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The top 10 reasons why Cheltenham residents scrap their cars
There are a number of reasons why so many of the 115,300 residents choose to scrap their cars in Cheltenham, but we have narrowed this down to just 10.
The running costs are too expensive
Following this, in addition to fuel, a motorist must also factor in costs such as insurance, road tax, and maintenance. This can all add up, especially when the cost of living is higher than the national average, and people will be looking to make savings. The average car insurance premium in the UK for comprehensive cover is around £471 annually, so it is a major cost. When there is a good public transport system here at an affordable price, many are making the smart switch. If a motorist still wants to keep a car, they might find that switching to one which is cheaper to fuel, insure, tax and repair could be a good alternative, and so even in this situation, it would make sense to scrap the car because it is quick, easy and you could get a significant amount for it without the need to try and find a buyer (which could be hard if it is a car with high running costs).
Want to reduce environmental impact
As a beautiful part of the country and on the edge of the Cotswolds, the residents of Cheltenham are more than aware of the importance of protecting the environment. While there are a lot of green areas around the region, there are high levels of pollution in town centre hot spots, which are a cause for concern. So much so that Councillor Max Wilkinson recently urged people to leave their cars at home to reduce air pollution. He stated that there were too many short journeys being made that could be made on foot or by cycling (as alluded to above), which have resulted in the annual mean level of CO2 being close to the unacceptable limit. This means that people need to find ways to reduce their impact, and one of these ways people are doing so is by seeking out a dealer in which will scrap their cars in Cheltenham.
You find public transport preferable
Following this, many people seek cash for scrap cars in Cheltenham because they find public transportation preferable. It is easy enough for people to arrive and leave the town with the Cheltenham Spa railway station on the Bristol-Birmingham mainline, which allows fast access to London Paddington, Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester, and many other popular spots. Plus, the National Express operates a handful of coach services from Cheltenham. Additionally, as Cheltenham is on the edge of the Cotswolds, there are lots of fantastic areas for walking and cycling, which all provide easy access to shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and other establishments, so there is not a great need for a car. Not having a car can free up a huge amount of money each month, so if there are suitable alternatives in public transport and/or walking/cycling, then it is intelligent in an area where the cost of living is higher than the national average.
The car has failed its MOT
Another common reason why people scrap cars in Cheltenham is that the vehicle has failed its MOT. The national average for MOT failure is as high as 35%, and sometimes this will be a serious problem that could be expensive to repair. It can be hard to sell a car without an MOT because the motorist knows that work needs to be completed before it is roadworthy, but it is easy to sell to scrap metal dealers in Cheltenham as it does not matter if the car has an MOT or what condition it is in. Of course, it is illegal to drive a car without an MOT even to the scrapyard, but this is not an issue with our service as we offer free collection even if the car is declared SORN. This makes it quick and easy, plus you might be surprised at how much you can get for a car without an MOT.
You could use the money for other things
As explained above, keeping a car on the road can eat into your monthly budget, especially when you live in an area that has a higher than average cost of living. Cash for scrap cars in Cheltenham will free up money each month as well as provide a significant boost to savings, which could then be used elsewhere. The money and savings over the long-term could help towards a deposit for a new home (this is an area where it is very expensive to buy), to buy a new car, go on holiday or simply to enjoy spending in the area. In uncertain times where the economic impact is uncertain, it is understandable that people might want to free up cash and save as much money as possible. This might also make it hard to find a buyer, which is why it makes sense to scrap a car in Cheltenham right now.
Change in circumstances
As changes in life happen, people's needs change, and this is a common reason why people use scrap dealers in Cheltenham. This could be for any number of reasons, but Cheltenham is a popular place for families, with the Daily Telegraph naming the town as the best place in the UK to raise a family in 2014 and The Sunday Times listing it as the best place to live in south-west England. This means that there are a lot of families residing in the area, and when the kids grow up and go to university or move out, the parents no longer need a family car. Scrapping, therefore, is becoming a quick and easy way to do this. Additionally, this is an affluent area where many people move to retire, in which case it lessens the need for a car, so it makes sense to scrap a car or switch to one which is better suited to a new lifestyle.
Car is not being used
Many people find that these days they actually do not use a car as much, which means that it is burning a hole in their pocket while also taking up space on the driveway. People often work from home and get their grocery shopping delivered, so having a car no longer makes much sense, and is the reason why many are selling to scrap dealers in Cheltenham. If this is the situation you have found yourself in, then it could be a good option. As established, Cheltenham is an area where a car is not a necessity and often an area where people have a second home. While having a car certainly has its benefits and can provide independence, there is also something liberating about not owning a vehicle. Plus, these days, it is easy enough to manage without, whether this is walking, using public transport, or using a ridesharing service.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Fuel efficiency is always an issue that needs to be considered as cars that consume a lot of fuel are expensive to run. Additionally, people are becoming incredibly environmentally aware and switching to electric cars. The average petrol price in Cheltenham is 105.8p/litre which is below the national average, but it is still a major cost to consider, especially when Cheltenham is a town that is embracing the electric car revolution with the first electric car showroom in the UK. However, as the cost of living in Cheltenham is 10% higher than the national average, it is easy to see why so many motorists are looking for ways to save money. Whether this is scrapping a car and buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle or even going without one and relying on public transport, people in Cheltenham are doing what they can to save their money.
Your car is written off
One of the most common reasons that people scrap cars in Cheltenham is that the vehicle has been written off. It is hard to know what to do with a car that is damaged beyond repair, so selling to scrap dealers in Cheltenham is an obvious solution. As a major town with a population of around 115,300 along with being adjacent to the M5 motorway, accidents do occur here, often, which can lead to vehicles being written off, so for those that live in the area selling to scrap metal dealers in Cheltenham can be a sensible move. There are many benefits to using a scrapping service. In addition to the free collection service, so you don't have to worry about getting the car transported, the money from the scrap yard can also be handy. It can pay for any necessary expenses, such as therapy or time to recover from an injury, or even to buy a replacement car.
Hassle-free way to sell a car
Another reason why many people seek out cash for scrap cars in Cheltenham is that it can take all of the stress out of trying to sell a car. Anyone that has sold a used car before knows just how difficult it can be, especially if it is a vehicle that is worn down, damaged, or failed its MOT. It can take time, effort, and money to fix the car up and make it more appealing, advertise the car online and in the local paper and then show people the vehicle, negotiate a fair price and take care of all the paperwork. None of this is required when you scrap cars in Cheltenham with our service as you can make arrangements online, get the car collected for free from a place of your choosing and get the money paid straight into your account - we can even handle all of the paperwork for you too.
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Cheltenham scrap metal & scrap car prices
The scrap metal industry is flourishing with scrap metal prices in Cheltenham on the rise, so now could be a good time to sell.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Steel prices have been on the rise and can fetch £1630 per tonne, while iron can be sold for roughly £420 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel has also been on the rise and now can retrieve around £800, while aluminium can sell at around £930 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Cheltenham
We pride ourselves on our scrap car collection in Cheltenham service and work to make it as quick, easy, and stress-free as possible for you.
Cars in different conditions
It can be hard to sell a vehicle when it is not in the best condition, but this is not an issue when you scrap your car in Cheltenham. We will happily buy cars declared SORN, different categories of write-offs, cars without an MOT, non-runners, cars damaged by flood, and those with significant wear and tear. Damaged cars in Cheltenham can still return a fair amount of money as we use Authorised Treatment Centres which break the car into parts, meaning that you can earn extra cash for usable parts such as a catalytic converter, GPS system or radio. Of course, getting the car to the scrapyard could be a challenge and even illegal in some cases with a damaged car, but this is not an issue with our free collection service.
Business Vehicles or imported cars
We also will purchase any automobile that is used for business, too, whether you want a scrap my van in Cheltenham service or it is a company car as part of a fleet that you no longer require.
We can collect the vehicle at a date and time of your choosing, meaning that we can come to your place of work or home if you prefer to collect the vehicle as long as it is parked somewhere stable and easy to access.
It is not quite as common, but we also get the occasional vintage or imported car that has not been registered in the UK to be scrapped. This is usually because it is the quickest way to get cars bought for cash in Cheltenham if an individual needs to raise money quickly or the cost of repairs is not worth it, and it would be hard to find a buyer. We accept vehicles of all makes and models, so you do not have to worry if it is something obscure or no longer in circulation.
Lack of ownership
If you do not have the logbook or even keys, then do not worry as you can scrap a car without a title or a v5, and we can even scrap your cars even if you have lost the keys. We can suggest other types of ownership that would be acceptable or contact the DVLA on your behalf and take care of the paperwork to prove that you are the legal owner of the automobile to be scrapped.
Scrap car collection in Cheltenham
We pride ourselves on our scrap car collection in Cheltenham service and work to make it as quick, easy, and stress-free as possible for you.
Safe & reliable service
With the scrap metal industry on the rise, there are many scrap car removal in Cheltenham com-panies, but it is important to be aware that not all are trusted buyers. Some will not offer a free collection service or even tell you that it is fine to drive a SORN or car or lie when asked can you drive a car without MOT to be scrapped - You cannot do so for either situation and doing so could result in legal issues. Additionally, scrupulous dealers are likely to simply send the car to landfill and won't break it down into parts so you will not get as much money. We have a nation-wide network of trusted buyers that are all Authorised Treatment Centres, and we can secure the best possible price for your car no matter what condition it is in.
We work around your schedule
You can set a date, time, and location to have the car collected free of charge, and it is easy to change the collection if your plans change at all. You do not necessarily have to be there when the car is collected, provided that you leave a signed note with somebody along with a photo ID and a utility bill from the last three months. This means it is a highly flexible scrap car removal in Cheltenham service, which requires little to no effort on your part.
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Average scrap car prices in Cheltenham
Car scrap prices in Cheltenham are on the rise as demand is increasing, and the industry is growing. To find out how much you could get for you car, keep reading.
Scrap metal price in Cheltenham
It will also depend on the current price that scrap metal is selling for. You can receive a scrap car in Cheltenham instant quote, which will be based on the latest scrap metal prices and will give you a clear idea of how much you could receive - there are also no hidden fees, and our collection service is free. All you have to do is enter a few basic details about the car for an instant quote with no obligation to sell, so take a look today if you are curious and want to get an idea of how much you could earn from car scrap merchants in Cheltenham. With demand on the rise, you might be pleasantly surprised and find this to be the best option when it comes to selling a car. We can secure the best price for your vehicle based on the latest prices and through our network of expert buyers.
There are a number of factors that will determine how much money you get from our car scrap dealers in Cheltenham. Weight is the primary factor, but we also consider the potential your car has for being recycled. All of our buyers can break the vehicle down into parts that could then be sold on to motorists looking to do their own repairs/maintenance. This also means that the make and model will play a big part as common parts will be high in demand while rarer parts might be harder to sell but could command a larger fee. With a network of trusted buyers, it means that you will get competitive prices and the best deal for your car too.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Cheltenham
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The benefits to car recycling in Cheltenham
In addition to benefitting you, car recycling in Cheltenham can bring a range of environmental, economic, and social benefits, which makes this a great option.
Good for the environment
As established earlier, Cheltenham needs to take action to reduce environmental impact, especially in hot spots around the town. Councillor Max Wilkinson wants people to drive less and reduce air pollution; a recycle my car in Cheltenham service can help to reduce environmental impact by taking polluting vehicles off the road. Not only this, but you will also find the car recycling in Cheltenham will save natural resources as it takes less energy to recycle than it does to manufacture new steel which will require burning a lot of coal. Every tonne of recycled vehicle steel will save almost half a tonne of coal, which will conserve resources and help to reduce environmental impact.
The county of Gloucestershire is one of the most beautiful and green areas in the UK and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including a number of Key Wildlife Sites that provide refuge and corridors for all kinds of wildlife in the county. It is important to protect this wildlife, but fortunately, car recycling in Cheltenham is an effective way to do this. Rather than sending your car straight to the landfill where it will contribute to soil pollution, and land erosion, our services recycle as much as possible to prevent this from happening. Soil pollution can make it hard for wildlife in the area to maintain their habitats and can cause health issues. Car recycling also protects wildlife and the local area by not increasing the size of the landfills, which can make animal's natural habitats much smaller. It is crucial to lessen the need for landfill to protect animal's homes and allow them to live life in nature.
In addition to environmental benefits, you will also find that car recycling in Cheltenham has eco-nomic benefits too. Car recycling, as opposed to using landfill helps to reduce spending by the local council on Landfill Tax each year, and every bit of money saved could then be used to im-prove the town. Scrap car recycling is also important in terms of economic development because recycling and the scrap metal industry is on the rise, and this leads to significant job creation. The more that is recycled, the more jobs that are created, and this could be crucial in a time where there are concerns over a recession. While Cheltenham has an unemployment percentage of just 3%, which is below the national average, job creation is always important, especially in times of uncertainty.
Helping local drivers
Using a recycle my car in Cheltenham service also helps you to support other local drivers in the area. With around a third of cars failing their MOT and the cost of labour high in an area with an above-average cost of living, it is easy to see why many motorists are starting to do their own repairs and maintenance - especially when there are easy to follow guides online. Car recycling in Cheltenham with our Authorised Treatment Centres ensures that no part of your scrap car goes to waste, and there will be various parts that can be sold on to other motorists in the area. This means that motorists could be making their cars safer and more environmentally-friendly, helping motorists to save money while also making driving safer and cleaner for those in and around Cheltenham.
Car scrap yards in Cheltenham
There are many scrap yards in Cheltenham, but it is important to understand that not all are equal. If you want the best possible price for your car, then you need our services.
Authorised Treatment Centres
One of the main reasons to use our service as opposed to simply getting in touch with one of the many scrap yards in Cheltenham is that all of our buyers are Authorised Treatment Centres. The means that they are car breakers in Cheltenham and will break the vehicle down into parts which can then be sold as opposed to simply sending the whole vehicle to landfill. In addition to helping you secure the best price, this brings a multitude of benefits as outlined above and will be the best way to get rid of your vehicle, especially if it is one that is damaged.
All of our Cheltenham scrap yards will be continuously monitoring prices too, which means that you will be getting paid based on fair and accurate data as opposed to guesswork. We will never ask if we can pay you in cash; it is, in fact, illegal to do so.
Dealers, such as the ones we use, are only permitted to pay you for scrap metal via an electronic transfer or cheque. Knowing a dealer who will abide by this might seem overwhelming, but that is why we are here. We know all the best dealers who will never ask you to break the law, whether it is paying in cash or driving your MOT-less or SORNed car to the yard. If this wasn’t all, with our services, there are also no hidden fees and our collection service is completely free. There are many things that could go wrong with a scrap yard in Cheltenham that is not one of our trusted buyers whether this is having to pay to get the car collected, being told that it is ok to drive a car without an MOT to the scrap yard or not recycling the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that you are in safe and reliable hands with our service, and we will do all of the hard work for you.