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Scrapyards:  Sell or send your car to a slaughter center?

Find out why you should choose a slaughter center to  be free of your old car that only makes you poor and is getting those needed space in your garage.

How to sell the car for scrap?

As any other object, to sell a car, even if it is for scrap, requires a whole process of negotiations to find the best possible proposal and this can be a real headache. Therefore, if you want to simplify the process you can always contact a  slaughter center to be free of your vehicle.  Find out why.

Why should you send your car to a slaughter center?

A vehicle in poor condition puts at risk your safety and the safety of all public road users. One way to solve this problem is to scrap your car in a slaughter center. In this way, you´ll protecting not only those on the road, but also the environment.

Automotive Scrapyards: Authorized slaughter centers

Abandoned or delivered vehicles to unlicensed operators are not entitled to have a certificate of destruction.

Therefore, taking down an end-of-life vehicle requires some care to ensure that ownership and registration records are properly cancelled. Before handing over a vehicle for slaughter, you should always confirm that it is a legalized car slaughter center. Opting for a certified center is halfway to avoiding tax problems in the future. In addition, the whole process is carried out in an environmentally safe manner.

Car slaughter: State supports

At the end of 2016, the Governments ended up with the incentives to slaughter end-of-life vehicles and replaced it with a measure that encourages the purchase of electric cars. However, and even if there is no financial compensation for taking your old car to a slaughter center, you will ensure that everything has been done within the legality not incurring in any infraction



Depollution and dismantling process

Finally, the vehicle needs to go through a depollution process, to eliminate hazardous or toxic materials, and a dismantling process, to remove all components or parts that are reusable.

During the process of depollution of the vehicle, the following procedures are carried out:

  • Removal of oil filters, batteries and GLP deposits (if applicable).
  • Removal of fuel.
  • Neutralization of the airbag and seat belt pretensioners.
  • Removal of all oils from the gearbox and engine (e.g. engine oil and brake fluid);


Already in the process of dismantling is done the following:

  • Removal of catalysts equipment’s, tires and glasses;
  • Removal of plastic components and components likely to be reused (second-hand parts).

After this, the cancellation of registration in the government institutions has no associated cost and is done by the decommissioning entities of vehicles.

Now you know what to do with your old car, right?

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