Is it time to scrap my car? 3 reasons to visit the scrap yard

26 October 2018

Overspending on maintenance and insurance for an old vehicle can be a financial drain. Choosing to scrap your car is often the most economic and cost-effective option available to you. Scrapping your car is an excellent way of getting rid of an old, inconvenient or written-off vehicle whilst making some money in the process; so how do you know that it’s really time to say goodbye to your old vehicle?

How you know it's time to scrap your car

Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

Cars are expensive commodities even in the best of times and even more so when they require additional maintenance. If your car is failing its MOT year-on-year and requires regular servicing and repair, then it’s probably time to consider getting rid of it. 

After all, the money you are losing in repairs could be put towards a newer, more efficient vehicle. Choosing to scrap your car through our scrap a car for cash scheme at least means that you’ll get paid for your trouble!

Your car is very fuel inefficient

Petrol costs are at the highest they’ve been since 2014, which means that owning an old fuel inefficient car can be incredibly costly. If you find that you are visiting the petrol pump an excessive amount, then it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer, more fuel-efficient model. 

In an age where we are moving increasingly towards electric-powered vehicles, the demand for old petrol and diesel cars is dwindling. You are therefore likely to get more money scrapping your vehicle then you would by selling.

Your car is written off or considered no longer safe to drive

If you are involved in an accident and your car is written off, or is considered unsafe to drive, then you don’t really have any other option than to scrap your car. In many cases, it will cost you more to fix your car and make it road-safe then is viable. Recycling your ELV in a safe and efficient way with our scrap car service means that you gain money rather than lose it.


If you need to scrap a car in Dorset, then our scrap a car for money scheme will ensure that you get your money quick! You can either drop off your car to one of our suitable depots, or request collection from our end of live vehicle recovery team. Contact us today on 01202 675564 with any enquiries.

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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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