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We have made it easy for anyone to sell their car for scrap in Bolton. Instead of keeping that old car that you no longer want or need, we make sure that you get:

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The top 10 reasons why Bolton residents scrap their cars

Although Bolton town itself only has a population of 139,400, the wider catchment area raises that number to 262,400. Now known for a lot more than hotpot, local residents are selling their cars for scrap in Bolton for a wide range of reasons. Here’s our top 10 reasons why Bolton motorists are choosing to scrap their cars.


The running costs are too expensive  

The north-west of the UK is paying some of the highest insurance premiums in the country. Bolton sits level with Liverpool and Manchester when it comes to the high cost of car insurance, with the average premium being around £840. That’s a wallet-draining 14% higher than the national average. The running costs of a car are rarely cheap, but when Bolton drivers are paying so much for car insurance, and they have to face an almost aggressively zealous army of parking wardens, the cost of owning a car can rise suddenly and unexpectedly. It’s no surprise that one of the most commonly reported reasons for selling an old car to scrap dealers in Bolton is simply because local motorists are tired of spending so much. So if your running costs are getting out of control, you’re not the only Bolton local who is wondering if it’s worth keeping that old vehicle.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive  

With too many old cars on the road, and with so many of those cars failing their MOTs, that means there are a lot of cars on Bolton’s roads that are dangerous. Worn brake pads, cracked windows, lights that don’t work, and worn tyres are very common, and that means the roads of Bolton become significantly more dangerous. While it’s always a bit of a challenge making your way around the roads of the town, South Grove Avenue and Seymour Road are considered the absolute worst. Tackling these roads in the borough when your car is already unsafe is simply asking to get involved in an accident. It’s for safety reasons that we are seeing high demand from drivers for immediate cash for scrap cars in Bolton. Our free car collection service also means that you don’t have to take that dangerous car on the road ever again, and can use the money to buy a safer vehicle.


You find public transport preferable

With the high cost of car insurance in Bolton, the army of traffic wardens, and the high cost of parking in the town, it’s no wonder that so many locals are leaving their cars at home. If you have kept your car for emergencies, then you’re certainly not the only Boltonian doing the same. Fortunately, getting around Bolton using public transport is fantastically easy, and the recent investment of £48 million has seen the Bolton Interchange transformed from a grubby and inconsistent transport hub into a 21st Century public transport dream. With improved environmental protection features, easy access for those with disabilities, and the fact that the Bolton PlusBus ticket means unlimited travel all around Greater Manchester, it’s not much of a leap to understand just why selling a car to scrap metal dealers in Bolton and relying on public transport instead is so popular. If you’re catching the bus more than you’re filling up on petrol, do you even need that old car?


The car has failed its MOT

Although it is slightly less than the national average, cars in Bolton have an MOT failure rate of 32%. So for every 100 cars that go in for their test in Bolton, 32 fail. That’s a high number, and it’s set to get even higher as new rules and criteria become ever more strict. It’s the lighting, the electricals, and the suspension that are the common faults on Bolton cars, and those are repairs that need to be done before an MOT is given. Those faults are also very expensive, often requiring a larger payment than the cost of the car itself! Instead of paying for those costly repairs, locals are becoming more aware of how easy it is to sell a car without MOT in Bolton. Many are then using the money to buy a better car, while others are looking at alternative, cheaper forms of travel. Don’t keep paying out for an old, damaged car when you could make money instead.


You could use the money for other things

Personal debt is on the rise in Bolton, with the average level of unsecured debt sitting at around £16k. That’s a 20% increase since 2014. When you drive down Bolton’s High Street, it’s easy to see why the town has been voted as having one of the least healthy high streets in the UK, thanks to the large number of payday lenders, fast food outlets, and bookmakers. So when money is tight, whether it’s due to an unexpected bill or something more inevitable like Christmas shopping, locals do have money-making options. Unfortunately, those options come with risks like high-interest rates. Now, more locals than ever are getting cash for scrap cars in Bolton and not having to worry about repayments. Instead, they are using that money for emergencies and finding that with the combination of the best scrap prices in Bolton and free car collection, it’s never been easier or more profitable to get rid of that old car.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car      

Most people in the town are aware of the fact that it has been voted the best place in the UK for friendliness. Bolton residents might be the most welcoming and friendly in the UK, but it might not feel like it when you’re trying to sell your car. Just as with elsewhere in the country, there are a lot of hassles to take into account when you want to make some money off your old vehicle. You can wait in all day after taking a day off work, only for a booked viewing to not happen. Time-wasters and hagglers are common, and it can all be far too much no matter how patient or friendly you are. It’s the desperate need for a hassle-free sale that is seeing so many people head to our scrap dealers in Bradford, where they know they can get the best prices, a professional service, and even have their cars collected for free at the time that’s most convenient.


Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

With badly congested roads in and around Bolton, as well as the high rate of MOT failures, locals are spending a lot of money on basic car maintenance. The 2,119 potholes reported from late 2018 to early 2019 are another issue, with the damage caused by driving over a pothole, often costing a lot of money to repair. When you keep having to spend more and more just to be able to keep using your car safely, there comes a point when you’ve spent more on maintenance than you ever did on buying a whole car. It’s at those critical moments of realisation that Bolton drivers are deciding that they have had enough. They are getting their instant quotes and getting cash for scrap cars in Bolton. Not only does that mean they can wave goodbye to the money pit of a car, but they also get a cash boost that goes towards something that won’t cost as much to maintain.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

Bolton has a serious problem with congestion, largely because it is placed perfectly between major roads and motorways. The end result is local drivers in the town spending a depressing 39 hours a year simply sitting in traffic and staring at the world around them. The 8am to 10am period is the worst time of day to hit the road, but those levels of congestion remain high at all times. That’s a serious problem if you’re driving an old car that only just scraped its MOT and is significantly less fuel-efficient than it used to be. All cars need to use more fuel as they get older, but that’s not great for your bank balance. If you’re spending a lot more on petrol than you did when you first bought your car, then it’s time to start thinking about how much you’re wasting just sitting in traffic and how much your car is worth to scrap metal dealers in Bolton.


Your car is written off  

When the roads of Bolton are already congested, the rate of accidents will only ever go up when you factor in the 7.5 million people who visit the town every year. That means a lot more cars on the roads and a lot more chances of being involved in a collision. So if the 39 hours a year of being stuck in a traffic jam in Bolton isn’t enough to make you start thinking about selling your old car to scrap dealers in Bolton, then the idea of being in an accident might. There are so many old cars on Bolton’s roads that accidents are always going to be inevitable, and many of those older vehicles suffer a lot more damage when they collide with another vehicle or street furniture. Trying to sell a car that’s been written off used to be a challenge, but with our free car collection service, you can get paid for even the most damaged cars in Bolton.


Scrap a car if it’s not being used  

With the high congestion rates, a completely transformed public transport system, and the threat of devious traffic wardens, it’s not really that surprising to find that a lot of cars are simply sitting outside homes and just not being used. Even the growing number of cyclists in the town indicates that more people than ever are avoiding using their cars as much as possible. Of course, the problem is that when you leave a car unused for too long, it starts to degrade. The liquids start causing damage to the engine, and the battery will slowly drain. That means that even when you do decide to use it, you might not even be able to. It’s the lack of use that is causing so many Boltonians to take the step of living car-free. They are getting cash for scrap cars in Bolton and finding more practical ways to get out and about.

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Bolton scrap metal & scrap car prices

Due to its history and the fact that Manchester is so close, scrap metal is always in high demand in Bolton. Here are the current prices that you should expect to see.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Steel is currently priced at £1440 per tonne. Iron is seeing prices of around £210 per tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Aluminium is in high demand, so £410 per tonne is an excellent price. Stainless remains at £220 per tonne.

Change date range

Last 12 month
MonthPrice per tonne
October 2019£55.00
November 2019£70.00
December 2019£77.50
January 2020£87.50
February 2020£72.50
March 2020£55.00
April 2020£50.00
May 2020£55.00
June 2020£67.50
July 2020£70.00
August 2020£82.50
September 2020£91.00

The types of cars we scrap in Bolton

A remarkable number of drivers keep their cars for too long simply because they don’t realise that they can sell them to scrap yards in Bolton. Here are some facts that might surprise you.

We take cars that you can’t drive

Many people think that if their car has been written off, it’s been SORNed, or it’s failed an MOT, that it can’t be sold. The fact is that you can easily sell even seriously damaged cars in Bolton and make some cash. The reason for these common misconceptions is that you aren’t legally allowed to drive a car that’s been declared SORN, and there are limiting factors on when you can drive a car without an MOT. That’s why our free collection is so vital. Once you’ve got your quote, all you have to do is choose your collection time and we do the rest.

Cars that have been damaged

Whether it’s been sitting in flood water for a month or you were recently involved in an accident, we have made it easier than ever to make some money from your car. It doesn’t even have to be able to start! Of course, some damaged cars will be worth more money than others, as it depends on the type of damage that has occurred, and how much of the car is salvageable.

The more parts of your car that can be used to help other drivers, the more the value of your old wreck. So even if your engine is dead, we come straight to you and collect your car for free.

Proof of ownership

When you sell a car you need to produce some form of ownership proof. While this is usually the logbook (V5C), there are additional proofs that can be used to ensure that you are selling a car in Bolton legally. In some cases, especially if the logbook has been lost or damaged in a flood or a fire, proof of ownership becomes a little more challenging. However, our years of experience helping local drivers sell a car in Bolton means that we know exactly what needs to be done. We liaise with the DVLA on your behalf so that any duplicate documents are produced, and we even fill out all of your paperwork for you. So not only do you have to do nothing, we pay you for it too. Whatever issue your car has that you think is preventing you from selling it to the best scrap yards in Bolton, there’s a good chance that you’re missing out on the chance to make some money on that old vehicle.

Scrap car collection in Bolton

Everyone knows how stressful it can be to sell a car. Taking photos, posting those pics on various online platforms, dealing with a thousand notifications asking the same questions over and over again, and that’s all before you even get to the viewing stage.

No risk selling

There are strict rules regarding when you can use a car that’s been declared SORN, or when a car has failed its MOT. We make sure that you always stay on the right side of the law by making sure that you don’t have to drive it anywhere to get paid. We come to you, collect your car, and pay you immediately. There’s no waiting about, and no risk of doing anything illegal that would earn you a fine and some unwanted points on your license. Your car does not have to be parked on a public road for us to be able to collect it. As long as the ground is stable and our recovery team can access the car, we can collect it and pay you. When it comes to scrap car removal in Bolton, we can collect from anywhere. Simply tell us the postcode of where your car is currently parked and let us do the hard work for you.

Set your collection time

When you sell your old car to scrap yards in Bolton, you avoid all of the time-wasters, tyre-kickers, and those buyers that are more keen on haggling than driving away with a car that’s already a bargain. That’s because you simply use our instant quote page, see how much your car is worth, and set your collection time. That means no stress, no hanging around all day waiting for a potential buyer who ‘forgets’ to show up, and no haggling over the price. We have no hidden fees either, so the price you’re quoted is the price that you get paid.

Scrap car collection in 3 simple steps

When you use to sell your old car in Bolton, it only takes three easy steps.

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Average scrap car prices in Bolton

Bolton is seeing urban and rural development and investment on a grand scale. That growth, combined with the fact that Manchester is so close, means that the scrap metal prices in Bolton are particularly high.

Average scrap car

Make and model

When it comes to the perceived value of your car, the most important factor will tend to be the weight. Heavier cars are simply worth more money because all scrap yards pay by weight. So if you have a heavier, larger make or model of car, it will be worth more. However, even lighter cars can be worth more than you might expect, especially if there are a lot of parts that can be used in other cars. Reusing and recycling means more money for you, so it’s always worth knowing just how much your old vehicle is really worth to scrap yards in Bolton. One of the most appreciated aspects of our pricing system is that it’s as transparent as possible, and that means the price you’re quoted is the price you get. There’s no haggling and no hidden fees, so you get money either by check or sent straight to your bank account. You get paid in the way that suits you best.

The top prices for scrap metal in Bolton

When we partner with a scrap yard anywhere in the country, those scrap yards monitor the current scrap metal prices in real-time. That means that when you sell a car to one of the members of the network, you are getting the top prices that are available. Not only that, but because all of our partners are Authorised Treatment Facilities, you also know that recycling is a priority. That means even higher prices for that old car that you no longer want or need. If you want to scrap your car in Bolton at the best price and avoid getting paid less than your car is worth, it’s vital that you only use those yards that are part of the famous network.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Bolton

To get a clearer picture of how much your old car is worth, simply head to our instant quotes page and give us a few details about it.

Ford focus
Ford Focus


Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Corsa


Ford fiesta
Ford Fiesta


Peugeot 206
Peugeot 206


Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf


Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra


Renault Clio
Renault Clio


Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo


Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra


Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris


Honda Civic
Honda Civic


Fiat Punto
Fiat Punto


The benefits to car recycling in Bolton

When you recycle an old car in Bolton with, you might be doing more to help your town than you think. Read on to find out why recycling your old vehicle gets you more benefits than just the best car scrap prices in Bolton.


Good for the environment  

Sitting just to the north-west of Greater Manchester and with a border to Lancashire, Bolton has a diverse ecology to protect. The town’s regeneration is being handled very carefully, with environmental studies taking place long before any new construction projects begin. That’s because although almost half of the borough is designated as urban land, there remains a high proportion of priority habitats. Locations such as the upland heath and blanket bog moorlands, the high number of oak woods, scrubland, and self-improved grassland, all need to be protected. When you use a scrap yard that isn’t an officially registered car recycler in Bolton, then there’s a high chance that your car will be sent straight to landfill. Spare parts that could be used by other drivers are simply sent to tips, and those old cars continue to cause environmental harm for many years. From rusting metals to the variety of liquids that will leak into the soil, protecting the biodiversity of Bolton is only possible through a more robust approach to car recycling.


Protecting local wildlife

With three species of newt, badgers, Roe Deer, stoats, weasels, and a high number of bird and bat species, there are a lot of species besides humans that call Bolton their home. The plant life that can only be found in Bolton includes the Carline Thistle, Vervain, and purslane, and these too need to be protected if the local residents can continue to enjoy such a wide range of animal and plant life. The natural world plays a large part in the Bolton mindset, and it’s a huge draw for those companies that want to attract new employees to the town. When you recycle a car in Bolton with one of the partner yards, you are ensuring that as much of your old car is recycled and reused as possible. That means landfills are slower to grow, and that’s only good news for the protection of the natural habitats and open spaces of the wide range of animals and plants that locals have come to love.


Using finite resources

With the hopes of continuing its rapid growth, Bolton is being very aggressive as it tempts businesses to use the town as a base of operations. One of the best ways to achieve this is by making sure that materials and resources are kept close. When you recycle a car in Bolton, you aren’t just making it easier for local drivers to keep their cars running safely for longer, you’re also making it cheaper and easier for companies to access otherwise limited resources. Mining is an expensive process (and Boltonians know full well the damage that it causes environmentally), and the materials that are mined then need to be transported to where they’re needed. By recycling your scrap car in Bolton, you are ensuring that established and new companies in the town have easier, faster, and cheaper access to the raw materials that will help their business grow. That means more money in the local economy, and more options for job creation too.


Jobs and the economy

Joint venture plans between developers and the local council are seeing Bolton gradually transform into a super-connected digital location. £1.5bn has been earmarked for the sole use of the town centre’s regeneration, meaning that the current presence of so many unhealthy businesses in the high street alone will be drastically cut. By having a more positive approach to waste management, the town of Bolton will be far more likely to attract high-growth companies. This will help to create jobs, and with more locals working those jobs, the more money is circulating through the local economy. Already, the number of job openings is on the rise, and the result of aggressive growth planning has seen the economy of Bolton growing considerably faster than the national average post-recession. If Bolton wants to gain city status, then selling an old car to officially recognised car recyclers in Bolton is essential.

Car scrap yards in Bolton

Due to the high prices of scrap metal in Bolton, there are a lot of scrap yards to choose from, many of which are being run by people who aren’t quite sure what they’re doing. If you want a professional, expert service, then you need a salvage yard in Bolton.

Authorised Treatment Facilities

We have spent many years identifying, working with, and partnering with the best car breakers in Bolton and the rest of the UK. We know from experience that there are a lot of unprofessional scrap yard owners out there, many of which are not even registered with the local council. When you use a partnered Bolton scrap yard, you can sell your car, knowing that not only are you going to get the best scrap metal prices in Bolton, but also that you’re dealing with an officially recognised Authorised Treatment Facility. Having that status means that all of our salvage yards in Bolton are recognised by the Environment Agency and have all of the necessary permits issued by the council to buy, sell, and responsibly dispose of scrap metal.

When you make the mistake of using a scrap yard in Bolton that isn’t a part of the network, there’s a good chance that you will get bad advice. There are countless news reports highlighting the bad practices of some local scrap yards and car buyers, from bad advice, such as being told to drive a car without an MOT to their scrap yard, to the breaking of the law by offering cash in hand for your old car. It’s essential that you follow the letter of the law when you want to sell a car to a salvage yard in Bolton. We make it easy to sell your car legally, and that also means that you’re legitimately getting the best car scrap prices in Bolton, the free car collection that is often vital, and the professional service that you deserve.