• Why people Scrap a Car or Scrap a Van.....

    With the New Year in full swing I thought I would give people a run down on some of the many reasons why most people scrap a car or scrap a van.

    While there will be many different reasons why people choose to scrap their vehicle the most common ones are as follows;

    Head Gasket Failure

    Once the head gasket on a vehicle has failed the car will overheat causing all kinds of problems. This proves to be a costly repair depending on the amount of damage that has been done to the engine. For most the cost will outweigh the value of the car.

    Cam belt Failure

    Another very costly failure encountered by many drivers of older (and sometimes newer) cars. Once the cam belt has snapped it can cause a vast amount of damage to the engine with most cars often requiring a full top end rebuild. As you can appreciate most people choose to write their car off as scrap at this point.

    Van or Lorry is Non-Compliant for the London Low Emission Zone

    Since the beginning of the 2012 all diesel vans built before 2002 and lorries built before 2006 have been deemed non-compliant to drive within the new London Low Emission Zone. Any non compliant vehicles which do so will incur a fine of up to £200 per day. Hence this is the reason many van drivers have chosen to scrap their van and upgrade to a newer one.

    Please Note:

    Should you be unfortunate enough to encounter any of the problems listed here you will pleased to know that we can remove your end of life vehicle and in most cases pay cash for scrap cars or vans.

    If you would like more information then please see our faq page to find out how to scrap your car

    Gearbox / Clutch failure

    If your gearbox or clutch fails then this can prove an expensive job especially if you have an automatic car or a car which uses a dual mass flywheel and clutch, many cars with this modern type of clutch prove to be uneconomical to repair rendering them as scrap.

    Accident Damaged / Write off

    If a persons car is written off in an accident then the vehicle becomes either a salvage car or a scrap car.

    Sometimes these cars prove to be too badly damaged to be repaired and put back on the road so there will be no option apart from scrapping the car.

    MOT Failure / End of Life Car

    Sometimes a car will fail its MOT with so many faults that it will prove to be too expensive to repair and the car will have become what some people refer to as an end of life vehicle which leaves it destined to be scrapped and the metal recycled.


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