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Lots of local drivers put off selling their cars for scrap in Salford. That's because they think it's too complicated or it will involve too much hard work. When you scrap a car in Salford with, you get the following advantages.

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The top 10 reasons why Salford residents scrap their cars

With a population of just over 257,000, Salford remains a thriving economic hub for Greater Manchester. The locals in the city are selling their cars to scrap metal dealers in Salford for many reasons, so we've compiled the top 10 of those reasons to highlight just how easy it is to make some cash from your scrap car.


Your car insurance is far too expensive  

It's expensive to own a car in Salford. Just across the water from Manchester itself, which has the highest car insurance prices in the whole of the UK, Salford suffers just as much when it comes to premium prices. Currently, Salford is the eighth-most expensive place in Greater Manchester to get your car covered. Although some insurance companies are cheaper, the average motorist in Salford is paying up to £3,100 for annual cover. Usually, the price of car insurance in Salford far outweighs the price paid for the car itself, so it's no surprise to find that the number one reason for locals to sell their cars to our scrap yards in Salford is because they're sick of paying such ridiculously high amounts on insurance. Some of those drivers are using the money to get a cheaper to insure car. Others are deciding to never own a car again.


You're going electric  

Despite the low rates of car ownership in Salford, there are still 1.41 billion vehicle miles driven on the roads of the city every year. Greater Manchester already has 200 fast-charging bays for electric vehicles, and Salford has 26 of them. There are more on the way too! As the cost of an electric car continues to drop, locals that need a vehicle are increasingly making a move to electric or hybrid cars. Not only are they cheaper to run, but they're also much better for the environment. The UK government is pushing hard for more widespread adoption of electric cars, and local motorists are getting high prices for their old petrol-guzzlers from our scrap dealers in Salford. Instead of buying another car that costs a fortune to fill up with fuel, they are using that money to invest in something that costs less to use while also helping to protect Salford's environment.


You find public transport preferable

With nine railway stations and a local bus service that can get you anywhere in Salford and all the way across Greater Manchester, it's not a surprise to find that one of the top reasons for locals to sell their cars is because they simply don't need them. When comparing the high cost of car insurance in the city with the low cost of travelling by bus or train, the smart money is always going to be the option that gets you more miles of travel for your money. That's why almost 40% of households in Salford don't even have a car. It's just not needed in such a well-connected public transport hub. Rather than paying high monthly insurance rates, as well as the ongoing maintenance costs, locals are selling their cars to our scrap metal dealers in Salford and spending the money that we pay them on long-term public transport travel instead.


The car has failed its MOT

Over a third of cars that go in for their MOT in Salford fail the test. The current rate of failure for MOTs in the city is 35.3%, which is slightly higher than the national average. The older the car, the more likely it won't pass an MOT, with cars registered in 2006 seeing a failure rate of 42.2%. That's a lot of cars that either need huge amounts of repairs or simply aren't going to be safe to drive. MOT failures are one of the main reasons for locals to sell their cars for scrap in Salford because it means not having to pay out for the necessary repairs and another test. Instead, local motorists are finding out just how easy it is to sell a car without an MOT in Salford. If your car has just failed its MOT and you're not sure if it's worth selling, check our instant quotes page.


You could use the money for other things

More than half of the people that live in Salford are considered to be in the top 25% of the most income deprived wards in England. The result is lots of households that can't afford to keep a car, and with unemployment is on the rise (and already three times the national average of 12.5%) making unexpected bills hard to cope with. Whether it's because you've had a water bill you weren't expecting, you're worried about Christmas, or you just want some extra cash for a day at The Lowry, it's never been easier to make some quick cash. With our instant quotes, immediate payments, and free car collection, making some emergency cash for scrap cars in Salford is the alternative to payday loans. Needing a quick cash boost is one of the most common reasons why locals are using, and that money is being spent on both essentials and frivolities.


You're getting too old to drive

It might be a hub of creativity and media-based big-name brands, but Salford also has an older median age than the rest of Greater Manchester at 37. As many as 19,900 locals are aged between 65 and 74, and there are an estimated 16,338 residents aged 75+. That's a lot of older people, and that number is set to rise even more, with projections showing that locals over the age of retirement are set to grow by 19% by 2025. Now, while getting older isn't a reason to sell a car to our scrap metal dealers in Salford, it does become more important if your driving safety is being unduly affected by age-related issues. From arthritis issues that give you less handling control, to failing eyesight or memory-related problems, there are many potential reasons to quit driving. Local drivers, wary of increasing the chance of having a car accident, are making quick cash instead.


Scrap a car if it's not being used

There are fewer households in Salford that have a car than the UK average, with 39% of local households not bothering to own a car. For many, that's because of the expense, but it's also about the fact that owning a car just isn't very necessary in such a well-connected city. As public transport only becomes more accessible to even remote areas of the city, and the local council continues to pump investment into encouraging people to walk or cycle to get where they need to be, more locals than ever realise just how easy it is to just not own a car. For those that do, those cars are just as likely to remain unused regularly, which leads to their slow decay and devaluation. Instead of carrying on paying road tax and car insurance on a car that's not being used, locals are getting cash for scrap cars in Salford.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car

Salford is the most romantic town in the whole of the UK, but it's also one of the top-ranking unhappy locations in the north of England. So, when you want to sell a car privately in the city, you're less likely to get flowers and chocolates and much more likely to get some aggressive haggling. That's if the prospective buyer even bothers to show up! Selling a car privately is almost always a major hassle that requires rearranging your entire week. It's the hunt for a convenient way to sell a car that is leading so many local drivers to our scrap dealers in Salford. Rather than having to deal with the car-buying UK public, Salford locals are getting an instant quote, benefiting from free car collection, and getting immediate payments. If you can't face another day of timewasters and tyre-kickers, then it's useful to know that you have alternative options.


Your car is written off  

With 1.41 billion vehicle miles undertaken on the roads of Salford every year, that's a lot of cars, vans, trucks, and motorbikes racing to get where they need to be. That in itself leads to a higher chance of being involved in a car accident, but it's made much more likely if you regularly have to use the Regent Road Roundabout. Voted as the most dangerous junction in the whole Greater Manchester area, the roundabout has a disproportionate number of vehicle collisions, most of which are caused by driver error. Late lane changes are particularly common and being rear-ended is frustratingly frequent. Paying to have a wrecked car repaired is usually pointlessly expensive, but it used to be very difficult to sell a car that has been written-off. Now, locals are selling even the most damaged cars in Salford to our scrap yards and using the cash to buy a safer vehicle.


You’re looking for a part-exchange  

Second-hand cars are relatively cheap in Salford, which is good news for buyers but it's not so great when you're trying to sell a car privately. Matters can be made much worse when you decide to part-exchange your old car with a dealership. That's because those salespeople have their own targets to hit and are often working in high-pressure environments where making the most profit is always the goal. The result is you getting much less than your old car is worth, and not being able to get the vehicle upgrade you were hoping for. By selling your old car to our scrap metal dealers in Salford you aren't just getting the accurate value of your vehicle, you're also able to walk into those car dealerships with money in your pocket. That means more power to negotiate and more chances of driving away in the car of your dreams.

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Salford scrap metal & scrap car prices

High population figures, the demands of the media sector, and the city's proximity to Manchester mean some fantastic scrap metal prices in Salford.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

At £1790 per tonne, steel has rarely been priced so high. Iron is also in high demand, with prices at £900 per tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Price leaps have seen stainless steel now at an all-time high of £220 per tonne. Also, high this month is aluminium at £980 per tonne.

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 Salford

Are you keeping hold of a car because you don't think it's worth anything? Or do you think that the car sitting on your driveway can't be sold for legal reasons? Here are some examples of the types of cars that our scrap yards in Salford buy for the top prices.

Selling a car declared as SORN

When you aren't going to be using your car for a while, it's always a good idea to declare it SORN. By doing so, you no longer need to pay for car insurance, and you might even get a road tax rebate. The problem starts if you then decide to sell that car. That's because you can't legally use it, and any prospective buyer will have to pay to have that SORN removed before they can drive it away. While you can't legally drive a SORNed car, our scrap yards in Salford can arrange for a free car collection. So, you don't have to worry about breaking the law, and still benefit from even SORNed cars bought for cash in Salford.

Cars without an MOT

When over a third of all cars fail their MOT in Salford, it's not surprising to find that one of the most common questions that the team gets is about whether it's possible to sell a car without an MOT in Salford.

There are a lot of misconceptions about when you can and can't drive a car without a valid MOT, and that leads to a lot of confusion when it comes to selling an MOT-less vehicle. Not only is it easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Salford, but locals are also benefiting from the high prices that we pay. So if your car failed its most recent MOT and you don't fancy paying for repairs that cost more than the car itself, then having the option of getting paid is always useful.

Proof of ownership

All scrap yards should ask you to provide proof of ownership before they pay you for your old car. Problems will arise if you realise that you can't find your logbook. Losing a V5C is always a massive pain, because not only does it prevent you from selling, it also means wasting hours of your life on hold with the DVLA as you apply for a replacement. Thanks to our industry training and years of experience, not only can the team help to identify alternative proof of ownership, but we can also liaise directly with the DVLA on your behalf. When your replacement paperwork arrives, we'll even fill it all out for you. So whatever reasons you think are preventing you from being able to sell a car in Salford, with you're in safe hands.

Scrap car collection in Salford

Our scrap yards in Salford don't just pay the highest prices for scrap cars in the city. One of the reasons why customers recommend us to their friends and family is because our free scrap car removal in Salford makes selling an old vehicle easier than ever.

Set your collection time

When you want your car collected for free, you don't have to worry about rescheduling your week. Unlike private selling where you have to wait all day for a buyer who may or may not show up, our scrap car removal in Salford is designed around you. You simply have to tell us the best time and date to collect your car, confirm it on the day of collection, and then we come and get your car at the designated time. We work seven days a week, so whether it's the weekend or midweek that's more convenient, you can be sure of convenient and professional service.

No risk selling

Your car doesn't have to be parked on a public road, and it doesn't even have to be parked at your home address. The only stipulation is that the vehicle has to be parked on stable ground and in a location that our recovery vehicles can access. Let us know if your car keys are lost, confirm the postcode of where your car is, and we do everything else (including your paperwork).

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Average scrap car prices in Salford

Salford is growing quickly and is a thriving media city with high levels of tourism and massive levels of investment. The result is that the scrap metal prices in Salford are always higher than the national average.

Average scrap car

Make and model

Although the weight of your car will play the most significant part in determining just how much your car is really worth, it's not the only factor to consider. That's because all of our scrap yards are Authorised Treatment Facilities. What that means is that your car will be worth more thanks to our focus on prioritising recycling. If the make and model of your car are such that there is a high demand for spare parts (standard in both rare makes and models as well as popular ones), then your car will be worth more. So if you want the best price to scrap a car in Salford, then it's vital that you only use trained, experienced professionals that aren't going to try and pay you less for your car.

The top prices for scrap metal in Salford

We don't just take a guess when it comes to the valuation of your car. When you get your instant quote from, that quote is based on real-time analysis of the current prices for scrap metal in Salford. The result is an accurate quote that reflects the true value of your old car. Every scrap yard in Salford that we partner with has access to our monitoring system of scrap metal prices so that you only ever get the maximum value of your old vehicle.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Salford

A huge amount of green space, a bustling business centre, and an appealing city for innovators and creative thinkers, Salford is seeing dramatic growth in a short amount of time. As it transforms, the city is now an exciting destination for culture, the rising economy, and for the high quality of living. As Salford continues to grow, recycling is becoming essential. When you sell a car to our scrap yards, you know that car recycling in Salford is going to be a priority. That means some additional benefits that go far beyond the high prices that we pay.

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 Salford

A huge amount of green space, a bustling business centre, and an appealing city for innovators and creative thinkers, Salford is seeing dramatic growth in a short amount of time. As it transforms, the city is now an exciting destination for culture, the rising economy, and for the high quality of living. As Salford continues to grow, recycling is becoming essential. When you sell a car to our scrap yards, you know that car recycling in Salford is going to be a priority. That means some additional benefits that go far beyond the high prices that we pay.


Good for the environment  

Although it has fought for a long time to lose its reputation of being a "dirty old town", the fact is that Salford is exceptionally blessed with a diverse environment. 60% of the city is designated green space, with seven Green Flags, 18 square miles of parks and publicly accessible countryside, 30 miles of rivers and canals, and Britain's largest inland waterway. If you use a scrap yard in Salford that we haven't partnered with, then you take risks that go far beyond being paid less than your car is worth. Those unethical and poorly trained operators will usually just send your car to a landfill, where it will continue to cause high levels of pollution, devastating the natural environment of Salford. When you recycle a car in Salford with us, you know that you're doing your part to protect that exceptional natural environment of which locals are so proud.


Protecting local wildlife

It might have a large urban area, but there is wildlife in abundance in Salford. There are multiple sites of conservation importance, priority habitats, and a number of designated Important Species. Locals can benefit significantly from living alongside such a biodiverse landscape, but protecting the great crested newts, bats, water voles, and badgers remains a high priority for both residents and officials. The waste that we as a species produces can cause devastation to local animal habitats, with landfill waste being one of the leading causes of habitat destruction. By recycling a car in Salford with our teams of professionally trained experts, you know that the harmful materials in your old vehicle will be disposed of safely and responsibly, meaning that local wildlife is kept safer.


A boost for the economy

Although Salford is a very green city, it also plays a strong role in the economy of Greater Manchester. Thanks to its transport links and a large pool of skilled labour, the future of Salford looks very prosperous indeed. However, short-term economic gains are not sustainable, and that means that Salford needs to ensure that the economy continues to grow in a way that is not self-defeating. When you recycle a car in Salford with, you are ensuring that less of your old vehicle is sent to a landfill site. That means the local council can pay less in Landfill Tax, which means having more money in the city coffers for more sustainable investment. It also means that other local motorists benefit from cheaper spare parts, so car recycling in Salford boosts both personal and communal economies.


Job creation and employment benefits

As a modern, global city, Salford sees significant levels of investment from local and external bodies. That has led to a considerable number of new jobs being made available to locals, but more needs to be done. All of the scrap yards that we partner with in Salford are Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means that will always recycle as much of your car as possible. This means local businesses have access to cheaper materials and fewer shipping costs. The result is faster business growth and more potential for job creation. With unemployment figures being so high in the city, recycling a car in Salford is now more critical than ever for locals.

Car scrap yards in Manchester

With Manchester so close, and the fact that the city is going through a dramatic period of investment, means that the scrap metal prices in Salford tend to be high. Unfortunately, that means a lot of scrap yards in the city that doesn't have your best interests at heart.

Authorised Treatment Facilities

There are a lot of dodgy scrap yards in Salford that lack training and experience. That's terrible news for those locals that resort to using them. Not only will your car not be disposed of safely and in a way that benefits the city, but you'll also find that your quoted price is less than reliable. You'll have to deal with a quote that's based on what the scrap yard manager thinks they can get away with, and you'll always have to face last-minute haggling over that already low price. We have spent many years building a professional network of Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means that our salvage yards in Salford are the best of the best. Each employee will have received rigorous training, and our continued monitoring of the current scrap metal prices in Salford means that the value of your car will be based on data rather than the chance of making a few extra quid.

It's either through ignorance or greed, but dodgy scrap yards in the city don't have a good track record of good advice. A quick look at the Salford Star, Salford Online, or even the Manchester Evening News will reveal headline after headline about unethical scrap yards in Salford offering to pay sellers cash in hand, or offering to buy a car without any proof of ownership. They have even advised local motorists to drive a SORNed car to their yards! Rather than facing fines or court appearances, it's essential that you only use scrap yards that are Authorised Treatment Facilities and who are part of the network.