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Cat Converter

The Rise of Catalytic Converter Theft and How to Prevent it 

Described by Which? as a ‘new crimewave that has swept the UK’, catalytic converter theft rose an average of 104% between 2019 and 2020 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Occurring during the national lockdowns, many thefts took place…
Scrap Cars

Inside the Industry: what happens when I scrap my car?  

It has been estimated that the UK scraps over one million used vehicles every year, but what really happens to our cars after we’re finished with them? In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the car scrappage process and offer a little…
Scrap Cars

Scrap Metal Markets Set to Boom After Pandemic Slumber

Scrap Metal Markets Set to Boom After Pandemic Slumber COVID-19 hit the worldwide scrap metal sector hard. After a year of uncertainty, forced retail closures and reduced demand, the scrap metal industry suffered a significant blow following…

How has COVID-19 impacted the UK’s car scrapping industries 

It is difficult to find an industry unaffected by COVID-19. The recent pandemic, its escalation and widespread impacts have occupied much of the world’s press for well over a year. It thus seems unsurprising that the UK’s car scrapping…

Mayor of London’s Motor Scrappage Schemes

If you live in one of London’s 32 boroughs and need an incentive to scrap your old vehicle, the Mayor of London’s motor scrappage schemes may be of use to you.  In order to encourage people to scrap old cars, vans and heavy vehicles,…
Toyota Electric Vehicle

The Challenge of Scrapping Electric Cars

The Challenge of Scrapping Electric Cars Soon enough scrap yards will face the challenge of breaking down electric cars. With climate change a very real threat to the world electric powered vehicles are on the rise and soon enough recycling…
Electric Car

When will petrol and diesel cars be banned?

To target Zero emissions in the UK it is thought the date has now been brought forward to 2035, five years earlier than previously thought. Banning new petrol and diesel cars won't be enough on its own but will go a long way to improving and…
Glovebox

6 useful things to always keep in your car

Important Paperwork The perfect place to keep your vehicles paperwork is in the glovebox of your car. We all know how frustrating it can be to search the home for your V5C or insurance documents so why not keep it in your vehicle so you know…

Scrap Car Prices Continue to Rise in September

Scrap Car Prices Continue to Rise in September Some good news during these hard times. Prices in scrap metal due to a reduce in demand during the COVID-19 outbreak fell quite dramatically. The automotive and commodity markets took a hard hit…
Scrap cars in yard

What happens to my car when it is scrapped?

Cars can have value as a source for spare parts but also the metal itself has value.  Over 2 million cars were scrapped last year we explain below what happens with your car when you scrap it. Once we have collected your scrap vehicle, it…