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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.

Dacia announced it is extending its
Picture of a claw picking up a piece of scrap metal from a heap of parts

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.


In packaging

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!


On the construction site

A number of metals commonly found in

The Scrappers Ltd have put together a list of winter driving tips

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.

Stock up

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

Scrap your car for cash

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

Upgrade your van

It’s a really enticing prospect for those running old vans and many may be wondering whether it is now time to upgrade your van?

That’s because there are some excellent van scrappage schemes currently in progress from the leading manufacturers including Citroen, Renault, Volkswagen and Mercedes.

While their offerings vary, Citroen and Renault are offering up to £7,000 off a brand-new van; VW is offering £2,000.

Obviously, these are great sales tactics to boost sales with great money-off deals they are only available until the end of December.

The aim of manufacturers, including Ford, is to create an incentive for van owners to buy a van that’s EU 6 compliant.

Upgrade your van with a scrappage scheme

Under most of the schemes, you could upgrade your van under a scrappage scheme but it will need to be registered before 2010 but generally van owners can scrap any make or model of a van that is

VW Golf is scrap schemes most popular

There’s no doubt that the growing popularity of car scrappage schemes In the UK has proved to be a hit with drivers on one website helping to reveal which makes and models drivers are scrapping.

With all 17 car manufacturers offering a scrappage scheme there’s a wide choice schemes available and drivers scrapping their vehicle looking for a discount on a new model.

But with so many offers from so many manufacturers, finding the right deal is more difficult which is why one car website unveiled a tool to help drivers.

The tool enables a car owner to find out how much they would get in cash for scrapping their car through a recognised scheme.

It’s not just a cash incentive that is attracting drivers to scrap their cars, there’s also growing fears about the environmental impact of diesel vehicles.

In addition, some diesel vehicles may have to pay more to travel into the centre

Want the best scrap price for your vehicle? Contact The Scrappers

If you want to know how you can get the best scrap price for your car or van, then read on.

In this article, we will describe how to scrap or recycle your vehicle and ensure you get the best price possible.

It’s important to understand that there are laws in place to ensure the process of scrapping cars is done correctly. Failure to comply could lead you to being fined.

Also, the UK scraps around two million cars every year and the prices being paid are linked to the worldwide demand for recycled plastics and metals.

Obviously, some cars will be broken up for their parts before they are crushed but unless you’re scrapping an expensive car, it’s unlikely the price being offered will be unaffected by current demand.

Essentially, when there is an economic boom for materials such as plastics and metal, prices will be high. Conversely, when demand falls then prices will

Get the best scrap price for your van

If your van has reached the end of the road and you are looking to scrap it for cash, then this article will help explain what to do.

There’s no doubt there are lots of scrappage firms for vans available and you could spend a long time trying to find the best price.

Alternatively, you may be looking to find a private buyer and then spend a long time trawling the market in the search for a competitive price.

So, if your van is one of the following:

An MOT failure At the end of its life Suffers with engine failure Severe accident damage Gearbox damage Or you just want to sell your van

Then the simple answer is to contact us and we’ll give you the best possible price.

Simply scrap your van for cash

Also, many van owners will be looking to sell it for parts but the easiest way is

How would you like to pick up £8,000 for scrapping your old diesel car or van? Then this article helps explain the UK’s vehicle scrappage scheme.

With diesel drivers facing growing threats from congestion charges and higher taxes because their cars cause more pollution means they’ve been handed a lucrative solution.

That’s because car manufacturers are offering thousands for your old, dirty diesel in exchange for ordering a brand new one. Don’t forget that if your vehicle doesn’t meet the criteria you can still enjoy a decent cash offer from a scrapping firm.

Among the brands offering a scrappage deal are Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes and Mini, as well as Ford, who are offering hefty discounts of up to £8,000 for diesel cars older than seven years.

The money comes even if they are made by another carmaker and are only good enough for scrapping anyway.

Scrappage schemes will cover diesel vans

It also needs to

Get the best price with a car scrappage scheme

Scrapping your car is worth it for a number of reasons, and we’re taking a look at some of them in our latest blog. By running through the “Four Es”, we can provide an overall summary of the various benefits to be had from using a car scrapper.



Scrapping your car is extremely beneficial for the environment. Recycling metal is, in general, extremely beneficial for the environment; we spoke about the environmental benefits of metal recycling in our last blog, so if you’d like a more in-depth overview of this point, head over to that page.

More specifically, though, any scrap yard must comply with environmental regulations. This legal requirement ensures that any toxic materials are properly contained and do not damage the surrounding area. In an uncontained area, an exhausted, leaking car could do a lot of damage.



We mentioned this to an extent in our previous

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