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The top 10 reasons why Leeds residents scrap their cars

Leeds is one of the major UK cities with a mixture of professionals and students due to the city homing 5 universities and offering attractive employment opportunities. As a result, Leeds is the UK’s fourth-largest student population. With such a large and diverse population, there are many reasons why the residents here look for a car scrap Leeds service.


High running costs  

One of the major reasons that people in Leeds are looking for a scrap my car service is that the running costs involved in owning an automobile are too high. Fuel, road tax, and insurance can all be major costs to cover. However, Leeds residents also have to factor in other costs. New driving laws are set to come into effect in the city in 2020, and this will only make it more expensive for motorists here, many of which are students who might struggle to afford to keep their vehicles on the road as it is. If this wasn’t all, there has been an increase in the cost of car insurance by a staggering 70% over the last 10 years in Leeds alone - an equivalent to an increase of £398. Again, the high student population also means that this young group are the ones facing the brunt of the costs with the average premiums for those under 26 being northwards of £1,000.


The car has high fuel consumption  

Following this, high fuel consumption is another major reason that motorists are turning to scrap dealers in Leeds. The average petrol price in Leeds is 107.4p/litre, which is around the UK average, and this can be a high cost to manage. This is no wonder why many motorists are now considering switching to electric vehicles when you factor in the high costs to run a petrol or diesel car. With Leeds becoming increasingly eco-conscious and pressure from the government mounting, more people are choosing to scrap their old cars simply due to the high prices. However, a new Clean Air Zone will be introduced later in the year in a bid to tackle air pollution, and a new law on taxation could see drivers charged up to an additional £15. Therefore, it is easy to see why those that drive heavily polluting vehicles are looking to ditch their car for a more efficient one, particularly ahead of the proposed 2035 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles.


Money needed for savings

In a time where many people are struggling financially, and the future is uncertain in relation to the economy after the Coronavirus, people are finding that they need to cut back on their expenses and to save money for essentials like food and rent and for an emergency fund if they find themselves in a difficult situation financially. Leeds is not the most expensive city to live in the UK, but when you consider that the student population in Leeds is around 70,000 and many are trying to save money, scrapping a car has become the solution for many to get money fast. There is little, for these residents, to question over doing so as the public transport in the city doesn’t re-strict their travels. They can save money, focus on the essentials, and still get around. 


High-quality public transport

In a time where people are becoming increasingly eco-conscious and taking action to reduce their carbon footprint, scrapping the car and using public transport or walking/cycling is the preferable option for many. The excellent transport system in Leeds means that it is easy to get around without a car, which is something that many residents already take advantage of. In fact, the Leeds railway station is one of the busiest in Britain while there is also a large network of buses that can be used to access the city centre and other areas on the outskirts. Due to being such an employment hub, Leeds is also the 9th most congested UK city, so it is easy to see why many motorists are seeking out scrap metal dealers in Leeds so that they can stay off the roads and find cheaper, cleaner and less-stressful ways to get around.


Failed its MOT

Selling a used car can be challenging and stressful at the best of times, but especially if it has failed its MOT. According to DVLA, more than 1 in 3 vehicles fail its MOT, and this could be for any number of reasons, but often the age of the car will be a determining factor. In these times, the cost of getting the vehicle repaired is often higher than the value of the automobile, and so this leaves many motorists looking to a service that allows them to sell a car without MOT in Leeds. You can still sell a car if it has failed its MOT, and with the prices from, you could put this towards your next vehicle.


Looking to part-exchange  

When the time comes for a new vehicle, it can be a large and stressful undertaking as you will need to find a buyer for your current vehicle and then find a suitable used vehicle and negotiate a fair price. The easiest step to take is simply to use a cash for scrap cars Leeds service like Scrapi so that you can quickly receive money for your used car with minimal hassle so that you have cash in the bank ready to put towards the purchase of a used vehicle. As a major city and one with in-credibly busy roads, the used car market is enormous in Leeds so it should not be too challenging to find a suitable vehicle made much easier with a convenient way to get rid of your current vehicle.


It has been written off

As a city with so many cars on the roads, it is inevitable that there are a high number of road traffic accidents in Leeds compared to other places around the UK. This also means that write-offs are common here, particularly when you consider that Leeds has the third-highest level of vehicle crime in the UK. If you have a vehicle that has been declared a Category A - which is a “scrap category” - then it is deemed too damaged to repair. Your best course of action is to find scrap dealers in Leeds, which will take the stress out of trying to get rid of the car and allow you to get the best possible price for the vehicle.


Car no longer needed    

Times are changing, and cars are not as essential as they once were, especially for certain groups. Many people are now working from home, and this is a trend, which is easy to see continuing fol-lowing the COVID-19 outbreak. Plus, the fact that you can get shopping delivered straight to your door means that more and more people have cars sat on their driveway not being used, which is a huge waste of money. There are, of course, still many that rely on a vehicle for a number of reasons, but if you find yourself driving less and less, then it might be worth using the best scrap metal dealers Leeds has to offer which will make it quick and easy to get rid of your car with instant payments being made. As previously mentioned, the public transport system and the rise of ride-sharing services means that it is easy to manage without a car for those living in and around Leeds.


Maintenance costs  

It is easy to overlook the cost of maintenance when working out the costs of keeping a car on the road, but this can be a major expense. Older vehicles often require work, which can put a drain on your finances, but this isn’t all. It can also be frustrating if your car is constantly in the garage, and you use it for important tasks like commuting to work or university. If the vehicle spends as much time in the garage as it does on the road, then you might want to think about scrapping it with our car scrap Leeds service. You do not have to worry about getting the car ready to be sold and then find a dealer, as we simply offer an instant online price, free collection, and the best prices. We can even take care of all the paperwork for you to make this a simple, stress-free process.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car  

Anyone that has sold a car privately before knows that it can be a long, arduous and complex process with a number of issues to overcome, especially if the vehicle is not in the best condition. If you want to avoid this and make the process simple, then you should scrap your car. When looking to scrap the car, you will want to make sure that you use a reliable and authorised treatment facility (ATF) and avoid any suspicious scrap dealers, which is possible through our service. In today’s hectic and fast-paced world, you might not have time to get the car down to a scrap yard. You will find it much more convenient to get the car collected from your chosen address with our great service so that you can wash your hands of the vehicle with minimal effort while getting the best possible prices for it.

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Leeds scrap metal & scrap car prices

As the largest city in West Yorkshire, you can be sure that the scrap metal prices Leeds offers are amongst the best in the country.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Ferrous scrap is priced at around £1,900, while iron is around £170 per tonne and steel £1130.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Steel is currently priced at £1,500 per tonne and iron £500, both of which are higher than normal.

Change date range

Last 12 month
MonthPrice per tonne
October 2019£55.00
November 2019£70.00
December 2019£77.50
January 2020£87.50
February 2020£72.50
March 2020£55.00
April 2020£50.00
May 2020£55.00
June 2020£67.50
July 2020£70.00
August 2020£82.50
September 2020£91.00

The types of cars we scrap in Leeds

Whatever reason you have for wanting to scrap your vehicle, our service will satisfy your needs in the fastest and least stressful way.

We take a range of cars

There are many different types of vehicles on the roads of Leeds, and we accept all types of automobiles. Whether it is a business car as part of your fleet, a van, an imported car that has been registered in the UK or any other type, we can take the stress out of getting rid of the vehicle with our free collection service and offer the best prices for your scrap car. 

We even take damaged cars

It is common for motorists to question, “how can I get rid of damaged cars in Leeds?” if they have been involved in an accident which has left the vehicle written off or no longer safe to drive. How-ever, this is not an issue with, as we take all vehicles, so you do not have to worry about costly repairs, trying to sell it or even getting the damaged vehicle to our scrapyard with our collection service. Having a damaged vehicle that you cannot sell sitting on your driveway is a stressful problem and one which is costly if you do not know how to get rid of it.

However, with our scrap your car Leeds service, you will benefit from the best prices so that you will have a fair bit of money to put towards your next automobile or simply as savings.

A convenient solution

Many motorists are deterred when the time comes to get rid of their vehicle because the process of selling it can be arduous, especially if the vehicle is not in the best condition. This is not an issue with our service, so if you are wondering, “how can I sell my car in Leeds?” then look no further than Not only do we accept all types of cars and even ones which are damaged, but you can also arrange everything online, schedule a time and a place for the vehicle to be collected and get paid quickly and with no fuss. It is amazing at just how convenient, fast, and stress-free it is to scrap your car in Leeds. It is the best solution for anyone looking to shift a vehicle that has failed its MOT, has been written off or damaged with the cost of repairs exceeding the car’s value.

Scrap car collection in Leeds

Scrap car removal in Leeds is fast, easy, and convenient with our service, so you can sell your vehicle to us no matter what state it is in and quickly receive payment for the vehicle.

A convenient service

We pride ourselves on our collection service and aim to make this process as simple as possible for you. We have partners in Leeds that can collect your vehicle 7 days a week in most cases. You can select the date, time slot, and location of the pickup, whether this is from your home or your place of work. Not only this, but you do not even have to be there when the vehicle is collected provided that somebody is present. If you have left them with a signed note stating that they are acting on your behalf along with some form of photographic ID and a recent utility bill, then we can collect the car. If you need to change your collection date for any reason, then this is not a problem and can easily be rearranged.

We use trusted buyers 

You will want to receive the best possible price for your scrap car collection in Leeds. This is why we use a nationwide network of trusted buyers to secure the highest price and most suitable option for your automobile. We have many years of experience in scrap car collection in Leeds and work with industry experts so you can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands and will receive the best price for your vehicle. Once you have accepted a quote, we will then provide you with the details of who will be purchasing the vehicle so that you know who will be collecting it from you.

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With our service, scrap car collection in Leeds is as easy as 1,2,3, just take a look!

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Average scrap car prices in Leeds

Car scrap prices in Leeds will depend on different factors and can fluctuate. To secure the best possible price, we partner with the most competitive dealers.

Average scrap car

Securing the best price for your car

Weight is a primary factor that will impact the cost of your vehicle with car scrap buyers paying per tonne. We will work to find the best possible price for your scrap car no matter what condition it is in so that you never have to settle for a price, plus we are constantly updating our prices to reflect the current scrap metal prices in the area (location also impacts price). It will depend on the make and model of your vehicle - along with the time that you sell - but with a typical car containing 770kg of steel, you could expect to receive northwards of £1,200 for your automobile with the average steel price around the £1.66 per kilo mark.

Get an instant quote now

You will be able to secure the scrap my car Leeds best price with our service, and we can even provide instant quotes to give you an idea of the amount that you will receive for your car. You simply need to provide us with a few basic details, and we can do the rest for you and get the best price for your vehicle, even if it has been written off or has failed its MOT. Getting the best possible price for your scrap car is important if you are looking to put the money towards a new car and could make a big difference to what you are able to afford.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Leeds

You will want the best possible price for your scrap car, and our network of scrap dealers are the best in the area.

Ford focus
Ford Focus


Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Corsa


Ford fiesta
Ford Fiesta


Peugeot 206
Peugeot 206


Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf


Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra


Renault Clio
Renault Clio


Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo


Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra


Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris


Honda Civic
Honda Civic


Fiat Punto
Fiat Punto


The benefits to car recycling in Leeds

When it comes to reducing environmental impact, the #LeedsByExample project is drastically reducing waste. However, did you know that scrapping your car can benefit recycling in Leeds?


Good for the environment  

Leeds is a city that is committed to tackling climate change, and this is evident with the target of making the city carbon neutral by 2030. The best council plan aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the council along with residents of the city, reduce pollution and noise, reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions and promote cycling, walking, and the use of public transport amongst a handful of other progressive ideas. Car recycling in Leeds and upgrading to electric/fuel-efficient vehicles or going without an automobile will help motorists to do their part and reduce the environmental impact of the city.


Prevents landfill    

Leeds council collects a staggering 306,000 tonnes of waste each year, with around 40% of this being recycled. This still leaves an enormous amount of waste being sent to landfill, but steps are being taken to reduce waste and increase recycling, including the #LeedsByExample project mentioned above, along with educational work with communities. Opting for car recycling in Leeds instead of parts going to landfill will help the city to reach its targets sooner and prevent landfill.


Saves energy    

Energy consumption is a major issue throughout the UK, with Leeds being no different as a large business and residential city. Car recycling in Leeds helps to save energy because recycling metals reduces energy consumption, preserves local resources, and allows businesses access to more af-fordable materials. By taking your car to the scrap yard or having it collected to be scrapped will ensure that you are playing your part in saving energy. You will reduce your emission by no long-er driving your car, but it goes further than this. As the scrap yards we use break down the car first, they are able to take out vital resources. 92% of energy can be saved from recycling alumini-um, while it is around 56% for steel, for example. They can ensure these pieces are preserved, re-sulting in less demand for natural resources.


Provides jobs    

Leeds is one of the UK’s main employment centres, but with a large and growing population, there is always a demand for jobs, particularly during periods of economic instability. Currently, Leeds has an unemployment rate of 4.3%, which is above the national average of 3.9%, so job creation in the city is important. Car recyclers in Leeds provide many jobs to the community in an industry that is one of the key growth employment areas in the region. 

Car scrap yards in Leeds

Here are, we only work with the best scrap yards in Leeds in order to get you the best price for your car.

The best car breakers in Leeds

Working with the ATF’s that we do is a win-win situation for you: they abide by the law - our ATF’s will never ask you to drive your SORNed vehicle to the scrap yard, for instance, you get the best price, and you are helping the environment. Therefore, if you need to get rid of your vehicle for any reason at all, then we can help with our quick, easy and convenient service. We work with car breakers in Leeds who break instead of scrap, which means that they break down the scrap car into spare parts as opposed to simply getting rid of the entire automobile. This means that you can get more money for your car with our service, it reduces environmental damage by preventing excess landfill and it allows people to buy spare parts, which can be cheaper than getting re-pair work carried out at a garage or buying a replacement vehicle. 

More and more people are buying spare parts and performing their own repairs in today’s day and age to save on money. However, as more people choose to fix up their cars rather than head to the local garage, this means that the average cost of labour has become much higher and so the demand for spare parts has gone up. Choosing to scrap your car with an ATF, will ensure that you are helping motorists in the local area keep their car in top condition so that they can get more use out of it, all simply because they have the parts from your vehicle to use. You will have your reasons for getting rid of the vehicle, but it would be a shame for working parts to go to waste, so choose the smart solution and help others and the environment.