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The top 10 reasons why Harrow residents scrap their cars
The quaint borough of Harrow is famous for its unique history and for the prestigious school that educated four Prime Ministers. Here are the top 10 reasons why the population of more than 257,400 are scrapping their old cars more than ever.
The running costs are too expensive
Harrow has the third-largest population of millionaires in London. You might think that means the costs of running a car aren't going to be a factor when it comes to getting rid of an old car. However, despite the prestigious name, there are less affluent areas of the borough. Car insurance is also particularly high, and Harrow currently has the fifth-highest insurance premiums in the UK. Drivers can expect to pay around £764 a year for coverage, and there's also the high cost of parking in the borough as well. It costs £80 a year to have a dedicated parking space at your property, and the council has reported annual earnings from car parking charges at £13,167,000. It's those running costs that are leading more Harrow households to sell their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Harrow.
Scrap a car if it is not being used
From the bus to the trains, and even cycling, there are a lot of ways to get where you need to be when you live in Harrow. For many households, that means they are keeping their cars only for emergencies. That results in a lot of cars parked inexpensive parking spaces and doing nothing but costing money. Some drivers realise that they can stop paying some of those expenses by declaring their car as SORN because doing so means they don't have to pay insurance or tax (and can even get a tax rebate). When you can sell even a SORNed car and get a free collection, it has never been easier to get cash for scrap cars in Harrow and get some money back from that car you rarely use.
You find public transport preferable
There are a lot of selling points to living in Harrow, but it's the transport links that elevate the borough to exceptional. The high numbers of single professionals in the borough, and the growing number of families, is largely down to the extensive public transport system that's hard to beat. Harrow sits on the Metropolitan Line, and that means it only takes 30 minutes to get from Harrow to Baker Street. The Bakerloo Line crosses over too, at South Kenton, so the West End is simple to get to as well. Overground stations go straight to Kings Cross and Paddington, and the bus service is frequent, clean, and reliable. So, it's no surprise that more people than ever are selling their cars to scrap metal dealers in Harrow and keeping the money for other things.
The car has failed its MOT
Harrow motorists can expect to see around a 38% chance of failing the test. That number is expected to only go higher as MOTs get stricter, and it can be hard to know what to do when a garage informs you that you have failed. Usually, it means paying out for costly repairs, then resubmitting your vehicle for another test. That money goes quickly, especially if you have an older car that needs a lot of work. Now, more drivers in the borough realise that they can sell a car without MOT in Harrow and get money sent to their bank accounts rather than watching their balance slowly drop. The money that you get for your old car means that you can then invest in a more reliable car that stands a much better chance of passing its MOT and avoiding those repair costs.
You could use the money for other things
With the high cost of living and driving in Harrow, it's no wonder that the borough was once named as seeing the highest rate of payday loans in London. With the average borrowing amount being just under £300, it's clear that there are households that need to have access to emergency money regularly. Payday loans mean costly repayments that often leave you struggling again as the month goes on. In stark contrast to the hassles of payday loans, the convenience of getting cash for scrap cars in Harrow when you need to pay an unexpected bill, or when the festive season is approaching far too quickly, is leading more drivers than ever to sell their old cars for scrap. That's because payments are made immediately into your bank account, the collection of your old car is free.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
The leafy, attractive borough of Harrow might have its richer residents, but there remain pockets of deprivation scattered throughout. The south of the borough is particularly skint, and that means a high number of households in Harrow are driving older, cheaper cars. As those cars age, they become less safe to drive, and that means local drivers are prone to being behind the wheel of a dangerous car. Worn seatbelts cracked windscreens, or degraded brake pads all make driving a lot more dangerous, increasing the chances of an accident, and putting yourself and others at serious risk. Now, drivers in Harrow are choosing to get rid of those unsafe cars and are selling them to scrap dealers in Harrow who make sure that they get the best price for even the most dangerous cars in the borough.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
It's easy to budget for your road tax and insurance payments, but consistent minor repairs are very often unexpected and frustrating. The roads of Harrow only add to the problem, although the council does have one of the best pothole response times in the capital (claims of a 30-minute wait from reporting a pothole to repairing it are common). However, with the high rate of traffic flow, bangs and donks are common, and because those cars tend to be on the older side, repairs are very often vital just to keep the car running. Rather than wasting money on repairs that see your old car sitting at the mercy of mechanics more than being driven on the road, residents are selling their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Harrow and earning some cash instead of spending it.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Young adults and children under the age of 20 are in high numbers in Harrow; that means a lot of first-time drivers who have little choice but to buy a cheaper vehicle. Of course, the cheaper a car, the less fuel-efficient it is, and that just means paying more every time you go to the petrol station or for every minute that you're stuck idling in traffic. The council have recognised this issue and have been pushing the development of high numbers of electric vehicle charging ports. Whether you're planning to go electric (or hybrid), or you simply want to buy a car that uses fuel more sparingly, getting cash for scrap cars in Harrow is a quick and easy way to help boost your funds.
Your car is written off
There are a lot of cars racing to get where they need to be, and the high number of unsafe vehicles on the roads means that accidents are going to happen. When a car is involved in an accident, the cost of repairs very often far outweighs the value of the car, and it can be hard knowing exactly what you can do with that smashed up a vehicle. Harrow drivers quickly realise that they can get paid for even very seriously damaged cars in Harrow. While some people keep their cars sitting in their expensive parking spaces because they do not think that they can sell a car after a crash, more drivers than ever realise that they can get cash for scrap cars in Harrow even if the damage is extensive.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
Part-exchanging a car is popular in Harrow, just as it is in the rest of London. Part-exchanging an old car for a newer model is, traditionally, a common way to get a better-quality new vehicle. The problem is that when you part-exchange a car, you are at the mercy of the person selling you your new car. Often, they will pay less for your old car so that they can get more profit from the new one. That leaves Harrow drivers out of pocket and explains why so many are choosing to sell their cars to scrap dealers in Harrow instead. That's because they aren't just getting the high scrap metal prices that ensure they are getting the real worth of their car, but because it means they can head to a seller with a firmer idea of their available budget.
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Harrow scrap metal & scrap car prices
Scrap metal sells at a high price in London, and the prices in Harrow are some of the best in the capital.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Steel sells well in Harrow and currently sits at ££1350 per tonne. Iron is always good to sell and remains high at £380 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
Demand is high this month, so aluminium is selling at £260 per tonne, while stainless steel is selling for £930 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Harrow
We answer a lot of queries regarding whether or not a car in Harrow can be sold for scrap in the borough. More often than not, locals are delighted to find that the car they thought was unsellable is actually worth a lot more than they thought.
Damaged cars in Harrow
There's a lot of conflicting advice online and from unscrupulous scrap yards regarding what kinds of cars can be sold. If you're not sure if you can scrap your car in Harrow, the good news is that it's very likely that you can. While we aren't legally allowed to pick up a car from the scene of an accident, we can get you the top prices for even badly damaged cars in Harrow. So if you've been involved in an accident that's left your car too dangerous to drive (or unable to even start), we can not only make sure that you get paid the top price but will also arrange for free collection of that non-starter. That means you can get paid to get that old, damaged car out of your expensive parking space.
Cars without a MOT
When your car fails its MOT, you probably resign yourself to paying for extensive repairs. That's not your only option, though. Now, Scrapi.com has made it incredibly easy to sell a car without a MOT in Harrow. You don't even have to break the law and drive to the scrap yard yourself.
We have seen too many cases of local drivers getting bad advice about when and how they can drive a car without a valid MOT, which is why our collection service is so important and highly valued. So, if you're tired of paying for yet another MOT and the repairs that come with it, don't forget that you could actually be making money instead of handing it over to your mechanic.
Have you gone to sell your car only to find that you can't find the necessary paperwork? Have you left your vehicle sitting on the drive because you lost your car keys during a night out in the Boulevard Club? The important thing is not to panic. Although the process is slightly more time consuming, it is still straightforward to sell a car in Harrow even if you have lost the keys and the paperwork. We do everything for you and even communicate with the DVLA to get official replacement documents if needed. So, if you've lost your V5C, don't assume that you can't sell your car to the best scrap yards in Harrow. If you're in any doubt that you can't sell your car for any reason, get in touch, and we'll let you know just how easy it is.
Scrap car collection in Harrow
Our convenient and totally free car collection service in Harrow is second to none. Never use a local scrap yard which makes you pay to have your old vehicle collected. If you find that you're getting extra charges for collection, walk away.
The importance of collection
Free scrap collection in Harrow isn't just the hassle-free option; it's also your most convenient way of getting rid of your car legally. Since it's illegal to drive a SORNed car or a car without a valid MOT, you risk being given substantial fines if you get behind the wheel. In other cases, we have helped drivers get rid of their car by providing scrap car collection in Harrow of those vehicles that don't even start anymore.
My car is not at my home address
When you book your free scrap collection in Harrow, all you have to do is make sure that your car is parked on stable ground and that our vehicles can gain access to it. Your old car doesn't have to be parked on a public road, despite what you may have been told. Just tell us where your car is and let us do the rest. Wherever your car is parked, we can collect it for free. All you have to do is be there with the paperwork (or someone you trust), and then get your immediate payment sent straight to your bank account.
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Average scrap car prices in Harrow
The thriving economy and the large number of tech companies that are based in Harrow means that you get some of the best prices in the UK when you sell your old vehicle to our car scrap merchants in Harrow.
The top scrap metal prices in Harrow
There is a wide range of business sectors represented in the wealthy borough, and that means high demand for scrap metal. Living in London means that you are always certain of getting a reasonable price for scrap metal, and Harrow has some of the top prices in the whole capital. Of course, the type of car that you're selling will reflect the price that you get for it, with the weight of the vehicle being one of the critical determiners. However, when you can get such high car scrap prices in Harrow, it's not just the weight that matters.
If you have a car that has lots of spare parts that can be reused, you aren't just helping other local drivers keep their cars safer and more fuel-efficient, you're also boosting the value of your vehicle. When you sell to car scrap merchants in Harrow that are part of the Scrapi.com network of Authorised Treatment Facilities, you know that you're going to get up to date prices for your scrap metal. All of our scrap yards in Harrow use our scrap metal monitoring system so that you know just how you're getting at any time of the year.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Harrow
Find out how much your car is worth at the current scrap metal prices in Harrow by typing in a few details about your vehicle. You'll get an immediate quote. We don't hide any fees, so the price you're quoted is what you'll get.
The benefits to car recycling in Harrow
When you sell a car to a Scrapi.com Authorised Treatment Facility, you aren't just getting the highest car scrap prices in Harrow. We focus on recycling because it gives both you and your community several fantastic benefits.
Good for the environment
Although the air quality in Harrow is consistent with the rest of London, it fares slightly better thanks to the high number of thriving green spaces, With Green Flag parks, formal gardens, and ancient woodlands, Harrow's reputation is one of leafy tranquillity and high quality of life. However, the borough has failed to meet its recycling targets, despite having an impressive 42% rate of recycling waste. To protect the designated green belt land that takes up a fifth of the borough, the council is launching a range of recycling schemes. When you use car recyclers in Harrow you're not just making sure that your old, fuel-inefficient and air-polluting car is taken out of circulation, you're also improving the air quality of the cars that use your old spare parts. That means you're helping to keep Harrow green, cleaner, and less likely to overspend on landfill taxes.
Using finite resources
A wider range of species live in Harrow, simply because there is so much green space for them to thrive in. Stag beetles are rare in the rest of the capital but can be seen regularly in Harrow, as can heath-spotted orchids and coralroot. Even in the more built-up areas of the borough, there is a connected system of linked green spaces that help to keep the local animals safer from humans. Biodiversity is at a high level in Harrow, and that means recycling needs to be a priority if that biodiversity is to be maintained. If you use unprofessional scrap yards, then you're not only going to get ripped off on price, you're also ensuring that your old car isn't just crushed and sent to a landfill site. Those old cars can continue to drip harmful liquids into the soil or emit harmful emissions as they degrade. When you use responsible, authorised car recyclers in Harrow you are minimising the damage caused by landfill use and ensuring that the local Harrow wildlife is kept safer.
With more than 8,800 businesses operating in Harrow, and one of the highest start-up success rates in the country, there is a high demand for resources and materials. When you sell to specialists in car recycling in Harrow, you are helping ensure that access to those materials is both cheaper and more consistent. Metals, plastics, and even the carpet in your car can be repurposed and reused. When local businesses rely on low prices to keep trading, you are helping ensure that finite resources are easily accessible and low cost. When as much as 40% of Harrow residents work in the borough, that means a massive boost for the financial costs of working and living.
Jobs and the economy
From real estate, retail, and education to manufacturing and construction, there's no dominant sector in the borough of Harrow. However, manufacturing businesses are growing quickly, and a lot of that is down to the ready availability of recycled materials. When a business can source the materials that they need from local scrap yards, they can slash their operating costs. That means faster business growth, which means more possibility of job creation. That turns into more money flowing into the community. Recycling costs a lot less than waste disposal, which means that the Harrow council can spend less on landfill taxes too, which only adds to the money that can be invested in community growth. When you sell your scrap car in Harrow to us, you are making it easier to keep the borough economically affluent, and that can only be good news for you and those that live around you.
Car scrap yards in Harrow
It's not really a surprise that there are so many scrap yards in and around Harrow. London prices of scrap metal are always high, but that also means there are a lot of yards out there that won't pay you what your car is worth.
Experienced professionals who make it easy
When you use a salvage yard in Harrow that is part of the Scrapi.com network, you know that you're getting the professional service that you expect. Not only do we monitor the current value of scrap metal in Harrow, but we also ensure that as much as possible of the car is recycled. Every yard that we partner with is an Authorised Treatment Facility, so you're not just getting the best prices from the top scrap yards in Harrow, you can rest easy knowing that your vehicle is being disposed of safely and with the least amount of waste.
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It's never been easier to get top prices from our professional car and van scrap yards in Harrow. With no hidden fees and no last-minute price negotiations, you know that the price you get from our quote calculator is the price that will get sent straight to your bank account. Don't tolerate unprofessional service and haggling over the value of your old car.