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The top 10 reasons why Wolverhampton residents scrap their cars
Wolverhampton has a top university, a rich history, and a population of over 256,000. Being a wildly diverse city, there are many reasons why Wulfrunians are deciding to scrap their cars. Here are the top 10!
The running costs are too expensive
Wolverhampton is the 18th most expensive place in the UK for car insurance, with the average Wulfrunian motorist spending around £540 on an annual premium. It's also the 18th most expensive city in the UK for fuel prices. The running costs of a car in Wolverhampton can be very limiting, and it's not helped by the huge number of local drivers who get caught out by the nightmare traffic system and end up getting hefty fines for accidentally driving in bus lanes. With all of these costs adding up, it's not really a surprise to find that high running costs are one of the main reasons why locals are getting cash for scrap cars in Wolverhampton and using the money they get to find more financially practical means of transport. Free car collection means you don't even have to venture onto the roads, and with immediate payments sent straight to your bank, you can make some money instead of spending it.
The car has high fuel consumption
Although a high proportion of the city use their cars to get to and from work, Wolverhampton is in the top 11% of all local council area zones (in England and Wales) who use public transport for their daily commute. An impressive 16% of locals use the buses, trains, and tram service, while 13% cycle or walk. With the cost of keeping a car running and the daunting prospect of the Chapel Ash roundabout to face every morning, it's no wonder that so many locals are realising that they can just get rid of the car that they aren't using. Lots of people are hesitant to get rid of their cars completely, but if you only use it for emergencies, you still have to spend money on it. Even if you SORN your car, you still have to pay to have the SORN removed. Instead, Wulfrunians are realising that they can sell those old cars to scrap metal dealers in Wolverhampton and get real money for it sent straight to their bank accounts.
You find public transport preferable
Wulfrunians like public transport. In fact, 16% of workers in the city using the bus, train, and tram network for their daily commute. Car ownership rates in the city are noticeably lower than the national average, and just over 35% of households in Wolves don't have a car or access to one. Partly, this is down to the high quality of the public transport system. From long journeys into Cannock or short ones into the city centre, the bus service is very regular and incredibly affordable. There are day saver passes that give you unlimited travel and family tickets too. The train station can get you anywhere in the country, and the tram service to Birmingham is clean, sparkling new, and very affordable. When the alternative is driving into the city and getting one of the 971 parking fines issued every year for parking on Red Lion Street, selling your old car to scrap metal dealers in Wolverhampton means being able to pay for a lot of miles of travel on public transport, and no parking fines either!
The car has failed its MOT
Roughly 35.1% of all cars that go in for their MOT in Wolverhampton will fail. That puts the city almost exactly in line with the national average. Brits have a habit of keeping cars for longer than they should, and drivers in Wolverhampton will tend to keep an older car even if it has failed it's MOT. They then have to pay for repairs and shell out even more for another test. The most common causes of MOT failure in the city are lighting issues and faulty suspension, neither of which are cheap to repair. Faced with that choice, more residents are deciding that they can get out and about without having to use a car, and so they're getting cash for scrap cars in Wolverhampton. Some then use that money to buy a car that's more reliable and cheaper to run, others forgo private transport entirely, using the money on something fun instead.
You could use the money for other things
Famously in the city, Wolverhampton was once voted by Lonely Planet as the ninth-worst city on the planet. The backlash was intense, and the city has since then also been named the best place in the UK to raise a family and ranks seventh on the list of having the most welcoming residents. The problem is that there is a broad split in terms of finances in Wolverhampton. Some areas, like Bushbury and Low Hill, have high levels of unemployment and low crime rates. In contrast, Wightwick Bank and Tettenhall have more expensive properties, an older population, and a higher rate of employment. For many Wulfrunians, though, money is tight, and the appearance of another bill or a fine from driving in the bus lanes can cause months of tight budgeting. In those times when a bill can't be put off, many locals are now finding that they can avoid the long-term stress of payday loans, and are instead realising that they can sell their costly cars to scrap dealers in Wolverhampton and get paid immediately.
Your car’s no longer safe to drive
Old cars and confusing road layouts, let alone the frantically busy ring road, means that there are very often a lot of cars on the road and those cars are not getting any younger. When vehicles age, they slowly become more dangerous to drive. It's easy to put off expensive repairs, but those issues all start to add up until you're driving a car that shouldn't be anywhere near a road. Trying to sell an old, unsafe car is never fun, which is why we have made the process as quick and convenient as possible. You can even quickly sell a car without an MOT in Wolverhampton. So no matter the condition of your car, you never have to get behind the wheel of it again, and can use the money that you get to either invest in a car that's more of a pleasure to drive than it is a trauma or to spend on a different, safer way to travel.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
With a high rate of MOT failures, the running costs, and the damage caused by the excessive number of potholes on the Wolverhampton roads, it's no wonder that so many drivers are getting rid of their old cars with scrap metal dealers in Wolverhampton. The damage caused by the potholes in the city has resulted in over £4,800 in council payouts, with an average of 235 complaints a year. The damage caused by driving over a pothole can be very expensive to repair, and if you have to do it more than once, then it's no surprise that local drivers are getting frustrated by their maintenance costs. Add in the other costs like the huge number of parking fines, and it's not hard to understand why so many drivers are choosing to get free car collection and immediate payments for their old cars.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Wolverhampton is ranked the 6th most aggressive driving city, narrowly beaten by Exeter when it comes to road rage. Partly, that's down to the fact that Wolverhampton is one of the most congested cities in the country, with some of the slowest traffic flows in the UK. From the Newhampton Road to Chapel Ash, and the Cannock or Penn Roads that are a nightmare to drive on, traffic is heavy on an hourly basis every day in Wolves. Constant ring road closures and a bewildering array of roadworks that never seem to finish (remember Compton Bridge!), all lead to one thing: you sitting in traffic burning through petrol but getting nowhere. Older cars will make the matter even worse because as cars age they start needing more fuel to get where they need to go. If you're burning that petrol just sitting at the junction onto the Penn Road, then it's good to know that there are professional scrap metal dealers in Wolverhampton who will pay top prices for your old, fuel-inefficient car.
Your car is written off
From the M6 to the ring road, driving in Wolverhampton can be terrifying. When you're not stuck in traffic, you have to know how the road layouts work, where the one way systems are, and how to use the weird roundabout system at Compton. Three out of ten drivers in the city have either been in a car crash or have experienced a near-miss on the local roads. It's the risks of driving that are leading so many people to ditch their cars completely, but what can you do if you've been involved in a car accident and the cost of repairs is more than you spent on buying the car? Wulfrunians are realising that they can get cash for scrap cars in Wolverhampton even if the car is so damaged that it doesn't even start. By using the best scrap metal dealers in Wolverhampton, you get the top prices, which can be used to put towards a newer, safer car.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
Although the local online marketplaces are popular for advertising a used car for sale, the problem is that you have no choice but to deal with the hassles of the car-buying general public. It might be easier than ever to let people know that your car is for sale, but hanging around all day waiting for a potential buyer who never bothers showing up, or who does show up only to start arguing over price, can get very frustrating very quickly. It also takes time that most people just don't have, which is why a more hassle-free solution is always so appreciated. When you use the Scrapi.com network, you get an instant quote, no hidden fees, and your car is even collected for free. That means no haggling over price, pick up times that suit your daily schedule, and immediate payments made straight to your bank account. Our scrap dealers in Wolverhampton will even do your paperwork for you.
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Wolverhampton scrap metal & scrap car prices
Wolverhampton has a long history and many links to the industrial revolution. Coal mining and steel production have been vital for city growth, and that means high scrap metal prices.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
Steel prices are currently sitting at £1380 per tonne. Iron is in demand at £540 a tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
Stainless steel remains high this month at £300 a tonne, but copper has skyrocketed to £3700 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in Wolverhampton
If you think that you can't sell your old car to scrap yards in Wolverhampton for a good price, then the Scrapi.com network might surprise you. Don't keep an old car for no reason, because it might be worth more than you think.
You might just be surprised
If you haven't already used our instant quote calculator, you might be surprised by just how high the true value of your car is. Even if you have declared your car as SORN, we make sure that you always get the top prices in the city. If your car has been involved in any kind of accident, or it's so old that it doesn't even start anymore, it's good to know that you can sell even very badly damaged cars in Wolverhampton and get paid immediately, hassle-free. We even collect your car for free, so you don't have to break the law by driving an MOT-less car or a SORNed car in Wolverhampton.
Cars without an MOT
With the cost of car repairs combined with the high rate of MOT failures, there are a lot of cars sitting parked in driveways and on public roads that simply can't be used. Of course, the longer that you keep a car without using it, the more repairs it will eventually need.
It can be tricky to know what to do when you have a car that's failed its MOT, especially if money is already very tight. We have made it easier than ever to sell a car without an MOT in Wolverhampton, and that means you can make some cash instead of having to spend it on a car that you know will just fail its next MOT anyway. Our free car collection in Wolverhampton also means that you don't have to break the law to get your car to us!
Proof of ownership
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act of 2013 means that greater protection is given to people whose vehicles have been stolen and sold onto scrap yards. Now, it's a criminal offence to pay for a scrap car cash-in-hand, and proof of ownership is essential. However, what happens when you have lost your V5C, or you've lost your car keys after a night out in Planet? Although it will take a little longer to get your payment, we actually make it very easy for you to get rid of that car even if you've lost every proof of ownership possible. That's because we liaise with the DVLA to get replacement paperwork for you, and we even fill everything out so that you don't have to. No matter the issue, we can help you sell a car in Wolverhampton even if you have no idea what happened to your paperwork or your car keys.
Scrap car collection in Wolverhampton
Trying to sell a car anywhere is a huge potential hassle, from hagglers and tyre-kickers to people who just don't show up. We have spent years building a network of the top scrap yards in Wolverhampton, and that means the hassle-free service that we're famous for.
We work around you
Simply get your free, instant quote from us, and then set your collection date and time. On the day that your car is due to be collected, you just confirm it. If you need to change the collection day, simply make the change and carry on your day. There's no waiting around for your car to be collected, and there are no last-minute price changes either. Our free car collection in Wolverhampton is precisely that: free. There are no hidden fees and no last-minute attempts at haggling. Just the professional service that you deserve. All we ask is that your car is accessible to our collection team and transport vehicle, and it must be parked on stable ground.
We protect you
Bad advice about scrapping a car in Wolverhampton is in plentiful supply. Dodgy scrap yards will offer to pay you in cash (this is illegal) or will advise you that it's perfectly fine to drive your SORNed car on the road (this is also illegal). With the Scrapi.com network of Authorised Treatment Facilities, we protect you from bad advice, help you avoid breaking the law, and come and collect even seriously damaged cars in Wolves. Even your paperwork is all filled out for you! Our scrap car removal in Wolverhampton can be done anywhere in or around the city. No matter where your car is parked, simply let us know, and we do the rest.
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Average scrap car prices in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton became a major centre for steel production, lock making, coal mining, and vehicle manufacturing from the beginning of the industrial revolution. Even now, Wolverhampton's economy is very much based on engineering.
The top prices for scrap metal in Wolverhampton
With such strong reliance on engineering, combined with the long industrial history of the city, it's no surprise that Wolverhampton has some of the most durable scrap metal prices in the country. When you sell a car for scrap in the city, it often surprises local drivers just how much their car is really worth. Thanks to the higher than average scrap metal prices in Wolverhampton, Wulfrunian motorists are always pleasantly surprised after using our instant quote calculator. Type in a few details about your car, and you might be stunned by how much you can make for it. Don't forget that there are no hidden fees and never any last-minute pricing changes. You are always getting the best possible price without losing anything.
Make and model
When it comes to working out just how much your old car is worth, the most important element will always be the weight of the vehicle. That's because all scrap yards buy and sell by weight, so the bigger and heavier your vehicle, the more it will be worth. Our car scrap prices in Wolverhampton are the highest that you'll find because we continuously monitor the changing price of scrap metal in real-time. So when you use the Scrapi.com network of the top scrap yards in Wolverhampton, you're not just getting the professional service, but the best price possible for that old motor.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in Wolverhampton
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The benefits to car recycling in Wolverhampton
It's not just about getting the top car scrap prices in Wolverhampton. When you use a Scrapi.com partner, you are also getting some fantastic benefits thanks to our policy of recycling.
Good for the environment
Not only is Wolverhampton itself part of the West Midlands Green Belt, but it also has green belt land within its city boundaries. Although there are many urban areas, there are a huge number of green spaces, with grandiose Victorian-era parks, most notably West Park, Bantock Park, and East Park. Even Tettenhall's outdoor pool is a regularly used green space in the city. With such an abundance of green spaces, it's vital that those areas are protected so that Wulfrunians can continue to use them. When you use our professional car recyclers in Wolverhampton, you are ensuring that your old car is disposed of responsibly. That's because all of our salvage yards in Wolverhampton are Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means they have the necessary license from the city council and a commitment to recycling. When cars are just sent to a landfill site, they continue to cause environmental damage, and that can affect those wonderful parks and green spaces that can be found throughout the city.
Using finite resources
The coal mines might all be closed, but Wolverhampton (and the West Midlands in general) still has to live with the damage caused. Mining is hugely problematic from an environmental perspective, but also because the materials that are mined are not infinite. That means it's vital that we make more efficient use of the materials that are closer to hand. When you recycle a car in Wolverhampton, you are helping local businesses to get access to the materials that they need, without having to pay over the odds on shipping and mining costs. That means that you are helping those businesses cut their running costs, which then leads to an improved opportunity for job creation.
One of the most cited benefits of recycling any kind of waste is the amount of energy that is saved. Energy costs are an important factor to take into account because even from a household perspective, the money that you pay on bills can be dramatically slashed. Recycling helps to preserve energy, and the local council is working hard to be a carbon-neutral entity within the next five years. When you make the mistake of selling your scrap car to yards that are not part of our network of official car recyclers in Wolverhampton, then there's a good chance that your old car will end up being sent to a landfill. That not only ends up costing the council money on landfill tax (which limits their ability to invest in the city), it also means that potential energy is wasted. Don't make the mistake of using a yard that doesn't prioritise recycling a car in Wolverhampton.
Job creation and the economy
Employment in Wolves is lower than the national average, with only 55% of the total population being in full-time employment. However, the city itself has come from a rich industrial heritage, and the business landscape has transformed dramatically in the last three decades. The i54 Business Park is now home to the Jaguar Land Rover engine plant, as well as many other blue-chip brand names. When you recycle your car in Wolverhampton, you are ensuring that vital materials and resources are kept close to the city, slashing costs and allowing for faster business growth. That means more local jobs for more local residents. Recycling a scrap car in Wolverhampton benefits those residents looking for full-time work, and helps keep the economy moving.
Car scrap yards in Wolverhampton
Never just use a random scrap yard in Wolverhampton. Although the prices of scrap metal are high in the city, that doesn't mean that those scrap yards that aren't part of our network will pay you the real value of your car.
Authorised Treatment Facilities
All of the scrap yards that make up the Scrapi.com network are Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means that they have been authorised by the local council to responsibly dispose of scrap metal, and have been recognised by the Environment Agency. What this means for you is that you don't just the price of the scrap metal, but also the added value of any recyclable parts. All of our car breakers in Wolverhampton will pay the top prices for your old car, and ensure that you don't get any sudden, surprising, hidden fees either. So if you want the most cash for your car, as well as the knowledge that you're helping protect the environment and the economy of Wolverhampton, then using a Wolverhampton scrap yard that we have partnered with is the only option.
It's a frighteningly common occurrence in Wolves to get bad advice from unprofessional scrap yards that didn't make it onto our network. We have helped hundreds of local drivers avoid following that bad advice that can put them at serious risk. As all of our car breakers in Wolverhampton are experienced, professional, and registered experts, we always make sure that you don't have to drive a SORNed car by collecting that vehicle for free. If you've been told that you can drive your MOT-less or SORNed car to the scrap yard, then that's a big red flag. You might also find that you'll get offered a cash-in-hand payment, but that too is illegal. That's why we pay you directly via an immediate bank transfer, so you get quick cash, legally. When it comes to a fast, professional service that keeps you safe while being as hassle-free as possible, the Scrapi.com network of salvage yards in Wolverhampton can't be beaten.