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The top 10 reasons why Manchester residents scrap their cars

By population alone, Manchester is the seventh-largest city in the UK, with a population at last count of around 450,000 Mancunians. In the Greater Manchester region, there's almost 2 million, which makes it the third-largest region in Great Britain. For Manchester drivers, there are plenty of popular reasons to scrap a vehicle. Here are the main reasons why Mancunians are choosing to scrap their cars.


The running costs are too expensive  

While it's always expensive to run a car, Manchester drivers are paying well over the national average just to keep their cars on the road. It's the second most expensive city in the country for running a vehicle, with the average annual costs getting up to a staggering £2996.36. Even basic payments like a resident's parking permit set Mancunians back by £650 a year. Add in the high cost of parking in the city and the fact that Manchester has fewer cars per population size than anywhere in the UK (apart from London), and it's no surprise that more and more car owners in Manchester are choosing to get cash back for their vehicles and are selling those cars for scrap. With roads that range from nice and smooth to pothole nightmares, driving in Manchester is a unique experience that many local residents have decided to forgo altogether. More than ever, drivers in the region are choosing the scrap my car in Manchester option simply because of the high cost of keeping a car on the road.


The car has high fuel consumption  

When you're spending more a week on fuel than the value of the car, then you know that there's a problem. High fuel costs are one of the top reasons for choosing to scrap a car in Manchester, and those reasons are set to become even more important as the city councillors work towards making the city a Clean Air Zone. With Manchester having a high percentage of older cars, fuel-inefficiency is very common, and that only adds to those expensive running costs. All cars degrade over time when it comes to how much petrol or diesel they need, but if you spend more time pumping fuel into your tank than you do behind the wheel, then it's time to join the high numbers of Mancunians who are making the decision to instead get cash for scrap cars in Manchester. When the city centre becomes a Clean Air Zone, those high running costs are going to rise by up to £12.50 per day.


You find public transport preferable

If there's one reason why there are fewer cars per head in Manchester, it's the public transport system. The combined quality of the bus, tram, and train network makes it much easier to get rid of your car entirely and rely on the incredibly popular, clean, and efficient public transport system. The bus service in particular sets the standard for the rest of the country, with a wide range of specialist services, such as the unlimited day tickets and the three free bus routes that take you through the city. The train service too is exemplary, which makes it stand out from the rest of the national rail system, and with 91 stations that link to everywhere in the country, it's no surprise that many Mancunians are sick of paying over the odds on their vehicles and are instead choosing to scrap their car in Manchester and make some money instead of spending it.


The car has failed its MOT

Manchester doesn't do too badly with its MOT pass rate, with an average of 35.3% of all cars that go in for a test in Manchester failing. The national average is 35%. However, that still accounts for one in seven cars failing their MOT every year. Lighting, suspension, brakes, and electrics are the most common reasons for a car in Manchester to fail its MOT. What not a lot of people know is that you can sell a car without MOT in Manchester. With so many transport options and so many MOT failures in the city, choosing to scrap your car instead of paying for multiple MOT tests and repairs is simply good financial sense. A lot of drivers in the UK seem to think that they aren't allowed to sell a car without MOT in Manchester, but at we can take that vehicle off your hands and get you the best price for it.


You could use the money for other things

Manchester residents are just as prone to financial emergencies as anywhere else in the country. It can be hard to know just where to get emergency cash when time is short and bills need to be paid. Manchester ranks very highly on the list of cities whose residents take out payday loans, with just over £28.5 million taken out in payday loans in Manchester in a single year. Of course, there are other options to consider when Mancunians need some emergency funds. That's why using the money you get for scrapping your car in Manchester for other things is one of the most common reasons for getting rid of a vehicle in the city. Whether it's a holiday that flies out from Manchester airport, savings for Christmas, or even just to treat yourself to a new car, you might be surprised by the high car scrap prices in Manchester.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

There are a lot of cars on the roads into and around Manchester, and with estimates that around 40% of all cars on the roads in the UK are dangerous to drive, that means there are a lot of unsafe cars driving around the city. Currently, Manchester is ranked as the 13th most dangerous place to drive in Britain, with the main risk being old, unsafe vehicles. If you've owned your car for too many years, then it's going to suffer from wear and tear. While the odd bump or scratch isn't going to affect its ability to get you where you need to go, worn or damaged tyres, a disco of warning lights on your dashboard, or lighting problems are all going to make you a danger on the road. If you've had your car for too long and it's starting to get risky to drive it, start thinking about safety, and use the money that you get when you decide, "yes, I will scrap my car in Manchester" to upgrade to something that's much safer to drive.


Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

Cars in Manchester have a problem with maintenance. If your warning lights spend more time flashing than you spend driving, then you're not alone. It can take up to eight days for the average Brit to address the reasons why a warning light is flashing. Manchester drivers are among the quickest to tackle those warnings, instead taking an average of three days. What that means is more time spent in the garage, more regular bills from your mechanic, and a car that you spend less time driving and more time cursing. When you choose to scrap a car in Manchester, you get rid of those high maintenance costs, and instead have the financial resources to either invest in a newer vehicle that won't break down as much, or use the money to pay for a few years worth of public transport. It's never cheap to run a car, but if it has too many problems, then those costs can spiral.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

The high number of older vehicles on the roads of Manchester means there are a lot of cars that are not very fuel-efficient. Modern cars are excellent when it comes to getting the most miles for petrol or diesel, but the older a car, the less fuel-efficient it becomes. Road traffic in Manchester causes as much as two-thirds of nitrogen oxide emissions, and that's because drivers are not taking their fuel-efficiency seriously. Awareness is growing however, and upgrading to a new car is one of the main reasons why local drivers are making the decision to scrap my car in Manchester and treat themselves to a vehicle that gets more miles per petrol station visit and doesn't do as much damage to the environment. You can see this in the high number of electric vehicles registered in Manchester, and the fact that the city has one of the biggest electric vehicle charging networks in the entire country. 


Your car is written off  

There are a lot of car accidents on the roads of Manchester, despite the low ratio of households to vehicles. That's because the city is a major UK hub. What that means in the short run is that running costs are even higher because of the high insurance premiums. It's more expensive to insure a vehicle in Manchester than it is anywhere in the country outside of London. So, if you're involved in a car accident in Manchester that leaves your car undrivable, you need to know what to do next. Don't think that just because a car is seriously damaged that you can't still make some money from it. We buy even the most damaged cars in Manchester, so whether you're taking your crash as a sign to avoid car ownership or you need some extra cash to buy a replacement car, you can scrap your car in Manchester quickly, easily, and in a way that doesn't leave you out of pocket no matter whose fault the crash was.


You’re looking for a part-exchange  

Part-exchanging a car is a great way to get a better car upgrade, and this is one of the main reasons why drivers in the city are choosing to sell their cars for cash in Manchester. When you have made the decision to upgrade your car, you want to have the most bargaining power possible. That's why it's becoming standard practise to take your old vehicle and scrap it for cash. After all, if you've got money in your pocket, then you have more negotiation power, and that means a better car for less money. If you don't think that your current set of wheels are going to pass the next MOT, or you're tired of driving a car that costs you over the odds on fuel, you might be surprised by how much you can get for scrap cars for cash in Manchester.

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Manchester scrap metal & scrap car prices

We monitor scrap metal prices in Manchester in real-time, so you know that we are paying you the best scrap car prices anywhere in Manchester.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Stainless steel is selling for around £260, iron is selling at £810, and steel currently at £1300 per tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Aluminium in Manchester is currently £910, and copper is selling at £3590 per tonne.

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 Manchester

A lot of drivers in Manchester are surprised that they can make money from their old car. We help a huge number of Mancunian car owners get money they didn't expect for the cars they no longer need.

Convenient service, no matter the circumstance

It doesn't matter what the condition of your car is; we can make sure that you can get real money for it, delivered straight to your bank account for the maximum convenience and speed. If your car has failed its MOT, it's been vandalised by rowdy tourists on a Saturday night, or even if it's been sitting in floodwater for six months, we make sure that you get the best price. Simply fill out your details on our website, choose the most convenient collection time, and then sit back and relax as we take over. Never assume that you can't sell my car in Manchester just because it's had some wear and tear. You might be surprised by just how much you can get for your old vehicle.

No matter the condition of your car, get cash

British drivers like to keep their cars for as long as possible, and Mancunians are no different. That's why there are so many old, unsafe, and fuel-inefficient cars on the Manchester roads. When cars inevitably break down, drivers can be very unsure what to do with them next. Many simply leave their vehicles on their driveways because they don't think that they can make any money from them.

We've also seen a high number of owners of fleet vehicles who assume that they can't get money for this type of vehicle, but we also take these as well. Many of the damaged cars in Manchester will have a SORN, and that too can make it hard sometimes to plan for selling it at a good price. We make it easy to get cash for your SORNed car, and we make sure that you stay legally compliant by collecting and transporting your SORNed vehicle to the yard. From foreign cars that have been registered in the UK to even the most damaged cars in Manchester, we can collect your vehicle, pay you its real value, and take it off your hands forever.

Get money that you need, right now

Exchanging cars for cash in Manchester has never been easier or more convenient. No matter where you live in the city, we arrange everything for you using only the best and most reliable scrap dealers in our network. If you no longer want or need that old car sitting outside your home and racking up the expenses, it's time to start thinking about what you could be spending the money on for the cash you get when you scrap your car in Manchester.

Scrap car collection in Manchester

Whenever you sell something, you want the best price possible. We can make this possible as Manchester is one of the best places in the country to buy and sell scrap metal.

Working with the best dealers

When cars are one of the biggest expenses in our lives, it makes sense that you don't want to give it away for free. You want to ensure you get the right price from the right dealer. You need to find a dealer that is ATF approved. Fortunately, our network of scrap dealers make sure that you get the prices that are reflected in the current, ever-changing prices of scrap metal in the UK, so when you choose to get rid of a scrap car in Manchester, you know that you're making the maximum amount of money possible. That extends to our collection services as well. We know how hard it can be to arrange getting your own car to a breakers yard, especially if the vehicle is SORNed or involved in an accident that leaves it stuck in one place.

Even smaller annoyances like losing your car keys can lead to a massive hassle when it comes to selling your scrap car in Manchester, which is why we have worked hard to make it as easy, stress-free, and convenient for you to have your car collected from anywhere. The only essential specification is that it must be parked on the ground that is both stable and accessible to our collection vehicles. 

My car is not at my home address

It's a simple truth that your car can break down anywhere, and that can cause a lot of stress if you don't use That's because we have made it incredibly easy to have your car picked up from anywhere. Simply add the postcode of where your car currently is and let us do the rest.

Scrap car collection in 3 simple steps

We decided we wanted to make the process as simple as possible. It can be done the following 3 steps.

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Average scrap car prices in Manchester

Many factors affect the amount of money that you'll get in your bank account when you decide to exchange cars for cash in Manchester.

Average scrap car

Scrap metal is paid for by weight

The single most important factor isn't the condition of the car; it's the weight and size of it. Because scrap metal is paid for by weight, the heavier your vehicle, then the more money that you'll be able to get for it. That's because bigger cars don't just have more metal to use, they also have a much greater quantity of recyclable materials. We have become the most popular scrapping county in the city because we pay the best car scrap prices in Manchester, thanks to our continued monitoring of scrap metal prices and our trusted network of professional breakers yards. For our customers, that means the highest prices, the best service, and the convenience that you will always appreciate.

We only use the best partners

From our high prices, super fast payments, and the most flexible Scrap car collection in Manchester, we know that we are hard to beat. It's very easy to choose the wrong scrap dealer, but if you want the money you expect for that old banger sitting outside your home like an eyesore, then it's time to contact the best in the business. If your car has a few bumps or it's failed its MOT for the last time, it's time to contact the best Scrap car collection company in Manchester.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Manchester

You want the price that reflects its real value, and that's where we come in. You simply won't find better car scrap prices in Manchester.

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 Manchester

Our car scrap merchants in Manchester will always recycle, and so that means even better car scrap prices in Manchester and the following benefits.


Good for the environment  

Manchester is one of the cities in the UK with the most ambitious green targets. The city has set the goal of being 'Britain’s Greenest City,’ and they’re doing well. Getting rid of your old car is always going to improve your carbon footprint, and with Manchester set to introduce a Clean Air Zone, you’ll be helping to cut down on the city’s pollution levels. That’s good news for you, your loved ones, and your local community. With recycling rates that are well above the national average, you will be doing your part to save the world simply by getting cash for scrap cars in Manchester.


Prevents landfill    

As a sprawling metropolis, Manchester obviously produces a lot of waste. From the businesses in the city centre to the households of local families, the council have prioritised recycling in order to minimise landfill use. The Manchester region produces over a million tonnes of waste every year, but it also has one of the best recycling rates in the country, with as much as 33% of the Greater Manchester region’s rubbish being recycled, and 15% of central Manchester’s rubbish being used again. The council has committed to reducing landfill amounts, and by using car scrap merchants in Manchester that prioritise recycling as much of your car as possible, you are helping your city meet its green targets.


Saves energy    

Energy waste in the city is a problem that is being tackled extensively. Manchester is a vital business hub, and that means energy use is exceptionally high across the city. Greater Manchester uses an incredible 3% of the UK’s energy, and that figure needs to drop if the UK hopes to meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by the set date of 2050. That’s why energy waste is such a big factor that’s leading many Mancunians to scrap their cars. By recycling the materials found in the average vehicle, local businesses have immediate access to cheaper metals and other car materials, cutting down on energy needs and the high costs of material transportation around the world.


Provides jobs    

Manchester is great for green jobs and has the third-largest share of the green job market in the country. Sectors like solar power are soaring in Manchester, and over the last year, there have been an incredible 53,000 job vacancies related to climate protection, sustainability, and renewable energy. The green sector is growing, and you help that growth by using car scrap merchants in Manchester that recycle over simply crushing and sending to a landfill. It takes a lot of work to break down and recycle a car, and for every car that gets recycled, the more employees a yard will need. That’s good news for job seekers and for local businesses.

Car scrap yards in Manchester

There are many scrap yards in Manchester, but that doesn’t mean that they are the same. You should only ever use ATF approved like we do.

How to avoid ‘dodgy dealers’

Our network of experienced professional breakers are the best in the city. We pay the highest prices, only provide the best and most convenient customer service, and have a commitment to our environmental responsibilities. 

As you'd expect from a major metropolis, there are more than a few ‘dodgy car dealers’ in the city, and it’s vital that you avoid these. Often, they will give you bad advice that will result in your breaking the law. Some will even promise to pay you in cash for your old vehicle, which is illegal. When you use the expert scrap yard professionals that make up our network of experienced scrap metal dealers in Manchester, we make sure that you get fast payments sent straight to your bank account.

If you’ve lost the keys or you can’t prove ownership of the car, then we can help you with that too. We do all of your paperwork and make sure that every piece of official documentation is present and correct, and we’ll help you find the best ways to prove that your car is yours. Never keep a car for longer than you intended to just because you think it can’t be sold. 

Whether your car is a new model with only a few minor issues, you have lost the keys or paperwork, or it’s a complete write-off that will never drive again, our Manchester scrap dealer network will always have the most competitive prices and the experience that matters. You won’t have to worry about not being in line with the law, or about what you need to do. We make it easy for you. Choose for the answer to all of your car recycling in Manchester needs. You won’t regret it.