The Right Car Scraping for the Cash


Be careful, today when a vehicle is immobilized you must follow a certain procedure if you want to get rid of it, under penalty of a very salty sanction.

Since the implementation of the vehicle registration system in 2009, it is no longer possible to sell a non-rolling vehicle, or to resell it in spare parts. Indeed, either a vehicle is sold in the traditional way, and in this case technical control will be required, or it will have to be sold for destruction to an approved ELV (End of Use Vehicle) professional.

What is the procedure?

To have your end-of-life car destroyed, you need to hire a professional, whether it is a passenger car, a van or a three-wheeler.

Initially, you will have to give him the registration certificate, after having added the mention “sold on (date) for destruction”, followed by your signature. Then, you will have to present the certificate of administrative situation dating from less than 15 days, as well as the Cerfa form n ° 13754 * 2. The latter must be completed and must present the coordinates of the ELV center as well as, if possible, its approval number. You will then have to leave the original in the center, send the second to the prefecture and keep the third copy for yourself.

Finally, the center will give you a certificate of destruction and send the copy to the prefecture of your choice so that it can cancel the registration of the vehicle. With the cash for cars kwinana option you can have the best deal now.



For your car to be accepted by these approved professionals, it must not be devoid of its essential components: powertrain, catalytic converter if fitted, bodywork. However, it must be free of organic waste and unlicensed equipment.

It is important to know that you risk a fine of 75,000 euros and a sentence of two years in prison if you abandon or deposit your car elsewhere than with a licensed professional.

  • After years of loyal service or an accident, your car is a wreck, but full of resources: it will be largely transformed into spare parts and recyclable materials, a legal obligation but also a technical and economic challenge.
  • Since January 1, 2015, a European directive imposes a rate of reuse, recycling and energy recovery representing 95% of the weight of the vehicle.
  • According to the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe), in 2013, this rate was 89.3%.

The 95% target is ambitious in a sector where, thirty years ago, we were still “at Max and the scrap dealers”, underlines Loïc Bey-Rozet, managing director of Indra Automobile Recycling, with reference to Claude’s film Sautet featuring a band of little “scrappy” mobsters.


The company acts as an intermediary between car manufacturers, insurers, local authorities, poundages, etc., and a network of 350 approved “ELV centers” (end-of-life vehicles), successors of the scrap yards of yesteryear. It provides cars, advice, training.