When a car reaches the end of its practicality, owners have to get it scrapped and report to the DVLA. Once DVLA labels the car ‘scrapped,’ it cannot be sold. Unfortunately, some scrapped cars slip into the market along with the vehicles that are written off by insurance firms.
According to a report, a car is stolen every 5 minutes in the U.K, and this makes buying pre-owned vehicles very difficult. While buying from a dealership covers your rights through consumer legislation, purchasing from a private seller is a significant risk because you never know if the vehicle you are considering is stolen.