Happy New Year from Assington Autos

Dear Customers,

We would like to take the time to thank all of our customers in 2017 and wish you all a Happy New Year.

We hope that 2018 will be another eventful year for Assington Autos. With each passing year, we find our company is growing towards something bigger and better. For us, 2017 has been a great chance to develop our practices and offer our services to more people who need them. Additionally, we hope the new year brings us more happy clients and further innovation in the car scrapping industry. Hopefully, those innovations can lead us to become even more eco-friendly than we currently are.

Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to every staff member for providing quality service with a friendly attitude. We hope you stick around to see what is in store for us next year.

Assington Autos established themselves as the leading Scrap My Car service in the Essex and Suffolk areas. We are local to Colchester but can service all the surrounding areas.

We are excited to go into the New Year with a great team and expansion plans which will help us grow even further.

If you have a vehicle you would like to scrap, please contact us on 01787 210 519

Scrapping Your Car Could Be The Answer?

If you own an old car then you could be in for a new charge for driving your old vehicle in London

Recently, there has been introduced a “T-Charge,” which is a daily charge of £10 for car owners who enter the centre of London in cars that have high emissions.

The toxicity charge know as for “T-Charge,” will apply to cars that:

  • Use diesel
  • Fail to meet European emissions standards adopted in 2006

With London already facing the congestion charge you can see why it is going to be advantageous to live in other locations like Colchester, Suffolk and Essex. It is also giving extra incentive to scrap your old car and upgrade to a new model.

There are in the region of 34,000 car owners who do not meet the new emissions standards, that’s a lot of cars that may need to consider a scrap my car service.

The new charge is housed under the “clean up our environment” task force, who believe that scrapping old cars will reduce pollution and will lead to car owners driving more efficient cars, however this will come at a cost.

To discuss scrapping your vehicle in the Colchester, Suffolk or Essex area, call Assington Autos on 01787 210519

A Guide To Scrap My Car in Colchester and Essex

Assington Autos guide on how to scrap your vehicle.

When your vehicle reaches the end of the road you have no alternative but to have the car scrapped.  You will need to scrap your car at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). Also known as a scrapyard or maybe a breakers yard.

Step 1. If you want to scrap your car without keeping any parts.

Apply to take the registration number off the vehicle if you want to keep it.

Scrap your vehicle at an ATF like Assington Autos Scrap my Car Colchester.

Provide the ATF (Assington Autos) the vehicle log book (V5C), but keep the yellow slip (V5C/3).

Inform the DVLA that you’ve taken your vehicle to an ATF.

Be aware that you can be fined up to£1,000 if you don’t inform the DVLA.

Step 2. Where you can scrap your vehicle

Find an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) where your vehicle can be scrapped.

Assington Autos breakers yard in Colchester near Essex is an ATF and provide you with the best service to scrap my car.

Assington Autos can decide to:

Completely scrap your vehicle or repair the vehicle to a road worthy state.

Please call us on 01787 210519

Scrap My Car Colchester | Assington Autos

Scrap My Car Colchester

At Assington Autos we offer a Scrap My Car service to residents of Colchester Suffolk and all of Essex.

Scrapping your car is easy and straight forward with our online quotation, great prices and collection service. We have an Authorised Treatment Facility that is fully licensed by the Environment Agency making it completely legal for you to scrap your car.

Be careful because if you use a service to scrap your car in Colchester or Essex which is not legal you could face fines up to £1000.

It is your car and your responsibility to ensure it is scraped by an authorised company so do not always be lured in by high offers on your car as it could cost you in the end.

You will need the following when scrapping your car:

  • The vehicle logbook (V5C) – This tells us that the car belongs to you and you have the right to sell or scrap your vehicle.
  • A Certificate of Destruction (CoD) will then be sent to you in the post and you should receive this within a few weeks. Keep hold of this as it is your proof that you have had the vehicle recycled.

We are the best local Scrap My Car service to Colchester and our website is incredibly easy to use. Visit our homepage and complete your reg and telephone number, you will then get an instant quote from one of our experts. If you wish complete the more details page we can be more precise in giving you an exact quotation on the worth of your vehicle for scrap.

We break all makes and models of cars and pride ourselves in our professional and reliable service.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Assington Autos as we are always happy to help.

You can always call us on 01787 210 519

Welcome To Assington Autos

Assington Autos was established in 2017, Fred Cook and Jape Daly took over the breakers yard in Assington near Sudbury in November 2016. The site, which is over 4 acres in total, has been a Vehicle Dismantlers for over 50 years. Both founders have vast knowledge and experience in the auto industry, which has helped them in their new objective to be the best secondhand auto parts supplier in the country.

With their combined experience and vision they have completely refurbished the yard and site with new buildings, specialist draining and depollution equipment and a capacious yard which is clean, clear and easy to navigate for everyone!

Assington Autos offer expert 24 hour scrap car collection and recycling and depollution services, paying the best price for scrap. The team are fully trained and certified with the environment agency, and comply with the Environmental

Protection Agency’s requirements.
They are both passionate about the environment and follow carefully all the regulations on recycling vehicles. They are registered with the Environment Agency, permit number EPR-EB3800UW-T001.

Their mission is to streamline the sale of second hand parts by greater use of the internet, and partnering with payment schemes like Bread which due to the government Agency’s ban on paying for scrap with cash. Allows them to pay you for your scrap vehicle with a government prepaid mastercard or bank transfer/cheque, thus streamlining the payment process. Being DVLA approved means that your paperwork is also dealt with onsite, and most vehicles are collected at no charge!

Call today 01787 210519

Caring About The Environment

Assington Autos care a lot about the environment with their professional scrap car collection and de-pollution services. With their background and clear vision for the future, they are going to do well.

At Assington Autos we follow rules and regulations that mean we act as an eco-friendly business. The services we provide have a focus on being environmentally sustainable. We do this because we strongly believe that to be successful as a business in this industry, you need to be pollution conscious. 

Our industry is constantly changing and evolving so we do our best to follow any new trends we can. You can check out our comprehensive news page to see what information we find is important to our trade.

Assington Autos are open from 08.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday and 08.00 – 13.00 on Saturdays.

They can be found at:

The Breakers Yard,

Barracks Road,


CO10 5LP

Visit the website www.assingtonautos.co.uk or telephone the office on 01787 210519.