Cars and vans wanted


There was a time when getting rid of a vehicle write off or worn out motor was a headache you just didn’t need. And as a result of having to pay for a car to be scrapped when it had seen its final days, the problem of abandoned cars in the UK got out of control.

To combat it, around ten years ago, the government introduced new rules which stated that cars should be scrapped free of charge at a DVLA-approved Authorised Treatment Facility. And to ensure vehicles were recycled appropriately, without harm to the environment, the facility had to have a special licence issued by the Environment Agency.

While this means that you can no longer just get your car scrapped anywhere these days, if you take it to an approved facility then the bonus is that it won’t harm your wallet.

At Howkins Motor Spares, as well as being a DVLA approved car-breakers, we can go a couple of steps further. Not only will we happily collect your car for you – so, if it’s died a death you won’t have to worry about getting it to us – but we’ll also pay you for the privilege of taking it away.

Why? Because it’s the spare parts that we’re looking for, so, no matter what your situation is, or how old your vehicle is, we have cars and vans wanted, whatever condition they’re in.

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Written off or accident damage?

If you’re in a road accident, for example, the experience in itself can be bad enough, but what can you do about a write off or accident damage?

We can offer a quick and easy process for car scrapping that will get the job done for you in no time. Regardless of the wear and tear on your vehicle, we will happily take it off your hands and give you the best price for it in return.

Once you have produced your V5 certificate and left your car with us, we will take care of the rest and as a DVLA approved facility, will provide you with a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) in the days afterwards. When you have received the certificate this means that you are no longer responsible for your vehicle (so, at this point, remember to claim back a refund for any unused months of car insurance and road tax).

Free collection in the Leicester area!

When you need your car scrapping, not only can we offer you money in return, but we provide free collection in the Leicester area, or a local drop off, making scrapping your vehicle as hassle free as it can be.

We will accept write offs, failed MOTs and vehicles with all manner of mechanical faults. Give us a call today about scrapping your car or van in Leicester. We are always on the look out for unwanted vehicles, so that we can dismantle and sell the useable parts as tested and fully guaranteed spares.

Scrap your car today!

You can either get in touch with our friendly and professional team, or fill out our online form for an instant quote and a fair price.