Car scrapping, unlike the selling of second-hand vehicles, is not a well-organised business in India. Old cars have been a significant source of pollution in the country.
Thus, it is time to think more thoughtfully and sustainably.
Here comes the idea of car scrapping.
The car owner can scrap the vehicle to avoid the hassle of moving it to another state. One of the most secure choices is to scrap an old car. This guarantees that the car gets disassembled and recycled. It also eliminates the possibility of it being utilised for illegal purposes.
Vehicles destroyed in fires, riots, or other destruction and those declared faulty by manufacturers and seized by law enforcement are needed to be scrapped.
The following are some factors to consider before the scrapping process:
- When a car is discarded, the chassis number is removed before the waste is recycled.
- For car scrapping, the car owner is expected to contact an authorised scrap dealer. The dealer should ensure that the owner’s car is disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly way.
- The car owner should also contact the RTO and notify them of the vehicle’s scrapping. There is also an option to deregister the vehicle.
- The scrap dealer will undertake a physical assessment of the car before quoting a scrapping price depending on the vehicle’s weight. After reaching an agreement, the scrap dealer will remove the car parts and sort them into rubber, plastic, iron, and so on.
- The car owner can haggle over the pricing of various automotive parts such as batteries, tyres, and so on. This is also heavily influenced by the state of these components. If the vehicle is equipped with a CNG unit, this can also be handled individually.
- Checking if the scrap dealer has scrapped the automobile is one of the measures you should take.
- There may be instances where the scrap dealer does not truly scrap the car, and it may subsequently change hands and be utilised for illegal purposes. Because the vehicle is registered in the original owner’s name, this might cause problems for him or her.
- It is not necessary to submit the original RC to a scrap dealer. You just need to provide a photocopy of the RC.
- You can photograph the scrapped vehicle as evidence for subsequent processes at the RTO.
The RTO Rules For Scrapping And Deregistration Of Vehicles:
The car owner must first notify the authorised RTO of the intention to scrap the vehicle.
He/she will be required to give the car’s original RC as well as the chassis number that was removed from the vehicle during the scrapping process. This will be recorded as part of the RTO’s historical records.
The confirmation of the scrap dealer on letterhead with a complete address is also necessary. At this point, images of the scrap can be submitted.
With the application for de-registration and scrap, the car owner must also provide an affidavit. The affidavit will state that the vehicle is free of any loans, insurance claims, or ongoing court proceedings.
The affidavit will also state that the car has not been involved in any thefts.
After receiving diligence reports from the traffic police and the National Crime Records Bureau, the RTO will check the papers presented and proceed with the following stages (NCRB). The records kept at the RTO office about the sale or purchase of the automobile are also verified.
If all records are proven to be satisfactory, the RTO will deregister the vehicle.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has proposed to the government that incentives be provided to automobile owners who want to scrap their 15-year-old vehicles.