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The top 10 reasons why Bournemouth residents scrap their cars
With a huge population but still denied city status, Bournemouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Locals sell their cars to our scrap yards for a wide range of reasons, and here are the top 10!
The running costs are too expensive
Although it might be cheaper for running costs than the rest of the UK, Bournemouth drivers are still having to spend a lot of money on their cars. As the last official estimate, the average motorist in Bournemouth will have to spend around £10,000 every year to keep using their cars. Car insurance costs are high, even when compared to nearby Poole, where drivers can expect to pay up to £100 less on the same policy. Bournemouth’s affordability has been compared unfavourably to Hong Kong and Sydney, and that means constantly spending money on a car is often impossible or just plain frustrating. Add in the petrol costs caused by the horrific congestion (especially in the summer), as well as the horrendous cost of parking, and it’s no wonder that so many drivers are opting for cash for scrap cars in Bournemouth instead, and using that money in more practical ways.
Scrap a car if it’s not being used
When you consider that just over 74% of households in Bournemouth have a car, but that the city is seeing a steady increase in the number of people using the public transport system, the result is a lot of cars being kept only for emergencies. Despite its huge population, Bournemouth is a very compact location, and getting around does not mean having to use a car. Even travelling in and out of the town is quick, and the reliability of the bus service means that more households are simply keeping their cars ‘just in case.’ The problem is that when a car sits unused, it starts to deteriorate. That means its value will steadily drop, and it might not even start when you do need it. If it’s been a while since you last used your car, it’s time to join the hundreds of local drivers who have sold their unnecessary cars to scrap dealers in Bournemouth and use the money on more important and vital things.
You find public transport preferable
Bus travel is more popular than ever in Bournemouth. Roughly 17.7 million bus journeys take place in Bournemouth every year, and the town is among the top 10 locations in the UK where bus use is only growing. Statistically, there are 91 bus journeys per person in Bournemouth annually. That means a lot of people are leaving their cars at home and getting where they need to be by simply jumping on public transport. Of course, using the fantastic bus service means also avoiding the high price of parking in the town (parking wardens sometimes even run out of parking tickets to hand because there are so many cases of overstaying or parking on double-yellows). When you can use the money that you get from selling your unnecessary old car to scrap metal dealers in Bournemouth to pay for more than a year’s worth of public transport, it’s no surprise that this is one of the top reasons for locals to scrap their cars in the town.
The car has failed its MOT
More cars fail their MOT in Bournemouth than the UK average. Almost 38% of all cars that go in for an MOT in the town will fail the test, and that means costly repairs on the lights, the brakes, and the suspension. Of course, when your car fails its MOT, the usual response is simply to internally groan, shell out for repairs, and then retake the test. However, if you’re spending more on repairs just to get through an MOT, that’s often money going down the drain. MOT failures are one of the key reasons for locals to sell a car to scrap yards in Bournemouth. This is one of the fastest-growing reasons for getting rid of an old car, simply because we have made it so easy to sell a car without an MOT in Bournemouth, get paid top prices, and even have it collected for free. That means no spending more money on your car, and getting paid for it instead.
You could use the money for other things
The high costs of living in Bournemouth means that money is often very tight for locals. As the 10th least affordable global destination for affordable housing, it’s not a surprise to find that local motorists are having to keep tight control over their budgets. Even if they just want to pay for one of the 30,000 ice creams that are sold over a single weekend over the warmer months, this is a difficult thing to do. Whether it’s for an unexpected bill, some extra cash to treat yourself, or simply because December the 25th is looming, it’s never been easier to make some emergency cash by selling your old car to scrap dealers in Bournemouth. You can get some of the top prices in the UK. That means you can avoid the perils of taking out payday loans and the dire consequences of those, and instead get money sent immediately to your bank account when you need it most.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
With over 57 kilometres of road, a high proportion of cars that fail their MOT, and the tight budgets in the town, it’s not uncommon to find that there are a lot of old, unsafe vehicles being used in and around Bournemouth. Of course, all cars start to drop in performance when they’ve been around the block a few years, but unless you’re willing to keep on spending on minor and major repairs, the fact is that those old cars can become very dangerous. Considering that almost 38% of Bournemouth cars fail their MOTs, that means a lot of cars driving around the town with faulty brakes, non-working lights, and broken windows/mirrors. Spending money on making your car safer is often vital, but it can too often feel like throwing money away. That’s why more drivers than ever are getting cash for scrap cars in Bournemouth. They are using that money to buy better, safer, and less costly cars.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
When Bournemouth is as costly to live in as San Francisco and Sydney, it’s no wonder that paying to keep a car usable is so out of reach for locals. High maintenance costs can dramatically affect your quality of life, especially when your mechanic has found a new problem that you didn’t know you had. That means paying out more money, and those costs can very quickly spiral out of control. It’s the high maintenance costs of keeping a car usable that are leading more local motorists to get cash for scrap cars in Bournemouth. That’s because, instead of continuously paying out for minor and major repairs on your car, you are getting a bank balance boost instead. That means you have more money to invest in a newer car, and with free car collection as well, you also don’t lose out on the true value of your old vehicle. Don’t keep throwing money at an old car and get paid immediately instead.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Traffic congestion is a big problem in Bournemouth and ranks fourth in the UK for most congested roads. It is only one of two towns that make the top 20! Traffic congestion sits at around 34%, which translates to around 144 hours every year (or six full days) where Bournemouth drivers are stuck in traffic. When you’re stuck in traffic on Christchurch Road or trying to pull into Poole Road, you are burning through fuel unnecessarily, and when you consider the high rate of MOT failures, fuel-inefficiency is a real problem. If you’re starting to spend more than ever when you fill up your car’s tank, and you’re just wasting that fuel by sitting in traffic jams on St Paul’s Road, then you’re just pouring money away. You can, instead, make some money from that old car by selling it to scrap metal dealers in Bournemouth, and use the cash that you get to help pay for a car that is more fuel-efficient and less costly to run.
Your car is written off
With such high levels of traffic congestion in Bournemouth at the best of times, and the sudden arrival of 6.88 million tourists every year, the roads of the town are generally chaotic. That means high levels of road rage and multiple vehicle collisions. If a car gets into an accident, you’re considered lucky if the repair costs are small! In many cases, a car accident leaves you stuck with a car on your drive that can’t be driven and can’t be sold. That’s why our free car collection and immediate payments are proving to be so popular. Now, even if your car doesn’t start, our network of scrap dealers in Bournemouth will not only pay you the highest prices in the town, they’ll even come straight to you and collect it for free. Simply let us know where you are, and you get top scrap metal prices for even the most damaged cars in Bournemouth.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
Part-exchanging a car in Bournemouth is very common, but it’s also leaving a lot of drivers out of pocket or left with a car purchase they didn’t really want. That’s because, when you use your old car as part-exchange on a vehicle upgrade, you’re never sure that you’re going to get any real value from it. Professional car dealerships are among some of the hardest places to get a fair price on a part-exchange, and locals often drive away in a car that’s older and cheaper than they wanted. Now, when you get immediate cash for scrap cars in Bournemouth, you not only get the current value of your vehicle, you can then walk into a dealership or head to a private sale knowing exactly how much is in your budget. Being able to pay immediately without a part-exchange puts the negotiation power in your hands. Don’t rely on low prices for your car, and get the maximum value instead.
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Bournemouth scrap metal & scrap car prices
It always pays to sell scrap metal in the south of the UK, and Bournemouth is no exception. Coastal towns always have a high demand for scrap and recycled materials.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
With prices currently at £0.08 per kilo for both steel and iron, you are getting great scrap metal prices in Bournemouth.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel is seeing a high of £0.70 a kilo, but copper is even higher at £4.20 per kilo.
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The types of cars we scrap in Bournemouth
If you’ve had a car sitting outside your home or taking up space in your garage for a while, it’s probably because you think it’s got no value. We often surprise drivers with how much their cars are really worth to scrap yards in Bournemouth.
We take cars in all shapes and sizes
It is true! We take any type of make and model, and we even take cars that you don’t think would be possible to sell. From lost car keys to the lack of an MOT, there are lots of reasons why locals in Bournemouth think that they can’t sell a car. That means they end up keeping those old cars for no reason, and that ends up costing even more money. No matter why you think there’s something preventing you from selling a car to scrap yards in Bournemouth, there’s a good chance that you could be selling it right now for more money than you think. Even if your car has been in a vehicle collision, we even buy the most damaged cars in Bournemouth for top prices.
Proof of ownership
There’s a thriving nightlife in Bournemouth, but that means lots of rowdy weekends. Tourists can be a particular pain, especially when they’ve spent too much money in Halo or The Lost Paradise. Vehicle vandalism is common, and car theft is prolific the closer you live to the town centre.
Of course, if someone breaks into your car, there’s a good chance that they’ll do more damage inside, and that’s when logbooks are lost or destroyed. Trying to prove that you own a car when you’ve lost your V5C can be challenging, but with Scrapi.com, we do all of the hard work for you. We get replacement documents from the DVLA if needed, so you can sit back and let us take over the traditional hassles of selling a car for a more relaxing and pleasant experience. Never assume that you can’t sell a car in Bournemouth. If you’re in any doubt, get in contact today and find out exactly how much your old car is really worth.
You can sell your car even without MOT
It’s easier than ever to fail an MOT in the UK, with new, stricter guidelines that have to be adhered to. As the rate of MOT failures shows, more cars fail their MOT in Bournemouth than the national average, and many locals in the town believe that they can’t sell that MOT-less car. The good news is that we have not only made it incredibly easy to sell a car without an MOT in Bournemouth, we also do free car collection too. When a car has no MOT, it can only be driven under very specific circumstances, so our vehicle collection service is often vitally important. Don’t drive your old car without an MOT to a scrap yard unless you want to risk heavy fines and points on your license.
Scrap car collection in Bournemouth
Everybody knows that it can be time-consuming and frustrating to sell a used car. Now, thanks to the Scrapi.com commitment to a hassle-free service selling a car has never been easier, and free car collection is a big part of that.
Simply set your collection time
Get an instant quote, set your collection time, confirm it on the day, and we do the rest. It really is that easy. We have spent years making the process of selling your car to scrap yards in Bournemouth as hassle-free as it can possibly be. That’s why the quote that you get is the price you get paid. If you want to rebook your collection date or time, simply let us know, and we’ll reschedule to fit your daily commitments. That means no waiting around all day for a buyer who never appears and no last-minute haggling over the price. You don’t even have to be there to oversee the collection yourself as long as somebody else is and has the paperwork, of course!
Never break the law
You might have been told by an unscrupulous scrap yard operator that you can drive your car to the scrap yard even if it’s got no MOT or it’s been SORNed. Never do this. It is illegal to use your car when it’s been SORNed, and the law is very clear about driving without an MOT. If you get caught, you will usually get a stiff fine and potential points on your license. With our free car collection, you don’t have to worry about breaking the law, and you don’t need to worry about where your car is. As long as it is on stable ground and in a place that our recovery vehicles can access, you can get free scrap car removal in Bournemouth.
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Average scrap car prices in Bournemouth
The price of scrap metal does fluctuate, depending on demand. The good news for Bournemouth locals is that being so far in the south of England means some of the best prices for scrap metal in the UK.
Make and model
A variety of factors will dictate how much your car is worth, and it’s not just the scrap metal prices in Bournemouth. The size and weight of the vehicle is the most important factor, simply because the heavier the vehicle, the more it will be worth. All scrap yards pay by weight, so if you’ve got a partially large, heavy car, it will sell for higher car scrap prices in Bournemouth. We pay the best rates in the town, so don’t settle for less money by using a scrap yard that isn’t part of the Scrapi.com network. That’s the fastest way to get ripped off and to get less money for your old car than it’s really worth. It’s never been easier to scrap your car in Bournemouth at the best price.
The top prices for scrap metal in Bournemouth
The south of the UK gets some of the best scrap metal prices in the country. That means that when you sell an old car to a Scrapi.com partner, you are going to get the best scrap metal prices in Bournemouth. There is continuous demand for scrap metal in Bournemouth, and because the scrap yards that we partner with monitor the fluctuations in scrap metal prices in Bournemouth, you will always know that you’re going to get the real value of your car. That means no sudden surprises and a guarantee that the money you get for selling a scrap car to us is going to be as high as it can possibly be.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Bournemouth
To find out how much your car is worth right now, simply use our quote calculator. If you’re happily surprised by its value, then simply let us know, and we’ll arrange your free collection.
The benefits to car recycling in Bournemouth
When you scrap a car with us, you aren’t just getting the highest car scrap prices in Bournemouth. All of our partners in the town are Authorised Treatment Facilities, and that means you get some far-reaching recycling benefits too.
Good for the environment
To say that Bournemouth has a lot of natural environments to protect is something of an understatement. With 20 conservation areas, seven miles of pristine beaches that consistently win European Blue Flags, and 842 hectares of parks and gardens, environmental protection is critical. When you sell an old vehicle to car recyclers in Bournemouth, you aren’t just getting that fuel-inefficient car off the roads permanently; you are also ensuring that it will be disposed of responsibly. Authorised Treatment Facilities have been officially recognised by the Environment Agency, and that means the use of landfill sites is kept to a minimum. It also means that spare, working parts of your old car can be used by other motorists to make improvements to their own cars. That means you’re helping the environment in multiple ways when you recycle a car in Bournemouth with Scrapi.com’s professional partners.
Protecting local wildlife
With so much green space and the famous beaches, it’s inevitable that there is a lot of spectacular and unique wildlife to be found in and around Bournemouth. The four Sites of Scientific Research include a wide range of different animal habitats, and these must be protected. From the unique insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals to the sea life and the riverside species that thrive in the Stour Valley, there’s a lot to protect! There are even 300 plant species that live on the majestic clifftops, but when you use a scrap yard that doesn’t prioritise recycling, then your old car will generally just be sent to a landfill. That landfill is already damaging the habitats of wild animals, but your waste car will also be adding harmful materials into the soil, ruining the land, and making it harder for local animal species to survive. If you want to help maintain the biodiversity of Bournemouth, then responsible disposal when you recycle a car in Bournemouth is essential.
Using finite resources
Bournemouth is a growing economy, and with both the service industry and the manufacturing sector well represented, the accessibility and availability of finite materials and resources is critical. Mining is both damaging to the environment and incredibly expensive, and those materials then have to be transported to where they are needed. When you recycle a car in Bournemouth, you are ensuring that local businesses have easier and cheaper access to their most vital resources. Not only is this good for the economy and local business growth, but it also means there is less need for outside resourcing. Planet earth does not have limitless supplies on offer, so by keeping essential resources local, you aren’t just helping everybody in your town, you’re also helping the planet too.
Job creation and the economy
65% of the population of Bournemouth is of working age. With the manufacturing sector having such a huge presence in the town, it’s clear that if Bournemouth is going to get that much sought-after city status it needs to continue its rapid growth. Since the last recession, Bournemouth has seen steady expansion, and when businesses have access to the recycled materials that they need, they can grow even faster at less expense, This means more jobs for Bournemouth locals, more spending in local businesses, and a self-sustaining economy that will help the exponential growth of the town and encourage higher levels of job creation.
Car scrap yards in Bournemouth
With such strong scrap metal prices in Bournemouth, it’s inevitable that there are going to be scrap yards that don’t have the necessary permits or a professional approach. It’s vital that you avoid unregistered scrap yards as they expose you to some surprising risks.
Use a professional service
If a salvage yard in Bournemouth is partnered with us, then you know that they are the best in the town. Every member of our network is a fully registered Authorised Treatment Facility, so you get a lot more than just top scrap metal prices and the highest level of customer service. We make sure that every Bournemouth scrap yard that is part of the Scrapi.com network continuously monitors the changes in scrap metal prices in both the town itself and across the country. That means that when you get your instant quote from us, you are getting the most accurate valuation possible. It also means that you get a quote you can rely on because none of our partners will have hidden fees or last-minute haggling.
If you want the actual value of your car instead of a ‘best guess’ from a less professional scrap yard in Bournemouth, then you need the best.
It’s worth knowing that it is illegal to get paid in cash when you sell a car for scrap. So if you speak to a scrap yard that isn’t a part of the Scrapi.com team and they tell you that they can pay you cash-in-hand for your old car, they should be avoided. They might also tell you that it’s perfectly legal to drive your car to them, even if it’s been SORNed or lacks its MOT. Both of these actions can see you getting heavy fines. We make sure that you stick to the letter of the law, so your free car collection is incredibly convenient if your car doesn’t start or you’ve lost your keys. We even pay you immediately by sending the money straight to your bank account.