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The top 10 reasons why Swansea residents scrap their cars

Almost 8% of the population of Wales lives in Swansea. That means 247,000 residents and a wide variety of reasons for locals to scrap a car. Here are the top 10 reasons why so many Swansea drivers are selling their old cars to scrap metal dealers in Swansea.


The running costs are too expensive  

Although it's never cheap to keep a car running, drivers in Swansea have some high costs that can't be avoided. Swansea has been named as one of the most expensive cities in the UK for an MOT and for a basic service. Insurance isn't cheap in the city either, especially if you live in Mount Pleasant, where you can expect to pay around £200 a year more than those living in nearby Mumbles. Petrol is another issue in Swansea, and local drivers pay more for petrol than anywhere else in Wales. All of those running costs add up, and that means constantly paying out for a car that you might not even want anymore. Now that you can quickly and easily get cash for scrap cars in Swansea, local motorists are selling those old cars without any hassles, and either buying a more fuel-efficient car or deciding to go car-free forever.


Scrap a car if it's not being used  

If you've got an old car sitting in your driveway and you haven't used it for a while, then you're not the only motorist in the city who's doing the same. Although 71.5% of households in Swansea have access to a car, it's becoming much more common to only keep those cars for 'just in case' emergencies. The public transport system is one of the leading causes for not using a car as much as you used to, but the problem is that the longer you leave your car unused the more it depreciates in value. There's also the issue of finding that it won't even start when you do finally decide to use it! Just because you're not using your car doesn't mean that it's not going to cost you money. Rather than continuing to pay out for a car they're not using, we're seeing more locals than ever getting cash for scrap cars in Swansea, and using that money for much more practical things.


You find public transport preferable

An impressive 28.5% of households in Swansea have no access whatsoever to a car or van. That's because they have found that they don't really need private vehicles when the public transport system is so efficient. The average number of public transport users in Swansea is higher than the average for Wales, with 7.8% of the population using the buses and trains every single day for essential and nonessential travel. The Swansea bus station is very central, and the coverage of the service reaches all the way to Gower (and that's just the local bus service). You can even buy a Wales Pass ticket that allows you to get onto any bus that makes up the South Wales or First Cymru network. With public transport this comprehensive, more locals than ever are ditching their cars entirely and getting cash for scrap cars in Swansea instead. That means more miles for a much cheaper price.


The car has failed its MOT

Not only is there a slightly higher than average number of MOT failures every year in Swansea, but local motorists are also paying some of the highest prices in the country for those tests. In Swansea, you can expect to pay around £203 for an MOT and full service, and that's a lot of money to pay out if your car fails its test. It used to be very difficult to sell a car without an MOT in Swansea, but we have streamlined the entire process. Although you aren't legally allowed to drive a car to a scrap yard when it doesn't have a valid MOT, you can still sell it. That's because we provide free vehicle collection, so it's no wonder that one of the most common reasons for locals to sell their cars to scrap car dealers in Swansea is because they have failed their MOT and don't want to flush away more money on it.


You could use the money for other things

Only 46% of locals in Swansea are in full-time employment, and that leads to lower levels of disposable income than the UK average. That means many residents of the Welsh city are living month to month, and that exposes them to financial risks whenever an unexpected bill arrives or when vital car repairs come out of the blue. When it comes to accessing some emergency funds, families in Swansea have fewer savings than the national average, too, with just £875 safely stashed away compared to the UK average of £3116. So surprise bills can have long-lasting effects that can gradually chip away at your quality of life. While options like payday loans are available when you're in a tight spot, these also come with serious risks. It's the need for a quick cash boost that is seeing so many local heading to scrap metal dealers in Swansea and getting paid straight into their bank accounts when they need the money the most.


Your car’s no longer safe to drive      

With the high cost of vehicle maintenance in Swansea, it's very easy to put off minor repairs until they become absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, the longer that you leave a minor issue, the quicker it will become a major issue. With so many cars on the roads of Swansea, there are always going to be a high number of those cars that should be spending more time in the garage. Dangerous cars aren't just a risk to the owner either, because not being able to brake fast enough, or not being able to see clearly through a cracked windscreen, dramatically increases the risk of hitting someone else's car. Luckily, even the most unsafe and damaged cars in Swansea can be sold quickly and easily. You don't even have to risk driving it ever again either, because we'll come straight to you and collect it for free. There's no longer any reason to keep on driving that unsafe car.


Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain

The maintenance costs of a car in Swansea are some of the highest in the UK. Both Cardiff and Swansea appear in the top 5 cities in the UK for the cost of a vehicle service, and that means local drivers are paying more than ever just to get their cars checked for minor repairs. Maintenance costs can be easy to forget about when you're planning a budget, and that makes it even more frustrating when you have to make those payments. Of course, if you don't have those maintenance jobs carried out, then your car simply becomes less reliable and more dangerous to drive. Instead of constantly paying out those maintenance expenses, it's never been more popular for locals to get cash for scrap cars in Swansea, and spending the money on either public transport travel or to put towards a more easily maintained car. Don't keep spending unnecessarily.


Your car is very fuel inefficient    

Paying the highest petrol prices in Wales is already a huge frustration for Swansea drivers, and those high prices aren't helped by the high levels of congestion in the city. Ranked as the 179th worst congested city in the entire world, rush-hour traffic usually results in an average of 14 minutes spent sitting in a traffic jam for every 30-minute trip. That means money being burned away while traffic stays still, and you not getting to where you're meant to be. Fuel-inefficiency means throwing money away, and the need for a more cost-effective vehicle is one of the more common reasons for local drivers to contact the best scrap metal dealers in Swansea. Using our instant quote calculator and our immediate payments, those drivers then have additional cash to spend on a cheaper to run and more fuel-efficient vehicle. Don't keep filling up your tank with expensive petrol that you're just going to waste in congested traffic.


Your car is written off  

As of last year, there were 158,200 licensed vehicles in the city, of which 127,200 were cars. Add in the 31,200 people that drive into the city every single day as part of their commute, and you have a lot of cars racing around Swansea trying to get where they want to be. That high volume of traffic means that Swansea has a slightly higher rate of accidents per mile than the Welsh average. Of course, accidents are hard to predict, and if you have been involved in a collision that's left your car a wreck that no amount of spending will repair, it can be hard to know what to do. It's in these cases that our free collection service is so highly valued. Rather than leaving that written off car outside your home, it's now quick and easy to get paid by scrap dealers in Swansea and sit back as we do all of the collection process for you.


You want a hassle-free way of selling your car  

Swansea locals are happy, friendly, trustworthy, and welcoming, according to a study by The Telegraph. According to survey results, the city is the third most welcoming and friendly city in the whole of the UK, but you might not think so when you try and sell a car privately. We all know that selling a car means dealing with the car-buying public, and that means people showing up at the wrong time, people wasting your whole day by not showing up, or coping with those potential buyers that just want to haggle. Instead of facing the nightmare of trying to sell privately, Swansea motorists are selling their old cars quickly, easily, and profitably to the best scrap dealers in Swansea. They get their money sent straight to their bank account (without any haggling), and their car is collected at the most convenient time and day for them.

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Swansea scrap metal & scrap car prices

With the Welsh history of mining, demand is always going to be high for scrap metal in Swansea. Here are some of the current scrap metal prices in Swansea you are going to see.

Ferrous scrap metal per tonne

Expect prices of around £1100 per tonne for steel. Iron sells well too, at £680 a tonne.

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Scrap metal prices by month

Stainless steel is at £630 a tonne. Aluminium is also selling high this month, at £220 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 Swansea

Whatever the state of your car or where it is, you can be sure that you can make some money from it. Never assume that there's something so wrong with your car that you won't be able to sell it to our professional scrap yards in Swansea.

Sell your unusable car 

Whatever your reasons for selling an old car to a scrap yard in Swansea, using one of the partners in the city means getting high prices all year round. Even if your car is SORNed and you can't legally drive it, you can still make money from it because we come to you to collect, and do so for free! From cars that have been involved in a collision to those that have just failed their latest MOT, we make it easier than you might think to make some money from some of the most damaged cars in Swansea.

Cars without documents 

When you can't prove that a car is yours, does that mean that you're out of options and stuck with a car you no longer want? That's a question that we get asked a lot, and we're happy to tell you that, thanks to our years of industry experience, we can help. We communicate directly with the DVLA for you, so you don't have to waste a day sitting and waiting on hold. Just because the DVLA office is based in Swansea, it doesn't make it easiest to get through on the phone!

Not only do we make sure that you can quickly get replacement documents, we even fill them all out for you. So if you've lost your logbook or your car keys have gone walkabout, we can help. Never keep a car you no longer want just because you think it can't be sold. We'll help you every step of the way to sell a car in Swansea.

Your solution to when your car fails its MOT

Swansea drivers pay some of the highest prices for an MOT in Wales, and a high percentage (almost 37%) of those cars fail their test. Cars that fail their MOT are going to cost more money to repair, so it's no wonder that so many people put those payments off and end up with a car they can't use. With our free car collection service, you never have to worry about that car again. We have not only made it easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Swansea, but we also guarantee that there are no hidden fees when we come to collect that car. So if you refuse to pay for those essential repairs and you'd rather get some money instead, it's never been easier to sell a car in Swansea even if it doesn't have a valid MOT.

Scrap car collection in Swansea

One of the reasons why is so popular in Swansea is because of our free scrap car collection service. We know how stressful it can be to sell a car privately, so we have made selling a car to our scrap yards in Swansea as stress-free as it can possibly be.

Our stress-free service explained

We plan your free scrap car collection in Swansea around you. All you have to do is tell us when you need it collected, and we do the rest. Pick your time slot, confirm your collection on the day, and we'll arrive with our expert recovery team. All you have to do is be there with the paperwork, or make sure that someone is there to meet our team. So from your instant quote to the immediate payment for your old car, the entire process is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Why we are so popular

It can be tricky getting a car to a seller if it doesn't have an MOT.

You're only legally allowed to drive a car without a valid MOT for very specific reasons, and if you get stopped by the police, then you face a heavy fine. If your car has a SORN on it, then you're not allowed to drive it for any reason. That's why our free scrap car collection in Swansea is so popular. Not only is it a convenient way to make some money, but it also helps to keep you on the right side of the law. Now, you just have to get your instant quote, let us know your preferred collection time, and let us do everything else. If your car is on stable ground and our recovery vehicles can get to it, then your car can be collected. It doesn't have to be on a public road, despite what you may have been told. We will do scrap car removal in Swansea wherever your car is parked. As long as you or someone you know is there to meet us, just tell us the postcode and we can collect your car.

Scrap car collection in 3 simple steps

In just three simple steps, you can get rid of your old car and make some immediate money from it.

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Average scrap car prices in Swansea

Thanks to high demand from both Wales and the rest of the UK, scrap metal prices in Swansea are always strong. It's those high prices that surprise many locals when they use our instant quote calculator.

Average scrap car

Get the top prices for scrap metal in Swansea

Thanks to a long history of mining, it's location, and the fact that the city is growing quickly, there is a high demand for scrap metal in Swansea. When you get your instant quote from us, the value of your car is calculated using the latest prices for scrap metal in Swansea. That means that you will always get quoted the real-world value of your car because we continuously monitor those price changes to find you the best deal possible. We don't have any hidden fees and no last-minute expenses that you have to pay for. What you're quoted is what you get, with payments made immediately straight into your bank account.

Weight, make and model

It's not just the price of scrap metal this month that will affect how much your car is worth. The weight is always going to be one of the most important factors, simply because scrap yards in Swansea buy by the weight. So the heavier and larger your old car, the higher you'll be quoted when looking at the top car scrap prices in Swansea. However, it's not just the weight of your car that matters. If your car has lots of recyclable and reusable parts, then it will be worth more. The rarer those parts, the more you will get paid. So if your car is part of a fleet or it's come from a foreign country and only just been registered, we make sure that you get the best price to scrap a car in Swansea.

Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Swansea

Have a quick look at our instant quotes page; give us a few details about your car, and if you're happy with your quote, then simply book your free car collection time.

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 Swansea

Swansea has come a long way since Dylan Thomas called it an "ugly, lovely town." Now, it is a sleek, modern city that has widespread appeal and a high quality of life. When you recycle a car in Swansea with our Authorised Treatment Facilities, you get some added benefits that aren't just about getting the best car scrap prices in Swansea.


Good for the environment  

Everyone is more aware of the effect waste has on the planet, and it's particularly important in Swansea because of the large amount of environment to protect! Swansea is more than just a city, it's an entire county, and that means five miles of sandy beaches, coastal villages, and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Gower peninsula. That doesn't even cover the unique sea life that helps to make Swansea such a vital area to keep protected. Regeneration is being handled very sensibly and environmentally aware in the city, and that's helping to protect the beauty of Swansea. When you use the best car recyclers in Swansea, you are guaranteeing that your old car is not just going to be scrapped and sent to a landfill. We recycle and reuse as much of your car as possible, and ensure that potentially harmful waste is disposed of responsibly. That means no harmful emissions, and no dangerous oils and liquids seeping into the ground.


Protecting local wildlife

Of the 109,200 tonnes of waste that Swansea generated between 2018 and 2019, an impressive 68,700 tonnes of it was recycled, reused, or composted. That's slightly higher than the national average, and a good indication that locals have a clear focus on responsible waste management. By recycling, we keep harmful products away from landfills and tips, and that can only be good news for the local wildlife of Swansea. From the sea to the city to the rural surroundings, there's a lot of animal and plant life that needs to be protected, so responsible disposal is vital when you recycle a car in Swansea. If you make the mistake of using a scrap yard in Swansea that isn't a part of the network, then you will find that more of your car is sent to landfill. That means it will continue to cause harm to the environment and to the diverse range of plants and animals that make Swansea such a unique destination in the UK.


A boost for the economy

The bustling urban areas, the glorious waterfront setting, and the extensive rural surroundings make Swansea one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, if not the world. The reason why recycling needs to be a priority when you scrap a car in Swansea is because of the advantages that it gives the local community. If you use a scrap yard that will simply crush your old car and send it to a landfill site, you are adding to the high rate of Landfill Tax that the city has to pay. Not only that, but you are depriving local companies from having access to the materials that they need. Those materials help cut costs, and that means less expensive products for local people. Also, because all of the yards that make up the network are Authorised Treatment Facilities, they will always reuse whatever functioning parts of your car there are. That means other local motorists have access to cheaper car parts, meaning that money can be spent elsewhere in the city, keeping that money flowing and boosting the economy.


Employment benefits

It might have become famous for its copper smelting industry, but Swansea has come a long way since then. Big brands have made the city their home, and with their investment and that of the council, restoration and rejuvenation projects are in constant motion. When you recycle a car in Swansea, you are helping make the city more appealing to investors and to businesses. As we all become more aware of the harm we cause to the planet, being a sustainable city is much more appealing to those companies that want to relocate to or launch from Swansea. With those businesses, job creation is inevitable, and that's only good news for those out of work or stuck in part-time employment. So it's vital that you only use Authorised Treatment Facilities that are a part of the network.

Car scrap yards in Swansea

There are plenty of scrap yards in Swansea, simply because of the high prices of scrap metal in the city. However, those scrap yards are not all the same, and you are going to face potential risks if you follow their advice and settle for their prices.

Why our scrap yards are Authorised Treatment Facilities

Our network of salvage yards in Swansea are not just industry experts with years of experience. They are also all Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means two things. The first is that you know that your old car is always going to be recycled and reused as much as possible, which means that you get more money for the car you don't want any more. Secondly, you have the confidence of knowing that all of the members of our network have real-time access to the fluctuations in scrap metal prices in Swansea. So when you get your quote, there's no guessing and no 'gut feelings' Your quote is an accurate representation of the value of your car, meaning that you will only ever get the best price possible. 

So if you want the best scrap metal prices in Swansea, then is the solution that you've been looking for.

It's all too easy to fall for the bad advice and low prices offered by scrap yards that aren't good enough to become part of the network. Those scrap yards often lack any experience, and many don't even have the necessary council permits. That means they will be far more likely to give you a 'lower than it should be' valuation, as well as some commonly seen examples of bad advice. Many drivers get into serious trouble with the police because a dodgy scrap yard operator has told them it's perfectly fine to sell a car without a V5C, or that they can drive a car that's been SORNed. Our car and van scrap yards in Swansea keep you safe, pay the best prices, and dispose of your car in a way that doesn't harm the environment.