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The top 10 reasons why Hounslow residents scrap their cars
Hounslow is a West London borough that has grown to become a thriving financial district. With a population of just over 288,100 residents, there are lots of reasons why cars are being scrapped. Here are the top 10 reasons why Hounslow drivers are using scrapi.com to get rid of their old cars.
The running costs are too expensive
Owning a car in London is always going to be more expensive than owning a car anywhere in the country, and Hounslow is no exception. The average car owner in the borough spends around £18 for every mile that they drive, and that means that locals are paying more to own a car than those in Paris and Madrid. With the insurance costs in Hounslow being slightly higher than the London average (commonly costing between £755 and £870 a year), drivers in the borough are paying up to £200 more than in nearby districts like Hillingdon. Add in the high maintenance costs and the congestion charge, and those costs quickly add up. By getting cash for scrap cars in Hounslow, local drivers are finding that they can make their car work for their wallets rather than the other way round. Car ownership costs are one of the main reasons why locals are selling their cars to scrap metal dealers in Hounslow.
You're sick of having your petrol stolen
For vehicle owners that live in Hounslow, one crime is more frustrating than almost any other. Petrol theft in the borough is appalling, and police have called it the worst borough in the capital for motorists having fuel stolen from their cars. With almost 200 reported cases a year and very few convictions, Hounslow is worse than Greenwich and Lewisham for petrol theft. In some years, the rate of petrol theft in Hounslow increases by a third, and that means most locals in Hounslow have either experienced the loss of fuel or know somebody that has. Some criminals cause worse damage than others, so even if you're one of the 'lucky' ones who only has to deal with a broken petrol cap, many others are finding their cars seriously damaged by thieves drilling into petrol lines beneath the car. If you've had enough of wasting money on petrol, then selling even a damaged car to scrap metal dealers in Hounslow is becoming very common.
You find public transport preferable
It costs about £3400 a year to keep a car running in Hounslow, and an annual London Travel Card costs half of that for zones 1-3. So it's not really a surprise to find that one of the main reasons for local drivers to sell their cars to scrap metal dealers in Hounslow is simply because they've decided that public transport is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to get out and about. Hounslow has some of the best transport networks and links in the capital, and locals can get anywhere in the borough, anywhere in London, and anywhere in the world using the comprehensive service that includes the underground, overground, and fantastic bus service. The Piccadilly Line and the District Line both pass through various Hounslow stations, so getting right into the middle of London is easy and fast. When travelling by public transport means less stress and fewer expenses, it's no wonder that more drivers than ever are getting rid of their cars entirely.
The car has failed its MOT
The MOT failure rate for cars in Hounslow is slightly worse than the UK average, with up to 37% of cars failing their MOT in the borough. The national average tends to stick at around 35%. Worn tyres and faulty electricals are the main reason for Hounslow cars to fail their MOT, and every failed test means expensive repairs and paying for yet another test. When the average costs of repairs after a failed MOT in Hounslow is between £225 and £325, that can be a cost that many can't justify. The problem is that a lot of local drivers aren't aware that they can sell a car without MOT in Hounslow. That means those cars are sitting on driveways and still costing money to own. Selling a car that doesn't have an MOT is easier than ever because even though it's illegal to drive, we can come straight to you and collect your car for free.
You could use the money for other things
Buying or renting a property in Hounslow can vary in price, with the more affluent parts of the borough costing an extraordinary amount of money, but still consistent with similar parts of the capital. However, despite the fact that the borough is a thriving financial hub for the city, there are still 25% of households in Hounslow living below the poverty line. That means a lot of people are living month to month and getting hit hard by the costs of keeping a car on the road. It can be difficult to know what to do financially when you can't pay that unexpectedly high gas, water, or electric bill. Payday loans can leave you worse off than before, and banks are rarely any help. Selling an old car to scrap dealers in Hounslow means quick payments, free collection, and a hassle-free service. That's exactly what you need when the bills are piling up.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
With so many used cars on the roads of the borough, there are more than a few unsafe vehicles driving around Hounslow. As cars age, they become worn, and that leads to ongoing faults that need to be repaired if driving those vehicles is to remain safe. However, the high volume of traffic on the Great West Road and the Bath Road in Hounslow means that a lot of those cars are going to have worrisome issues that affect not just the driver but other road users and pedestrians too. Selling a dangerous car to someone usually means that car is going to carry on being driven, putting even more lives at risk. That's why it's becoming such a popular option to get rid of that old car responsibly by selling it to scrap dealers in Hounslow. Not only does help to make the road safer, but it also makes you some quick money and helps other motorists in the borough to source cheaper car parts that can make their own cars safer to drive.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
When 62% of Hounslow households have access to a car or van, that equals a lot of motorists spending more on keeping their cars running. Maintenance cars aren't helped by the poor state of the roads in the borough. The Bath Road has been voted the worst road in the country, beating roads in the north-west of the UK for the first time. Those roads, which are one of the traffic systems the government or council doesn't manage (it's run by a private company) are the cause of more than 800 complaints a year about the poor conditions, with many of those complaints related to potholes. When you have to use your car on those poorly managed roads, the wear and tear on your car is astonishing, and that means more maintenance costs. When you're spending more money on multiple minor repairs, selling your car to scrap metal dealers in Hounslow is the smart option.
Scrap a car if it's not being used
While 26% of Hounslow residents use their cars to get to work, the rest are using public transport, cycling, or walking. If only 26% of the population are using their cars, but 62% of households have a car, that's a lot of vehicles staying parked up instead of being used. When your car is sitting outside your home or parked in your garage, it's not just costing you money, but it's also losing its value. Worst of all, the battery will drain so that even when you do decide to use it, it might not even start. Instead of continuing to pay for road tax and insurance, more local drivers than ever are realising that there is simply no need to keep these old cars. When they sell to scrap metal dealers in Hounslow, they not only get paid quickly, but they can even get a road tax rebate too. Making money instead of spending it needlessly is completely unnecessary when it's never been easier to get cash for scrap cars in Hounslow.
Your car is written off
The poor state of the roads and the high levels of congestion means that Hounslow has high car accident rates. 937 million miles are driven on the roads of the borough every year, and that means around 785 accidents every year. Being involved in an accident that leads to costly repairs, especially if those repairs end up costing more than the value of the car, is one of the biggest frustrations for motorists. When a car is written off, it can be very difficult to know what to do with it. You often can't drive it anywhere, and selling it is next to impossible. That's why selling even seriously damaged cars in Hounslow to our network of local ATF scrap yards is the smart choice, and growing in popularity. When you can get quick payments and free collection of your written off car, it's never been easier to get the money you need to invest in a new car.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
Hounslow has some of the lowest prices in the capital for a lot of makes and models of used cars. With such high rates of vehicle ownership per household (62%), that means a lot of part-exchanges happen as people upgrade or downgrade their old cars. The problem is that part-exchanging often leaves you vulnerable to the whims of car dealerships and unscrupulous private sellers. Usually, you'll have a firm idea of what your car is worth, but, often, at the last minute, you'll have to deal with haggling that results in you getting less money for that old car and less value on your new motor. With such strong scrap metal prices in Hounslow, it's becoming incredibly popular to get cash for scrap cars in Hounslow because having that money in your pocket gives you a lot more power in the car showroom. Usually, you can get even more of a bargain when you can pay without a part-exchange, and that's why this is one of the top reasons for selling a car to scrap metal dealers in Hounslow.
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Hounslow scrap metal & scrap car prices
You are almost guaranteed to get good scrap metal prices in Hounslow with some of the top prices in the capital.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Iron continues to see high demand, so £890 per tonne is common, while steel is around £1160 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
High demand for stainless steel results in £390 per tonne, while copper remains at £3870 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Hounslow
Lots of drivers in Hounslow are surprised to find out just how much money they can get for their old cars. Unfortunately, there's a lot of bad advice out there. So here's our quick guide to the types of cars we buy for scrap in Hounslow.
Knowing your options
When you've got an old car that doesn't start, has failed its MOT, been declared SORN, or simply costs you too much money to keep, it can be hard to know what to do with it. Selling to other drivers is often impossible, and very often, it's illegal to drive that car on public roads. Brits like to keep their cars for as long as possible, and motorists in Hounslow are no exception. However, when that old car is costing you money, or it can't be driven, it's good to know that you have options. There are very few limitations on the types of cars bought for cash in Hounslow.
Cars without an MOT
When your car fails its MOT, you can either pay out for the repairs and another test or sell it and use the cash to buy a more reliable car. The problem is that trying to sell a car without an MOT in Hounslow used to be very difficult. Buyers would have to pre-book a test, buy the car, and drive immediately to the test centre.
If it then failed the MOT, they then had to pay even more. That leads to fewer buyers. Now, with our free collection service, you can sell your car and have it removed for free, and get some money in your bank account instead of spending it. Never assume that you can't sell your car just because it failed its MOT. You might be surprised by its real value.
Multiple issues and damaged cars in Hounslow
If you've lost your logbook, can't find your car keys, or your car has been badly damaged in a car accident (or by petrol thieves), then selling it can become very problematic. If your car has been sitting parked up for a while, and you've declared it as SORN, then this leads to further issues. The good news is that we make getting money for that car as easy as possible. We do all of your paperwork for you, so even if you can't find your V5C, we work with the DVLA to prove ownership. For cars that have been SORNed, our free collection service means that you won't be breaking the law by driving it to our scrap yards. We have made it easier than ever to sell a car in Hounslow and get paid. So don't keep your car unnecessarily. You might be surprised by how much your car is worth to our scrap yards in Hounslow.
Scrap car collection in Hounslow
When you want to get paid for your scrap car in Hounslow, you should never have to pay to have it collected from your home. With Scrapi.com, we offer free collection and no hidden fees.
Making it easy to scrap your car in Hounslow
We want the collection of your car to be as hassle-free as possible. That's why we collect seven days a week from anywhere in the borough and make it so easy to book your collection time slot. Even if you need to change your collection time and date, that's not a problem either. You don't even have to be there personally when your car is collected. Just leave the paperwork with someone you trust, as well as a signed note from you, a recent utility bill, and some photo ID. So if you need your car collected quickly and payments to be made immediately, you don't even have to adjust your daily schedule to fit around our scrap car collection in Hounslow.
A service that suits you
We make our service easy so that you don’t have to worry about it. This is why we can collect your car even if it's not parked on a public road. It doesn't matter where your car is parked! All you have to do is give us the car's location, and we can make sure that the collection service that comes for the car is the closest and most well-equipped. However, it does need to be on stable ground. We also need to know that your car is accessible to our transport vehicle. Let us know if you're worried about where your car is parked, and we'll do the rest.
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Average scrap car prices in Hounslow
Compared to the rest of the country, London's scrap metal prices are very high, and that means the car scrap prices in Hounslow are some of the best you'll ever find.
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If you're not sure how much your car is worth, simply head to our instant quote calculator and type in a few details about your vehicle. The thing that motorists in Hounslow love about our service is that the price you're quoted is the price you get. That's because even with free car collection and all of your paperwork done for you, you still get what you're quoted and that means the top prices. From damaged cars to vehicles that don't have an MOT, fleet cars, and even foreign vehicles that have only recently been registered in the UK, we make sure that you get the best prices from the best car scrap merchants in Hounslow. Don't settle for less when it comes to getting the top car scrap prices in Hounslow.
Make and model
The heavier and larger that your car is, the more it will be worth in terms of the scrap metal. Of course, your car might be worth more than just the weight of the metal. Recycling car parts can add to the value of your car, especially if it's a make and model that is in high demand for replacement parts. So both weight and demand will play a large part in how much you can expect to get paid from car scrap merchants in Hounslow. All of the scrap metal merchants on the Scrapi.com network continuously monitor the price of scrap metal in the borough, and that means you always know that you're getting the best price possible.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Hounslow
The average price of every vehicle we scrap does vary depending on the size and weight, so don’t just guess, find out how much you could get if you scrap your vehicle today!
The benefits to car recycling in Hounslow
All of the yards that make up the Scrapi.com network prioritise recycling. That means that when you sell a scrap car in Hounslow, you’re getting the following benefits.
Good for the environment
Hounslow is great for green spaces with Green Flag winning parks, a nature reserve, and some of the largest public open spaces in the capital. Hounslow Heath alone is 200 acres and a site of national interest. To protect those green spaces, the council introduced the Climate Emergency Action Plan and plans to spend £40.5 million to improve the local environment. This means less reliance on landfills and better management of waste. When you use a car recycler in Hounslow, you are ensuring that all of the most environmentally harmful parts of your car are disposed of safely. It also ensures that other drivers can make fuel-efficiency improvements to their cars with your old car parts. That improves air quality, improving the lives of everyone that lives and works in the borough.
Protecting local wildlife
From Hounslow Heath to Kempton Nature Reserve, or the Site of Special Scientific Interest that is Syon Park Tide Meadow, there's a lot of natural green spaces that are ideal for local wildlife. With ten nature reserves and 47 different sites in the borough dedicated to preserving nature conservation, protecting that wildlife is a priority. The open spaces, grasslands, scrub, and wooded areas need to be protected to encourage greater biodiversity, and that means car recyclers in Hounslow need to know how to manage their waste so that local animal species can thrive. When you use the Scrapi.com network, you are ensuring that car recycling in Hounslow is a priority. All of our partners in Hounslow are Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means that they have been authorised by the council to dispose of waste professionally and in ways that minimise harm to the local wildlife of the borough.
Improved use of resources
In Hounslow, recycling from households alone has stopped an impressive 14,000 tonnes of waste having to be sent to landfill sites. Every time that a council has to use a landfill, it costs money, and even household waste recycling has saved the borough an incredible £1.258 million in taxation. The government has set the target of 50% of all waste to be recycled, and Hounslow currently manages to recycle just under 40% of its waste. There are a lot of harmful materials in a scrap car. When every piece of waste that can be recycled is recycled, that means less spending on landfills and improved access to finite resources for local businesses and Hounslow drivers.
Jobs and the economy
Although the transport links in Hounslow mean that there are a lot of businesses in the borough, there is also a high rate of unemployment. The area continues to see huge growth, but the 6.9% unemployment figures are not just higher than the 5% London average, they are also limiting how fast Hounslow can grow. The borough is focusing hard on becoming carbon neutral by 2030, and recycling your scrap car in Hounslow helps to meet those goals. When you recycle an old car rather than just sending it to scrap yards, you are creating jobs and feeding the local economy. When national and international brands are setting up bases in Hounslow, having access to vital materials is essential. When you sell to car recyclers in Hounslow, you are giving the local economy a boost and improving the number of jobs in the borough.
Car scrap yards in Hounslow
When the borough's scrap metal prices are some of the best in the country, it's not hard to see why so many local drivers are heading to their nearest salvage yard in Hounslow.
The professional option
Unfortunately, there are many scrap yards in the borough that aren't Authorized Treatment Facilities, and who are more likely to rip you off than pay you what your car is worth. However, when we partner with car breakers in Hounslow, you know that they are the best in the borough. That's because not only are they going to be Authorised Treatment Facilities, but also that they are going to make recycling a priority. That means that you aren't just helping to boost the environmental health and the economic growth of the borough, you're also getting the best prices from the best scrap yards in Hounslow. With our network, you also know that you're getting the right advice and the customer service that keeps you protected.
When you get your price quote from us, that's the price you get paid. That means no last-minute haggling over price, and no illegal cash-in-hand sales either.
We have found that many unscrupulous scrap yards in Hounslow will advise desperate motorists to drive their MOT-less car or their SORNed cars to the scrap yard. That means they are telling you to break the law. When you use a Scrapi.com scrap yard, you know that our free car collection service keeps you safe, legal, and far away from the risk of getting large fines. When even your official paperwork is all filled out for you, it's clear that choosing Scrapi.com isn't just the safest and most responsible way to sell your car for the top scrap metal prices in Hounslow; it's also the most hassle-free way to get rid of that old car and get money sent straight to your bank account. Don't settle for less when you have an old car that you no longer want. Sell online and get the professional service you deserve.