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The top 10 reasons why Middlesbrough residents scrap their cars

As the largest town in the North East of England, there are lots of different reasons why Middlesbrough motorists are choosing to sell their cars for scrap. Here are the top 10 reasons for locals to sell their cars and make some money quickly and easily.


The running costs are too expensive  

Although it's an inexpensive town to own, maintain, and insure a car, Middlesbrough drivers are still sick of paying out for their old vehicles. Insurance averages might be lower than most of the UK, with the average Middlesbrough car insurance premium sitting at around £395 a year, but those costs keep on going up. The cost of running a car in the town is made higher by the congestion issues. Although the majority of the town is famously clear of traffic congestion, the A1085 Longlands Road is a notorious stretch that sees local drivers wasting 3.75 days a year simply sitting still and burning through their petrol. Tired of continuously paying out, more locals than ever realise that they can get cash for scrap cars in Middlesbrough. With the money that they make from the sale, drivers can invest in a car that costs less to run or even choose to stop driving altogether.


Scrap a car if it's not being used  

In the areas surrounding the town, only 8.2% of households don't have a car, but that figure rises the closer you get to the town centre. An impressive 41.1% of households in the more urban parts of the town don't even have a car! For those that live a little further out, the frequency and reliability of the local bus service means that public transport is often a more convenient way to pop into town, and that means a lot of cars are being left at home more than they are being used. As cars are left undriven, they start to lose value, and they drop in performance quality. Leave them too long, and they won't even start! Lack of use is one of the main reasons why locals are getting cash for scrap cars in Middlesbrough and spending that money on something that they can actually get some use out of.


You find public transport preferable

It might be a small town in terms of area, but Middlesbrough still has 107 local bus services. With such a comprehensive range of destinations and a service that is both reliable and regular, it's no wonder that so many locals are getting rid of their cars entirely and sticking to public transport. The number of households in the town without a car is steadily growing. Currently, 41.1% of households in the urban area of Middlesbrough don't even have a car (although that number drops suddenly in the more rural parts of the town, down to 8.2%). When you can get anywhere in the town using public transport that's cheap and so thoroughly extensive, it makes sense that so many people are using cash for scrap cars in Middlesbrough to pay for monthly and annual public transport travel. They are getting more miles for their money, and none of the stress of having to drive.


The car has failed its MOT

When a car goes in for a MOT in Middlesbrough, it stands a good chance of passing. However, consistent with the national average, around 35% of cars in the town fail their MOT. That means more spending on repairs, and then paying for another MOT. Those costs can add up, and the result is continuously pouring money into an old car that you don't want anymore. To help pay for a more reliable car that doesn't need to have constant work being done on the lighting, electrical, and suspension (the most common reasons for a car failing an MOT in the town), locals are using our scrap car dealers in Middlesbrough and getting a significant cash boost. Not only have we made it easy to sell a car without an MOT in Middlesbrough, but we also collect your car for free, so you don't have to break the law by driving it to us.


You could use the money for other things

Middlesbrough is part of the Tees Valley, famously containing some of the most cash-strapped locals in the country. The average annual salary in the town is just £16,000, compared to the £26,500 UK average salary. That means disposable income is very low in the town, so when unexpected repairs need making on your car, or when a bill comes through the door, it becomes a challenge to balance what needs to be paid and what can be put off. Of course, you might just want some extra funds for a trip to the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum or a trip to the nearby beach! There are lots of reasons why you might need an emergency cash boost, and locals are finding that by selling their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Middlesbrough they can get immediate payments and free car collection. That means no stress (and no payday loan repayments either).


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

With the high volume of traffic, the accident blackspot that is the A1085, and the number of cars that fail their MOT, there are a lot of cars on the roads of Middlesbrough that aren't as safe as they used to be. Putting off basic repairs is all common in a town where money is tight, but without those repairs, a car can become a lot more dangerous to use. Balding tyres, a cracked windscreen that restricts what you can see, or even worn brake pads all make it more unsafe to get behind the wheel and you put yourself and others at risk every time you start your engine. Rather than shelling out for expensive repairs, locals realise that they can get paid for even badly damaged cars in Middlesbrough. Don't think that your old car is too unsafe or worn out to be worth real money to scrap yards in Middlesbrough.


Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

With around 6,498 cars using Middlesbrough roads every day, maintenance is always going to be an ongoing expense when you own and use your car. All cars need work done to them, but what happens when your car is spending more time in the garage than on the road, or when your maintenance costs are far outweighing the value of the car? Selling and getting a good deal on a car that needs extensive work done is always going to be difficult and is a fast way to get less for your car that it's really worth. It's the ongoing and often unexpected costs of maintenance that are causing more local motorists than ever to get their instant quote from scrap dealers in Middlesbrough, sell their car for its real value, and use that money to invest in a newer car that is less expensive to maintain.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

When you're stuck in traffic near Cargo Fleet Lane or trying to get off the A1085, you're wasting fuel. As a car starts to pass its best, it will always require more petrol to make the same journeys, and that means local drivers have to keep spending just a little more every time they fill up their tanks. Even short waits with the engine running can have a significant effect on how much it costs to use your car, so with Middlesbrough being the drive-thru capital of the UK, there are a lot of drivers spending money just as they wait for their fast food. Even slight issues like flat tyres make a car fuel-inefficient! When you're spending more on fuel than you thought, it's never been easier to make some quick cash by selling that old car to scrap metal dealers in Middlesbrough. That money can be used to get something more fuel-efficient.


Your car is written off  

Traffic volume in the town is higher than most locations in the UK, with the Department of Transport confirming that Middlesbrough roads are among the busiest in the country. 0.79 billion vehicle miles are travelled every year on local roads, and that means 6,498 cars using Middlesbrough roads every day! Nearly 100 cars a year are damaged in some kind of road collision, and that can be very costly. Middlesbrough has the second-highest rate of car vandalism. This means a lot of locals are leaving the house in the morning and finding that their car has been severely damaged. Eight out of every 1000 cars in the town will be vandalised, a statistic that's twice the national rate. Locals who find that it's going to cost more to repair a car than it would be to buy a new one are getting paid for even the most damaged cars in Middlesbrough.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car  

You might be spoiled for choice when it comes to selling a car, what with the significant number of online selling platforms and pages, as well as the motoring press. The problem is that you then have to deal with the car-buying public. Famous for the uniting melancholy of its locals, selling a car in Middlesbrough means dealing with buyers who can't be bothered to show up, or who gripe and groan about the price. Needless to say, that doesn't even include the buyers who just want a free car! When you sell your old car to the best scrap dealers in Middlesbrough you aren't getting the best prices for that vehicle, you're also getting a stress-free and hassle-free service too. Your car will be valued instantly on our quotes page, and it will even be collected for free. It doesn't get any easier than that!

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Middlesbrough scrap metal & scrap car prices

The growth of the coal and steel industry means the scrap metal prices in Middlesbrough are some of the best in the UK.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Steel is always wanted in Middlesbrough, so prices remain level at £0.08 per kilo. Heavy copper is in demand, so £4.20 per kilo is not surprising.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Aluminium this month sits at £0.60 per kilo while stainless steel has jumped up in price to £0.70 per kilo.

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 Middlesbrough

We have found that a lot of local motorists keep their car for longer than they prefer simply because they don't think that their old motor is worth anything. Here are some of the cars that we scrap in Middlesbrough, meaning that your old car might be worth more than you think.

Common misconceptions

When you realise that you're not using a car, one way to cut the costs of owning it is to declare it as SORN. Unfortunately, that means that you're not legally allowed to drive it, even to a scrap yard (despite what you may have been told by unscrupulous scrap yards in Middlesbrough). From cars that have been SORNed to those cars whose keys have been lost, we do free car collection so that you get paid instead of continuing to pay-out, or instead of paying to have a SORN removed. Even the most damaged cars in Middlesbrough can make you money.

Cars without an MOT

When 35% of cars in Middlesbrough fail their MOT, it's common to find that the cost of repairs is out of financial reach. When you can't afford to make those essential repairs, or when even the cost of submitting your vehicle for another test will leave you dangerously out of pocket, it can be hard to know what to do. That's why one of our priorities has always been to make it as easy as possible to sell a car without an MOT in Middlesbrough.

When a car doesn't have a valid MOT, you aren't allowed to drive it, apart from some particular occasions. That's why our free car collection is so popular! Not only does it make it easy to sell a car in Middlesbrough without an MOT, but we also pay top prices, provide free car collection, and even do all of your paperwork for you!

Proof of ownership

There's nothing quite so frustrating as losing your car keys. That's especially true if you're trying to sell a car because most people that want to buy a car will want to be able to get into it and drive away. We have helped a lot of drivers in Middlesbrough sell a car with lost keys because our years of experience means that we know just how to help. Another common issue is the loss of the V5C. With the high rate of car vandalism in the town, a lost logbook is very common, and that can make it very challenging to prove ownership. However, because we liaise directly with the DVLA for you, we can make sure that ownership is proved and that any replacement documents are received quickly. When you want to sell a car in Middlesbrough, we can help no matter the situation.

Scrap car collection in Middlesbrough

We offer a free car collection service. Selling a car privately can be difficult, especially when there are issues like locked wheels or if the car is a non-starter. All our scrap yards in Middlesbrough make it quick and easy to have your car collected.

Set your collection time

You no longer have to wait around all day for a buyer who doesn't show up. Simply get your instant quote from us to find out how much your car is really worth, choose your collection date and time, and confirm it on the day. Our collection team will show up on time, collect your car, and authorise your immediate payment. When it comes to free scrap car collection in Middlesbrough, we can't be beaten, and with no hidden fees you know that you're getting the price that you're quoted. If you can't schedule some free time to meet us, simply make sure that someone you trust is there with the relevant paperwork and let us do the rest.

No risk selling

Your car doesn't have to be parked on a public road, no matter what you might have been told. As long as we can access your car and it's parked on stable ground, we can collect it for free. We will also be able to do free scrap car removal in Middlesbrough even if your car is not parked at your home address. Let us know where it is so that we can arrange the nearest and most suitable partner scrap yard to come to where your car is.

Scrap car collection in 3 simple steps

Follow these very simple steps to sell your car quickly and for the best price in Middlesbrough.

arrange time
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confirm partners
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Your car gets collected

Average scrap car prices in Middlesbrough

With a fast-growing economy and a new approach to filling the gap created by the loss of the mining industry, scrap metal prices in Middlesbrough tend to be slightly higher than the majority of the North-East. That means that your car might be worth considerably more than you might have thought.

Average scrap car

Make and model

Although the fluctuations in the overall scrap metal prices in Middlesbrough will be reflected in the quote that you get from us, it's not the only factor that determines the value of your car. The make and model are essential too because we focus on recycling and reusing as much of the car as possible, meaning that less is sent to landfill. Having access to spare parts is vital for local motorists, and recycling possibilities will also play a large part in the valuation of your car, especially if you have a rare car that makes getting hold of spare parts difficult. It may also be that if you have a popular make and model, the recycle value will also go up, simply due to the demand for those parts.

The top prices for scrap metal in Middlesbrough

With, it's never been easier to find out just how much your car is really worth. All you have to do is head to our instant quotes page, fill out a few details about your vehicle, and get your quote. That quote will be an accurate representation of the vehicle's value because all of our scrap yard partners in Middlesbrough will be monitoring the slight changes in the value of scrap metal. That means you only get the best prices for scrap metal in Middlesbrough, every time.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Middlesbrough

If you want the best price to scrap a car in Middlesbrough, have a quick look at our instant quotes page. Let us know a few details, and then book your collection time if you're happy with the quote. Thanks to our no hidden fees, you know that your quote is what you get, and there's not going to be any last-minute haggling either.

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 Middlesbrough

At the heart of Middlesbrough is its history of industry. The region has a long past of steel, shipbuilding, and chemical production. Over the last few years, Middlesbrough has transformed, largely thanks to a 20-year regeneration programme that is helping the town find its place in the 21st century. Recycling your car is about more than just getting the best car scrap prices in Middlesbrough. You also get these incredible benefits too.


Good for the environment  

Although Middlesbrough encompasses several heavily-industrialised urban centres, there is also a high volume of rural and semi-rural land. Middlesbrough is blessed with a varied landscape that encompasses beaches, parklands, several areas of particular scientific interest, and miles of wildlife sites. Biodiversity is a vital part of Middlesbrough living, and that means working hard to ensure that the stereotype of the 'Smoggies' is forgotten. A cleaner, more environmentally friendly Middlesbrough is essential for attracting businesses, but also for ensuring that the natural world is more protected from the potential ravages of town growth. When you recycle a car in Middlesbrough, you help the town stay cleaner and greener, reducing air pollution, and lowering reliance on harmful landfill sites.


Protecting local wildlife

Middlesbrough is performing very well already when it comes to recycling, and that means it has some of the lowest landfill taxes in the north-east of the country. With such a diverse range of landscapes, Middlesbrough is home to a vast number of different types of wildlife, including a high number of rare species. Those animals and plants need to be protected, but when you use a scrap yard that isn't a Authorised Treatment Facility, your old car will often just be sent to a landfill. This isn't just bad for the local economy; it also causes untold harm to other animals that live in the area. It causes local soil to become polluted by harmful emissions and damaging vehicle waste. To help protect the wildlife that improves the quality of life for everyone living in Middlesbrough, it's essential that when you recycle a car in Middlesbrough, you only use scrap yards that have the experience to dispose of your car responsibly and the expertise to know-how.


A boost for the economy

Across the whole of Teesside, a large proportion of the population is employed in the healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and construction industries. New technologies are replacing traditional economic drivers, and the Boho zone of Middlesbrough is a hub of digital start-up business. By making the transition to new technologies, the rate of growth in Middlesbrough is exceptionally fast, and by using car recyclers in Middlesbrough, you are ensuring that those businesses that rely on access to resources can cut their operational costs. Not only does this help aid job creation, but it also means that there is more money flowing throughout the Middlesbrough economic landscape. That means more money being spent in local businesses and improved quality of life for all Middlesbrough residents.


Job creation and employment benefits

New businesses are launching in Middlesbrough every year, and established businesses are rapidly relocating to the town. The majority of these are heading to the docklands at Middlehaven, which has seen an investment of more than £25.5 million. This has driven job creation higher while introducing creative hubs and an education centre. The investment is all a part of Middlesbrough's Sustainability Action Plan, of which building a green economy is a core target. When you recycle a car in Middlesbrough, you aren't just improving the recycling rates for the town. You're also making Middlesbrough more appealing to new businesses, promoting job creation, and creating opportunities for local residents to find more well-paying jobs and careers.

Car scrap yards in Middlesbrough

Thanks to high demand and the high prices of scrap metal in Middlesbrough, there are a lot of scrap yards in and around the town. However, not all of those yards are operated by people who know what they're doing and using them exposes you to risks that you might not have considered.

Authorised Treatment Facilities

Every scrap yard that is part of the network is a fully registered Authorised Treatment Facility. That means that they have the necessary permits from the Middlesbrough council and that they have been recognised by the Environment Agency as industry experts. It also means that they will not just focus on recycling, but they will also ensure that you get more money for your old car. When you use our salvage yards in Middlesbrough, you aren't just getting the best scrap metal prices in Middlesbrough, you're also safe in the knowledge that your car will be recycled and reused as much as possible (which also adds to the amount of money that your car is worth). Using means knowing that the scrap metal prices in Middlesbrough are continuously monitored at all times, so your instant quote is truly reflective of the value of your car.

A professional service

When you use our car breakers in Middlesbrough, you're not just getting more money and causing less environmental harm. You're also reducing your exposure to bad advice. We have seen countless local motorists who have been told that it's perfectly fine to sell a car without a V5C, or that it's not illegal to drive a SORNed car to a scrapyard., The problem with this advice isn't just that it's wrong. If you follow that advice, you will be breaking the law, and that means potentially hefty fines and even points on your license. When you use our car and van scrap yards in Middlesbrough, you will be working with professionals who know the law, know the best ways to help you, and ensure that you only get the top prices for your old car.