How to Scrap a Car in Dubai


Not too long ago, it used to be hectic for car owners when their car got totaled in Dubai. It was commonplace for a car owner to pay money in order to free himself of his wrecked car (technically known as a scrap car). Well, those days are long gone now and scrapping your car is now a lucrative option when your car has reached the end of the road (pun intended) or has been involved in a freak accident. This blog discusses everything you need to know about how to scrap a car in Dubai.


How to scrap a car in Dubai?

Generally, there are a few ways to scrap your car in Dubai. The first and most unrealistic option is to haul your scrap car around hopping from one junkyard to another hoping someone in the junkyard will have the decency to connect you with the man in charge. The second option is to rely on a scrap car buying specialist. We discuss each scenario in detail below.


How to scrap a car in Dubai by trying to sell it to a junkyard

Firstly its important to keep in mind that when you are junkyard hopping, you will have to keep a car tower on standby to haul your vehicle from one junkyard to the next. This in itself is costly and often defeats the purpose of selling a scrap car because you will likely diminish the value of your transaction by the amount you’re paying the tower. If you do happen to get a hold of the person in charge of procurement in a junkyard (who is likely a very busy person) then chances are they will offer you a ridiculous price. The fact that you are going around with a car in a tower speaks volumes to your buyer and they understand you are desperate to sell your car. Be very vigilant when exploring this scrap car selling option.


How to scrap a car in Dubai by selling it to a scrap car buying specialist

Although rare, scrap car buying specialists are the best option when it comes to selling your scrap car in Dubai. Not only because there are only a few other options, but because this is where you are likely to get the highest price for your vehicle. Scrap car buying specialists are usually formed as part of a larger car business network and they recycle car parts, refurbish cars, and properly make use of every gear and spring in your scrap car as a part of their larger car trading and mechanics business. It is for this reason you can expect a better valuation at a car buying specialist.


The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” rings loud and true in this situation. A junkyard which will value your car based on the weight of the metal in it, can’t quite compare to someone who sees opportunity when they look at your scrap car. And that’s exactly what good car scrap buying specialists do.


There are multiple reasons a car will be rendered a scrap car. In the section below we will discuss how you can deal with each category. 


How much is my scrap car worth?

A lot of factors go into play when scrapping your car in Dubai. One of the most important factors is of course the condition of your car at the time of its scrapping. Has your car been reduced to a pulp of metal or is it still in somewhat of a running condition? What brand and model is your car? How old is it? How good is the condition of its engine? These are all questions you have to ask yourself when trying to put a price tag on your scrap car.


What makes my vehicle a scrap car?

The reasons a vehicle can be considered scrap include: overpassing the vehicles legal age limit, being involved in an accident that renders the vehicle useless, needing an engine repair that costs more than the vehicles worth, vehicles that have a horrible fuel usage rate, or ones that release more greenhouse emissions or harmful gasses than legally allowed.


Where can I sell my car for scrap in the UAE?

A scrap car buying specialist like ScrapxCar is your best bet when it comes to selling your scrap car in the UAE. Our team of towers and mechanics will come to you, whichever emirate you may be in and will provide you with hard cash after a quick valuation of your vehicle. The entire process doesn’t take longer than 20 minutes.


What documents do you need to scrap a car in the UAE?

The documents needed to sell a scrap car in the UAE are:

  • The car’s registration card
  • The owner’s ID
  • Non UAE residents will need to present a passport and a valid visit visa
  • A signed car deregistration document
  • A canceled Salik Tag


How to scrap a car in Dubai by selling it to ScrapxCar the leading car scrap buyer in the UAE

ScrapxCar loves old cars. We see gold in what most people would consider garbage. There isn’t a better place for you to part ways with your trusty ol’ wagon. We appreciate old cars kind of like how a vintage car collector would. Let your car go with it’s dignity intact. Sell your old vehicle to ScrapxCar.


Our process is simple and straightforward:


  1. First you register your interest in having your car scrap bought by entering your details on our website or calling us on: +971 50 366 8580.
  2. After that our team will call you to schedule a free car inspection (at your convenience) wherever your car may be inside the territories of the UAE.
  3. Once our experts arrive at your site and evaluate your car they will produce an offer for you. If you like it, then sign the papers, we will give you the cash, and tow your car away free of charge.
  4. If you don’t like the offer, then no problem. We will thank you for your time and we hope to be doing business with you again in the future. If you need more time to think about the offer then we give you the space to do so.


Our process only takes 20 minutes and is set up in a way where you will have to do nothing but sign some papers and we will do all the heavy lifting.


With ScrapxCar, selling your scrap car in Dubai has never been easier.


If you enjoyed our blog about how to scrap a car in Dubai, then consider reading our other blog all about how to scrap a car in Abu Dhabi.

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