5 Reasons to Scrap a Car

02 August 2018

When running or repair costs total more than the value of your vehicle, sometimes the best option is simply to scrap the car and cut your losses. We offer a scrap car service that takes the environment into consideration at every step, providing you with peace of mind that your scrap car will be recycled efficiently. So, why scrap a car with us? Here are the top 5 reasons we see customers scrapping their car every day.

Scrap a car if it has high running costs 

If your car is constantly (or what feels like) breaking down, failing its yearly MoT and costing you a fortune to repair and replace parts, it may be cheaper to scrap your car entirely.

Scrap a car if it’s unsafe to drive

Most drivers know that their vehicle makes the odd rattle or squeak from time to time, especially if it’s an older model – but sometimes your car can reach a point where it’s no longer safe to drive. Don't put yourself and other road users at risk; if your car is unsafe to drive, it's time it was scrapped.

Scrap a car if it’s been written off

So, your car has taken a bit (or a lot) of battering from a recent accident. Sometimes the cost of fixing your car is more than the car is actually worth. Scrapping your car is a good way to get a bit of money in exchange that can be put towards your new purchase. 

Scrap a car if it’s not being used

Particularly if you live in a city, or in an area where there's great transport links, having a car can seem pointless. You may find that keeping your car is more trouble than it’s worth, especially if it's an old model that you can't seem to sell. Scrapping your vehicle is an alternative to your car just sitting on your driveway.

Scrap a car if you are in a hurry

Moving away or simply want some quick cash? If you are hoping to get rid of your car as quickly as possible, scrap your car with us and arrange a collection – we'll do all the tricky bits and even send you a certificate of destruction. 


We are an experienced team of recycling specialists based in Dorset and Oxfordshire, with expertise in all areas of recycling and waste disposal ranging from cardboard recycling and End of Life Vehicle Collection, to trade waste disposal and metal recycling. For more information about our scrap a car and ELV services, or for further advice on why you should scrap a car, contact our team on 01202 675564 today.

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Locate your nearest household waste centre and scrap yard using the list below. Unsure of where your waste needs to go? Contact our team and we'll be more than happy to help. For your local council charges visit the Oxford Council and Dorset For You websites.

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