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The top 10 reasons why Southampton residents scrap their cars

Not only does Southampton have a huge population of 927,000 people, but it's also home to 43,000 students. The large population means that there are a lot of different reasons why drivers are choosing to scrap their cars in Southampton. Read on for our top 10 list of those reasons.


The running costs are too expensive  

It's certainly not cheap to have a car in Southampton. Car insurance is a major cost, and drivers in the city pay a lot more for premiums than other cities. At the low end of the scale, some drivers are finding annual costs of just £237, but more are paying around the £556 mark, with 10% of local drivers paying hundreds more than that. Petrol in Southampton is highly-priced too, meaning that car owners in the city tend to pay more when they fill up their tanks. The fact that the Southampton roads are rough to drive on means that maintenance costs are high too, with average annual spending being £178. So it's no wonder that smart drivers are getting cash for scrap cars in Southampton and saving themselves a lot of money (while earning some too). With free car collection, it's never been easier to sell your scrap car in Southampton.


Scrap a car if it's not being used

It might seem like there are more road users than ever in Southampton, especially when you're stuck in traffic on the westbound carriageway of the M27 at junction five. However, traffic levels have dropped, and cycling is on the rise. With the city centre being easy to get around on foot and public transport being so frequent, more people than ever are leaving their cars at home when they pop into town. The problem is that if your car isn't being used, it's still costing you money. Insurance and road tax still have to be paid, and the longer it's left undriven the more the value of that car depreciates. If you know that you're not driving your car, then you might have declared it as SORN, but that will cost money to get removed, and you won't be able to drive it until then. Now, you can save ongoing vehicle epoxies, avoid extra payments to use your car, and get its real value by getting cash for scrap cars in Southampton, even if it's been SORNed.


You find public transport preferable

With the high levels of congestion, the appalling state of the council-run roads, and the fantastic availability and frequency of the city's public transport system, it's no wonder that car ownership is steadily declining in Southampton. There are multiple bus networks run by different companies, meaning that you can get anywhere in and around the city, and even to nearby Eastleigh and Winchester without ever getting behind the wheel. The Solent Go Travel Card is usable on all buses and trains, and the local rail line is very regular and reliable. When driving down Wolseley Road can destroy your suspension and St Mary's Street is equally unforgiving, it's not that much of a surprise that more people than ever are using the public transport network in Southampton. This is especially the case when the amount you get for an old car from scrap metal dealers in Southampton is more than enough to pay for a year's worth of travel. Owning a car has never been such a pointless expense.


The car has failed its MOT

Drivers in every city in the UK have to pay hundreds of pounds on repairs when their cars fail their MOT. On average, motorists in Southampton pay much more on those car repairs, with every failed MOT resulting in at least a £178 bill. However, some reports indicate that the cost of repairing a car in Southampton after a failed MOT is much higher, at £280. Either way, Soton drivers are spending a lot on repairs, even though the pass rate for cars in Southampton is at 35% (the same as the national average). Partly, that's because car owners in Southampton are younger than in other cities, especially considering the regular influx of 43,000 students. That means they buy cheaper cars that always need more money to keep them usable. More drivers in the city are refusing to spend that much, and realising how easy it is to sell a car without MOT in Southampton.


You could use the money for other things

Southampton residents already know that the city is an expensive place to live, but are often surprised to find that it's the 9th most expensive city in the UK to own a car. It is estimated that it costs around £2752 every year just to keep and use a car in the city, and that's money that many drivers would prefer to spend elsewhere. From shopping in West Quay shopping centre to nights out in The Brooks or day trips to historical sites of interest, there's a lot to do in the city. That's especially true when you factor in the low average age of Soton locals, and a higher than national average number of singles. So if you need cash to pay for a date night, or even if you need a little extra cash boost to help pay for some of the highest rents in the country (£843 a month!), then getting cash for scrap cars in Southampton is a much smarter move than applying for payday loans.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

The roads of Southampton are notorious. Confusing layouts make accidents common, and the roads have become increasingly deteriorated in recent years. It's no wonder that so many people choose to leave their cars at home! When you buy a lower-priced, used car, it's always going to have some wear and tear. Minor issues like scratched bodywork or a wobbly back seat can be fine, but when that old car starts to have engine issues or the brakes and suspension become less reliable, then it becomes much more dangerous to drive. Every time that you start driving a car that has a major issue, you are putting your life in danger, and also the lives of other drivers and pedestrians. While minor repairs can often be done yourself, it's much more expensive to make big repairs, and that's why it's so common to see Soton drivers selling their unsafe cars to scrap dealers in Southampton and making money that they can use to get a safer car.


Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

The employment rates in the city are considered to be mediocre, although 69% of the local population are in employment. The problem is that less than half of the city are able to find full-time work. With some of the largest vehicle repair bills in the country, Southampton drivers are constantly paying out money that they could be using to improve their quality of life. That's why more people than ever are getting cash for scrap cars in Southampton. Instead of spending money on those tired, worn down old used cars, the money that you get from scrap metal dealers in Southampton can be used on nights out, alternative travel options, or even to put towards a more reliable car. If you're spending more on maintaining your old car than ever, it's time to start thinking about how those costs are preventing you from upgrading to a newer vehicle or simply using the money on something fun.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

As the seventh worst city in the UK for congestion, drivers in the city can waste up to 144 hours (or six days) a year sitting still in rush hour. That's partly because of the high rate of vehicle ownership, with 77% of Southampton households having access to a car or van. Used cars are low cost in Southampton, but those cars are never going to be as fuel-efficient as something newer. Worn out spark plugs, low-quality engine oil, and even worn tyres can all add to a lack of fuel-efficiency, and the side-effect is that you start having to spend more every time that you drive onto the petrol station forecourt. When you realise that you're spending more on fuel than on car insurance, that's a good time to start thinking about getting a better car. More drivers than ever are selling their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Southampton and using the money to get something that costs less to run.


Your car is written off  

The A50, which joins Southampton to Devon, has been officially named as Britain's most dangerous road. Inside the city limits, the slow pace of traffic flow and the high number of old cars on the roads means that accidents are common. A car accident is always a nightmare, even if all involved escape with no injuries. Cars need repairing, and if those repairs outweigh the value of the car, then it can be hard to know what to do next. The good news is that no matter how badly your car has been banged up, you can still sell it to scrap dealers in Southampton. Often Soton drivers keep hold of badly damaged cars because they know they can't sell it to a private buyer who wants something to drive. What locals are realising is that they can sell even seriously damaged cars in Southampton and get that unsightly vehicle off their drives and out of their garages.


You’re looking for a part-exchange  

With such high rates of vehicle ownership in the city (77% of households have access to a vehicle), as well as the low cost of used vehicles and the low rates of pay (let alone the students who are struggling to survive on their student loans), means that part-exchanges are common. The problem with part-exchanges is that they leave you vulnerable because you're never quite sure that you'll be getting what your old car is really worth. Going the part-exchange route is always best avoided because it also gives you less power as a buyer. The alternative, more positive option, is to get cash for scrap cars in Southampton and head to a dealership or private seller knowing exactly what your budget is. When you've got the cash in your pocket, you can negotiate more too, and that means more savings on your new vehicle. Southampton drivers are avoiding part-exchanges and buying better cars as a result.

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Southampton scrap metal & scrap car prices

Port towns have good scrap metal prices all year round, and Southampton is no exception. Here are the scrap metal prices in Southampton you can expect to see.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Steel sells well at £1170 per tonne. Iron is a good price too, at £290 a tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Stainless steel and copper are in demand at £650 and £3970 per tonne respectfully while Aluminium is £280.

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 Southampton

A lot of drivers in Southampton keep their old cars for so long because they don't think that they can get any real money for it. They're often surprised by just how much their old vehicles are really worth to scrap yards in Southampton.

Common misconceptions

When drivers use our instant quote calculator, they are often very surprised to find out how much money they can get for their old cars. Rather than keeping that old car that's just failed its MOT, or paying extra to have a SORN removed, more people than ever are getting cash for their scrap cars in Southampton and giving their bank accounts a boost. Even the most damaged cars in Southampton are worth more than you think. Here are some of the types of cars that can be sold to scraps yards in Southampton.

Cars without an MOT

When Southampton drivers are paying more on car repairs after a failed MOT than anywhere else in the country, it's not a surprise to find that most are just putting off those repairs. That means their car sits doing nothing, and the value of it steadily drops. Most vehicle owners think that they aren't allowed to sell a car without an MOT in Southampton.

The fact is that thanks to our free car collection, you can easily sell a car even if it doesn't have a valid MOT. You're not allowed to drive a car without a valid MOT unless you're going to a pre-booked test. That's why our free car collection service is so highly valued. It's never been easier to sell a car in Southampton, even if it doesn't have an MOT.

Proof of ownership

Lost keys or a missing V5C can make it a little more challenging to sell a car legally. Not only is it frustrating to try and sell a car when you can't find your logbook or when the car keys have been lost during a night out in Oceana, but it also means that you'll usually have to accept a lower price. When you sell a car in Southampton to one of the scrap merchants that make up our nationwide network, we can help make sure that you have all of the paperwork too. We'll go through the DVLA to get replacements for lost documents, and if you've lost the keys, you just have to let us know. Our transport vehicles will show up with all of the tools they need to get into your car so that it can be moved safely. Never assume that you can't scrap your car in Southampton, especially when we have made it so easy for hundreds of Southampton drivers.

Scrap car collection in Southampton

Selling a car is often a major hassle. However, more drivers than ever are finding that selling their old car to scrap yards in Southampton is the hassle-free experience they've been hoping for.

No risk selling

If you've declared your car as SORN, or if your car has failed its MOT, then you aren't allowed to drive it. That can make it hard to get to scrap yards! That's why we make collection such an easy option. Now, you don't have to risk breaking the law and getting fined. You simply set your collection time, and wait for us to do everything else. We even do your paperwork for you! So as long as your car is on stable ground and can be accessed by our transport vehicles, we can collect it and make sure that you get immediate payments. We do scrap car removal in Southampton from anywhere in the city. Wherever your car is parked, we can retrieve it and pay you for it.

Set your collection time

Once you've checked how much your car is worth using our quote calculator, all you have to do is pick your collection time. Choose your date and the time of day that is most convenient for you, and we do the rest. You don't even have to be there yourself as long as you leave someone to meet the transport team and that they have all of the required paperwork. If you book a time slot and realise that you can't make it, simply let us know and rebook to a time and date that's more convenient.

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Average scrap car prices in Southampton

The launching port for the Titanic and the long history of shipbuilding and technology manufacturing means that scrap metal prices in Southampton are among the highest in the country.

Average scrap car

The top prices for scrap metal in Southampton

Being on the south coast and having such a robust cluster of maritime and marine-based manufacturers and businesses, there is always a high demand for scrap metal in the city. It's a city that sits in the heart of the Solent, and using our network of scrap metal dealers in Southampton means that you will always be getting the best prices in the city. That's because our scrap yards will always monitor the current value of scrap metal in the city using our real-time updates.

Make and model

The main factor that will determine how much your scrap car will be worth is the size and weight of it.

Scrap yards pay by the tonne, so the heavier your vehicle is the more money you'll be able to get for it. However, because we only work with scrap yards that focus on recycling, you can also get a price boost if your car has parts that can be reused. That's why the car scrap prices in Southampton that we pay are the best in the city. Don't settle for smaller payments by using scrap yards that are not part of the network. If you want the best service and the top prices in the city, then you want the experts who know exactly how much your car is worth. Check out our instant quote calculator now to get a better idea of what your car is worth. With our quotes, you can rest easily knowing that what you're quoted is what you'll be paid.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Southampton

You'll never find any hidden costs, and when even car collections are 100% free, you know that you can easily scrap your car in Southampton at the best price.

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 Southampton

Whenever you scrap a car with our network of salvage yards, you're not only getting the best car scrap prices in Southampton. You're also getting all of the benefits that come with recycling.


Good for the environment  

Southampton is a very sustainable city and is ranked in the top five in the country for low CO2 emissions. Unfortunately, it also has some of the worst recycling rates in the UK, and only 25% of the waste produced in the city is recycled. Compare that figure to nearby Bouremouth's 49%, and it's clear that Southampton has a recycling issue. So while the geothermal power plant keeps harmful emissions the lowest in the UK, landfill use is still a massive problem. Landfills damage the city, but if you use car recyclers in Southampton, then you're preventing many harmful materials from being sent to those growing landfill sites. By recycling, you make sure that your car is disposed of safely, and you'll also be helping other drivers too. When vehicle owners can buy cheap replacement parts for their cars, then they are making them more fuel-efficient and less harmful to the environment.


Protecting local wildlife

Being on the southern coast and having the two rivers (the Test and the Itchen), means that there is a lot of wildlife in and around the city. The council has a long-term commitment strategy for helping to protect local wildlife, and they have committed to urban wildflower meadows, the planting of 5000 trees within city limits, and the creation of a wide variety of community-led wildlife protection schemes. The coastline, mudflats, heathland, woodland, and parkland is all looked after. That means crested newts, sparrowhawks, trout, water shrews, and the wide range of butterflies need all the help they can get to thrive. Sending your old car to a landfill creates harmful emissions and causes serious soil damage. When you recycle a car in Southampton, you are helping to keep the local wildlife safer from harm.


Using finite resources

There are a huge number of businesses in Southampton and in a range of sectors. Healthcare, the maritime industry, retail, and property are where the highest levels of growth are being seen. The city also has a high success rate for startups, with a 39.29% chance of any new business lasting the initial five years. When you recycle a car in Southampton, you're ensuring that those businesses have access to materials that would otherwise be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to get hold of. By avoiding the shipping of those metals, plastics, and the other materials that you find on a car, you are helping those businesses to save money. It also puts less strain on the natural world, because mining will be in less demand.


Jobs and the economy

The employment rate in Southampton is not great, which is why job creation is so important. Currently, the levels of disposable income in the city are very low, and that's bad news for local businesses. However, when you scrap a car in Southampton with an ATF breakers yard that prioritises recycling, you are helping those businesses access the materials that they need. That means their running costs drop because they don't have to pay for expensive shipping or the mining of new materials. That means the potential for easier business growth, and that means more potential to create more job openings. The city is already very focused on sustainability, and the use of geothermal rock energy creation is leading to even more jobs being created. By recycling your car, you are boosting the economy and improving the future of Southampton.

Car scrap yards in Southampton

There are plenty of scrap yards in Southampton, but they won't all be the same. Some will encourage you to break the law, and others will just send your old vehicle to a landfill, or pay you much less than your car is worth.

Authorised Treatment Facilities

When you use a salvage yard in Southampton that is a member of our professional network, you know you're getting the best prices and the best customer service. The car breakers in Southampton that we partner are Authorised Treatment Facilities,which means that they have been recognised by the Environment Agency, and prioritise recycling or landfill use. They will also be monitoring the current value of scrap metal prices in Southampton in real-time. So you know that when you use a Southampton scrap yard, you're getting the top prices, and all without any hidden fees. If you want to know that you're getting the real value of your car, then it's vital that you only use the scrap yards in Southampton that are a part of the network.

Far too many scrap yards in Southampton will give you bad advice and poor customer service. They will tell you it's fine to drive your SORNed or MOT-less car to their yard, and they might even offer to pay your cash-in-hand. Following this type of unprofessional advice will result in your breaking the law, and potentially having to pay some heavy fines. Always stick to using the Authorised Treatment Facilities that will not only follow the law but also do all of your paperwork for you so that you get the maximum convenience. With our focus on recycling, our promise of free scrap car collection in Southampton, and a guarantee that you'll be getting the top price that you're quoted, means that you benefit from knowing that you're using the best scrap yards and breakers yards in the city.