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The top 10 reasons why Telford residents scrap their cars
As the largest town in Shropshire, Telford is also one of the fastest-growing towns in the UK. Home to 169,400 people, there are many reasons why those locals are deciding to sell a car for scrap in Telford. Here are the top 10 of those reasons!
The running costs are too expensive
Compared to the rest of the UK, car insurance premiums in Telford aren't excessively high, but they are noticeably higher than in the majority of Shropshire. On average, drivers in Telford pay around £65 a year more for their car insurance than elsewhere in the county. However, due to its comprehensive coverage range, Telford also has some stark differences in insurance costs and depending on your postcode, you could end up paying some of the highest rates in the country. Petrol too is slightly higher than the UK average, with local drivers having to spend around £1.17 a litre of petrol. These running costs soon add up, especially if you're spending too much time stuck between junctions 4 and 5 on the M54. Instead of carrying on paying for those high running costs, local motorists are getting cash for scrap cars in Telford and using that money for less expensive travel options.
Scrap a car if it's not being used
Telford has one of the highest ratios of households without a car in the whole of the UK. Largely attributed to the fantastic public transport system, 22.9% of households in Telford have no access to a car or van. However, that means 77.1% of households do have a vehicle, but with the rapidly growing number of people using public transport, or the 8% of people who walk or cycle to work, the fact is that many of those cars are simply not being used. As they get left for longer and longer on driveways and parked in the street, those cars start to depreciate in value and performance. They also still need money spent on them, with car insurance and road tax payment still essential unless you've cleared your car as SORN. Instead of carrying on paying for cars they're not using, locals are getting cash for scrap cars in Telford instead.
You find public transport preferable
It used to be that public transport in and around Telford was pretty awful. Thanks to a massive investment program that saw the old bus station being replaced by a fresher, more high-tech building, public transport is now more popular than ever in the town. In 2004, the town won the much-coveted Beacon Status for its vast improvements to public transport. Thanks to being a 'new town', Telford's roads have been designed to produce the least amount of congestion, and that means bus journeys are fast (as well as being extremely regular and cheap). Although there are 1007km of roads in Telford, it still has quite low levels of car ownership, with almost 23% of households not having any kind of vehicle. That lack of necessity is seeing more locals than ever getting cash for scrap cars in Telford and using that money to get more miles of travel for a lot less money.
The car has failed its MOT
More cars fail their MOT in Telford than the national average of 35%. As many as 36.5% of all cars in Telford will fail their MOT, with lamp and lighting issues being the main fault. Brakes and suspension are also a common problem that results in MOT failure in Telford. Due to the financial situation of Telford locals, many of the cars being bought and sold in the town are older, and if your car was registered in 2002, then there's a 46.8% chance that it will fail its MOT. While you can't drive a car without a valid MOT, you can make money from it. We have made it easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Telford, and thanks to our car collection service you may be getting a lot more money and convenience than you thought. Locals are saving money on repairs and getting some quick payments instead.
You could use the money for other things
Although Telford has relatively high employment rates, not many of those workers have managed to find full-time work. Only 47% of the town is in full-time employment. The result is earning averages that are well below the national average. However, this is one of those cases where the polarised nature of the town becomes evident, with some areas seeing much higher levels of deprivation. Madeley and Lawley have particular issues when it comes to disposable income, and that means getting a surprise bill can be a budget-killer. Having an unexpected debt is always a cause of stress and accessing emergency money is one of the main reasons for local drivers to sell their cars to our scrap metal dealers in Telford. Quick payments made straight to a bank account and with none of the high repayments you get with payday loans, selling a car for scrap in Telford is the smart option.
You're getting too old to drive
The population of Telford is predominantly younger than the national average and is growing quickly with that younger demographic. However, the number of people that live in Telford who are over the age of 65 is also relatively high. Not only do around 29,600 residents fit into the over-65 bracket, that number is also growing. In 2017 alone, the over-65s grew in number by 16.9%. That means a lot of drivers on the roads of Telford with deteriorating health and specific issues that affect their driver safety. Of course, age itself is no barrier to safe driving, but as health problems or unexpected health-related issues arise, it's natural to start thinking about driving ability. From memory loss to hand-eye coordination, as drivers age in Telford, they are making the decision to sell their cars to scrap car dealers in Telford and helping to make the roads safer while making some quick and easy cash.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
With low levels of disposable income and a 36.5% chance of failing an MOT, it's clear that many Telford residents can't afford or put off their general maintenance. Car maintenance is essential for safe driving, but if you can't afford to have minor or significant repairs made regularly, then that car will only end up costing you more money. By not carrying out that essential maintenance, you are far more likely to fail an MOT, and it will also become much more dangerous to use that car every day. Spending money on a car is always inevitable. Still, when you're spending more on maintenance than it would cost you to buy a new car, then it makes sense to sell that old vehicle to scrap metal dealers in Telford and use that money to either buy something cheaper to look after or to invest in more practical public transport travel.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
An estimated 0.92 billion miles are travelled on the roads of Telford every year. That is a lot of cars racing to get where they need to be, it also means a lot of old and fuel-inefficient vehicles are on the road. As cars get older, they start needing more fuel to make the same journeys. Spending more than you used to on fuel is particularly frustrating when you're stuck in traffic on the M54, and you've just spent £1,17 a litre filling up your tank. To get a cash boost for buying a more fuel-efficient and budget-friendly vehicle, Telford drivers are selling their cars for the top prices to the best scrap metal dealers in Telford. Not only are they making sure that old, fuel-inefficient cars are taken off the roads, but they're also using that money to invest in something a lot more practical and less expensive to run.
Your car is written off
The demographic of the town skews very much to the younger generations, and the result is a lot of inexperienced drivers on the roads. Combined with the high number of cars that are old and will fail their next MOT, and you have a recipe for a high number of vehicle collisions and accidents. By 2031, there are expected to be almost 197,000 people living in Telford aged between 18 and 32, which means more new drivers on the roads than ever. Having any kind of car accident is a huge source of stress and knowing what to do with a car that will cost more to repair than buy new can get complicated. Thanks to our free car collection service, drivers are finding that they make some money from even the most damaged cars in Telford, and they are using that cash to buy something safer and more reliable.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
Telford has been voted as being in the top ten happiest places to live in the whole of the UK, largely due to its generally low cost of living. Although Telford locals are generally a happy bunch, you probably won't notice that when you try to sell a car. That's because the UK public is particularly stressful when it comes to buying a new car. Not only are they likely to haggle to the point where you end up just giving them the car just for the ordeal to be over, but they also might not even show up to check the car out! That means wasted days hanging around, and still being stuck with your old car at the end of it. Selling a car to our scrap dealers in Telford means avoiding all of those issues, as well as giving you extra money for your car.
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Telford scrap metal & scrap car prices
The scrap metal prices in Telford are higher than the national average. Here's what to expect.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Selling for £1800 per tonne, steel is always well priced in Telford. Iron is also a good seller, so expect prices of £960 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
This month, stainless steel has seen a considerable price jump to £760 per tonne. Aluminium is also at a high, with prices of £780 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Telford
There are a lot of old cars being driven in Telford, as well as those that are just being left parked up for months at a time. That's because there is a lot of confusion about what kinds of cars can be sold to scrap yards in Telford.
You should never keep a car when you no longer want or need it. Unfortunately, too many UK drivers keep their cars for longer than they should because they think something is preventing them from making some money from it. Those damaged cars in Telford aren't just worth money. They can be collected for free, recycled, and used to encourage town growth. Whether your car has been involved in an accident or you know it's going to fail its next MOT, there are fewer limits on selling a car in Telford for high prices than you might think.
Cars without an MOT
When over a third of all cars in Telford fails an MOT, the urge to sell a car when it fails a test, and you can't afford repairs is always going to be high. The problem is that a lot of locals are confused about whether or not they can even sell a car without an MOT in Telford. It's an easy mistake to make because a car without a valid MOT can't be driven on a public road apart from in some very specific situations.
That would make it very hard to get that old car to a scrap yard! Of course, with our popular free car collection in Telford, you can't just sell a car without an MOT, we'll even come to you to collect it. That means no risk of breaking the law, and money sent straight to your bank account. Local drivers are saving money by avoiding those repairs and making money to invest in a new car with fewer issues.
Proof of ownership
You need to be able to prove that you own a car before you can get paid for it, but that can get very difficult if you've lost your logbook or you can't find your keys. This is a lot less of a problem for drivers in Telford because they have access to the Scrapi.com network of professional scrap yards. Every scrap yard that we partner with isn't just an Authorised Treatment Facility, they are also trained industry experts who can help you find alternative proof of vehicle ownership, or who know the best ways to get replacement V5s from the DVLA. So even if your logbook went missing last year, or you lost your keys after another disappointing night in Pussycats, never assume that you can't make some quick, easy cash by selling your car in Telford for some of the best prices in the UK.
Scrap car collection in Telford
We aren't just hugely popular in Telford because we pay the best scrap metal pieces in town. Our professional and free scrap car collection service in Telford means less stress for local sellers, and a faster payment made to your bank account.
Set your collection time
It's not just the fact that we have no hidden fees when we collect a car in Telford. We have also designed our entire collection service around the needs of our customers. That means you get to decide the best time and date for your scrap car collection in Telford. Once you've got your instant quote from us, you simply book your scrap car collection time, confirm it on the day, and we come to you. You don't even have to be there yourself to meet our recovery team, as long as there is someone to meet them with the required paperwork. Our scrap yards in Telford couldn't be easier to arrange collection with.
No risk selling
There are a lot of scrap yards in Telford because the prices of scrap metal in the town are higher than average. That means a lot of bad advice and a lot of issues with bad advice. Scrap yards that aren't a part of the Scrapi.com network can get you into serious trouble with the law because they either don't know or don't care about the rules and regulations that cover selling a car for scrap. It's for this reason that our free scrap car collection in Telford is so popular.
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Average scrap car prices per in Telford
If you've never tried to sell a car for scrap in Telford, then your first question will almost always be related to how much money you're going to get for your old car. Thanks to the high scrap metal prices in Telford you might be surprised by just how much even the most damaged cars in Telford are worth.
Make and model
It's the weight of your car that will affect the price the most when you sell it for scrap. That's because scrap yards pay by weight, so the heavier your car, the more it will be worth. However, it's not just tonnage that matters. All of our scrap yards in Telford are Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means that they recycle and reuse as much of your old car as possible. Local drivers can then access cheaper spare parts, which means that the value of your car will go up. That works both for rarer makes and models, as well as the most popular ones. If there is a high demand for those spare parts, the prices you're quoted will be higher. These factors combined make our car scrap prices in Telford the highest in the town.
The top prices for scrap metal in Telford
The combination of rapid economic growth and the proximity of Birmingham, Shrewsbury, and Wolverhampton, the prices for scrap metal in Telford tend to be higher than you think. When you sell a car in Telford to our scrap yards, you always know that you're getting the highest price possible because we don't base our valuation on the best guess. We use real data by continually monitoring the scrap metal prices in Telford. The result is you get a decently high price no matter what condition your car is in.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Telford
To get the best price to scrap a car in Telford simply use our quotes page, give us a few details, and immediately know just how much your car is worth. With no hidden fees or last-minute price negotiations, the price you're quoted is reliable.
The benefits to car recycling in Telford
A little over 50 years old, Telford is a large borough that is seeing tremendous growth. When you sell a car for scrap in Telford to one of our Authorised Treatment Facilities, you aren't just getting the best scrap car prices. You're also getting some additional benefits that you might not have considered.
Good for the environment
Although it's technically still a new town, Telford is blessed with an abundance of stunning green and natural spaces. Just a ten-minute drive from the town centre lands you slap bang in the middle of the Shropshire countryside, and Ironbridge Gorge alone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Telford also has one of the best parks in the whole of the UK, with Telford Town Park repeatedly voted as the best park in the country. The vast network of green corridors and publicly accessible green spaces, as well as the repeated winning of a Green Flag, means that the town has a lot of environment that needs protecting. By recycling a car in Telford, you are helping to protect that environment because you know that your car waste will be disposed of safely and responsibly.
Protecting local wildlife
It's not just the 169,400 people that call Telford home. There are also a huge number of animal species that live in and around the Shropshire town. The diverse woodlands, upland heath, and low-intensity farmland that surrounds the town is home to a huge number of different species. The red kite is the most famous because it was missing in the area for more than 150 years but has now become a common sight. Telford and the surrounding countryside have an impressive 126 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and the wildlife of the town needs to be kept safer from the harm caused by human waste management. Sending a car straight to landfill damages the soil and pollutes the air, destroying animal habitats and making it harder for animals to thrive. Our Authorised Treatment Facilities dispose of your car waste responsibly so when you recycle a car in Telford you know that you're helping to protect local wildlife.
A boost for the economy
As the fastest growing town in the West Midlands, Telford is seeing huge amounts of investment in the local economy. The Southwater town centre development cost £41 million alone. There are a lot of opportunities for businesses in the town, and that leads to higher levels of private investment too. When you scrap a car in Telford with a scrap yard that prioritises recycling, you're helping to slash the costs of Landfill Tax that the town has to spend every year. That money can then be used to make further improvements to the town, which makes it more appealing to those businesses seeking a new base of operations. That leads to more money being spent in the town, more opportunities for locals, and a vast array of local improvements to the town centre and the surrounding areas.
Job creation and employment benefits
With millions of pounds worth of investment every year, Telford is already a thriving business hub. With a diverse manufacturing sector, a busy tourism sector, and a high number of research and development facilities, the town is already seeing dramatic improvements to its employment figures. There are currently over 5000 businesses based in Telford, employing around 83,700 people. When you recycle a car in Telford, you aren't just making sure that you get more money for that old vehicle. You're also making it easier for those businesses to access cheaper materials, which means fewer operational costs and more potential for rapid business growth. That, in turn, leads to higher levels of job creation. That's good news for the town's economy and for those locals struggling to find full-time employment.
Car scrap yards in Telford
The high price of scrap metal in Telford means that there are always going to be scrap yards that are just trying to make a few quid at your expense. Using professional and experienced scrap yards in Telford is essential if you want to get paid the maximum amount for your old car.
Authorised Treatment Facilities
All of the scrap yards in Telford that are part of the Scrapi.com network is Authorised Treatment Facilities. This means that they have all of the required permits from the local council, have a high level of industry training and experience, and know the sector inside and out. They have also been officially recognised by the Environment Agency. That means you know that your car will always be recycled and reused as much as possible, resulting in higher prices that go beyond the already high scrap metal prices in Telford. When you get a quote from us, you know that it's not going to be based on a guess. Instead, it will be based on real data that combines a demand for spare parts with an awareness of the current scrap metal prices in Telford.
The top prices, our industry experience that can help you every step of the way, and the training that helps every scrap yard in Telford provide the best service, means that you can't go wrong with the Scrapi.com partner salvage yards in Telford. We know just how to help if you've lost your car keys but want to sell a car, and you won't get any dodgy advice about cash-in-hand payments or driving a car without a valid MOT. Instead, you get a safe environment and the experience of industry professionals so that you get the top prices for your old car, free car collection, and no last-minute surprises about your payment. Don't settle for less when it comes to using the most professional and experienced car and van scrap yards in Telford.