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The top 10 reasons why Peterborough residents scrap their cars

With a population of just over 203,600 people, automobile owners are choosing to get cash for scrap cars in Peterborough for a variety of reasons. A cosmopolitan city with rapidly developing connectivity, here are the top 10 reasons why locals are choosing to sell their cars to our scrap metal dealers.


The running costs are too expensive  

As the years have gone by, the need for a car is much less of a priority, but the cost of running a car in the city has not reduced. Petrol in Peterborough is noticeably higher than the national average, with the standard price being around £1.20 a litre. Car insurance is also high, largely thanks to the high number of young drivers in the city who are paying an average of £525 for their premiums (although many are paying double this). With all of these running costs, it's not surprising to find that more often than not, locals are selling their cars to scrap metal dealers in Peterborough and choosing not to re-invest that money in a new car. Now that having a private vehicle is no longer so vital in the city, the money that you're spending on an old car is often simply money going down the drain.


Scrap a car if it's not being used

An estimated 89.8% of households in rural Peterborough have a car or a van. That high number is down to the traditional view of the city being somewhere that it's vital to have private transport. Now that the public transport system is so re-energised, more locals than ever realise that they get anywhere at any time even without getting behind the wheel themselves. The problem is that even if you aren't using your car, it's still going to be costing you money. Car journeys in the city have reduced by 9% in recent years thanks to the TravelChoice project, and that trend looks set to continue. So, if you want to make some money rather than watching it go to waste on your driveway, getting cash for a scrap car in Peterborough that you're not even using has never been more popular or easy.


You find public transport preferable

The public transport in the city used to be absolutely appalling, but it's come a long way in a short amount of time. Now, the local bus service is fast and efficient, and the overhauled train station is now linked directly to London. Birmingham, and even Edinburgh. That means you can make day trips to some of the biggest cities in the UK without having to swap trains. Although there are variations between rural and urban areas, as much as 28% of households in the city no longer even have a car. That's testament to the incredible improvements to public transport. Now that owning a car is no longer so important, more locals than ever are getting rid of those cars, selling them to scrap metal dealers in Peterborough and sticking to the bus and train services. As a result, they are getting a lot more miles of travel for their money.


The car has failed its MOT

Although the cars in Peterborough are more likely to pass their MOT than the national average, there are still 34.3% of cars going for their test in the city and failing. Usually, the faults blamed for an MOT-failure in Peterborough are lighting problems, electrical issues, and exhaust problems. When a third of all cars that go in for an MOT in Peterborough will fail, that means locals have to pay more money just to be able to drive their cars home. To avoid paying those costs, local motorists are finding out that they can just quickly and easily sell a car without an MOT in Peterborough. It's not convenient, either. Locals are also getting a lot more money for their old vehicle than they expected. With free car collection as well, it's never been easier to get rid of that car that's costing you too much money and make some money instead.


You could use the money for other things

The city of Peterborough has a high employment rate even though hardly anybody that lives outside the city could point to it on a map (locals are used to just sighing and saying they're from Cambridge rather than having to try and explain where Peterborough is). The city is particularly good for families, evidenced by the high birth rate and the low price of property. However, residents in full-time employment are working longer hours than they should be, often 45-hours a week. So, when they need emergency cash for any reason, it can be hard to find time to make that money. Whether it's for Christmas presents, an unexpected bill, or even for your next tattoo at Lost Time or Pulse, it's never been easier to get cash for scrap cars in Peterborough by selling your old car to scrap metal dealers. Immediate payments mean fast cash when you need it most.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

With a higher number of younger residents than the national average, the car owners in Peterborough tend to be slightly more cash-strapped than you might think. Unfortunately, this means that they don't have access to the money that will let them keep their cars serviced very regularly, and that means wear and tear is leaving a lot of cars on the roads of the city unsafe. When almost a third of cars in Peterborough fail their MOTs, it's clear that vehicle maintenance is not a priority. The problem is that as your car gets older it becomes more dangerous, and even minor issues like not having enough air in your tyres can dramatically increase your chances of being in an accident on the Eye Roundabout. Safety reasons are cited as one of the leading reasons for local vehicle owners to sell their old car to scrap metal dealers in Peterborough.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car

With a high number of families living in Peterborough, you'd think that most people would be happy, friendly, and welcoming. However, there's something about buying a car that brings out the worst in people, and not just in Peterborough! A lot of locals put off trying to sell their car simply because they can't face dealing with the car-buying public. Rather than having to answer the same questions over and over again, or dealing with time-wasters who just want a free car (if they even bother to show up to a viewing), it can be mentally draining trying to sell a car quickly. If that sounds familiar, you're not alone. Locals are finding out just how hassle-free it is to get cash for scrap cars in Peterborough, and they aren't having to deal with the car-buying public, wait for payments, or reschedule their days around potential buyers who never show up.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

When the average price of petrol in Peterborough is so much higher than the national average, with most petrol stations having prices of around £1.20, having a fuel-inefficient car can become very costly indeed. Traffic congestion is relatively stable in the city, except on those busy event days like the Willow Festival, where the roads are jam-packed, and you end up spending as much time sitting with the engine running as you do moving forward. All cars will start needing to use more fuel as they age, but if you're spending more on petrol than you ever expected, and the costs keep going up every time you pull onto the garage forecourt, then it might be time to think about buying something more fuel-efficient. Our scrap metal dealers in Peterborough pay you for your old car so that you have a cash boost to put towards something a lot more fuel-efficient.


Your car is written off  

There are an estimated 1.25 billion vehicle miles driven on the roads of Peterborough every year. That's a lot of cars on the city's roads. While congestion is generally nothing to complain about in Peterborough, it does still have the Eye Roundabout, repeatedly named as the most dangerous junction in Cambridgeshire. The Mowbray Road and Cherry Hinton Road junction is also notorious among locals. With such famously dangerous accident blackspots and the fact that 40% of the local population is under 29, that means a lot of cars, a lot of inexperienced drivers, and a high chance of being in some kind of vehicle collision. If you've been involved in a car accident that has left your car a wreck that can't possibly be cost-effectively repaired, it can be hard to know what to do. Now, locals are selling even the most damaged cars in Peterborough to local scrap yards and making some money instead.


You’re looking for a part-exchange  

The large numbers of families living in the city, combined with the high demographic of younger drivers, means that keeping an eye out for a cheap car is always going to be common. While part-exchanging is common, it's also not very practical. That's because trying to get a part-exchange tends to mean that you will end up getting less value for the car you currently have. The end result might be a new car, but it's a car that's usually way below your expectations. Getting the real value of your car has never been easier or more accessible though, which is why so many locals are now avoiding part-exchanges and heading to scrap metal dealers in Peterborough instead. With the top prices paid and a free vehicle collection service, drivers are getting more money than they expected and heading to car dealerships with a lot more power to negotiate.

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Peterborough scrap metal & scrap car prices

Scrap metal prices in Peterborough are particularly high right now.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Iron always sells in Peterborough, so prices of around £0.07 per tonne are normal. Copper sells very well, currently at a rate of £3.44 a kilo.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Stainless steel is in high demand, so this month prices of £1 per kilo are the norm, while aluminium is also in high demand.

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 Peterborough

Not sure if you can sell your car to scrap yards in Peterborough? Thanks to our professional network of Authorised Treatment Facilities, not only can you sell your car more easily than you think, it might be worth more too.

Common misconceptions

There are lots of reasons why you might be thinking about selling your old car for scrap metal. Unfortunately, many locals put off making some money from their old vehicles because they think that something is preventing them from doing so. Cars that have been involved in an accident, or even cars that no longer start due to lack of use can all be sold, and with our free car collection service, you can make some money from even the most damaged cars in Peterborough.

Cars without an MOT

When 34.3% of cars fail their MOT in Peterborough, it's not that much of a surprise to find that a lot of drivers contact us to ask for clarification as to whether or not they can sell a car without an MOT in Peterborough. The good news is that not only can you make some money quickly and easily by selling that car without a valid MOT, but we'll also come to you to collect it for free. When a car fails its MOT, there are stringent limits on when it can be driven, and driving that old, MOT-less car to a scrap yard is illegal. 

That's why our scrap car collection is so highly valued in the city. Not only do you get to make some money and stay on the right side of the law, but you also get to sit back and relax knowing that there are no hidden fees and no last-minute negotiations over price. When you use our instant quotes page, the price you're quoted is the price you get.

Proof of ownership

When you sell a car, you need to prove that it's yours. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act of 2013 protects vehicle owners from having their cars stolen and sold immediately to scrap yards, and proof of ownership is one of the critical parts of that legislation. That's all well and good, but what if you want to sell a car in Peterborough, but you've lost the keys, and you can't find your logbook? Luckily, you can rely on to help. We have spent years building up a network of industry experts who have a lot of experience helping local drivers access their various proofs of ownership, and we'll even liaise with the DVLA to get any replacement paperwork. Considering that we will also do all of your paperwork for you, it's impossible to find a more hassle-free way to make some money from your old car, even if your V5C has been missing for years.

Scrap car collection in Peterborough

We know just how difficult it can be to sell a car to a private buyer, so we've made it a streamlined and efficient service that makes selling to scrap yards in Peterborough the stress-free experience you've been dreaming of.

Set your collection time

Instead of relying on the car-buying public to show up when they've scheduled a car viewing and having to rearrange your day around those people, we make sure your free scrap car collection in Peterborough is planned around you. So, if you have long working days and you can't take the day off, that's no problem. We carry out free scrap car removal in Peterborough seven days a week, so we work around you. Simply pick the time and date of your collection, and if you need to change it, then that's no problem either. And if you can't be there yourself, simply leave someone to meet our recovery team. Quick, convenient, and straightforward, scrap car removal in Peterborough has never been more profitable or hassle-free.

No risk selling

If your car has been SORNed or it's failed its last MOT, then you can't even legally drive it to where you want it to be. That's where our free scrap car collection in Peterborough comes in. As long as our recovery vehicles can access your car and it's parked on stable ground, you get free scrap car collection in Peterborough with no hidden fees, no unexpected last-minute haggling over prices, and the quick payments that you won't believe.

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Average scrap car prices in Peterborough

Due to its high level of investment, combined with its incredibly rapid economic growth, the scrap metal prices in Peterborough are higher than ever. High demand for scrap materials means that your old car might be worth considerably more than you think.

Average scrap car

The top prices for scrap metal in Peterborough

Peterborough is growing incredibly quickly, mostly thanks to a strategy of targeted investment and the city's secure connectivity to London and Birmingham. When you sell a car to a partner in the city, you are only ever going to get the best prices for scrap metal in Peterborough. That's because every member of our network has access to the latest pricing trends for scrap metal, so you will only ever get the true, current value of your old car. That means not being vulnerable to part-exchange rip-offs, and immediate payments straight to your bank account.

Make and model

The prices for scrap metal in Peterborough aren't the only factor that will determine how much your car is worth. Make, and model will also play a part, simply because some car parts are in high demand by locals. All of our scrap yards in Peterborough are Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means that they are dedicated to recycling and reusing as much of your old car as possible. If you have either a rare make and model, or an incredibly popular one, or even a vehicle that's part of a fleet, the price you get for your car will be noticeably higher.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Peterborough

Check out our instant quotes page now, type in a few details about your vehicle, and get your quote. If you're happily surprised by that quote, then all you have to do is choose a collection time and meet us when the recovery vehicle arrives. Then, your payment is sent immediately to your bank account so that you can spend it however you want. Never settle for anything less than the best price to scrap a car in Peterborough.

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 Peterborough

As one of the fastest-growing cities in England, you get more than just the best car scrap prices in Peterborough when you sell a car to a partner. You also get a wide range of recycling benefits that you might not have thought about.


Good for the environment  

When it comes to open green spaces, Peterborough has the highest ratio per person in the whole of the UK. The city has always been an environmental pioneer, and the five Green Flag awards are a testament to how much the local residents value the care and maintenance of the city's environment. Unfortunately, there is still work that needs to be done. If everyone on the planet lived in the same way as we do in Peterborough, we would need three Earth's worth of resources! To tackle this, the city is making the transition to a low-carbon economy intended to help protect the local environment. When you use a scrap yard that isn't a part of the network of professional car recyclers in Peterborough then there's a high likelihood that your old car will be sent to a local landfill, and that causes untold harm to the city, negatively affects air quality levels, and reduces the quality of life for every Peterborough resident. 


Protecting local wildlife

With such a wide range of different local environments, Peterborough is the second biggest city in the UK for the number of animal species. For an inland city, that's quite remarkable. In and around Peterborough, you can expect to spot kingfishers, otters, grass snakes, and herons, but those animals need protecting. With 830 different species of insect, 124 species of birds, multiple mammals and 23 different species of fish, there's a lot to prioritise in terms of protection, not least because between 1984 and 1990 an alarming 2200km of wild hedgerow were lost in the city. That resulted in dramatic reductions in the number of previously common species. When you responsibly recycle a car in Peterborough with, you are ensuring that harmful emissions are kept to a minimum and that vital habitats are more protected.


Saves energy    

Peterborough has the goal of becoming the host of the UK's most significant, smartest, low-carbon energy system in the country. That means a shift to more robust use of renewable electricity generation, heat networks, and energy storage. There's no doubt that this will be a challenge. At the heart of this shift is the need for a greater focus on recycling. Sending waste to a landfill not only causes harm to local environments and wildlife, but it also means the loss of a potential energy source. If Peterborough is to achieve its sustainability targets, then car recyclers in Peterborough are set to play a significant role. That's why we only partner with scrap yards in Peterborough. They are Authorised Treatment Facilities that prioritise recycling and reuse and limit how much waste is sent to landfill rather than be used for energy creation.


A boost for the economy

Peterborough is going through a dramatic transformation, and with it has come to a massive boost of prosperity. As entire sections of the city are revamped and regenerated, areas like Cathedral Square and the Fletton Quays development are attracting new businesses more than ever. When you recycle a car in Peterborough with one of our Authorised Treatment Facilities, you are only adding to the growth of the diverse and vibrant economy. That's because the high number of advanced engineering and manufacturing companies, as well as the digital and green technology brands that now call the city their home, are in constant need of cheap materials. We specialise in car recycling in Peterborough, which means costs drop for local companies and local money stays local, boosting the local economy and helping Peterborough businesses thrive.

Car scrap yards in Peterborough

Due to its rapid growth, Peterborough has a large number of scrap yards. The problem is that they don't all have the experience or the knowledge to keep you safe or to get the best price in Peterborough for your scrap car.

Authorised Treatment Facilities

The main issue when you use a scrap yard in Peterborough that isn't part of our network is that you simply won't get the best price for your old car. That's because the price you get quoted by dodgy scrap yards will tend to be based on the best guess and an assumption that you'll take any price. When you use our expert salvage yards in Peterborough, you know that they will be continuously monitoring the latest fluctuations in the scrap metal prices in Peterborough. So, when you get your instant quote from us, that's the price that you know you're going to get paid. Even if you have your car collected because it's a free service, there is no reduction in the amount of money that gets sent immediately to your bank account. You also benefit from higher prices from our salvage yards in Peterborough because they are all Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means you also get the advantages of recycling prices as well.

So, for the best scrap metal prices in Peterborough,'s team of industry experts is the only option worth considering.

A professional service

Don't settle for low prices and bad advice when you want to scrap a car in Peterborough. We have had countless customers come to us because they've had bad advice from unethical scrap yards, and they're confused about some of the laws involved with selling a car for scrap. If you've been offered a cash-in-hand payment for your old car, or you've been told that selling a car without its logbook is perfectly fine, then you're being told that it's fine to break the law. Rather than risking hefty fines, make sure that you only use the Authorised Treatment Facilities that make up the network of professional salvage yards in Peterborough that has partnered with.