We use a vehicle database to calculate a high and fair price for your vehicle. Scrap metal prices vary throughout the year and also vary throughout the UK. Depending on what region you live in will affect the price you get for your old vehicle.
Another factor in the price you will be given for your vehicle is competition. The more scrap dealers looking to buy your old car the better a price you will get. The rules of supply and demand affect the price given just like in any other industry.
Where there is a lack of competition like remote areas of Scotland you arent going to get a top price for your scrap car.
Fortunately, Suffolk and Essex scrap car prices are high, in-fact some of the highest prices offered in the country are in this region.
If you want to know how much you can get for your old vehicle simply enter your car registration and postcode then a few personal details and we will email and text a price immediately. There is no obligation to sell your scrap vehicle to us so why not look up the value of your scrap care and go compare with a few others. Read more about scrapping your car here.
COVID-19 Affect on Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap metal prices are now recovering after a crash in demand for global ferrous metals caused by COVID-19. The demand for energy and materials hit an all time low during March, April and May but has seen a recent recovery in June as things return to normal, however the industry is still in a great deal of flux. We are committed to keeping up to date with scrap metal prices to be able to offer you the highest price we can.
Be Aware of Unscrupulous Scrap Merchants
Be aware of companies that offer high prices only to turn up and offer lower prices on your doorstep. This is a common practice with unlicensed and unscrupulous scrap merchants. Prices for scrap do fluctuate and depend very much on steel production and steel imports into the country. We provide a no obligation quote for your vehicle online, you do not have to accept our valuation but we believe it is a fair and well calculated price.
How is payment made?
Once you accept our offer the next step is for Assington Autos to collect your car, unless of course you are delivering it to us. We will contact you and arrange a collection date and time. The sellers identification must also be verified for us to be able to collect your vehicle. Usually a photo drivers licence will suffice, or you can use your passport plus a recent utility bill with your address on.
Payment can be made via cheque at the time of handing over your keys or we can arrange an electronic transfer at the handover date and time, whatever you feel more comfortable with. Collecting and paying for your car can happen within hours of you accepting our quote for your vehicle to be scrappe
I have lost my paperwork what do I do?
If you do not have a registration certificate you can still contact the DVLA to say it has been scrapped. If you do this make sure you give the full details of the scrap yard / recycling centre that are handling your car and full car details including registration, make, model and date of sale to the scrap yard.
Certificate of Destruction
We will also produce a certificate of destruction only authorised centres are able to provide this. The certificate provides evidence the vehicle has been taken off of the road and scrapped. Without this document you could potentially still be liable for insurance or road tax.