NHTSA Trade-In Vehicle Disposal and Salvage Requirements for C.A.R.S. Participating Dealers
Under the CARS Act, the agency is required to provide a list of entities to which dealers may transfer eligible trade-in vehicles for disposal. These entities are responsible for, and must certify that, they will dispose of the trade-in vehicle in compliance with the regulations.
The eligible disposal facilities in all States may be found in the "ELVS list" link below.
As a requirement for participating in the CARS program, the disposal facilities and salvage auctions are required to provide the agency with certain information and certifications regarding each eligible trade-in that they receive. These forms are provided in the "Disposal Form" link and the "Salvage Auction Form" link as applicable.
* Disposal Facility Certification Form:
Disposal Facility Certification Form.pdf
* Salvage Auction Form:
Salvage Auction Certification Form.pdf
* Engine Disablement Procedures:
Engine Disablement Procedures.doc
* Maine Recyclers List:
* ELVS List: