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The top 10 reasons why Slough residents scrap their cars
It's not quite a city (yet), but Slough still has a huge population of just under 150,000. That means there are many different reasons why local motorists are choosing to sell their cars for scrap in Slough. Here are the top 10!
The running costs are too expensive
Famously, there are more uninsured drivers in Slough than anywhere else in the UK. That drives up the cost of insurance for more responsible motorists, and the result is that Slough is the seventh most expensive place in Britain to get a car insured. One news story even has a young driver being quoted a mind-blowing £72,000 to insure a car that only cost him £600. Even if you do find a good insurance deal, you still have to cope with the high price of petrol, with the average cost being around £1.28 a litre. It's no wonder that locals are sick of paying so much just to own a car, and the high running costs are the number one reason why they're choosing to get cash for scrap cars in Slough. Some of those drivers use that money to buy a cheaper, more fuel-efficient car or simply avoid having private transport altogether.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
To sell a car privately, it normally involves taking a day off work and hanging around, waiting for a potential buyer who might not even show up. Slough is famously referred to as a 'grim, cheerless wasteland' with a quiet desperation that fills locals with a deep level of misery. That is the stereotype, but it is not accurate in any way. The town is repeatedly named as the best place in the country to live and work, and 76% of locals say they love the town. That stark contrast will mean very little when you're dealing with the car-buying British public who are notorious when it comes to haggling and tyre-kicking. Instead of dealing with that level of stress and frustration, more motorists than ever are choosing the quick and easy option of getting cash for scrap cars in Slough.
You find public transport preferable
Slough has something of a negative reputation, thanks to media portrayals, it remains at the heart of the UK's communications and transport network. Not only is the town located with easy access to the M4, M25, and M40, it has a robust public transport system that helps explain why almost a quarter of the town's population don't even bother owning a car. It takes just 20-minutes to get from Slough to Paddington Station on the train, and 10-minutes to get to Heathrow Airport. It might not have its own dedicated underground station. Still, the train service gets you quickly into the heart of the capital, and if you're missing the underground, then the nearest tube station is only five miles away in Uxbridge. With such impressive transport links, it's not really surprising that more people than ever are getting cash for scrap cars in Slough and deciding they could spend that money on something else.
The car has failed its MOT
Over a quarter of all cars that go for an MOT in Slough will fail. As many as 29% of cars in Slough don't pass their MOT, which might be lower than the national average of 35% but is still frustratingly high. The most common reasons for MOT failures in the town are lamp and lighting issues, worn or damaged tyres, and worn electricals. None of those are cheap to repair. When a car fails its MOT, drivers have a very limited number of options. They can choose to pay for the essential repairs and another test or try to sell their car to a private buyer, knowing that the lack of a valid MOT will seriously reduce the potential asking price. That's why we are seeing more locals than ever realising that they can sell a car without an MOT in Slough, and make some money instead of spending it.
You could use the money for other things
It's not cheap to live in Slough, thanks to a growing local economy and the enticing transport links to London. House prices are high for buyers and renters alike, but the employment stats are very impressive. That's partly down to the fact that there's a higher concentration of global corporate headquarters in Slough than anywhere in the country outside of the capital. With just 1.4% of the Slough population out of work, you'd think that the appearance of a surprise bill or the price of unexpected car repairs wouldn't be that challenging to cope with. Unfortunately, Slough also has high debt levels and rapid growth of that debt, attributed to the high cost of living in the town. So, when locals need some emergency cash, they are finding that it's faster, easier, and safer to sell their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Slough.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
When over a quarter of all cars in the town fail their MOT, we have a high number of local motorists asking if it's legal to sell a car in Slough without an MOT. The good news is that not only is it legal, but that MOT-less car might be worth more than you think. Also, when a car fails its MOT, you are only allowed to drive it on public roads for very specific reasons. None of those reasons includes driving it to a scrap yard! That means if you get caught bringing your car to a scrap yard when it doesn't have a valid MOT, then you face fines and points on your license. Failing an MOT is one of the reasons for local drivers to make the decision to sell their vehicles. Thanks to our free car collection in Slough, you don't have to worry about the legalities of driving!
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
Not only are there a vast number of potholes on the roads of Slough, but the local council is also infamous for rarely paying out any compensation costs. In the space of two years, the council only paid out £110 in pothole damage compensation, and that was to only one driver. Maintenance costs are always frustrating, but they are vital if you want your car to stay safe and to retain some of its value. If your car is damaged, you're clearly going to struggle to get any cash back from the council. That means paying for those repairs yourself, and on top of the already high maintenance costs of keeping a car in the town, more local motorists are simply avoiding those costs, selling their damaged cars in Slough to our scrap yards, and buying a car that isn't going to need as much spending on it.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
The older a vehicle gets, the more fuel it needs to make the same journeys. The high petrol price of around £1.28 a litre is one of the main cited reasons for the high number of households who don't even have a car. Almost a quarter of the people living in Slough don't own a car, and that's not really a surprise when you realise how much it costs to get anywhere in a car. As cars get older, their owners find that they start spending more and more every time they fill up, and that's an ongoing expense that can get very out of control. Buying a more fuel-efficient car is the best way to tackle this issue, which is why so many local drivers are selling their old gas-guzzlers to our scrap metal dealers in Slough and using the cash to buy something cheaper to fill up with petrol.
Your car is written off
Over half a billion vehicle miles are driven on the roads of Slough every year, with an average of 7,576 vehicles on the road every hour. That's a lot of traffic, mostly going outside of the town and heading to London. That means the early morning commute can be hellish for drivers, and a high potential for accidents and minor collisions. While a little bit of a scratch on your paintwork isn't the end of the world, when an accident means that it will cost more to make repairs than it did to buy the car, then there's a very real problem. It's pointless spending money on repairs, so making some quick cash is usually the only practical option. Write-offs are being sold to our scrap dealers in Slough because of the high prices that we always pay, and the fact that we will come straight to the owner and remove that wreck for free.
You’re looking for a part-exchange
The idea of a part-exchange is so prevalent that it can be hard to dismiss. That means local motorists are simply heading to car dealerships assuming that they're going to get the car of their dreams and a reasonable price for their old motor. The problem is that part-exchanges only really benefit the dealerships and the salesperson. That's because they will always try to give you the minimum amount of value for your old car. That's a very different approach compared to the top scrap dealers in Slough. Thanks to the Scrapi.com commitment to paying the best prices, we monitor the latest scrap metal prices in the town so that you only ever get the top value of your old vehicle. It also means that Slough locals are heading to those car dealerships afterwards with cash in their pockets and a lot more power to haggle.
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Slough scrap metal & scrap car prices
Slough's economy is worth almost £5 billion a year. It means the scrap metal prices in Slough tend to be a lot higher than you think.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Iron is vital in Slough, so prices are high at around £150 per tonne. Steel too is in demand and sells for £1690 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel is high this month at £100 per tonne, while aluminium is an all-time high of £840 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Slough
We scrap all kinds of cars in Slough, and we often surprise locals with how much their old cars are actually worth. If you're keeping hold of a car because you think it's not worth any money, here are some of the cars that our scrap yards in Slough buy for the top prices.
While it's true that you can't drive a car that's been SORNed, you are allowed to sell it. Not only can you make the sale quickly and easily to our scrap yards, but we also collect that car for free as well. That means you don't have to break the law by getting it to us. From cars that have been wrecked in a collision to those that are just costing too much to keep safe, we buy a wide range of even the most damaged cars in Slough.
Cars without an MOT
They say that if you want to go on holiday, then you should go to Windsor, but if you want to make money, head to Slough. The high employment rate means that disposable income is high in the town, but that doesn't help much when you own a car that keeps on failing an MOT. Of course, selling a car without an MOT to a private buyer means that you will have to settle for a much lower price, which doesn't help if you're hoping to buy a new replacement car.
Not only do we make it an incredibly simple process to sell a car without an MOT in Slough, but we also pay you what your car is worth. So, if you're sick of paying out for maintenance and repairs just so that your old car will squeeze through its next MOT, it's good to know that you have a hassle-free and profitable alternative option.
Proof of ownership
You will always have to prove that you own a car before you can get paid for it, but that can be made much more difficult if proof of ownership isn't available. For example, if you lose your car keys and you can't afford to buy a replacement, can your car even be sold? The good news is that not only can we help you to prove ownership, we'll also make sure that all of your replacement paperwork from the DVLA is applied for and filled out for you. So, if you've lost your V5 and the location of y0ur second set of car keys is a mystery, don't panic. We can help you to sell a car in Slough from beginning to end using our years of experience and industry training to make the sale both brilliant and straightforward for your bank balance.
Scrap car collection in Slough
Our free scrap car collection service in Slough is one of the main reasons why the Scrapi.com network is so popular (the high prices we pay don't hurt either). All of our scrap yards in Slough offer free vehicle recovery, so you can relax as we come to you and get rid of that old car.
No risk selling
If your car doesn't start, the wheels are locked, and you can't find the keys, or it's failed its MOT so a buyer can't drive it away, all make a car sale unnecessarily complicated. Our more streamlined approach to buying your old car means that you don't have to worry about any of those common issues. If your car is a wreck or it's been SORNed, we come straight to you, load up your car and pay you for it. The fact that we have no hidden fees in our free scrap car collection in Slough service means that from quote to the payment you always have full transparency and full awareness of how much money you're going to get.
Set your collection time
We have designed our entire buying process around the needs of our customers. We do free scrap car collection in Slough seven days a week so that you can simply set a collection time, confirm it, and let us do the rest. If you can't be there to meet our recovery team, simply make sure that someone you know can. It really is that easy.
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Average scrap car prices in Slough
Scrap car prices in Slough are always higher than the national average simply because of the high demand for materials. When Blackberry, Burger King, Lego, and MacAfee all have a UK office based in the town, you can expect some strong scrap metal prices in Slough.
Make and model
Of course, not all cars will sell for the same price. The main factor that will go into evaluating the value of your car will be its weight. Put simply, the heavier your vehicle, the more it will be worth to scrap yards in Slough. Make and model are also essential to consider as well, because if there is a high demand for spare parts for your type of car, then it will be worth more to scrap yards. If you want the best price to scrap a car in Slough, then it's good to know that there are scrap yards available that are a part of the Scrapi.com network, because it means the top prices and the most professional service in the town.
The top prices for scrap metal in Slough
Although people who don't live there think of Slough as the sad-sack setting of The Office, and its reputation of being soulless is a constant joke levelled at locals, the fact is that living in Slough has a considerable number of benefits. One of those benefits is the high prices for scrap metal in Slough. We continuously monitor those prices for changes, so that you will only ever get the actual value of your car, based on demand and recyclability.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Slough
All you have to do to find out how much your car is worth is head to our instant quotes page, type in some details about your vehicle, and get your quote. With our commitment to transparency, the price you're quoted is the price you'll get because we don't have any hidden fees and we'll never try to negotiate at the last minute.
The benefits to car recycling in Slough
It might have more than its fair share of grey, industrial sites, but there's a lot of money flowing through Slough. It's changed a lot since John Betjeman wrote a poem asking for the Luftwaffe to bomb the town. When you sell a car in Slough, you aren't just getting the best price, you're also getting some amazing recycling benefits too, thanks to our Authorised Treatment Facilities.
Good for the environment
Despite its reputation for being a grey and soulless town, Slough actually has 42 fantastic parks and green spaces. It's those green spaces that are making the town more appealing to young families, but there is a lot of work to be done to protect those areas. Slough council currently has one of the worst recycling numbers in the whole of the UK and falls just behind Gosport for its lack of recycling and responsible waste management. To protect those green spaces, including those parks that have been awarded a Green Flag, a more proactive approach to recycling is vital, especially considering that the council is spending up to £200 a day on Landfill Tax. By recycling a car in Slough, you are helping reduce strain on the local environment and helping the town become a more sustainable business hub.
If a car is sent to a landfill vehicle, liquids will seep into the soil, and the metals and plastics will continue to produce harmful emissions. That's not just bad for the local residents (although Slough's air pollution causes a much higher number of deaths than the national average), but for the local wildlife as well. Thankfully, local community schemes like the regular BioBlitz events are helping limit the damage caused by human impact and helping to reduce harm to the local animal habitats and the wildlife that uses them. When you use car recyclers in Slough that are partnered with Scrapi.com, you know that as much of your car as possible will be reused. That harmful, toxic materials like brake fluid and antifreeze are removed before they can continue to harm the local animal species.
A boost for the economy
Slough's economy is growing faster than ever and is one of the success stories of post-recession Britain. The town has seen a wide range of economically driven growth strategies being launched, amounting to £1.5 billion in regeneration projects in all areas of the borough. Already attractive to global brands, with Amazon and Black & Decker already an established presence in the town, it's clear that the almost £5 billion economy is something that needs to be protected if Slough is to continue its successes. When you use a scrap yard in Slough that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network, there's a much higher chance of that old car being sent to a landfill, where it will cost the local council money in Landfill Tax. By prioritising recycling through our Authorised Treatment Facilities, you help avoid that spending and keep more money available for boosting the local economy even more.
There are an estimated 4,600 businesses currently based in Slough, providing up to 87,000 jobs. The GVA for Slough is £82,000, higher than London and much higher than the national average of £57,000. As the single most productive town in the UK, Slough is also the third most auspicious location for a business launch, and that's the key to attracting new residents and creating more jobs. By recycling a car in Slough, motorists are ensuring that new and established businesses can cut their operational costs. That means a faster rate of growth and more potential for the creation of additional jobs. Although Slough already has some of the best employment figures in the country.
Car scrap yards in Slough
If you use a scrap yard in Slough that isn't part of the Scrapi.com network, then you're taking unnecessary risks. Not only will you get paid a lower price for your old car, but you are also much more likely to get bad advice that could get you in trouble with the law.
Authorised Treatment Facilities
It's essential that when you sell a car for scrap in Slough that you only use Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF). Every member of the Scrapi.com national network is an ATF, which means that they not only have all of the necessary permits for responsible scrap purchasing and disposal from the local council but have also been recognised by the Environment Agency. This means that you can be confident that your old car is going to be recycled and its impact on the environment is going to be minimal, but also that you are going to get the best price in Slough for your scrap car. That's because the focus on reusing as much of your car as possible combined with our continuous monitoring of the current scrap metal prices in Slough means that you get the real value of your vehicle.
A professional service
If you make the mistake of using a scrap yard that isn't part of our network then you will often find that not only will you be offered a much lower price than your car is worth, you may also fall victim to bad advice. They'll give a price that they think they can get away with and they will rarely recycle much, if anything, of your old vehicle. Most alarmingly, they may even tell you that getting paid cash-in-hand is not a problem, and that means they're breaking the law. So if you get told that it's fine to drive a SORNed car or a vehicle without a valid MOT, then you know you're in the hands of a scrap yard that is trying to pull a fast one. Stick to using professionals who know the law, offer the best scrap metal prices in Slough, and won't compromise on professional customer service.