If you’ve spent any time at all on Wellington wreckers website, you’ll already know that one of our most popular services is scrapping cars. Around quarter million cars are scrapped in New Zealand each year and for many people it remains by far the most sensible financial option.
We thought it would be a good idea to take a look at everything you need to take into account when scrapping your car. Of course, we’d always recommend picking up the phone and giving us a call 0800 429 227, but if you just want to find out a little bit more about the whole process, keep reading.
This is one of the most important legal requirements involved in car scrapping: indeed, you can be prosecuted for scrapping your vehicle using a non-licensed firm!
Auto dismantling licences are issued by the NZTA and you can get information on the relevant processes from both bodies.
We at Welly wreckers are proud to be a licensed truck dismantlers.
If it was your insurance company that decided to write the car off rather than you, you’ll need to complete the ‘Notification of sale or transfer’ section of the registration certificate before sending it in to the NZTA. Keep the rest of the certificate, as on some occasions your insurance company may ask you to send the rest to them for verification purposes.
If your insurance firm is scrapping the car, you need to make sure they don’t dispose of it until the registration plate has been transferred. Once this has been done, the insurance firm should then issue a letter confirming that they’re happy to either transfer or retain the number. (You should also receive a copy of the engineer’s report confirming the vehicle’s details).
This is quite a lot to remember, so if at any point it seems a bit much, remember you can easily get hold of the NZTA at their home page.
And, of course, if you’ve got any more questions about Sell Car to Wellington Wreckers, give our friendly team a call today on 0800 429 227. We’ll help take care of the whole process for you.