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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
Comments Off on Major firms extend their car scrappage schemes
The UK’s car scrappage schemes began last year and have proved to be so popular that many of the major car makers have decided to continue with them.
The latest car firms to reveal they are extending their scheme include Seat who say their scheme will run until 31 March.
They want the owners of older cars to scrap them and switch to Euro 6 compliant vehicles that have lower emissions.
As an enticement, Seat is offering up to £3,500 off new diesel and petrol models from their range; these models should be ordered by 31 March and registered by 30 June. The vehicle being traded-in will be scrapped.
In return, for those scrapping their vehicle will see £1,500 taken from price of the Seat Mii, £2,500 given against the price of an Ibiza, the Leon is eligible for a £3,500 deduction while the Toledo will benefit from £3,000.
Comments Off on Some of the Everyday Uses for Scrap Metal
Everyone knows that we scrap cars here, and most people will know that doing so creates scrap metal. What fewer people might know, however, is what happens to that scrap metal after it’s been produced. That’s why we’re taking a look at some of the everyday uses for scrap metal in this, our latest blog post.
The Scrappers Ltd have written a blog post before about the environmental benefits of metal recycling, but here we’re delving a little deeper into some of the alternative uses for the leftover metals.
This point is probably the most obvious one we’re going to make, but scrap metal is constantly being reused in packaging for a variety of products. Aluminum is frequently used for drinks cans, for example, even if the idea that you’re drinking out of someone’s car seems a little odd!
Comments Off on Winter Driving Tips: How to Avoid Ending Up in Our Scrap Yard
While we’re all for people coming to us with their old, dysfunctional vehicles, we’re also firmly in favour of safe driving. The last thing we want is to hear from someone who’s been involved in a crash this winter.
For this reason, we’ve put together a list of winter driving tips to help keep you safe on the roads during the festive season. Breaking down in the middle of winter is, for many people, far worse than doing so at any other time of year. Unfortunately, it’s generally more common for your car to experience issues in the depths of winter.
Follow our list of winter driving tips below to ensure you stay safe.
You’re going to need plenty of handy bits and bobs in car during the colder months. For example, travelling in sub-zero temperatures without an ice scraper, de-icer spray, or adequate screenwash is asking for trouble. The first two items
Is your car or van ready for the big car park in the sky and are you looking to scrap it for cash?
If so, the friendly team at The Scrappers want to hear from you because they offer the best prices and as an authorised facility they will be able to dispose of your car legally and in an environmentally friendly way.
Indeed, if you are looking to scrap your car for cash then the process is relatively easy.
It also needs to be appreciated that an officially recognised scrapyard, or authorised treatment facility, should be used. That’s because they have been licensed by the Environment Agency and you will be breaking the law by taking your car somewhere that isn’t registered.
Check that the scrapyard you will be using is licensed
Always check that the scrapyard you will be using is licensed. Also, ensure that you tell the DVLA that your car has