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If you are searching online for ‘How do I scrap my car?‘ then this article will explain how you can go about scrapping your car in the UK.

There’s no doubt that for many of us, scrapping our car is a sad event but if it’s no longer economical to repair then you will need to send it to the big scrapyard in the sky.

However, it’s important that you use an authorised scrap car recycling centre, they are known as Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF), and the steps to do so are straightforward.

Search ‘Scrap my car’ online

As you have probably realised already, the first step is to search online for ‘Scrap my car’ and find a suitable ATF. You will not have to nurse your vehicle to the scrapyard since they can pick it up.

Also, it was a common in years gone by to pay a scrapper to take your car off

Here at The Scrappers we have been alarmed to hear that one in six drivers in the UK has fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a survey.
The findings highlight the 42% of drivers have driven when feeling drowsy and believed they may have been in danger of nodding off.
There’s also an issue with delivery drivers suffering with fatigue because of increasing pressures on their delivery times.
Growing numbers of modern cars and vans now have a monitoring system to check whether the driver is feeling tired and will sound an alarm when it detects this.
There are also other systems you could buy to install that will recognise when the driver is falling asleep and will alert them to wake up. The system can also alert fleet managers to see which of their drivers is fatigued.

Drivers believed they were a danger to themselves

The findings from SmartWitness

Most of us become attached to our car but there may come a time when it reaches the end of the road and you need to know ‘How to scrap a car’.

The reasons for car scrapping usually includes a mechanical problem that might cost a lot of money to fix and if it’s more than your vehicle is worth then it’s pointless spending the money. Unless you really are attached to your car.

Also, if it’s an MoT failure you may decide it’s not worth spending money on it either.

In either case you will need to scrap the car though really cars today are recycled rather than scrapped and it’s important to understand how this process works.

How to scrap a car – we recycle

It’s not that long ago when car owners were charged to scrap their vehicle but this caused problems with illegal scrapping and people abandoning their cars so now

While many of us are aware of distractions outside of the vehicle when  we are driving, such as cyclists and pedestrians, what do you know about the potential distractions inside the vehicle?

Well, that’s what we were thinking at The Scrappers – one of the UK’s leading scrapyards and vehicle breakers – as well and fortunately IAM RoadSmart has put together a list of five items that could cause a distraction when driving.

Smoking and vaping

First up is the issue of smoking and vaping while driving. For those who are driving, what happens if you drop your cigarette? What would your focus be and how will the smoke from your vape get in the way of your view of the road?

Satnav

This is an interesting issue as a distraction since many people see a satnav as being helpful technology. But it’s also another item that causes us to focus less on the road

Barely 10 years ago and there weren’t many SUVs on the UK’s roads but now they account for nearly one in three of all vehicles.

And there are more new models entering the marketplace this year as car manufacturers look to tap into this growing demand.

Now data experts at HPI say that the SUV segment has been the fastest-growing for several years.

One analyst, Mark Ballmer, says that in 30 years of working the car industry, he’s never seen growth like it.

He said: “SUV’s in 2008 barely existed with annual sales of around 161,000 vehicles from a total of 2.1 million. SUV’s accounted for 11.6% of the market.

“In 2017, the SUV sector achieved 817,000 sales in a car market selling 2.5 million cars which is 30.5% market share.

‘SUV sales growth is nothing short of staggering’

“SUV sales growth is nothing short of staggering in just 10 years and shows no sign

Scrapping your vehicle answers

If you are thinking about scrapping your car or van, then there may be questions you want to know the answers to before scrapping your vehicle. This article will help.

Most vehicle owners will be scrapping a car for a range of reasons but they will include the fact it’s no longer economical to repair it to become roadworthy or it simply cannot be repaired. Obviously, those vehicles involved in an accident will also be written-off and scrapped.

The easiest and simplest way of scrapping your car is to contact The Scrappers who will offer a price for the vehicle and then ensure it is disposed of legally and efficiently.

This last point cannot be stressed highly enough since unauthorised treatment facilities, that is scrap or breakers’ yards to you and me, may lead to your vehicle being scrapped illegally and leading to you appearing in court.

Things you need to do before scrapping your

If you are thinking about scrapping or changing your car or van, then you deserve to get the best scrap price for it.

This means contacting The Scrappers who will offer the best price and come and collect your vehicle as well.

As a thriving scrapyard, we have a growing number of clients overseas for the engines we remove from scrapped UK vehicles which means we currently have a major demand for engines for a Spanish client. So, if your car or van is listed below, we will give you the best possible price for your vehicle:

Ford Transit Ford Ka Nissan Almera Hyundai Atos Suzuki Swift Mazda2 Vauxhall Astra Hyundai Accent Vauxhall Vectra Toyota Corolla BMW 3 Series Daewoo Lacetti Nissan Terrano Vauxhall Insignia Toyota Avensis

Demand from overseas clients for the engines we provide bearing and even if your car is not listed above, we may still require it and offer

With more than 374,000 hits, a video posted onto The Scrappers Facebook page of a cyclist in collision with a vehicle has created controversy.

The video was uploaded by Terry Walker, who owns The Scrappers, and now a national newspaper has carried the story and it’s led to lots of comments with people deciding on who is to blame.

The accident footage goes viral http://video.dailymail.co.uk/preview/mol/2018/02/04/8617362097004367320/636x382_MP4_8617362097004367320.mp4

The driver of the Range Rover is the daughter of Terry and while the cyclist was injured, he apparently is not pressing charges but is pursuing a claim.

The video was posted with the question: “Honest opinion who is at fault here?”

The resulting online furore has led to divided opinion over whether the cyclist has the right of way.

Comments on The Scrappers Facebook video the following day approached 5,000 with commentators blaming the cyclist while others say the driver is at fault.

There’s no doubt that the cyclist takes

Here at The Scrappers we have many years of experience when it comes to scrapping cars and vans and have established a network of agents around the UK to help us meet the demand for our vehicle scrapping expertise from customers.

There have been a lot of changes in recent years; the laws over scrapping vehicles have tightened and only scrapyards that are Authorised Treatment Facilities can, legally, process a car or van for scrapping.

This means that we have a legal obligation to ensure that the car or van is depolluted properly which means that oils, and also any petrol and antifreeze, are removed from the car and do not damage our environment.

There’s also a need to remove as much from the vehicle that can be recycled or reused and here at The Scrappers we have excellent relationships with overseas customers looking to buy spare parts such as gearboxes and engines from scrapped

When it comes to scrapping your car or van, then there may be a number of questions you need answering and this article will help.

With growing numbers of us looking to scrap an old vehicle to enjoy a hefty discount on a new car under the various car scrappage schemes, means there is now a choice of what people can do when disposing of their old vehicle.

However, one of the easy sways to scrap your car is to contact a firm of experts, for example the friendly team at The Scrappers, who can buy your scrap vehicle and pick it up from your home address as well.

So, let’s answer some frequently answered questions when it comes to scrapping a van or car.

Why do I need to use an authorised scrapyard?

The answer is simple and that is because the laws on scrapping cars have been tightened up in recent years so

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