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The top 10 reasons why Blackpool residents scrap their cars
As one of the UK's most popular seaside destinations, Blackpool has a special place in the British landscape. With a population of over 140,000, there are many reasons why Blackpudlians are choosing to sell their cars for scrap. Here are the top 10!
The running costs are too expensive
It's not cheap to live in Blackpool and owning a car in the town is particularly challenging. Blackpool has some of the highest car insurance prices in the UK, with locals struggling to find policies that cost lower than £561 a year, and many locals paying upwards of £725 annually. It doesn't help that even when the tourist season isn't in full swing, there are still too many standstills and delays on the town's roads and Blackpool is often cited as having some of the worst congestion in the UK. That means more spending on fuel but getting fewer miles out of it. Tired of spending money on a car that far outweighs the use they get out of it, more local drivers than ever are getting quick cash for scrap cars in Blackpool and using that money to either buy a car that's cheaper to run or looking at alternative travel options.
Scrap a car if it's not being used
There are 63.3% of households in Blackpool who own a car. This is a lot lower than the national average of 77%. The problem is that even those locals that do own a car are leaving them at home more often than using them to get around daily. When cycling, walking, and public transport are cheaper (and sometimes even faster) than getting behind the wheel, it's no wonder that so many cars are simply being kept for emergencies or that once a year-long journey. When cars are undriven for long periods, they start to degrade. That means they might not even start when their owners finally do decide to go for a drive. The value of those cars will drop, and you still have to pay for road tax and insurance unless you've declared your car as SORN. Getting cash for scrap cars in Blackpool is easy, and great for your bank balance.
You find public transport preferable
Although it has a considerable population size, Blackpool itself is small enough to allow for a variety of travel options that don't involve owning a car. Walking around the town itself is easy, and the Metroline bus service is a lot more than simply being efficient and cheap. It's also been designed to be remarkably easy to use, and both the buses and the bus stops themselves have been colour-coded to make it easier to get on the right bus! The tram service makes it easy to get what you need to go. As more bus services keep on getting added, it's no wonder that an incredible 36.7% of households in Blackpool don't even have a car. Realising that they can get much more miles for their money and avoid paying high insurance, locals are selling their cars to scrap dealers in Blackpool and sticking to cheaper, easier ways of getting around the town.
The car has failed its MOT
Headlamps, electrical equipment, and suspension issues are the main reasons for cars in Blackpool to fail their MOT. There are quite a lot of those failures too, with a worrying 36.2% of all cars in Blackpool failing their MOT. That's slightly higher than the UK average of 35% and means that more than a third of cars in Blackpool will fail an MOT. Due to a low level of disposable income, there are a lot of older cars being driven in the town, and for cars that were registered in 2002 or earlier, the failure rate for an MOT goes up to a terrifying 45%. When a car fails its MOT, the choice is to either pay for repairs and another test or to try and sell that car without a valid MOT. We have made it easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Blackpool.
You could use the money for other things
When only 65% of Blackpudlians are in employment, and the weekly gross income for the town is considerably lower than most other places in the country, locals are struggling with disposable income. It is estimated that the average Blackpool resident in full-time employment is only getting paid £417 a week, and that's before tax. The result is a lot of people with cars that they can't afford to repair, and who are reluctant to spend money on an expensive insurance policy. Whether it's for Christmas presents, a holiday, or just to cover yourself when an unexpected bill comes through the door, locals are selling their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Blackpool. With that money going straight into their bank accounts, those locals are avoiding payday loans and high repayments. It's good to know that when you need emergency money for any reason, your car is worth more than you thought.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
The residents of Blackpool were not very pleased when they found out they were voted the least happy place in the UK. The town came together as a whole and have worked hard to improve their image, displaying that community spirit that Blackpudlians are generally known for. So, although there's some confusion about the friendliness and happiness of the locals, selling a car in the town is no easier than elsewhere in the country. Selling a car to a private buyer is nothing but stress. Uploading pics to an online selling page, dealing with notifications and repeated questions, and then having to book days off work just to deal with timewasters who might not even bother to show up. More locals than ever are choosing the practical alternative of selling their old cars to our scrap dealers in Blackpool and getting immediate payments, no haggling, and free car collection too.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
Maintenance costs are usually one of those car expenses that are overlooked, sometimes due to the hope that they won't be necessary. The fact is that cars will always need money spent on them, and when you're spending more on general maintenance than you are on insurance and petrol combined, then you know that there's a problem. Currently, between 36% and 45.8% of cars fail their MOT in Blackpool, depending on the age of those cars. That means a lot of cars on the road that need a lot of work doing to them before they can be considered safe to drive. When money is tight, and you can't afford maintenance costs, selling that car to our scrap metal dealers in Blackpool is quick and easy, and locals are using that money to invest in a car that might not need quite so much looking after.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Although the price of petrol in Blackpool is slightly lower than what you can expect to pay elsewhere in the country, the combination of large numbers of old cars and busy roads means that locals are spending more on fuel than they ever thought. Of course, all cars will start to need more fuel as they age, but with so many older vehicles on the roads of Blackpool, that's a lot of fuel being wasted. It doesn't help that so much of that fuel is wasted sitting in a traffic jam on the Talbot Road or the Dickson Road. Every year, the speed of driving in Blackpool drops, and last year saw motorists only getting to 18mph for the majority of their car journeys. If you're spending more on filling up your tank than you do on shopping, then it's time to start thinking about getting cash for a scrap car in Blackpool.
Your car is written off
Blackpool is the second most visited UK destination after London. While that's great for the local economy and makes for some fun nights out with people in full-on holiday mode, it's not so great when you have to join those tourists on the roads. The road system in Blackpool is compact, and that means a lot of stop/start traffic and a high potential for minor and major collisions. The loss of the dual carriageway on the Prom hasn't helped! When you've been involved in a vehicle collision that's left your car a wreck or would cost more to buy than a repair, it can be tricky to know what to do. Selling damaged cars in Blackpool can be very difficult when you're trying to sell privately, which is why we have worked hard to make it so easy and so profitable for you. We'll even come and collect that wreck for free!
You're getting too old to drive
There's a higher ratio of over-65s living in Blackpool than the UK average. Even the 50-59 demographic makes up 15% of the Blackpool population, while just over a fifth of locals are under the age of 20. With such a large proportion of the town being skewed towards the older generations, it's not really a surprise to find that one of the top reasons for locals to scrap a car in Blackpool is due to age-related issues. While getting older isn't itself a barrier to excellent driving skills, there are health issues that make getting behind the wheel significantly more dangerous. Ailing vision or hearing, or even memory loss, can all affect your road safety. Rather than taking risks after an operation or when mobility is becoming a challenge, locals are selling their car to scrap car dealers in Blackpool and avoiding driving once and for all.
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Blackpool scrap metal & scrap car prices
The north-west of England has high prices for scrap metal, and Blackpool is no different. Here are the current scrap metal prices in Blackpool to expect.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
At £1790 per tonne, steel is clearly in demand right now. Iron is also highly sought after, with prices at £600 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
This month, stainless steel is at a £600 per tonne peak. Also, high this month is aluminium at £480 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Blackpool
Our scrap yards in Blackpool buy a wide variety of cars in all kinds of conditions. We've found that a lot of people keep their cars unnecessarily because they think they can't be sold. Here's what you need to know.
Many drivers who find that they aren't using their car as much as they used to decide to declare their vehicle as SORN. While this means that you can't legally drive it, it does mean that you can stop paying tax and insurance on it. What a lot of people don't realise is that you can still sell a car with a SORN, and it's worth a lot more than you might have thought. Even if your car has been involved in an accident, we buy damaged cars in Blackpool even if they don't even start anymore.
Cars without an MOT
With an incredibly high number of cars failing their MOT in Blackpool, it's not really a surprise to find that one of the most regular queries we receive is about selling a car when it's failed its latest test. The good news is that we have made it a priority to design a process where it's not just easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Blackpool, but as profitable as possible too.
You're only allowed to drive a car without an MOT for very specific reasons. So not only do we pay the top prices for a car without an MOT in Blackpool, our free car collection service means that you don't have to risk breaking the law either. If your car recently failed an MOT, but you're not sure what to do with it (and you can't afford the necessary repairs), then it's good to know that you have options.
Proof of ownership
Selling a car that you don't own is illegal, and that means it's more important than ever to be able to prove vehicle ownership. There are some quick and easy ways to prove that you own a car, but it obviously becomes a lot more difficult if your logbook has gone missing. When you lose your V5, it suddenly becomes a lot more challenging to make some money from your old car. Thanks to the Scrapi.com commitment to providing the best service, we have the industry training and experience of helping local drivers get all of the replacement documents they need, or we can advise you on alternative ways to prove that a car is yours. So, when you sell a car in Blackpool, you know that you're going to get help every step of the way.
Scrap car collection in Blackpool
It isn't just the high prices that we pay for scrap cars in Blackpool that make us so popular. All of our scrap yards in Blackpool provide completely free vehicle collection, which means a convenient sales process for you.
No risk selling
If your car doesn't start or you've lost your car keys, it can be much more difficult to sell that car in the traditional ways. No car dealership is going to take a part-exchange for a car that's so damaged that it won't even start. Dangerous cars, as well as SORNed and MOT-less cars, should not be taken out onto public roads, and doing so exposes you to some serious risks. Not just the risk of an accident, but also fines or points on your license. Our free scrap car collection in Blackpool means that you don't have to worry about getting your car to a seller. Instead, you just let us know where the car is (it doesn't have to be parked at your home address), and make sure that your car can be accessed by our recovery team. It really is that easy.
Set your collection time
One of the reasons why our free scrap car collection in Blackpool is so highly valued is because we work around your commitments. There's nothing worse than having to take a day off work to meet a potential buyer only for them to never show up. When you get your quote from our instant quote calculator, all you have to do is choose your collection date and time. On the day, we'll confirm with you, and then collect at that time. It's that easy! If you can't arrange to be there to meet our scrap car collection team, then all you have to do is ensure that someone you trust is there with the necessary paperwork. It's the stress-free way of making some money from that old car you no longer need.
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Average scrap car prices in Blackpool
Its location as a seaside resort in the north-west of England means that scrap metal prices in Blackpool tend to be a lot higher than most people think. That means your car might be worth a lot more than you have assumed.
Make and model
Scrap metal prices in Blackpool do fluctuate, but it's not just the value of that metal that will dictate the value of your car. We also consider the recyclability of your old vehicle. That's because there is also a high demand for spare parts, especially in Blackpool where there are so many old cars and MOT failures being owned and driven. So, if your car is a make and model that has a high number of calls for spare parts, then the price that you're quoted will go up. Don't assume that it's all about the weight of your car. Even if your car is part of a fleet or it's only recently been registered in the UK after you purchased it from another country, we make sure that you get the best price to scrap a car in Blackpool.
The top prices for scrap metal in Blackpool
With Liverpool, Manchester, and Leeds so close to the small town of Blackpool, demand is always high for scrap metal. That means higher prices for your old car. We don't just make a guess when it comes to working out the prices for scrap metal in Blackpool. Instead, we use real-time monitoring of the current scrap metal prices both in the town and nationally. That means the price that you get quoted for your old car is based on real data. We take the time to find you the best deal for your car so that you walk away with more money, and the hassle-free sale you've been looking for.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Blackpool
Check our instant quotes page to get a clearer picture of what your car is worth. If you're happy with the price you're quoted, simply book your collection time, and we do the rest.
The benefits to car recycling in Blackpool
From the Blackpool Illuminations to the award-winning beach, there's a lot to love about the town. When you sell a car for scrap in Blackpool, you aren't just going to get the top price for your old car. You're going to get some additional recycling benefits too.
Good for the environment
The environment of Blackpool is very much dominated by the stunning coastline. Still, the town itself has been criticised for having the fewest number of trees per person than anywhere else in the UK. That's all being changed, and the council is working harder than ever to ensure that the environment of the town is both expanded and protected. Blackpool has a multifunctional combination of green spaces, urban locations, rural spots, and that impressive coastline, and those all need to be kept safe from harm. Using a Scrapi.com Authorised Treatment Facility means knowing that your car won't just be sent to a landfill site where it will continue to cause environmental damage and air pollution. Instead, we will recycle your car in Blackpool safely and responsibly, ensuring that the natural environments of Blackpool are kept safer.
Protecting local wildlife
Although almost 75% of the land in Blackpool is developed, that doesn't mean that wildlife is rare in the town. From birdwatching in Stanley Park in the hopes of seeing a heron, to the grey seals that can often be spotted in the waters around the town, there's a lot of species that call Blackpool home. When cars are just crushed and sent to a landfill, their harmful liquids will seep into the soil, destroying the plant life that butterflies, birds, and bees need. The metals and plastics continue to cause harmful emissions that can harm the high number of mammals that live and breed in and around the town. That's why it's so important to use a scrap yard that will recycle a car in Blackpool. With everyone working hard to protect planet earth, you can play your part while making some money when you use our salvage yards in Blackpool.
A boost for the economy
The economy of Blackpool is very much focused on tourism, but a variety of regeneration projects are transforming the town's appealability. Huge amounts of both public and private investment are giving the local economy a much-needed boost. By investing in the development of more appealing business properties, housing, and the public spaces of Blackpool, the town becomes more appealing to new businesses and for established businesses looking for a base. For every new business that opens its doors in Blackpool, that means more money going into the local economy. When you scrap a car in Blackpool with one of our Authorised Treatment Facilities, you're also reducing the amount of Landfill Tax that the local council needs to pay, meaning more money available to spend on additional rejuvenation projects.
Job creation and employment benefits
The majority of businesses that are based in Blackpool are SMEs, but the town still relies heavily on the tourism trade and the public sector. As employment figures in the town continue to remain stagnant, there is a growing demand for a stronger approach to job creation. The council has set in place a variety of investment strategies that will help to encourage job creation, in the hopes of allowing for higher levels of employment. Those goals will rely heavily on recycling. When you use a Scrapi.com partner, you are using official Authorised Treatment Facilities that will always recycle a car in Blackpool. That means less reliance on landfills and more opportunities for sustainable employment options.
Car scrap yards in Blackpool
Just because the scrap metal prices in Blackpool are notoriously high, doesn't mean that every scrap yard in the town will pay those top prices. Not every scrap yard in Blackpool is part of the Scrapi.com network, and they could cause you a lot more problems than you think.
Authorised Treatment Facilities
Never underestimate the importance of using salvage yards in Blackpool that are official Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs). This is important for a few reasons, not least of which is the assurance that you will get the best prices for your scrap car in Blackpool. Each of our ATFs has been recognised by the Environment Agency and has a dedicated approach to recycling. That means you get more money for your old car while safe in the knowledge that it won't be causing more harm to the environment and the local economy when you say goodbye to it. We monitor the latest scrap metal prices in Blackpool so that, unlike more unprofessional scrap yards, we aren't just taking a guess as to what your car is worth. Instead, that real-world data means that you get more value for your car, whatever condition it's in.
Thanks to years of industry training and experience, we provide the professional service that keeps you safe while ensuring you get the maximum value of your old car. We know the ins and outs of the business, which means that we can help you every step of the way. If your front wheels have locked and you've lost the keys after a night out in Funny Girls or Sapphires, then we can help. Even if your V5C has been missing for months, we know just how to help you sell your car to our scrap yards in Blackpool. Don't be tempted to use a scrap yard in Blackpool that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network. Not only will you be exposed to bad advice, but you'll also be much more likely to get less money and a lot more stress.