is worth, quotes are free and come with no obligations.

We will get started as soon as you accept our proposed quote, after this we will contact you to find a collection time and date.

As long as your vehicle is safe and legal to drive, you can drop your car off to Five Star Auto Salvage any time between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. There’s no need to make an appointment.

At Five Star Auto Salvage the procedure for car owners is pain free, as we handle all stages involved in scrapping the car, and placing vehicle owners in contact with their nearest Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).

When handing over your car, you’ll need to prove your identity, using a photo driving licence and a proof of address – Documents are photocopied with information stored for three years.

This is followed by the vehicle owner being paid and issued with a Certificate of Destruction (COD) for confirming the process – the DVLA will send out a Certificate of Destruction, which should be kept safe.

Of course some cars are broken up for parts before being crushed, but unless your car is rare or expensive to maintain that’s unlikely to affect the price you are offered.

All car scrap yards must have a licence issued by the Environment Agency or Scottish Environment Protection Agency, making sure that scrapped vehicles don’t affect the environment with any gearbox oil and battery acid, etc – which in turn is recycled appropriately.

The DVLA will need to be notified if you have chosen to scrap your car. If not, you could be fined £1,000.

Five Star Auto Salvage are based in Ipswich and have services in Colchester, Sudbury and Felixstowe.

For more information on services or to get the ball rolling, call us today on 01473 657 077 or alternatively you can contact via e-mail, info@fivestarautosalvage.co.uk.