Should I scrap my car?
Should I scrap my car? If you’re asking yourself this question, you’ve probably got sound reasons for saying yes.
Scraping a car can be the best solution if it’s no longer roadworthy—perhaps because of engine problems or because it fails its annual roadworthiness test at the MOT center, in which case you should definitely scrap it rather than try to find a repair shop to carry out repairs.
Below are some practical reasons that may help you decide if it’s the right thing for you to do:
Scrapping a vehicle that’s been written off
There are a number of reasons why it might be advisable to scrap your car, rather than repair it after an accident it’s suffered. The value of the vehicle is often diminished if it has sustained significant damage and its resale value may be lower than it was before the accident.
Also, an insurance company may only offer you a limited amount for repairs and the gap between that amount and the cost of such work can be substantial. There are cases when purchasing a replacement vehicle is more economical than getting your own vehicle repaired.
Scrapping a vehicle that’s unsafe to drive
Towards the end of a car’s life it may become a liability in more ways than one. It might not be safe to drive because rust has weakened its chassis, or something is no longer working correctly with the braking system, or it’s simply no longer safe to drive for other reasons.
Scrapping such a vehicle ensures that you and others are not put at risk by continuing to drive it or to sell it on. Instead, bring your car to an Authorised Treatment Facility (TAFE) for the ultimate in safety and quality recycling. This way you can rest assured that you’
Scrapping a vehicle with expensive running costs
Sometimes it's better to cut your losses and scrap a vehicle shortly before it costs you a lot more. If your car has an extensive history of breakdowns or is looking increasingly unreliable due to age, or has failed its MOT, it might be time to consider scrapping it.
While a scrap car typically only fetches between £100 to £300, this includes the costs of transporting it to the scrapyard, which can make getting rid of an unwanted vehicle much more cost-effective."
Scrapping a car that’s no longer in use
Whether you want to sell your old model or get rid of it, making space is important. One of the main ways to do that is with scrapping. When you scrap a car it gets smashed up into small pieces for recycling, and you can either get a payment for the car or use its value to trade towards a new one. It's an environmentally friendly way to dispose of an old vehicle, and you get your space back too.
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