The benefits of car scrapping services are great. You can make extra cash whilst helping the environment. Thanks to EU regulations, nearly every part of a vehicle can be reused and recycled, and the materials from scrapped cars live on in everyday products such as kitchen utensils and designer jewellery.

However, we understand that the decision to get rid of your car can be challenging. To help, we have put together five reasons why car scrapping is a good idea.

Environmental benefits

Did you know car scrapping can benefit the environment?

Strict environmental regulations ensure legal car scrapping services reuse every part of a vehicle. Cars are taken apart, compacted, then turned into scrap metal. Anything from batteries and radiators to tyres and mirrors can be recycled. This process saves car parts from going to waste and enables them to live on in another body or create entirely new products.

The recycling of existing metals diminishes the negative environmental impacts of car production. Producing steel for new cars burns large amounts of coal. This process emits greenhouse gasses which cause pollution. Recycling cars reduces the demand for mining new metals and other mineral resources.

Regulations have also reduced the toxicity of car scrappage. Car scrappage centres are required to safely dispose of, and recycle hazardous materials such as mercury. They must possess the right equipment to handle toxic materials and have the proper infrastructure to prevent any toxic materials from leaking.


Alongside environmental benefits, the financial benefits of car scrapping are another incentive. Whilst the initial sum you invested into the car may be lost, you will essentially get money in return for a piece of “junk”. A range of factors influence the amount you can receive for your car, but if it is a good make and model, you will undoubtedly receive more.

Not used

Owning a car is pointless if you don’t use it. There are many reasons why this could be the case. You may have moved houses, and don’t need a car to get to work anymore, or perhaps you live in an area with excellent transport links so a car is unnecessary.

Regardless of the circumstance, if your car is unused and can’t be sold, choose to scrap it and make some extra cash.

Unsafe to drive

Sometimes cars become too dangerous to drive. If this is the case, reduce the potential risks of harming yourself, or other road users by scraping it.

Your Vehicle Has Been ‘written off’

It can be challenging to know what to do when your vehicle is ‘written off’. You can sometimes get it fixed, but if the vehicle is too damaged or the cost of repairs is too great, recycling your car is a great option.

Whilst your insurance company may offer you a reasonable price, you are under no obligation to accept their offer if it is unsatisfactory. Instead, get in touch with a car scrapping centre. Most will offer you a reasonable price for your vehicle, regardless of its condition.

At Assington Autos, we buy, sell and break used cars and vans. We follow all the regulations on recycling vehicles and are registered with the Environment Agency: our permit number is EPR-EB3800UW-T001.

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