HOW TO SCRAP A CAR IN ONTARIO

  • Remove all personal belongings and garbage from the vehicle

    It's important that you remove any personal belongings. Check all compartments including cup holders, door pockets, glove box and arm rest. Look under the seats and in between the rear seat and back rest! You might find some long lost coffee change! Don't forget to check above your sun visors. Don't forget your 407 transponder if you have one! It's the one most commonly forgotten item! 407 ETR will charge you for a lost transponder.

  • Locate and have ready the VEHICLE PORTION of the ownership

    The vehicle portion is on the left side of the Ontario Vehicle Ownership document. Scrapping a vehicle is considered a sale, so you must sign the back of the document and provide the name of the purchaser. The scrap yard will then transfer the vehicle over to their name at Service Ontario. Do not write any personal or driver's name on the Buyers Information Section.

  • Remove your license plates

    You will need some tools for this! Usually a 10mm socket or a phillips screw driver can do the trick. If  you don't have tools, the tow truck driver taking your car away may be able to assist, but be sure to ask ahead of time! Your can return your old license plates to Service Ontario along with the PERMIT (Plate) PORTION of the vehicle ownership (Right side). If your license plate validation tag is still valid, Service Ontario can give you a credit for the remaining number of months/years for use in the future. They do not provide cash refunds.

  • Get a quote from Auto Heaven and arrange for a pick-up of your old scrap car

    There are Scrap Yards in Ontario that operate their own tow trucks. You can call for a quote and arrange a date and time for a pick-up. Most offer free towing. Ask to make sure the scrap yard is licensed. There are lots of lone scrappers operating without a license and curb-siding vehicles in Ontario. You will have peace of mind when you work with a licensed yard, knowing that your vehicle isn't swapping hands or that someone is driving the vehicle without transferring it out of your name.

Scrap Car FAQ
What is the best way to scrap a car?

The best way to scrap a car in Ontario is by using a Licensed Auto Scrap Yard or a Salvage Yard. Some crap yards offer free towing if you can't drive your vehicle to a scrap yard. This is an easy way to scrap your old car.

Do I need the ownership to scrap a car?

You need your vehicle ownership to scrap your car. If you lost your ownership and can't find it, you may contact the scrap yard to find out if they can make alternate arrangements. Some scrap yards will make exceptions.

Should I let Service Ontario know that I've scrapped my car?

It's always good practice to let Service Ontario know that you've scrapped your vehicle. When you vehicle is purchased, ask for a Bill of Sale, which you can present to the Service Ontario office so they can put a "sold" status on your vehicle. Here's a list of locations at the  Service Ontario Website

How can I get the most money for selling my car?

You can get the most money for your car by following these steps:

  • Make sure your vehicle is clean and presentable
  • Fix any body damage and/or rust
  • Provide all repair bills and service records
  • List your vehicle for sale on many resources
  • Be fair and firm with pricing
Is a used vehicle information package mandatory in Ontario?

Yes. If you are registering a vehicle that has been privately purchased, a UVIP (Used Vehicle Information Package) is required to be purchased at Service Ontario before the vehicle can be registered. You can purchase the UVIP online here

Alternatively, you must provide the UVIP as a seller of a vehicle.

UVIP is not required to scrap your vehicle unless the scrap yard asks for it. This is usually for newer vehicles.

Can I scrap a car without wheels?

You most certainly can. If you have good rims and tires that you'd like to keep for another vehicle or for a friend, you can always scrap a car without wheels. Reputable scrap yards offer flatbed towing services so that your vehicle can be transported without wheels. It's that simple. Just ask for a flatbed tow truck.

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