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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

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

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