Please take note of the following 10 reasons. If you are going through one of these situations with your car, this is the right time to contact a scrap yard and definitively unregister your car with the DGT.
Click on each reason to read its corresponding explanation.
If your vehicle has been parked for more than a year, you are not using it and you have no thought of selling it, now is the time to take it to a scrap yard and unregister it with the DGT. You probably have unnecessary expenses, such as the road tax for the said vehicle and it is may be an obstruction in the place where you have parked it.
If your car is continually breaking down and it spends too much time in the garage workshop, signifying an important expense for you that isn't included in your budget, it is time to take your car to the scrap yard for it to be used for spare parts and why not? – look into the possibility of buying a new car.
If your vehicle has been in an accident and you are unable to afford the cost of repair, or it simply isn't worth it, it is time to take your car to the scrap yard. In these conditions if your car is under 10 years old, an appraisal will be done and you will receive the value of the claim from the Authorized Treatment Facility (C.A.T.) who will arrange for the decontamination, dismantling and definitive deregistration in Tráfico.
If your vehicle has been in an accident and has been declared a total write off by your insurance company it will have to be sent to the scrap yard. If the vehicle is under 10 years old from the date of its first registration, it will enter into the appraisal process and the Authorized Treatment Facility (C.A.T.) will take care of the decontamination and definitive deregistering of the vehicle and you will be given a sum of money for the vehicle.
If your vehicle is over 10 years old it might form part of the 10% of vehicles responsible for 80% of the CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. Old vehicles usually contaminate far more than new ones, so to definitively deregister them is a good way of contributing to the environment, given that in the C.A.T. or scrap yard they are decontaminated and their component parts will be recycled and/or reused according to each case.
If the owner of a vehicle has died and the heirs or relatives do not wish to continue using it, nor consider selling it, it is time to arrange for the definitive deregistration in Tráfico. (Traffic dept.) This will avoid the vehicle becoming a nuisance and it will be able to be decontaminated and recycled as stipulated by law.
Unfortunately there are situations where a car may have been stolen or its whereabouts are unknown. In these situations the best thing to do is to report it to the police and ask for a temporary deregistration Tráfico (Traffic dept.) to avoid paying road tax.
When it is about a company vehicle that has had a lot of wear and tear or because the organization has decided to renew its fleet of vehicles, it is a good moment to take steps towards the definitive deregistering in the DGT (Traffic dept.). The person in charge can get in touch with Bajavehiculos.com to carry out the procedure for the definitive deregistration with the DGT.
When a vehicle is going to be transferred to another country, the definitive deregistering for export has to be done. In this case the owner has to go to Tráfico and present the documentation relative to the case.
If the vehicle is not going to be used for a long period of time, you can carry out a temporary deregistration of your vehicle at the DGT (Traffic dept.) For this you should go to the nearest office with the necessary documents for this case. As it is a temporary deregistration you can apply for re - registration for the vehicle in question.