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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
Comments Off on Why scrapping your car or van is good for the environment
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
Comments Off on How many cars and vans are scrapped in the UK?
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.
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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