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The top 10 reasons why Norwich residents scrap their cars
It might be a small city, but there are still 143,000 people living in Norwich. That means a lot of different reasons why locals are selling their cars for scrap to the best scrap yards in Norwich. Here are the top 10 reasons.
The running costs are too expensive
Although it's isolated location far away from the major cities of the UK means that insurance costs in the town are lower than average, even within Norwich, the price of insurance can vary wildly. Even a postcode difference of just 50 yards can see a £100 difference in the annual cost of insurance in Norwich. Maintenance and repairs are expensive too, with the average motorist in the town paying £337.04 every time they fail their latest MOT, compared to Newcastle, where it's just £318. What this means is that too many local drivers are paying more than they expected just to be able to use the cars. To avoid continuously paying over the odds for owning a car, many local drivers are realising that they can get cash for scrap cars in Norwich and use that money to either invest in a car that's cheaper to insure or to consider alternative means of transport that won't break the bank.
Scrap a car if it's not being used
When 66% of households have a car, but the public transport system is seeing a 2% increase every year in the number of users, the result is a lot of cars being left at home. Due to its size, even going shopping only means a short journey, and most of the boroughs of Norwich have dedicated stores in their locality. What this means is that there are a lot of cars that are sitting in the delightful Norwich weather and slowly getting worn down by wind, rain, and the occasional bursts of sun. The longer a car is left unused, the faster it will develop maintenance issues, and that means having to spend even more when you do have to use it. Of course, you also still have to pay road tax and insurance, unless you have SORNed your car. Now, you can sell that unused car to scrap dealers in Bradford and stop having to worry about paying out ever again for that vehicle. If you have SORNed your car, we even do free car collection too!
You find public transport preferable
For getting around the city itself, walking and cycling are incredibly easy and increasingly popular. For slightly longer journeys, the local bus service is exceptional and offers frequent routes and times so that waiting times are never too long. The train service is useful for day trips to the Norfolk Broads or to the coast too. Despite its size, Norwich is very well connected, so it's no wonder that so many people that live in and around the city are choosing to stop using their cars entirely. By relying on public transport instead, those households are realising that they can get where they need to be without having to pay out constantly for a car that's simply not needed. By selling a car to professional scrap metal dealers in Norwich who pay the best prices, it's very easy to buy long-term public transport passes that slash your travel costs, improve congestion levels, and reduce air pollution.
The car has failed its MOT
Although slightly lower than the national average of 35%, Norwich cars fail their MOT at a rate of around 34%. Most commonly, faulty lights, broken reflectors, and dangerous electricals are the reason for the relatively high rate of MOT failures in the city. When a car in Norwich does fail its MOT, the price of repairs tends to be around an average of £337. That's slightly cheaper than Glasgow or Leeds drivers, but it's still higher than those in Newcastle. Lots of locals think that they can't sell a car without an MOT in Norwich, but that's a misconception. Although you can't drive a car without a valid MOT, apart from in a very few and very specific circumstances, you can actually sell your car easily and conveniently even if it doesn't have a valid MOT. So if you can't afford to pay for MOT repairs, or you've had enough of that old car consistently failing, then it might be time to get rid of that car, make some money, and buy something a little more reliable
You could use the money for other things
Norwich residents have the 13th highest levels of personal debt in the UK, with the average local having around £1,750 on credit cards alone. Others are in a far more serious financial situation, with many locals included on a debt management plan that owe over £19k. When you're already struggling financially, it can be hard to justify keeping an old car that is costing too much to run or that you can't afford to fill up with petrol. That's made even worse when an unexpected bill appears out of the blue. With money being so tight, it can be hard to know what to do when you need access to some emergency cash. That's why so many local households are selling old cars to scrap dealers in Norwich. Without the nightmare repayments that you get with payday loans, selling a car for scrap in Norwich is quick, easy, and means that you don't have to keep paying out for a car that you no longer want.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
Cars have to work hard when they're being used in Norwich. While the congestion rates aren't as bad as in other cities of a similar size, local drivers still spend around 20 minutes out of every hour stuck in traffic. However, the road management of the city is a major bone of contention with locals, with the city's roads being dug up, altered, relined, and resurfaced in seemingly random places, and multiple times. That causes more gridlock, a lot of frustrated drivers, and a higher rate of accidents. Of course, as cars get older, they suffer inevitable wear and tear, but when your car is so degraded that it's become a danger, combined with the frustrating Norwich roads, you start putting lives at risk. In order to avoid this, locals are selling their unsafe cars to scrap dealers in Norwich. They can then use that money to buy something more suited to the unique Norwich road management.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
The costs of making repairs after a failed MOT are already high, but what about when you're spending money all year round on basic maintenance just so that your car is usable? Norwich is the single most complete medieval city in the whole of the UK, but motorists aren't paying medieval prices to keep their cars functional and safe. For local students and full-time residents, those maintenance costs can simply spiral out of control, and that often leaves them with a car that can't be used until money is spent. Rather than continuing to throw money at an old and unreliable car, more and more Norwich motorists are getting cash for scrap cars in Norwich. Rather than spending money, they are getting cash payments sent directly to their bank accounts. Some buy a car that's cheaper to maintain, while others are looking at alternative travel options, but whatever you decide to spend your payment on, it's better than handing it over to a local garage yet again.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
A high number of older cars on the road, combined with the gridlock and traffic congestion, means that a lot of people are spending money on fuel that's just being thrown away. Older cars will always need a gradual increase in the amount of fuel that they need to make a specific journey, and there comes a point where you're spending a lot more on fuel but still not making it to where you need to be. Fuel-efficiency doesn't just end up costing you money either. By burning through more petrol or diesel, you are only adding to the air pollution in Norwich. Whether it's environmental responsibility or the frustration of paying out more and more on petrol, more local drivers are selling their fuel-inefficient cars to scrap metal dealers in Norwich. While some are then reinvesting that cash into a better and more fuel-efficient car, others are forgoing vehicle ownership entirely.
Your car is written off
The unpredictable roadworks, congestion bottlenecks, and the high number of old cars on the road means that accidents and vehicle collisions are inevitable in Norwich. Being involved in any kind of car accident is stressful, but the added worries about what to do with a damaged car only add to the stress. Far too many car owners think that they have no choice but to send a badly damaged car to a landfill, but there are other options. We buy all kinds of cars, and even the most damaged cars in Norwich are worth more than you think. If you got an old car that's going to need some serious money spent on it before it can be driven again, or if the cost of repairs after an accident are more expensive than buying a new car, it's good to know that you have the option of getting cash for scrap cars in Norwich even if they have been written off.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
Although the 66% of households with access to a car is lower than the national average of 75%, that's still higher than a lot of similarly sized towns and cities. So although Norwich is smaller in population than other cities, it still has a lot of households who want the best car they can afford. That means a lot of sales, which tends to result in a lot of part-exchanges. The only problem is that doing a part-exchange when you're in the market for a better car is a quick way to get less of a bargain. That's because part-exchanges put all of the power in the hands of the person buying your old car. They can dictate the value of it, and that value will depend on their mood or how close they are to reaching their sales targets. When you use the increasingly popular alternative of getting cash for scrap cars in Norwich, you are going to get the real value of the car. That means you have more buying power and instant access to the cash you need to upgrade your vehicle.
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Norwich scrap metal & scrap car prices
The price of scrap metal in Norwich is always high and remains around consistent with the national average. That means you will often get a lot more cash than you think when you scrap a car for the best scrap metal prices in Norwich.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Steel always sells well with prices currently at £0.07 per kilo. Iron is a good price at £0.08 per kilo.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel is in high demand at £0.80 per kilo. Aluminium is seeing prices of £0.10 per kilo.
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The types of cars we scrap in Norwich
It's all too easy to keep an old car when you don't know what to do with it. If you've got a car sitting in front of your home getting more of an eyesore every day, but you think you can't sell it, you might be surprised.
If you don't think that there's any money to be made for your old car, simply head to our instant quotes page. Let us know a few details, and you'll get a quote that you know you can trust. We don't have any hidden fees, so the price that you get can be relied on. So if your car is so badly damaged that it doesn't start, or you've declared your car as SORN, you know that you still get the best scrap metal prices in Norwich while also benefiting from free car collection too.
Cars without an MOT
There's a lot of confusion about how and when you can use a car if it's failed its MOT. Many people find out that their car has failed its MOT and they think that they have no choice but to pay for repairs and a new test.
It's important to know that this is not your only option. We have made sure that it's never been easier for locals to sell a car without an MOT in Norwich. That means to not only avoid paying those expensive repair costs; you actually get to make some cash instead of spending it. Since you're only to drive an MOT-less car on very specific occasions, we make sure that you don't take any risks, because we collect your car for free. We even do all of your paperwork, so if your car has been SORned or it lacks an MOT, you still get paid while we do the hard work for you.
Proof of ownership
In order to sell a car in Norwich, you need to prove that it's yours. There is a wide range of legal protections and legislations in place to protect vehicle owners, not least of which is the Scrap Metal Dealers Act of 2013. That's why having the security of knowing that you are selling your scrap car to an official Authorised Treatment Facility is so important for your peace of mind. By selling to scrap yards in Norwich that make up the Scrapi.com network, you know that we know exactly what steps to take if you've lost your car keys or if your logbook has been destroyed after a car accident. Whatever proof of ownership you need, we deal directly with the DVLA for you so that you can relax.
Scrap car collection in Norwich
We know that selling a car is often a massive hassle that can ruin entire weeks. We make sure that you get the hassle-free car sale that you've been hoping for.
What do we ask of you?
Sometimes, it's illegal to drive a car on the road. For others, a car can be so badly damaged that you couldn't drive it on the road even if you wanted to. You'll find that there are many scrap yards in Norwich who will offer to pay you in cash for a damaged car, but this is illegal. We pay directly into your account so that you remain compliant with the law, and our free scrap car removal in Norwich means that you aren't going to risk hefty fines and points on your license by driving to a scrap yard. Your car doesn't have to be on a public road. However, it does need to be parked on stable ground, and our recovery vehicles will need to be able to access it easily. And if your car is parked somewhere other than at your home address, that's not a problem. Simply tell us the postcode of where it is, and we'll do the rest.
Don’t worry about waiting in all day
You don't have to worry about waiting in all day for a buyer that can't even afford your car or have to deal with tyre-kickers who pretty much want a free car. Now, you can speed up the sales princess and avoid the car-buying public by getting a quote from us, setting your collection time, and letting us do the rest. You don't even have to be there yourself when our recovery teams show, as long three is someone there with the right paperwork. So that means no rescheduling your day and no long waits for unpredictable private buyers who only want to haggle. Selling to our scrap yards in Norwich is quickly easy, and more convenient than you ever thought.
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Average scrap car prices in Norwich
The scrap metal prices in Norwich tend to remain consistent with the rest of the country. The city doesn't get the extreme fluctuations in price that you'll find elsewhere, which means the prices you can get for your car will be a lot more reliable.
Make and model
The heavier your car, the more it will be worth. Scrap yards pay by weight, so if your car is a heavy make and model, then it will be worth more cash. However, weight is not the only factor. Some makes and models of car will demand a higher price because they have sought after spare parts or more parts that can be recycled and reused. That means the scrap car prices in Norwich are just as reliant on specifics as they are on the size and weight of your vehicle. That's why it's so important to use Authorised Treatment Facilities that Scrapi.com has partnered with. If you go elsewhere, you are far more likely to get offered a lower price.
The top prices for scrap metal in Norwich
As Norwich continues to develop into a small but well-connected city, scrap metal is in high demand. That explains why the pieces of scrap metal in Norwich remain at such a high level. When you use a scrap yard in Norwich that we have partnered with, you know that you're getting only the best prices for scrap metal. That's because we make sure that the national and local prices are continuously monitored so that when you get your quote from us, you're getting the most accurate value of your old car and a reflection of the high levels of demand.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Norwich
Head to our instant quotes page to get a clever idea of how much your car is worth. If you want to quickly and easily scrap your car in Norwich at the best price, then don't take the risk of using a scrap yard that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network.
The benefits to car recycling in Norwich
Whenever you scrap a car with our network of salvage yards, you're not only getting the best car scrap prices in Norwich. You're also getting all of the benefits that come with recycling. That's because we focus on reuse so that you get the following advantages.
Good for the environment
Norwich is about as green as it comes when comparing it to other cities in the UK. Partly that's due to its relative size, but with 23 parks and 59 natural areas, environmental protection is crucial. The city has a lot of natural spaces to look after, but landfill use remains an issue. Every tonne of waste that gets sent to landfill means the council has to spend money on Landfill Tax. That not only harms the local funding but also damages the environment for decades to come. Landfills damage the environment in many ways, and car waste is particularly harmful. Waste vehicle liquids seep into the soil, and plastics take generations to degrade. For fewer harmful emissions, a reduction in landfill use, and a more sustainable approach to environmental protection, our car recyclers in Norwich are proving invaluable.
Protecting local wildlife
You don't need to travel long distances to experience the diverse range of wildlife on offer in and around Norwich. There's such an abundance of natural resources and environment types that it is common to see a wide range of unique and rare animals and plants in the city and its boroughs. The most commonly mentioned are the beautiful kingfishers, which can often be seen right in the centre of the city! Protecting local wildlife is a vital concern for locals, so when you recycle a car in Norwich you always want to be 100% certain that your old vehicle is going to be disposed of properly. All of our partners are Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means that they will recycle every part of your car that can be recycled. This helps keep air pollution down by allowing other local drivers to upgrade their cars inexpensively, but also means responsible disposal is prioritised.
One of the key goals for Norwich Council, set out by a series of targets launched in 2019, is the more efficient use of energy. The aim is to reduce energy use in households, the council itself, and in the multitude of businesses that trade in the city. By reducing energy waste, the city gains vital environmental, economic, and social benefits. The rising price of fuel makes efficient energy use even more of a priority, which is why car recycling in Norwich is so important. If a car is simply sent to a landfill, there are valuable opportunities for energy creation being lost, and all while further harming the economy and the environment. If you want to help the city meet its energy goals, then make sure that you're only selling your old vehicle to a Scrapi.com partner who will guarantee recycling a car in Norwich.
The economy is thriving in Norwich, but the recycling rates remain very low. Only between 23% and 38% of waste is responsibly recycled in the city, and that means a lot of local businesses continue to struggle to access the materials that they need. Within Norwich, the biggest sectors for local employment are business and financial services, followed by public services, retail, and manufacturing. That means a high level of demand for locally sourced materials. When you scrap a car in Norwich with one of our scrap yard partners in the city, you are ensuring that those businesses can spend less on accessing the resources they need. That means faster business growth, a more appealing business base, and more money circulating within the local community. Using car recyclers in Norwich is one of the best things that you can do if you want Norwich to continue its steady growth.
Car scrap yards in Norwich
Due to the consistent price of scrap metal in Norwich, there are a lot of new businesses trying to establish themselves. Unfortunately, these scrap yard operators will not only pay you less than the value of your car but also give you bad advice.
A professional service
When you sell a car for scrap, you obviously want the best price. However, we know that it's not just about the money that you get. There's also the growing awareness of the need for responsible disposal of an old car, which is why we only partner with Authorised Treatment Facilities. Our car breakers in Norwich are fully registered with the city council, and that means that they are the experts when it comes to knowing exactly what your car is worth and fully compliant with the law. The fact that you get the best scrap metal prices in Norwich is always a bonus! Never sell a car to Norwich scrap yard that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network, or risk following bad advice from unscrupulous scrap yards who want to rip you off.
We have come to the rescue of hundreds of motorists in Norwich who have received very bad advice from less professional scrap yards. Often, they are told that it's fine to drive a car with a SORN. They will even tell you that you can get a better price for your scrap car if you agree to be paid in cash. It's this kind of advice that can get you into serious trouble with the law. By using professional, experienced, and legally compliant yards, you get the best scrap metal prices in Norwich as well as the knowledge that we have a transparent pricing system. That means that when you get your instant quote, you don't have to worry about any hidden fees. You simply choose your collection day, confirm it, and get paid.