Disposing of a University Vehicle
1. Remove UC markings
Remove any markings that might lead an outside observer to believe that the vehicle is University property, including the University Seal, University Use bumper stickers, certain types of parking stickers, and your department name or logos. Also, please remove any departmental property, personal property, or trash from inside the vehicle.
To remove very stubborn stickers yourself, you can consider using a heat gun with a plastic putty knife or rubber spatula. Another tool that works well is a rubber "stripe-off" wheel attached to a rotary drill. If your department is not equipped to remove the markings, please contact one of our vendors (see http://businessservices.berkeley.edu/fleetservices/maintenance).
2. Smog Test
In California, most vehicles must be tested for emissions upon sale or transfer, and the responsibility for passing rests on the seller (contact Fleet if you aren't sure whether your vehicle is subject to smog). Even if the vehicle was already smogged earlier in the year, it will likely need a new test for sale or transfer. Be sure to specifically request a smog "for transfer of ownership" (see vendor list at http://businessservices.berkeley.edu/property/fleetservices/maintenance).
3. Perform Transfer in BETS
Your equipment custodian should use BETS to transfer the item to Salvage (custody code 0143).
4. Document Mechanical Problems
Briefly describe any known mechanical issues and/or the reason you are disposing of the vehicle.
5. Deliver to Salvage
Contact Eric Robinson (3-5770) or Ojuana Dunn (2-1186) and arrange a time when we can receive the vehicle at 3200 Regatta Blvd Suite E, Richmond, CA 94804. Bring your smog test, a copy of the BETS transfer. and your documentation of known mechanical issues.