Salvaging a vehicle is a way to ensure that you are legally disposing of it, providing it is done at an authorised treatment facility (ATF). When your car is salvaged at an ATF, it’s environmentally friendly and you’d save yourself up to £5000 worth of potential fines you could get if it was salvaged illegally.
There are various reasons why you might want to salvage your car. One of the most common reasons is that it’s maybe old, high maintenance and requires frequent costly repairs. Choosing to salvage your car with a trusted and established business like Birnam will not only safely and legally dispose of your car, but you can make some money out of it too.
Contact us to receive an instant quote. To receive a quote from us, we will need to know: the car’s make, model, year, mileage and fuel type. You should also let us know if the vehicle has a current MOT. We will pay you the highest price for your unwanted vehicle.
If you’re happy with the quote you have received and wish to go ahead, we can then arrange a time for collection or drop off. To arrange this, you will need to provide us with a pick-up address. When we come to collect the vehicle, we will also need its log book.
Once the car is in our hands, we will safely and legally Birnam will it. The battery is removed and recycled, while all the hazardous fluids, such as petrol and antifreeze, are drained and stored for safe disposal and recycling.
All vehicles defined as motor salvage are given an insurance category, these help to define exactly what sort of damage has been inflicted on the car and also what it can be used for afterwards.
Category A A vehicle that has been written off and must be completely destroyed. It cannot be used for dismantling into its parts. Notification of destruction is required.
Category B A vehicle that has been written off but its parts may be reused. However, the body shell cannot be reused and must be destroyed. Notification of destruction is required. Parts can be removed and can be sold.
Category S A repairable vehicle which has sustainable damage to any part of the structural frame or chassis and the insurer has decided not to repair the vehicle.
Category N A repairable vehicle which has not sustained damage to the structural frame or chassis. Damage is to exterior panels etc.