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The top 10 reasons why Northampton residents scrap their cars
As a large market town with a population of just 226,000, Northampton is only 60 miles from London and 50 miles from Birmingham. That makes it the largest town in the country with access to all of the major cities. That high population means local motorists scrap their cars for many different reasons.
Scrap a car if it’s not being used
With such a comprehensive public transport system combined with the high rate of car ownership in the town, there are more than a few cars in Northampton that get left on drives and outside homes than there are being used. Of course, the longer a car is left undriven, the more it devalues, and it might even stop working all together. While some drivers declare their car as SORN when they realise they aren’t going to be using it for a while, that leaves them stuck with a car that they can’t legally drive. Rather than keeping hold of that car that’s sitting in your garage or parked on the side of the road, locals are instead choosing to get cash for scrap cars in Northampton. For those residents with a car that’s been SORNed, our free collection service means they don’t have to risk breaking the law, as everything is done for them.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
The local community in Northampton is very connected online. That means there are more ways than ever to advertise a car for sale and get a good price for it. Unfortunately, it also means having to deal with the car-buying public. There are many stereotypes that are sadly true when it comes to selling a car, with time-wasters far too common. Rather than wasting days or even weeks on finding the right buyer, locals who have a car to get rid of are making the smart move of contacting the best scrap dealers in Northampton. That’s because they know in advance how much they’re going to get paid (thanks to our handy quote calculator), they know they’re going to get the best price, and their car is collected for free. That means no rescheduling your life to meet a tyre-kicking time-waster, or waiting in all day for a potential buyer who never even shows up.
You find public transport preferable
The great Northampton facelift has seen many changes taking place over the last few years, and the public transport system is one of those positive changes. An impressive £20 million was spent on the overhaul of the train station, and the North Gate Bus Station has also seen high levels of investment. Locals in Northampton have the shortest work-to-home journeys in the country, with the average commute being just 9.5 miles. It also has the highest number of commuters using buses to get to work, and that’s not a surprise considering the quality of the bus service. When it's so easy to get to where you need to be, it’s no surprise to find that vehicle ownership is slowly dropping as more residents realise that they can sell their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Northampton and not lose out on mobility. With a transport system this good, a car is often an unnecessary expense.
The car has failed its MOT
It’s shockingly common for a car to fail its MOT in Northampton. The town sees as much as a 42% failure rate on all cars that go in for their MOT, which means almost half of all cars in the town are not suitable to be driven on the road. Many of the most common faults for cars in Northampton are easily preventable, with worn tyres and faulty headlights being the most regular faults in the town. When a car fails its MOT, the owner of the vehicle has to then pay for repairs, or try to sell it without an MOT. Usually, that means a lower asking price. That’s why so many drivers are not only realising that they can easily sell a car without an MOT in Northampton but also get that car collected for free. Those Northampton locals then use the money that they’ve made to put towards a newer vehicle that is more likely to pass its next MOT.
You could use the money for other things
Borrowing money is at a high level in Northampton. Over the last five years, households in the town have borrowed at 34% increased levels, largely through credit card debt and vehicle financing. The average amount that Northampton households borrowed last year was £1170, which is almost triple the value of borrowing in huge cities such as Birmingham. There is clearly a demand for emergency access to cash, which is why so many motorists in the town are choosing to avoid high-interest rates and payday loans, and are instead making use of scrap metal dealers in Northampton. That’s because selling an old car means getting good prices, and it's money that you don’t have to pay back either. If you have a bill come through the post that you weren’t expecting, or even if you just need a cash boost at certain times of the year, getting cash for scrap cars in Northampton has never been easier.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
Just under half of all cars that go in for their MOT in Northampton will fail. What this means is that there are a very high number of cars on the Northampton roads that are currently unsafe. When you add in the terrible condition of the local roads, that means a lot of risks every time you get behind the steering wheel. Of course, all cars suffer from wear and tear as they get older, but when safety is compromised, then it becomes a problem. Every unsafe car on the road means more risk to you, your passengers, other road users, and pedestrians. So when you can’t afford to retake an MOT or your car is falling apart, selling your car to professional scrap dealers in Northampton means that local drivers are accessing money that they can then use to invest in a car that’s a little safer to use.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
Nobody buys a car and expects the running costs to be non-existent, but it can quickly become frustrating if you’re having to spend more and more on general maintenance just to keep using that car. Unemployment levels are high in Northampton, which doesn't help when you have to keep on paying out for minor repairs on a regular basis. The poor state of many Northampton roads means that those maintenance costs can quickly get out of control, with road management budget cuts only adding to the poor condition of the local road network. The £215,000 in payouts after complaints about potholes in just one year are proof enough that driving in Northampton is going to harm your vehicle. If you're tired of paying that continuous cycle of maintenance, then getting cash for scrap cars in Northampton means having a bigger budget for a more reliable vehicle that will cost less to look after.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Old cars will always be less fuel-efficient than those that have just rolled out of the showroom, but when you're spending a lot more on petrol than you used to, then you know there’s a problem. When a car isn’t maintained to a high standard, minor issues can become major ones, and they invariably have a negative effect on fuel-efficiency. The problem isn't just financial either. As we all become more aware of our effect on the planet, more people than ever are looking at their car’s fuel-inefficiency and realising that they are contributing higher levels of pollution thanks to their worn-out vehicles. When fixing fuel issues can be prohibitively expensive, it’s no wonder that so many locals are using scrap metal dealers in Northampton and using the fast payments that they get to instead invest in a more fuel-efficient car. Many in Northampton are even opting for an electric or hybrid car!
Your car is written off
Despite its size, Northampton roads are some of the most accident-prone in the county. The A4500 has a high accident rate and has been described by locals as “the worst road on the planet.” That’s because even light rain can result in serious flooding. So with the state of the roads in Northampton, accidents are not as rare as you might hope. Having a car accident is always a huge source of stress, but getting rid of your damaged car isn’t. More drivers in the town are finding out that they can make some money from even the most damaged cars in Northampton. Even if your car doesn’t start, our free scrap car collection service means that drivers in Northampton are making money and saying goodbye to the cars that they have no use for. No matter how serious the collision, you know that it’s never been more hassle-free to get rid of your old car.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
Northampton has a high level of car ownership, even if that number has dropped slightly in the last five years. Now, more than 75% of households in Northampton have access to a car or van, and that inevitably means a lot of cars being bought and sold on a weekly basis. Part-exchanging your old car as you search for a vehicle upgrade is certainly a popular option, but it does leave you vulnerable to the person who’s receiving it. That’s because you can never be quite sure what value they’re going to give your old car. Without knowing, you have less of an idea of what your available budget is, and that gives you less bargaining power. When you sell to our scrap dealers in Northampton, you get a quote that tells you exactly what your car is worth. You also get immediate payments, so you can then head to the dealership or the private sale with money in your pocket and more power as a buyer.
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Northampton scrap metal & scrap car prices
The price of scrap metal in Northampton has seen steady growth over the last three years. That means scrap car prices in Northampton are higher than ever.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
At £503 per tonne, aluminium always sells well in Northampton. Iron is also in high demand at £97 a tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
A price hike sees stainless steel selling for £508 per tonne. Copper sits at £3985 for every tonne.
Change date range
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The types of cars we scrap in Northampton
We see a lot of customers in Northampton who are under the impression that they can’t sell their car for some reason, so here’s our quick guide to the types of cars that we buy in the best scrap yards in Northampton.
Selling damaged cars
The British public likes to keep hold of their cars for as long as possible. Motorists in Northampton follow the same pattern, which explains why there are so many MOT failures in the town. Knowing what to do with an old car that’s either been seriously damaged or when you’ve lost the keys can be very confusing. It used to be a time-consuming task to get rid of those vehicles, but have made it incredibly easy to sell even seriously damaged cars in Northampton. Don’t send your car straight to a landfill when you can make some money from it and ensure that it’s disposed of safely and professionally.
Cars without an MOT
Thanks to the high rate of MOT failures in the town, one of the most consistent queries we get is about whether it’s possible to sell a car without an MOT in Northampton. One of the reasons why motorists think that this is a problem is because driving without an MOT is illegal, unless you’re specifically driving to a pre-booked test (and even then, this isn’t always a guarantee that you won’t get a fine).
Not only is it possible to sell a car without MOT, we also organise free collection as well, so you get rid of your car, get paid, and don’t even have to do any paperwork. We do everything for you, so whether you've failed an MOT or you know you're not going to pass the next one, it’s good to know that there are cars bought for cash in Northampton that don’t have to have a valid MOT.
Proof of ownership
It’s surprisingly common to lose a car’s logbook, but its loss can make selling a car a lot more challenging. That logbook is vital paperwork, but if it's been misplaced you still have selling options. That’s because we can get any replacement paperwork that you need, and have a variety of options when it comes to proving that you own the vehicle. So if your logbook has gone walkabout, simply let us know, and we’ll take on the hard work for you. As soon as we have proof that you own the car, you can get paid. It really is that easy. Don’t keep a car that you no longer want or need simply because you think it's unsellable. Most drivers in Northampton are amazed when they find out how much their old scrap cars are worth.
Scrap car collection in Northampton
One of the reasons why Scrapi.com is the scrap yard of choice in Northampton is because our free car collection makes everything easy. We plan the collection of your car around your schedule.
7 days a week
In Northampton, we can collect your car any day of the week, and if you need to change the date, that’s no problem either. That means you don’t have to reschedule your whole life and then wait in all day waiting for a recovery vehicle to show up. You don't even have to be there yourself! As long as there is someone you trust available to meet our transport team and they have the right paperwork, your car can be collected, and you can get paid. So it's not just the top scrap metal prices that you get for your car that makes Scrapi.com the leading name in buying old cars. With free scrap collection in Northampton, we bring the professional service that you expect as well.
Our one request
Your car has to be accessible to recovery vehicles, and it has to be on stable ground. That’s the only essential requirement. So if your car is parked on a private road or on private land, we can always arrange free scrap collection in Northampton. Even if your car has broken down somewhere that’s not outside your home, you don't have to tow it back just to have it collected by us. Simply let us know the postcode of where your car is, and we’ll be able to arrange your free scrap car removal in Northampton.
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Average scrap car prices in Northampton
Northampton is a small town with a big population. The push to become a manufacturing hub for the country is having an effect, and that’s meant a big upsurge in the car scrap prices in Northampton.
Monitoring price changes
When you sell an old car for scrap, it’s the weight, the size, and the recyclable parts that will determine its value. Scrap yards like the Scrapi.com partners will always pay the best car scrap prices in Northampton because we monitor the real-time shifts (up and down) in the scrap metal prices across the UK. That means we are always up to date on the best prices, so you get paid more when you use our professional car scrap merchants in Northampton. With such high demand from the local manufacturing sector, you can be sure that the price you get for a scrap car in Northampton is reflective of the growth of the town.
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It’s never been easier to find out just how much your car is worth. Just use our instant quote calculator!
Simply give us some details about your car, and we’ll give you an immediate quote. However, the important thing to remember is that quotes you get from other scrap yards in Northampton aren’t always reliable, and if you use a scrap yard that isn’t part of the Scrapi.com network, then you’re inevitably going to find a few last-minute hidden fees. You might even have to start haggling on price at the last minute too. With our team of industry experts, the quote you get is accurate. And with free car collection too, you are also getting a hassle-free process (we even do all of your paperwork for you). So if you're selling your car because you need a cash boost, you’ve lost your car keys and you don’t know how to sell it without them, or even if your car has been badly damaged by a traffic collision, you know that the Scrapi.com scrap yards in Northampton are here to help.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Northampton
Our prices reflect the size and weight of your vehicle, so this will be different for every owner. Get in touch with us today to find out the price for your car.
The benefits to car recycling in Northampton
All of our scrap yards in Northampton are Authorised Treatment Facilities, and that means your car isn’t just sent to a landfill. We focus on recycling, and that means you and Northampton get some benefits you might not have considered.
Good for the environment
As the 6th greenest town in the UK, Northampton has a lot of parkland and green spaces.
It’s ranked 6th out of the greenest places in the UK, and the local Abingdon Park has had the prestigious Green Flag since 2014. Overall, the whole town is as green as they come, with tree-lined streets in the heart of the town, and the system of connected woodlands, parks, and canal corridors. And the residents have a green mindset too. One in seven Northampton households have made the switch to a green tariff, and a third more are giving it serious thought. Of course, getting an old, fuel-inefficient car off the roads is great for air purity, but if that car just gets sent to a landfill, then it will continue to cause damage to the Northampton environment for years to come. By car recycling in Northampton, you are ensuring that your old vehicle is disposed of safely and responsibly.
Protecting local wildlife
Recycling as a whole is on the rise in Northampton, and locals are seeing a 6% increase in recycling rates since 2018. Partly, this has been driven by a growing need to help protect our planet and the wildlife that we share it with. Northampton council have taken giant strides when it comes to protecting local wildlife, with local initiatives setting up regular new schemes to help protect the natural world that lives in and around the town. If your car is just sent to a landfill, then the liquids still sitting inside it will degrade and leak into the soil, damaging the plant life and making the land uninhabitable to local animals. Metals corrode, releasing even more toxic emissions. However, expert car recyclers in Northampton will ensure that your car is disposed of safely, and our Authorised Treatment Facilities recycle everything on your car that can be recycled.
Using finite resources
While the manufacturing sector isn’t the only user of recycled materials, it is the largest user in Northampton (although construction comes close). The materials that those manufacturers require needs to come from somewhere. The metals, plastics, and even the carpet in your old car can be reused, and by making it easier for local businesses to get access to those materials, you are helping to reduce reliance on expensive and environmentally harmful mining and shipping. That’s not just good for sustainability, it’s also good for those local businesses. Costs can be cut, products can be made more cost-effectively, and there is less concern about paying over the odds for getting access to the resources that are necessary. Keeping resources accessible to local brands improves the economy and the natural environment of Northampton. However, by car recycling in Northampton, you are also helping to protect the earth.
Jobs and the economy
Northampton is going through a period of growth, and the focus is very clearly on managing that growth in a way that is sustainable and prosperous. Currently, the manufacturing sector makes up 13% of businesses in Northampton, and that means a lot of locals are working in the industry. Recycling industrial waste creates more jobs than simple disposal, and so when you recycle a scrap car in Northampton, you are making it easier to encourage job creation, which then keeps local money in the town. That’s good for local businesses and for the community. As the largest town in the country and with its close proximity to the biggest cities in the country, Northampton is expanding, with housing leading the way. However, if Northampton is to reach its goals of being the best Market City in the UK, it also needs investment in its shops, leisure activities, and roads. By using car recyclers in Northampton, you are helping to boost the local economy, making life better for everyone, and doing your part to encourage the growth of your town.
Car scrap yards in Northampton
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that all of the scrap yards in Northampton are the same. The strong rate of scrap metal prices in the town means that there are a lot of scrap yards that will try to scam you or encourage you to break the law.
Industry experts in Northampton
It’s illegal to pay cash-in-hand for a scrap car, so if you contact a salvage yard in Northampton who promises to pay you in cash when they show up to collect your vehicle, that’s a red flag that you should avoid. That’s why we only make immediate payments to you via your bank account. We have spent many years building up our expert network, which is why all of our partners in Northampton are Authorised Treatment Facilities that have been officially registered with the Environment Agency. That means you know that you're getting the best service, the top prices, and the convenience of free car collection too, and your car is recycled too! This way, you are helping local drivers find spare parts at a low cost.
Once you get your instant quote from us, we go through our list of the best car breakers in Northampton and arrange everything for you. When it comes to a hassle-free experience, we can’t be beaten. That’s because we don’t have any hidden fees, so the price that you're quoted for your old car is the price you get from our expert scrap yards in Northampton. Our focus on recycling means that you get more money, and without any last-minute surprises in terms of the money you get. So if you're using a scrap yard that isn’t part of the Scrapi.com network, then you’re more likely to get lower prices for your car, and it’s more likely that your scrap vehicle will just be sent to a landfill site. That costs the council money on landfill taxes and harms the environment. So for the top prices and the sustainable and safe disposal of your old car, Scrapi.com simply can’t be matched.