Are you wondering how to get rid of an old car? Do you know how to dispose of it safely and in such a way that doesn’t take up too much time and energy? The best part, it’s free!
Giveacar are the car donation experts and can take your car off your hands, quickly, free of charge and anywhere in the UK. We can arrange to scrap your car and have it recycled by our partnered Authorised Treatment Facilities, for the value of its scrap metal. Or, we can have it auctioned off by our auction partners. Every vehicle that is donated, be it a motorbike, van, caravan or a foreign registered car, we can help you dispose of it.
You can donate your car to any UK registered charity, or you can choose from one of our 1800 charities registered onto the Giveacar scheme. Your scrap car can help fund a local hospice or even provide aid overseas.
Our collection process ensures things are quick and easy for you. Once you’ve submitted your details with us we will inform our collection agents of your address and contact details. They’ll call you within 48 hours to arrange the collection, so choose a time which is convenient for yourself. Collection usually happens within a week, however, this can be made shorter or longer depending on where your car is.
If your car is sold for the value of its scrap metal, your scrap vehicle will be issued with a Certificate of Destruction which you can request from ourselves, so please get in touch if you would like a copy of the paperwork.
If it sounds simple, that’s because it is! Donate your scrap car to charity with Giveacar and make a difference. Every vehicle that is donated makes a difference to someone somewhere, so please get in touch.
Why Giveacar is the Choice For Your Old Vehicle?
Giveacar are the car donation experts and have been since our inception in 2010. Being the UK’s first car donation service and a social enterprise, we are extremely proud of our achievements to date.
With 1800 charities registered on our scheme, we have grown in popularity as a result of our continued reputation as a great service provider. Our Trustpilot reviews remark on our efforts to raise as much money for charity whilst offering the sort of service you would expect if you were a paying customer!
We are a small organisation, but we’re an ambitious bunch and know there are a lot more scrap cars to be collected and donated.
So don’t hesitate, donate your car to your favourite charity with Giveacar and make a difference today.
Why it’s Important to Scrap Your Car Responsibly
Improvement of Safety Legislation
Legislation has continued to push car manufacturers to develop vehicle safety which has resulted in the use of crumple zones, airbags, seatbelts and ABS brakes. Although your old car on the drive might seem as sturdy as ever, it’s likely it falls a long way short of the safety standards seen in newer vehicles. By getting rid of a car with Giveacar you are able to give to charity whilst making the smart decision and consider you and your families safety.
Advancements in Vehicle Efficiency
With the introduction of the Mayor of London and Transport for London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone being an indication of the constant pressure put on manufacturers and drivers to have more efficient vehicles, the efficiency of cars now from just a few years ago has changed dramatically. See below for some facts and figures that illustrate the improvements made.
- New models introduced in 2017 had CO2 emissions on average 12.6% lower than the model they replaced
- It would take 50 new cars to produce the same amount of pollutant emissions as one vehicle built in 1970
- UK NOx emissions from passenger cars have fallen 81% since 1990
With the recognition of the danger of air pollution, there has been a marked difference in consumer behaviour. The sale of diesel cars has dropped dramatically and there has been a large increase in electric car sales. To join the trend and help create a cleaner environment for everyone, donate your car with Giveacar. Giveacar makes it easier to dispose of your car. Simply call us and we’ll arrange the collection and donation from anywhere in the UK, free and in good time.
The Environmental Impact
You might not realise it, but your old car that’s parked up for weeks on end is doing more harm than you know. If not maintained your vehicle will emit a host of substances from its various components including oil and battery acid which not only pollutes the surrounding area but can eventually be a hazard to you and your family’s health.
The ungainly site of your car steadily rusting away is also something to be avoided. Why not offer the vehicle a second chance by donating it with Giveacar and get an instant quote. We can auction cars for the best price with our auction partners who attract buyers from all across the world. The money raised will go to your favourite charity.
The Cost of Keeping Older Cars on the Road
Running an old car can be extremely expensive! You’ll have the dreaded annual MOT bills to contend with along with the poor MPG. As a result of the dated components used in your old car, it’s likely that insurance will be significantly higher as well. The costs added up can be significant, and so comes a point in time where you have to considered sentimentality vs economy.
Buying a newer model might seem costly at first but it will be an investment in something which is cleaner, more comfortable, more efficient and more practical. You can donate your old car with Giveacar and do some good for a local charity. Your donation can make a huge difference, call us on 020 7736 4242 and donate today.