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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

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

If you have had your car or van for many years, then you may not know that the laws have changed and scrapping a vehicle now is an environmentally friendly undertaking.

The UK scraps around 1.8 million vehicles every year but the scrap industry has to comply with various EU regulations to ensure that the vehicles are scrapped without damaging our environment.

For those who break the laws, whether you are a company or a consumer, there are heavy penalties.

This is particularly a big worry with news from the government that around one in three cars are scrapped in the UK illegally. That’s an awful lot of cars that need to be dealt with by the irresponsible owners.

So, what can someone looking to scrap a car or van do to offload their vehicle in an environmentally friendly way?

Speak with The Scrappers to see how much we can offer you

The first step

In the UK, we scrap nearly two million cars and vans every year but the current popularity of car scrappage schemes from manufacturers will probably see numbers increase.

One news agency asked the 26 manufacturers running schemes how many cars they had scrapped in the last 12 months.

The answer from 12 of them is 14,240 with the other 14 manufacturers refusing to say how many they had accepted from customers wanting a new vehicle when scrapping their car.

Though most say their scrappage scheme has been a huge success, Ford’s scrappage scheme has scrapped more than 8,000 vehicle so far and these have accounted for nearly 60% of all the trade-ins since the firm’s scrappage scheme was brought in.

Another reason why Ford’s scheme is proving popular is that it is offering up to £2,000 off a new car which can be used in conjunction with any other of the Blue Oval’s current offers.

You may no longer want your car or van which is why you’ve decided to scrap it but that doesn’t mean that others may not be interested in the vehicle itself.

Here at The Scrappers we have an excellent reputation for paying the best prices and can pick up a car or van that’s to be scrapped from anywhere in the UK using an excellent network of agents.

So, while most cars will see the harmful fluids – such as the petrol and oil – being removed, we can then make use of most of the parts for selling.

You may be surprised to hear that The Scrappers have a thriving business with a wide range of customers overseas who are looking to buy parts from scrapped British vehicles.

We sell our scrapped cars and parts for export

That’s right; we sell our scrapped cars and parts for export.

Our partners visit us regularly and

You might cherish your car or van since it’s been a reliable vehicle but what happens when it reaches the end of the road and needs to be scrapped?

Well, here at The Scrappers we are experts and happy to help you scrap your vehicle and ensure that it is disposed of responsibly.

Indeed, everyone scrapping their car or van should use a licensed Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) because we are monitored and have to comply with various environmental laws.

Also, not using an authorised treatment facility could lead to you being prosecuted for not doing so.

Our work involves depolluting the scrapped vehicle so we drain harmful fluids, including the oil, from the vehicle to make sure it does not poison the ground.

Most of the scrapped car can be recycled

However, most of the scrapped car can be recycled with the non-ferrous and ferrous metals being removed for melting down, while some of

It has been revealed that if the UK replaces all of the 10-year-old and older diesel cars, then fuel consumption could fall by 173 million gallons.

But that’s not all; diesel particulates will fall by 970,000 kg and NOx emissions of 8.2 million kilograms.

The findings from Kwik Fit highlight the potential from removing the oldest diesel cars from our roads which currently cover around 30 billion miles every year.

The firm says that there are around 3.47 million diesel cars still going and they rack-up an average of 8,676 miles every year.

Switch from old diesels to a new vehicle

They have calculated that since average fuel economy has improved for new diesel cars, the total savings from those who switch from old diesels to a new vehicle would be around £948 million every year.

Kwik Fit say there would also be a reduction in the amount of HGV traffic since the UK needs

For many people of a certain age, they are the cars we grew up with in the 1990s but they are now, according to researchers, on the brink of extinction.

The findings from Honest John Classics reveals that many of the popular cars from that decade are about to follow retail giants like Woolworths into oblivion.

The cars are now dying out and in the last 12 months, researchers say, around 28,000 modern classic cars have been scrapped.

This means that the popular Rover 400, Vauxhall Cavalier and the Citroen Saxo are all dying out.

Now, the website is predicting that this rate of extinction will increase during 2018 as the popular car scrappage schemes continue.

The top 10 bestsellers of 25 years ago

They even say that from the top 10 bestsellers of 25 years ago, the survival rate of those cars is less than 1%.

In one example, researchers say that in 2016,

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s article about UK car scrappage schemes being extended, two major players have also announced they are extending their schemes.

The first sees Audi announcing its scrappage incentive will run until March 31 and could see a financial contribution being made of between £2,000 and £8,000, depending on the model being bought.

There’s also extra money available for their plug-in hybrid models.

Those are excellent financial incentives and the offer is being made for any pre-2010 diesel model to exchange for an Audi EU6-compliant diesel, petrol or hybrid vehicle.

The UK’s car scrappage schemes have proved to be very successful with some, particularly BMW, referring to their schemes as a ‘lower emissions allowance’.

Manufacturers who have unveiled car scrappage schemes

All of the manufacturers who have unveiled car scrappage schemes want to remove polluting older vehicles from our roads with some schemes offering cars registered as late as 2011 to

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