If you've never sold a car for scrap, then it can all get very confusing. By using Scrapi.com, you don't just get the highest prices to scrap a car in Newport. You also get these fantastic benefits as well.
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The top 10 reasons why Newport residents scrap their cars
With over 153,000 people living in the luxury Welsh city of Newport, there are lots of reasons why locals are choosing to sell their cars for scrap to Scrapi.com. Here are the top ten of those reasons, and you might find some of them close to being similar to your own reasons.
The running costs are too expensive
Car insurance alone is enough to make a lot of local motorists start thinking about whether it's worth owning a car in the city. Motorists in Newport are currently paying more for their car insurance than anywhere else in South Wales, and the average annual cost sits at £719. That's not just because of the recent 3% increase, but because the car insurance in Newport is rising five times faster than the rate of inflation. While all cars need to have money spent on them if they are to remain legal and safe to drive, when those costs become excessive, it can be hard to know what to do. It's the high running costs and frustrating price increases of car insurance that are seeing more locals than ever getting cash for scrap cars in Newport. Rather than just keeping on paying, motorists are making some quick cash instead and considering alternative means of transport.
You're getting too old to drive
Newport has a diverse, vibrant, and multicultural demographic. However, out of the 153,000 people that live there, 22,369 are over the age of 65. So, it's not really a surprise to find that one of the top reasons for locals to sell their cars to scrap car dealers in Newport is down to age-related issues. Although getting older is itself not a barrier to excellent driving (younger drivers have higher car insurance costs for a reason!), the fact is that failing eyesight or memory can dramatically affect driving safety. Matters are made particularly worse if a driver has recently had a heart attack or stroke. It's down to age that we see a lot of people asking if it's possible to sell a car to scrap metal dealers in Newport. Rather than making the roads more dangerous, those local motorists are getting some quick cash that they can use on more fun activities.
You find public transport preferable
You can't fault the public transport network in Newport. Not only is it exceptional, but it's also getting better every year. From the introduction of the first electric buses in Wales, and the promise of even more on the way, Newport is becoming a showcase for what's possible in terms of getting out and about without having to rely on a car. That's more than evident when you look at the stats for vehicle ownership in Newport. Currently, an incredible 30.5% of all households in the city have no car, which is a figure that's much higher than both the Welsh and the UK average. When it's so easy, cheap, and fast to get wherever you need to go without having to get behind the wheel yourself, it's no wonder that not only are locals getting cash for scrap cars in Newport but are deciding not to invest that cash into a new car.
The car has failed its MOT
The national average for MOT failures is 35% (which is already excessively high). In Newport, that number rises to 36.1%. For older cars, the percentage only goes up, and there are a lot of 1999 of cars on the roads of the city that have a 46.9% chance of failing their MOT. The result of all of those old cars isn't just a lot of dangerous vehicles on the roads of the city, it's also a cause for a lot of spending. When a car fails its MOT, you have little choice but to pay for repairs and then shell out for another test. Rather than keeping on pumping money into an old car, Newport residents are finding out just how easy it is to sell a car without an MOT in Newport. With our free car collection service, you don't just get paid, we also pick up your car for free.
You could use the money for other things
Although the employment figures for Newport are good, with as much as 73.8% of the city in work, there are still 7000 households in the area that don't have a single working member. That's a lot of people struggling from month to month. That means that getting a surprise bill can have long-term repercussions and the constant juggling of finances. Matters are made even worse in the run-up to Christmas when accessing emergency money becomes so vital. It used to be that options for getting hold of some quick cash were limited to payday loans, but that's become an option that many immediately dismiss thanks to high-interest rates. Instead, local motorists are finding out just how easy it is to sell a car to scrap metal dealers in Newport, get paid immediately, and not have to worry about paying back anything. It's the smart option that can help cover those unexpected bills.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
There are a lot of cars in Newport that were registered in or before 1999. With such an abundance of older vehicles on the road, that means a lot of cars being used that simply aren't suitably safe enough to drive. When cars registered in Newport in 1999 have an MOT failure rate of 46.9%, there are far too many cars that are being driven that just aren't safe. From worn tyres or brake pads, or even just a cracked windscreen that affects visibility, paying for those constant repairs can be out of financial reach for a lot of locals. Instead of having to save up to make these repairs, and having to spend that money always, local motorists are selling even the most damaged cars in Newport for high prices. Thanks to our free car collection service, they never have to get behind the wheel of those dangerous cars ever again.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
The city has been ranked the third-best place in the whole of the UK for quality of life, with locals being happy and friendly as a result. Unfortunately, selling a car privately means seeing those happy locals at the worst time. The UK car-buying public are rarely in the best of moods, and many will be hyper-alert to the fact that they might be getting ripped off. That means a lot of tyre-kicking, a lot of haggling, and a lot of wasted time. In the hunt for a more convenient, fast, and hassle-free way of making some money from their old cars, locals realise that they can sell those cars quickly, hassle-free, and still get the best prices possible from our scrap dealers in Newport. They are avoiding taking days off work to hang about for a buyer that never shows and getting an easy sale instead.
Scrap a car if it's not being used
Although Newport has one of the lowest rates of car ownership in the UK, there are still 69.5% of households in the city that do have a vehicle of some kind. However, with the rapid growth of public transport use and the fact that even more rural areas have access to large supermarkets, many of those cars are getting a lot less use than they should. Leaving a car unused doesn't mean that it stops costing you money because you still have to pay for road tax and car insurance (unless you declare it SORN). Rather than keeping hold of an old car that's getting worse while still carrying on paying out excessive insurance prices, locals are getting cash for scrap cars in Newport. That money is then being spent on attentive means of travel that get a lot more use and more miles for less money.
Your car is written off
Covering just 73.5 square miles and being the gateway between Wales and England means a lot of traffic in a small area. That means there are many cars on some of the dodgiest roads in the whole of Wales. Matters are made worse if there's been a crash on the M4, but even without that happening, there are still high levels of congestion and long queues. Archibald Street is notorious, and the B4596 is a nightmare that sees drivers in the wrong lane far more often than being in the right one. Being involved in a car accident is, sadly, all too likely, and that means knowing what to do with damaged cars in Newport. When the costs of making repairs far outweigh the value of the car itself, then it's pointless to make those repairs. Instead, selling your old wreck to the best scrap dealers in Newport means making more money than you thought.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
Since there are so many older cars in the town, car prices are traditionally 15% cheaper in Newport than anywhere else in wales. While that's great news for those trying to buy a car, it's not ideal for those trying to sell one. One way to get a new car is to use your old vehicle as part-exchange, but this comes with some significant financial risks. That's because even the best car dealerships in Newport will want to make the most profit possible, and that means you get much less than the real value of the car you no longer want. When you sell a car to our scrap metal dealers in Newport, you don't just get the maximum value of your car. You also get immediate payment, and that means knowing exactly what your budget is when you head out to a car dealership, and a lot more power to negotiate.
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Newport scrap metal & scrap car prices
From its history, as a steel industry hub to its refocus as a cutting-edge centre for emerging technologies, the scrap metal prices in Newport are particularly high. Here’s what to expect.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Steel still sells for an impressive £1940 per tonne. Iron is in high demand too, at £570 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel is highly priced at £210 per tonne. Aluminium is skyrocketing this month too, so expect £310 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Newport
From the most damaged cars in Newport to those with specific issues, you might be surprised by the types of car we buy for cash in the city. Whatever reasons you have for getting rid of your old car, you might be surprised by how much it's really worth.
If you think that you can't sell a car that's been SORNed, or you've been involved in an accident that's left your car a write-off, it's good to know that you can still make some money. We buy SORNed cars for the top prices, and we even buy the most damaged cars in Newport. Never assume that there's something so wrong with your car that you can' sell it for a high price. Our years of experience and industry training means that we can help you make some money and say goodbye to that old car you no longer want or need.
Cars without an MOT
When the Newport MOT failure rate sits at just over 36%, it's not really a surprise that one of the questions that we get asked the most is about whether it's possible to sell a car without an MOT in Newport. Many people seem to think that you can't sell a car without a valid MOT, but this is a common misconception. The fact is that, although you aren't allowed to drive a car without an MOT (except to another MOT testing centre), you can still sell it.
Thanks to our free car collection service, you don't have to worry about getting that car to us either. We come to you, collect your car, and pay directly into your bank account. So, MOT or not, it's never been easier to sell a car in Newport and make some real money.
Proof of ownership
You obviously need to be able to prove that you own a car before you can sell it, but that can be very difficult if you've lost your logbook. Luckily, it might not be the barrier to a sale than you might think. That's because, thanks to our years of helping Newport motorists through every stage of the sales process, we know exactly how to help you prove that car is yours. We can help identify alternative ways of proving that a car is yours or can even go directly to the DVLA for you to get any replacement paperwork you might need. When you want to sell a car in Newport, but you've lost your keys, and your V5 went missing around the time of your last MOT, we can always help. Don't keep hold of any old car you don't want any more when you could be selling it for a lot more than you think.
Scrap car collection in Newport
It isn't just because we pay the best prices for an old car in Newport that makes us the most popular scrap yard in the city. Our free scrap car collection in Newport is highly valued and makes selling your car easier than ever.
No risk selling
You don't have to worry about driving a car illegally just to get it to us. So, if your car has been declared SORN, it's failed its MOT, or you've lost the keys, don't panic. The only specification is that your car has to be parked somewhere that our recovery vehicle can get to. Your old car doesn't even have to be parked outside your home address. Just let us know where it is and be ready to meet us there on the day (or arrange for someone else to meet us). It couldn't be any easier to arrange scrap car removal in Newport.
Set your collection time
We don't just show up to collect your car. We have designed the entire sales process so that it fits around your schedule. Once you've given us a few details about your car and received your quote, all you have to do is select your collection date and time. On the day of collection, we confirm the time of day, and you can sit back and relax. If you need to change the collection date, just let us know. The entire sales and collection service is as hassle-free as it could possibly be.
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Average scrap car prices in Newport
Newport has gone through many changes in recent years; traditionally home to an abundance of steel factories, the focus is now on high-tech sectors and IT. That means the scrap metal prices in Newport have remained high.
Make and model
Although we monitor the prices for scrap metal in Newport, that doesn't mean that it's just the weight of your car that will determine just how much you can get paid for it. Make, and model is almost as crucial as tonnage. That's because specific makes and models of cars will have a higher level of demand for spare parts. The more popular your make and model, the more you can get paid, because our focus on recycling is vital in today's more environmentally aware times. Adversely, rare cars will also sell for more because accessibility to recycled spare parts is much more challenging. If your car is part of a fleet or even if it's just been registered in the UK, we make sure that you only ever get the best price to scrap a car in Newport based on real-world data and our industry expertise.
The top prices for scrap metal in Newport
There is a high level of demand for scrap metal in Newport, and that always means good prices for your scrapped car. All you have to do is get your instant quote from our quotes page, and you'll have a precise idea of what your car is worth. We monitor in real-time the current prices for scrap metal in Newport, and that means the price you're quoted is based on real-world data and not 'gut feeling'. With Scrapi.com, you always get the maximum price possible.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Newport
Have a quick look at our instant quotes page. Let us know a few details about your vehicle, and you'll get your instant quote. If you're happy with the price that you are quoted, then all you have to do is book your collection time and let us do the rest.
The benefits to car recycling in Newport
One of the current goals for the Welsh government is to focus on Newport as it grows economically. The intention is for the city to become a more strategically placed housing and economic hub, and at the heart of the proposals lies recycling. That means using the Scrapi.com Authorised Treatment Facilities is more critical than ever and brings with it some additional benefits that go far beyond the best car scrap prices in Newport.
Good for the environment
The city of Newport is already a healthy and sustainable environment, but that doesn't mean that there isn't still work to be done. The abundance of green spaces, public amenity spaces., parks, woodlands, village greens, and wildlife corridors means a much higher and healthier quality of life for every Newport resident. When you use professional car recyclers in Newport, you are helping to protect the local environment in a variety of ways. Not only are you ensuring that your old, fuel-inefficient car is removed forever from the roads, you also know that your car will be disposed of safely and responsibly. All of the scrap yards in Newport that we partner with are Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means recycling and reusing as much of your car as possible is always a priority.
Protecting local wildlife
With the local wildlife of Newport visible from the doorstep to the coast, there's a lot of animals and plants that need to be kept safe from the environmental damage caused by us humans. Newport has an abundance of rural and urban wildlife, from the bearded tits to the scarce shrill carder bees. Rare dragonflies can be easily seen in the Allt-yr-Yn Local Nature Reserve, while the Newport Wetlands are home to breeding avocets, little egrets, and even peregrine falcons. If you use a scrap yard that isn't an Authorised Treatment Facility, then your car will often just be sent straight to a landfill, where it will continue to cause unnecessary harm to the local habitats of the local wildlife. Protecting local wildlife means recycling a car in Newport with the professionals.
A boost for the economy
Thanks to a robust strategy of alignment between the physical infrastructure of the city and its natural environment have made Newport one of the economic success stories of modern Britain. However, more needs to be done to protect the economy of the city. Newport is already a significant contributor to the Welsh economy, but it still needs to be working harder than ever to cut council costs. One cost that the council has to pay out is the high rate of Landfill Tax. If you sell an old car to a scrap yard in Newport that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network, then there's a good chance that your old vehicle will just be sent to a landfill. That means the council has to spend money that would otherwise be spent on city improvements and business schemes. Car recycling in Newport is one of the best ways to encourage the economic growth of the city.
Job creation and employment benefits
Small to medium-sized businesses are on the rise in Newport, and that comes with more employment opportunities for locals. As the city has transitioned away from the steel industry, it has instead focused on high-end skills development and the implementation of smart technologies. Although the city was hit hard by the mid-2000s recession, there are now an estimated 69,000 jobs based in Newport, and that number continues to grow. When you recycle a car in Newport with Scrapi.com, you are making it easier for those businesses to grow, and that means more job creation and a better quality of life for everyone that lives in your community.
Car scrap yards in Newport
Although there are a lot of scrap yards in Newport, they aren't all Scrapi.com partners. That's because the high prices of scrap metal in Newport has resulted in a lot of scrap yards out for nothing more than a quick profit at your expense.
Authorised Treatment Facilities
Every scrap yard that makes up the Scrapi.com network is an Authorised Treatment facility. This means that they have all of the necessary training and permits from the Newport council, and have been officially recognised by the Environment Agency. Every member of the team is a qualified and trained professional, and that means more than just knowing that your car will be disposed of safely and responsibly. It also means that the price you get for your old car is going to be based on real-world data about the current scrap metal prices in Newport. While unethical scrap yards will always try to give you less cash for your scrap car, our goal is to make sure that you get the maximum value every time. We don't guess, we don't have any hidden fees, and we even make your payments directly into your bank account.
A professional service
It's vital that you only use salvage yards in Newport that are part of our comprehensive and professional network. If you make the mistake of trying to sell an old car to an unprofessional yard then you aren't just going to get a lower price, you put yourself at legal risk too. That's because many of these scrap yards lack any training or experience, and that means that either won't know or don't care when they give you illegal advice. For example, many will try to pay you cash-in-hand, which is illegal. Others will even tell you it's fine to drive your SORNed car to their yard, or that you can drive an MOT-less vehicle to a scrap metal dealer. These aren't just illegal; they can also result in your getting a hefty fine.