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The top 10 reasons why Bristol residents scrap their cars
Bristol is the tenth-largest city in the UK, with a population of more than 450,000. It's a huge city with a sprawling borough and a rich maritime history. Drivers have a variety of reasons to get rid of their vehicles. Here are the most common reasons for Bristolians to scrap their car.
The running costs are too expensive
Driving around Bristol is a very mixed experience. The high-quality roads that are looked after are a stark contrast to others with numerous potholes that you must avoid on a regular basis. In fact, potholes are one of the reasons why insurance costs in Bristol are as high as they are, with insurers paying more than £18,000 for damages caused by potholes.
Parking can be an absolute nightmare as well. Not only are the prices of car parks in Bristol exceptionally high, but it can take hours to find a space, especially during peak times. Those costs soon add up. If you spend more money on parking your car than you do on the value of the car itself, then you're not alone, and high running costs are one of the main reasons why Bristol drivers are choosing to scrap their cars.
The car has high fuel consumption
Bristol was the first city in the UK to ban all diesel cars in the city centre. So, that's one reason why drivers are choosing to scrap their diesel cars and upgrade to something more fuel-efficient. Fuel prices can vary wildly, and if your vehicle uses more petrol than it used to, then that's a good sign it's time to upgrade. Older vehicles that have a high fuel consumption can be challenging to find a buyer for, which is why so many drivers are looking at their vehicles and deciding to cut the inconvenience and opt to get cash for scrap cars in Bristol instead. With new technologies available that can improve fuel efficiency, there's no reason to hang onto your old car that's costing more money on petrol than it should. Saving money on driving is a priority for everyone and upgrading to a new car is the fastest way to make those savings.
You find public transport preferable
Due to its location, Bristol is in the heart of the UK's rail and road network. That means the public transport system is second to none and is one of the main reasons why Bristol drivers choose to scrap their cars altogether. While many people scrap their vehicles so they can afford an upgrade, Bristolians are just as likely to never buy a car again and stick instead to the exceptional bus and train network. Fast and convenient, the Metrobus services are also reliable with direct routes to anywhere in the city. When Bristol was voted as having the most congested roads in the southwest, it's no wonder so many drivers scrapped their cars for faster arrival times with public transport. When Bristol drivers take three times longer to get to their destination simply because of the number of cars on the road, sticking to trains and buses is a smart option.
The car has failed its MOT
The MOT failure rate for cars in Bristol is noticeably high — around 39% — which means that the city is slightly above the national average. That's why it's common to find car owners deciding to scrap their car after it failed an MOT, as they'd rather get rid of it than pay for costly repairs and additional tests. While this is a popular reason for scrapping a car in Bristol, there are still many people who think that you can't sell a car that's failed its MOT. If your car is failing its test every year and costing you a lot more money to repair than you expect, it's good to know that it's possible to sell a car without MOT in Bristol. Whether it's your brakes, your suspension, or even an engine so damaged that the car doesn't even start, we can get you the money for a vehicle upgrade.
You could use the money for other things
When Bristolians have a cash emergency, they are quick to apply for payday loans (the city ranks 13th in the country for these kinds of loans). As emergencies can happen any time, it's nice to have an alternative solution. Payday loans can make life a lot harder in the long run, which is why it's becoming more common to see people scrapping their cars instead. Living costs continue to rise across the UK, which makes those financial emergencies more common, so it's good to know you have options that won't leave you with costly repayments. If you're thinking "I want to scrap my car in Bristol", all you need to do is arrange collection and get paid. That means no hidden costs, no ridiculous interest rates, and more cash in your bank account. We use the best scrap yards in Bristol so that you always get the prices that reflect the real-time value of scrap metal.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
There are many places in the UK that are dangerous to drive in, and Bristol has been ranked as the 7th most dangerous. That's because there is an incredibly high number of cars on Bristol roads that shouldn't be driven at all. The British have a habit of driving a car into the ground, and that means old and dangerous cars are very common to see on the Bristol roads. No car will last forever, and the longer you own it, the more likely it will start to suffer from the normal wear and tear that inevitably makes it unsafe to drive. If your engine is hanging on by a thread, or if your tyres are worn, or your car doors don't shut properly, then you're putting yourself and other Bristol residents at risk. Scrapping a dangerous car is a great way to upgrade and help pay for a safer vehicle.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
Maintenance costs are always a pain, but they can become a nightmare if your vehicle spends as much time in the garage as it does on the road. The costs of a mechanic in Bristol can vary, but they are consistent with national prices. Of course, that doesn't help when you've had to book it in for repairs yet again, or when it's failed its MOT for the fifth time. If you're spending more on fixing your car than you did on the car itself, that's a good sign it's time to say goodbye to your car and invest in something less costly to maintain. Naturally, it's always going to be expensive to run and maintain a car, but by scrapping that old banger and using the cash to get something safer and more reliable, you can accrue some big savings that will make your bank account sigh with relief.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
One of the big costs of running a car is fuel, and when petrol and diesel prices can adjust at any time, it's easy to find that you're spending a lot more than you'd planned. Gas guzzlers are a huge expense, and fuel efficiency is now a major ambition for Bristol drivers. This is reflected in the high rate of electric vehicle adoption in the city. With the 'Revive' network making it easier than ever to charge an electric car, Bristol is only just behind Cardiff and Oxford when it comes to electric vehicle registrations. So, if you want to scrap your petrol or diesel guzzler and get something more fuel-efficient, now's the perfect time. Never resign yourself to keeping a car that's costing you more to fill up than it should. Now that it's so easy to scrap cars in Bristol, there's simply no reason to be paying more on getting around.
Your car is written off
Although car insurance premiums in Bristol are some of the cheapest in the country, there are still a lot of accidents. If you have been in an accident that has left your car unusable, your first response is probably to panic and assume you can't sell it. The good news is we have scrapped and recycled a huge number of damaged cars in Bristol. That means no matter how badly your car is harmed, you can still get cash for it. There are always going to be accidents that you can't prepare for. Too many people keep hold of damaged cars simply because they don't know what to do with them. However, you might be surprised by just how much your damaged car is worth. If you need a new vehicle after a collision, then selling your damaged cars in Bristol could see you being able to afford your upgrade sooner rather than later.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
A part-exchange is a great way to get more for your bank balance. Bristol council are planning to introduce an additional scrappage scheme that will allow those drivers who want to get rid of their old cars to gain access to even more money. Bristol drivers tend to keep their vehicles for a long time, and it can be hard to say goodbye to a good runner, even if there are obvious age-related issues. Now, the money that you can get when you choose to scrap cars in Bristol can go a long way to helping you get the upgrade you need. From those drivers that know that their vehicle isn't going to pass its MOT, to those that want to take advantage of improved car technology and more fuel efficiency, scrap cars for cash in Bristol can see you get a lot more financial resources than you might think.
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Bristol scrap metal & scrap car prices
Scrap metal Bristol prices are currently high. Look at our real-time updates on scrap car Bristol prices to get maximum cash for your old car.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Stainless steel is currently £150 per tonne; iron is £570 pt and steel itself is £1400 pt.
Scrap metal prices by month
Scrap metal prices vary each month. Aluminium in Bristol is £760 pt, and copper is selling well at £3450 pt.
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The types of cars we scrap in Bristol
From old cars that are past their prime to newer models that have been written off after an accident, you might be surprised by the wide range of cars that we scrap.
Tackling your car scrapping worries
Not only is it easy, but you can also get rid of any vehicle, whether you have the keys or not, no matter its condition or age. If your car has been vandalised or sat in flood water for a month, it's still possible to sell it for scrap. Even cars that haven't passed their MOT can be sold, despite a lot of people thinking "I can't sell my car in Bristol without an MOT". All you have to do is head to our website, fill out your details, and let us know where to pick up your vehicle. Never assume that the condition of your car means that you won't be able to sell it. It might surprise you to know how many cars we buy for scrap from owners who kept their vehicles for years because they mistakenly thought they had no choice.
It's very common in this country for vehicle owners to keep their cars for much longer than it's safe to do so. When you drive a car for so long that it ends up dying, it can be confusing in terms of knowing what to do with it next. It's worth remembering that not only do we take cars that no longer start, but we will also take vehicles that are part of a fleet as well.
Even if your car is a foreign make, we can still buy it if it has been registered in the UK. Another common problem that we've seen in Bristol is that a lot of drivers with damaged cars struggle to get their broken-down vehicles to the scrap yard legally. That's because you can't drive a car that's received a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification). The good news is that we can collect your damaged cars in Bristol from any location of your choice. That means we take the hard work of transportation while you sit back and relax.
Get the cash you need, now
It's never been easier to exchange cars for cash in Bristol, and it doesn't matter what your personal circumstances are or what condition your car is in. Quickly and conveniently, we get you the cash you never expected for the car you no longer want. Even if half of the engine is hanging out of the bonnet after an accident, or some Bristolian teens have spray painted your car with graffiti, it's still a very simple process to scrap your car in Bristol without a fuss and without any inconvenience to you.
Scrap car collection in Bristol
When it comes to getting rid of your scrap car in Bristol, you'll want the process to be stress-free and convenient.
We have built up a network of dealers that take out the hassles of scrapping. Whatever your reasons, our breakers are the best in the country, and we can organise collection no matter where you are. You don't even have to be there when the car is collected, as long as there is someone there with the right paperwork.
When it comes to selling a Bristol scrap car, our trusted network of professional buyers ensure you get the top prices. If you want the best in professionalism, convenience, and the top prices, then it's vital that you only use the best scrap car collection in Bristol. When you choose your time slot for scrap collection Bristol, you don't have to panic about where your car is.
Where can we collect your car from?
The only requirement is that your car is located on stable ground so that our recovery vehicles can get gain access. If you're not sure whether accessibility is an issue, let us know and we can make the best arrangements to suit you. We know that a car can break down anywhere, and if it doesn't want to start again, you might feel stuck. The important thing here is not to panic. All you have to do is put in the postcode of where your car currently is, and we'll do the rest!
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Average scrap car prices in Bristol
Even if your car doesn't start, you can be sure that you're going to get the price that your scrap vehicle is really worth with us.
How is the average cost calculated?
The price that you get for a scrap car in Bristol will depend on many factors. The most important one is always going to be the size and weight of your scrap car. There's a lot more usable material in a bigger vehicle, so you'll get more money for a larger make and model. This is because scrap car buyers tend to pay per tonne. One of the reasons why scrapi.com is so popular is because we have years of experience when it comes to buying, scrapping, and recycling cars in Bristol. For you, that means only the best prices and the best service.
We partner with Bristol scrap dealers that have the most competitive prices and provable experience. So, when you use scrapi.com to get rid of your unwanted vehicle you can rest assured that you won't find a better price anywhere else.
While different areas of the country mean slightly different values for your scrap car, we make sure that Scrap car collection in Bristol is not only quick and easy, but profitable too.
We constantly update our information
It's worth knowing that the car scrap prices in Bristol are some of the best you'll find in any city in the UK. Our professional network has constantly updated information regarding the current price of scrap metal, so you're always getting the maximum amount of money no matter how badly your car is damaged. Never settle for less than your old car is really worth. Whether your car still drives, or it's failed its MOT and you don't know what to do next, we take all of the hard work and turn it into cash for you.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Bristol
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The benefits to car recycling in Bristol
There are many benefits to using car scrap merchants in Bristol that are environmental and make an effort to focus on recycling.
Good for the environment
As the first UK city to commit to banning diesel cars, Bristol is set to become one of the greenest cities and carbon-neutral in the country. That ban on diesel vehicles is just one of many reasons to consider using car scrap merchants in Bristol. Any diesel cars caught driving in Bristol city centre are going to be fined, so upgrading to a more environmentally friendly vehicle is well worth the effort. It's also worth remembering that old cars pour out a lot more pollution, and that's bad news for you, your family, and your neighbours. If you want to make the air cleaner and the city greener, getting cash for scrap cars in Bristol has never been more important.
Bristol is a big city, and that means a lot of waste that gets sent to landfills. Annually, Bristolians create just under 166 million kilos of rubbish in total, and the growing Bristol population is only making the waste issue an even bigger challenge. However, Bristol is also known to be particularly good at recycling, and unlike cities like Liverpool or Birmingham, almost half of all Bristol-created waste is recycled. Bristol Council has also committed to becoming a zero-waste city, and you can do your part to help achieve this target by using car scrap merchants in Bristol who prioritise recycling your scrap metal. As Bristol continues to set challenging sustainability targets into the future, you can get more involved by thinking responsibly about what to do with your old car.
Like the rest of the country, energy waste is a big issue in the city of Bristol, and local businesses and the council are working harder than ever to ensure that energy waste is reduced as much as possible. You may be surprised to know that the cost of mining and transporting materials that can be easily found in cars is one of the biggest wastes of energy. So, when you recycle your car for scrap with an ATF, you end up saving vast amounts of potentially wasted energy. That means recycling has a visible and positive effect on the rate of energy waste in the city. Consider how much material can be rescued in a car, and how local businesses can benefit by having access to that material, rather than having to ship it from somewhere else.
The green sector is now seeing huge opportunities for job creation. That means when you choose to recycle, you are also providing local Bristol companies with a reason to generate new sectors and hire new people. The unemployment figures for Bristol are lower than elsewhere in the country, but there is still a high number of residents looking for work all the time. By choosing car recycling in Bristol, you are giving your local economy a boost and making the future just that little bit brighter for your neighbours.
Car scrap yards in Bristol
We want you to benefit from the best prices and remain on the right side of the law, so it is important that you find the right scrap yards.
Our scrap yards are all ATF approved
There are quite a lot of scrap yards in Bristol, but of course, they aren't all the same. Our network of breakers and scrap yards are some of the best as they ensure that cars are scrapped responsibly and in the easiest way possible. Not only is it convenient, but by committing to paying the highest prices, providing the best and most accessible service to you, choosing scrapi.com is the obvious answer to your car recycling in Bristol requirements. No matter what your reasons are, never assume that your car's condition is too bad to get money for it. From vehicles with a SORN to those that have been involved in a collision that's left in unusable states, we make sure you get more money for scrap cars. You might be surprised by how much even the most damaged cars in Bristol can be worth.
However, it's important to remember that driving a car when it fails its MOT is illegal, and you will face heavy fines for doing so. Never use a scrap yard in Bristol that tells you it's fine to drive your MOT-less or SORNed car to their yard. They will be causing you to break the law. Unprofessional scrap yards are far more likely to introduce hidden fees at the last minute, meaning that you get less money for your car. Using the professional scrapping experts that make up our network means that you get the professional advice and customer service that will result in your getting more money in your bank account and far fewer risks. When it comes to cars without keys, lost paperwork, or a car that's too damaged to drive, we can make sure that you get rid of your vehicle quickly and easily, and with the fastest payments. With scrapi.com, you can get money into your bank account and your car collected from anywhere.