Selling a car for scrap means making sure that you get the best price. Using our professional network of the best car scrapping companies in Sheffield means that you get the best prices, as well as convenient and fast payments. We make sure you:
The best prices
for your car
The top 10 reasons why Sheffield residents scrap their cars
Sheffield is sometimes called the third-largest city in the UK, thanks to its size. In terms of population though, it only ranks tenth in the country. That’s still a lot of people, especially when you add in the high number of students that relocate to the city. For drivers, the most startling fact about Sheffield is that 67% of local households have at least one car. That puts the number of cars on the road in Sheffield at around 300,000, and that means Sheffielders are choosing to scrap their cars for a variety of reasons. Here are the ten most common of those reasons.
The running costs are too expensive
Sheffield might be one of the cheapest big cities in the UK for car insurance, but that doesn’t mean that it’s cheap to keep a car there. It is becoming increasingly expensive to keep a car on the road in the UK than ever before, and that’s leading many Sheffielders to start thinking about whether they even need that expense. Those costs are set to rise even more in the near future thanks to the coming changes in vehicle emissions testing, as well as the rise of vehicle tax rates. It is expected that the average running costs of a car are set to rise by around £1000 in a single year. So while Sheffield is a relatively cheap city to keep a car running, it’s still more expensive than most drivers are willing to pay. Add in the very expensive parking in Sheffield, or the fact that you can spend more money on driving around to find a parking space than you do on your shopping, and it’s no wonder that so many drivers are choosing the option to scrap their car in Sheffield.
The car has high fuel consumption
There are a lot of old cars on the road in the UK, and Sheffield is no exception. Ranked as the 17th city in the UK to have dangerous and unsafe vehicles on the road, Sheffield drivers are finding that they are spending a lot more on fuel than they used to. As cars age, they become less efficient, and that’s one of the main reasons why so many drivers are choosing to get cash for scrap cars in Sheffield quickly and easily. When older cars use so much more petrol or diesel to get around, it’s no wonder that so many Sheffielders are deciding to have their vehicles scrapped so that they can invest more money in a more fuel-efficient car. That’s very clear in the 278.4% increase in the number of electric vehicles that have been registered in Sheffield. Whether you’re going electric or you just want to spend less on petrol, you can scrap your car in Sheffield and use that money to spend on a better, more fuel-efficient vehicle.
You find public transport preferable
With such high costs of parking, it’s no wonder that one of the main reasons why drivers in Sheffield are choosing to scrap their cars is because the city’s public transport system is such a practical alternative. When the super tram service provides access to multiple locations in the city, and the trams and buses are cheap to use and incredibly frequent, it’s never been easier to sell your car and use the money on something fun instead. Driving in and around Sheffield can be very challenging, and the city is often criticised for having far too many traffic lights and junctions that have been very poorly designed. Sheffield has a reputation for being as difficult to drive around as New York, so opting to use public transport and using the cash for scrap cars in Sheffield instead is becoming increasingly common. Now, you no longer have to put up with gridlock.
The car has failed its MOT
Yorkshire is one of the areas in the UK with the highest failure rate for MOT tests, but Sheffield has a higher pass rate than the rest of the region. Only 31.5% of cars fail their MOT in Sheffield, which is just below the average 35% for the country. However, passing an MOT has become even more challenging since the introduction of stricter testing criteria, and that means spending even more money on repairs and repeated tests. If your car has failed its MOT, you now have a choice. Keep spending money on it, or sell it. You might think that you can’t sell a car without MOT in Sheffield, but you might be surprised by just how much you can potentially earn. If you have an MOT due and you know it’s not going to pass without some serious spending, it’s often more cost-effective to instead get rid of that car and use the cash for scrap cars in Sheffield to get yourself a more reliable vehicle that won’t cost you a fortune to drive. However, never drive your car if it doesn’t have a valid MOT, as this is illegal unless you’re specifically driving to a pre-booked MOT test.
You could use the money for other things
From the high rate of new business launches to a workforce that prioritises leisure time, Sheffilders like to spend the money that they earn on a variety of activities. Being able to afford that activity is a different matter, as the city was particularly hard hit by the last recession. That’s led to many impractical solutions for finding some emergency cash when it’s most needed. While Yorkshire has a good reputation for affordable credit schemes, those aren’t available to everybody, and that invariably means payday loans and the long-term consequences of those. More and more, Sheffielders are choosing instead to scrap their car Sheffield and use the money that they get for their scrap cars to pay for recreational and entrepreneurial activities. By getting fast cash for your scrap car, you can save that little extra for birthday presents and Christmas without the stress. At Scrapi.com we’ve helped the drivers of Sheffield get through rough financial patches by paying the best prices for their old and unwanted cars.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
On the roads of Britain, there are an estimated 400,000 cars that shouldn’t be. Unsafe cars are horrifyingly common, and those drivers in dangerous cars are putting themselves and other Sheffield locals at risk every time that they get behind the wheel. Sheffield consistently appears in the top 20 UK cities with the most convictions for drivers caught in a dangerous vehicle. If you want to avoid costly fines, then you need to invest in a car that’s safer and more reliable. That’s where we come in. No matter how badly looked after your car might be, we make sure that you get the maximum cash for it. That means that you can then use that money to invest in a car that’s safer for you, your passengers, and those Sheffield neighbours. Sheffield drivers are choosing to be safer, and are now opting to scrap their cars in Sheffield so that there are fewer dangers on the local roads.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
All cars need maintenance, and the good news is that garages in Sheffield are right in the middle bracket when it comes to prices. That means it’s cheaper to get your car seen by a mechanic in Sheffield than it is in places like Birmingham and Manchester. However, just because you’re paying less on maintenance, it’s still an ongoing cost. That cost only grows the more that your car has to be seen and repaired by a professional. With the high rate of older cars on the roads around Sheffield, it’s no wonder that maintenance costs are one of the leading reasons why drivers are choosing to sell my car in Sheffield and are using the money that they make to buy a car that is much more reliable, and less expensive to look after. When you’re spending more on maintenance than you are on insurance and fuel, that’s a good sign that your car has reached the end of its life.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
If a car guzzles down petrol and you spend as much time pumping diesel as you do driving, then your car is likely to be fuel-inefficient. That’s a big problem, not just for your wallet but also for the natural resources of the world. The older that a car gets, the more fuel it takes to run properly, and with so many older cars on the roads of Sheffield, locals are spending a lot more than they should be just to get from A to B. If your petrol costs are spiralling out of control, then you’re not the only Sheffielder who’s giving a lot of thought to how easy it is to scrap your car in Sheffield and use the money to buy something that’s a lot easier on the wallet. Petrol prices can vary so much depending on where you fill up in Sheffield and having a more fuel-efficient car is one of the most practical moves you can make to ease the strain on your running costs.
Your car is written off
Over the last decade, car insurance premiums in Sheffield have risen by a terrifying 14%, and that figure does not look likely to drop anytime soon. In 2018, it was revealed that 1.68 billion miles were travelled on Sheffield roads, so accidents are clearly inevitable at some point. If you have been involved in an accident that has left your car a complete write-off, don’t assume that you can’t get any money for it. We specialise in paying for damaged cars in Sheffield, even if your car can’t be driven. Lots of people feel stuck when they have a car that’s a complete mess after a collision, and they aren’t quite sure what to do next. We have helped a huge number of Sheffielders to get rid of cars that have been damaged so badly that they can’t be driven again. The top prices we pay have made this one of the most common reasons for Sheffield drivers to scrap their cars.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
When you’re thinking of getting a new car, using the money for your old one or getting a part exchange is always the smart move. One of the problems with this is if your current vehicle is in bad condition. That’s where we come in. We make sure that you get the best possible price for your scrap car, so that you have money in your pocket when you start shopping around for something new to drive. It’s a fact that having the right amount of money available makes it much easier to get a lower price on a new car, and that negotiation power is essential if you don’t want to spend more than is necessary. When you decide to scrap my car in Sheffield, then you get more buying power and the chance to get a car that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay for without the money that you get from us.
Get an instant online price for your scrap car
Sheffield scrap metal & scrap car prices
We monitor scrap metal prices in Sheffield and keep you updated in real-time so that you know you’re always going to get the best price available.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Stainless steel in Sheffield is priced at £290 per tonne, and iron is selling at £740 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
This month, aluminium in Sheffield is at £780 per tonne, and copper is selling at £3710 per tonne.
Change date range
Last 12 month
MonthPrice per tonne
The types of cars we scrap in Sheffield
People in Sheffield choose to scrap their cars for many reasons, but there are still a high number of local drivers that think there’s something about their car that means it can’t be sold or scrapped for cash.
We take cars without an MOT
One of the most consistent mistakes is thinking that you can’t sell my car in Sheffield if it doesn’t have an MOT. This is a common mistake. The truth is that we do buy cars that have failed their MOT, even if it doesn’t drive. It’s never been easier to get rid of an old car with multiple MOT issues, and we make sure that even cars without an MOT still pay out the best scrap metal Sheffield prices. So even if your car has been seriously damaged, we can make sure that you can get rid of it and still end up with some extra money in your bank account. Cars without an MOT are unsafe (and illegal) to drive, which is why we make it so easy to organise free collection. That means you don’t have to worry about breaking the law.
Get the cash you need, now
If your car has been drowned in floodwater or drunk students have been smashing windows on Freshers Night, don’t panic. We can collect your car, pay you quickly, and make sure that you don’t ever have to worry about that scrap vehicle ever again. That promise extends to fleet cars as well, of which there are many in Sheffield. Simply let us know, and we can start arranging your scrap car collection in Sheffield.
It’s also worth knowing that if your car doesn’t move at all, we can arrange collection and transportation too. It can be a major hassle trying to get a car to scrapyard if your car doesn’t drive for any reason, so we specialise in collecting those cars that are either missing the keys or won’t start and refuse to move ever again.
Tackling your car scrapping worries
A lot of car owners in Sheffield will keep even the most damaged cars because they don’t know what they can do with them. Don’t fall into that trap. It’s very common for British drivers to keep driving their cars until they can’t be driven any longer (that’s why there are so many dangerous cars on the roads). Those cars inevitably reach the end of their lives, and it’s vital that you take steps to get rid of it as quickly as possible and for the most cash you can get for it. If your car has a SORN on, or it has no MOT, or even if it’s a complete write-off, we make sure you get to swap cars for cash in Sheffield. Never let a car sit outside your home if you don’t want to drive it or can’t get it to start. Scrapping your car is the cost-effective and convenient solution for even the most damaged cars in Sheffield.
Scrap car collection in Sheffield
Getting an old car to the scrap yard can sometimes be a challenge, especially if it doesn't have an MOT or it doesn’t start. That’s why our scrap car collection in Sheffield is second to none.
A stress-free car collection service
If you don’t have the time to get your car to one of our scrap dealers, or if your car can’t be moved for any reason, that doesn’t mean that you’re out of options.
Our scrap car collection in Sheffield is second to none, and that means a more stress-free experience for you. We aim for total convenience, so if you’ve lost your car keys but you still want to sell, your car has a SORN on it which means you can’t drive it on a public road, or even if the engine has fallen out, we solve those problems for you. Our network of Sheffield scrap dealers are highly experienced when it comes to collecting scrap cars in Sheffield. No matter where you are in the city, we can come to you, collect your car, and make sure that you get the best price for it, even if it’s a write-off. You don’t have to be there when the transport vehicle arrives, either. Simply make sure someone you trust is there and that they have all of the necessary documentation. We do the rest for you!
Does My Car Have To Be On A Public Road?
When you sell us your scrap car in Sheffield, it doesn’t have to be on a public road. This is one of the more common misconceptions about Sheffield scrap car regulations. When you contact us, we ask for the location of your car and make sure that it’s on stable ground. We do this because we need your car to be accessible and safe for our transport vehicles. When you use Scrapi.com we give you the best in convenience and a hassle-free series of steps for streamlined scrap car collection in Sheffield.
My Car Is Not At My Home Address
It’s always going to be easier to collect your car if it’s parked at your home address, but it’s not essential. After all, a car can break down anywhere! It’s never been easier to get your scrap car collection in Sheffield no matter where it is. Simply let us know the postcode where your car needs to be collected from, and we’ll do everything else.
Scrap car collection in 3 simple steps
Don’t scrap your car the hard way, use our 3 simple steps to scrap your car easily and hassle-free.
Arrange a time suitable for you
Our partners confirm the time
Your car gets collected
Average scrap car prices in Sheffield
Sheffield has a strong reputation when it comes to scrap metal prices. That means selling your car for scrap in the city will get you some of the best prices in the country.
Our professional and experienced partners
We have spent a long time building a network of the best scrap dealers in Sheffield. That means that when you decide to get rid of your car, you aren’t just getting the best car scrap prices in Sheffield, you’re also getting the years of experience of some of the most well-known names in Yorkshire. Every member of our network uses our real-time analysis of scrap metal prices, so you get the true value of your unwanted car. Don’t settle for less when it comes to the decision of where to sell my car in Sheffield. When you use Scrapi.com, you are only ever going to get the best car scrap prices in Sheffield, and that means some of the best prices in the whole of the UK. Even if your car is particularly damaged, it’s been registered as SORN, or even if you’ve lost the keys and the paperwork, we make sure that you are always legally compliant and that you get the money in your pocket that you need.
Changing prices of scrap metal in Sheffield
Scrap metal prices will fluctuate regularly, depending on the local prices. That’s not the only factor that needs to be taken into account. For example, the bigger your car and the heavier it is, the more money that you’ll be able to get for it. When you arrange for scrap car collection in Sheffield, we make sure that you have an instant quote, so that you know just how money is going to land in your bank account once the quick payment process is done. Bigger and heavier cars will always result in more money, but even smaller vehicles can earn you a significant payment. Our reputation for paying the best prices while providing the most transparent customer service means that Scrapi.com has become the Sheffield scrap car company of choice for local residents.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Sheffield
It is easy to find out. Simple check out our online instant quotes, fill in your details, and we will show you the value.
The benefits to car recycling in Sheffield
Our ATF approved car scrap merchants in Sheffield focus on recycling. Here are some of the main benefits for Sheffieldians to make sure that their old vehicles are recycled.
Good for the environment
It might have once been known as the city of steel, but Sheffield is increasingly greener than silver. The Green City Sheffield strategy launched by the council is seeing some sweeping changes coming to the area, and that’s good news for locals. When you use a car scrapping service in Sheffield, you are getting rid of old cars that pollute the city and are helping your local community to more easily reach those green goals. As everyone starts being more committed to reducing their environmental impact, it’s no wonder that the best car scrap merchants in Sheffield are those that prioritize recycling.
Sheffield council have set clearly defined waste management targets, and that means landfill use has to be monitored and more effectively managed. At the moment, household waste alone amounts to just over 48,000 tonnes of waste a year. That might sound like a horrifying amount, but Sheffield has been very effective at tackling this high volume, and now an impressive 65% of that waste is sent for recycling. When landfill use has a financial penalty attached to it, you can help save your city some serious money, which can then be funnelled back into the local community. That’s why you should always use car scrap merchants in Sheffield who specialise in recycling. It’s better for you, your neighbours, and your city.
In Sheffield, there has been positive growth in terms of energy management. When you choose to have your car recycled rather than just scrapped, you can add to the impressive use of energy in the city. It’s not just the energy that it takes to send a scrapped car to landfills, either. Local businesses can use those recycled materials, reducing energy costs as well as the costs shipping new materials to the city to use. When you commit to car recycling in Sheffield, you are doing more for your community than you might have thought. Never overlook the importance of recycling rather than simply scrapping your car.
As one of the greenest cities in the UK, Sheffield has a particularly strong market for green employment. Of course, that can be improved and grown as more local businesses make the shift to a greener approach. The green business sector is one of the fastest-growing employment opportunities for the country, and that’s proving particularly true in Yorkshire and Sheffield. When you opt to prioritise car recycling in Sheffield, you are helping to create jobs in the city, and that’s good news for families and for the local economy. That means that you don’t just get rid of your old car and get money in your bank account for it. You also help those around you in a way that ensures the city continues to grow.
Car scrap yards in Sheffield
There are many scrap yards in Sheffield, but don’t assume that they are all much the same. If you want professional service, the best prices, and free car collection, you need the experts.
The scrapi.com network
We have spent years creating a national network of scrap dealers and breakers that understand the need for efficient customer service, top car scrap prices in Sheffield, and a firm commitment to sustainable business practises. We are exceptionally proud of our professional and experienced network, and we work with the confidence that we are only working with the best of the best. Not all scrap yards are the same, and there are far too many dodgy scrap yard dealers in the UK, with more than a few in Sheffield. Don’t make the mistake of just going to the first scrap yard you see. Make sure that you are using a scrap dealer that has experience and sticks to the law. If a scrap dealer tells you it’s fine to drive your SORNed car to the yard, or they offer you cash on delivery, then that’s a red flag that could get you into trouble with the law.
Never use scrap yards such as this, as you could find yourself facing legal action for doing so, even if you didn’t know.
When you use Scrapi.com, you know you’re going to get a professional service that does everything by the book and still ensures that you are going to get the best in car scrap prices in Sheffield. It’s never worth cutting corners when it comes to scrapping your car, and you’ll find that sticking to the professionals is the best way to get more cash for a scrapped car, no matter the condition that it’s in. So get in touch with us today to ensure that you have a hassle-free experience, benefit your local area, and stay on the right side of the law.