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The top 10 reasons why York residents scrap their cars
Just 35km from Leeds, and with a population of 200,000, locals in the cathedral city of York are choosing to scrap their old cars for a variety of reasons. If you're thinking of getting cash for scrap cars in York, here are the ten most common reasons why other residents in the city are doing it.
The running costs are too expensive
Although the cost of car insurance in York is lower than more southerly cities, local drivers have to cope with regular price increases. In the last year alone, the cost of insuring a car in York has risen by 9%, taking the annual premium to around £619. York has the second-highest rise in car insurance rates in the north of England, and it doesn't look likely that those prices are going to drop any time soon. That only adds to the £162 it costs every month just to own and use a car in the city, and it's those regular costs that are leading more drivers than ever to sell their cars to scrap metal dealers in York. With the money that they make from selling their cars to the top scrap yards in York, locals are investing in alternative means of transport or using the cash to buy more cost-effective cars.
You could use the money for other things
There's a lot of enticing ways to spend money in York. You can literally visit a different pub every day for an entire year and not run out of options! So when you need money fast, whether it's for Christmas presents, this month's rent, or even just to have a lot more fun at the UK's largest food festival which takes place in the city, it's good to know you have options. Rather than taking out an expensive payday loan and dealing with the long-term repercussions, it's now easier than ever to get cash for scrap cars in York. So local residents of the city realise that they can get high prices for their old cars and not have to worry about costly repayments or taking a hit to their credit score. If money is tight and you need access to some quick cash, our scrap metal dealers in York can help.
You find public transport preferable
York is an ancient city, and the street known as The Shambles even gets mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086. It's the age of the city and the demographics that have seen the public transport system become so popular. In 2015, the city's bus service was voted the best in England! Driving a car into the city is often a mistake, especially because the vast majority of it is pedestrianised. That means it's much easier to get deep into the city using the incredible bus service. It's the public transport system that is cited as the main reason for the high number of households that don't have access to a private vehicle. Just over a quarter (26.1%) don't own a car, and more people are adding to that statistic every day by selling their cars to scrap dealers in York and sticking to cheaper, stress-free travel instead.
The car has failed its MOT
The national average number of cars that fail their MOT in the UK is 35%. In York, it's slightly higher, at 36.1%. That means more than a third of all cars that go for an MOT in York will fail and will need to have money spent on repairs until they can be legally driven daily. 4.1% of cars in York failing their MOT thanks to more stringent monitoring of exhaust and fuel emission issues. Rather than spending even more money on repairs, York locals realise that they can make some cash instead. That's because we have made it very fast and hassle-free to sell a car without an MOT in York. So if you're tired of constantly having to pay out just to keep your car street-legal, having the option of getting cash for scrap cars in York instead is often a relief.
Your car is written off
Although over a quarter of households have no access to a car or van, there are still a lot of vehicles on the roads around York. There are approximately 90,126 cars owned in the city and its surroundings, and when you add in the 6.9 million tourists who visit York every year, that means a lot of cars on the road and a lot of potential for accidents. It doesn't help that the roads of York continue to get worse, with local councillors saying the city is building an unpleasant reputation for the poor condition of its roads. The Micklegate, Heworth Without, and Strensall wards are widely agreed to have roads in the worst condition, and that's where the majority of accidents occur. Locals who refuse to pay more on repairs than on buying the car in the first place are enjoying a free collection of even the most damaged cars in York.
Your car is very fuel inefficient
Although the average price of petrol is only around £1.07 per litre, York motorists are spending a lot more than they should when it comes to their fuel use. Partly, that's because of the Hopgrove Roundabout. Recently confirmed as the worst junction in the whole of Yorkshire, there are around 1000 traffic jams a year at Hopgrove, and drivers are spending an average of 32 minutes going nowhere and burning through their fuel. Estimates put the cost to the economy caused by Hopgrove roundabout at £10,338,587 a year. Add in the fact that over a third of cars fail their MOT in York and the end result is that drivers in the city are spending much more than they should be on fuel. Sick of paying to go nowhere, locals are choosing instead to ditch their cars entirely and sell those gas guzzlers and wallet drainers to scrap metal dealers in York.
You want a hassle-free way of selling your car
York is the most haunted city in Europe, and it sometimes certainly feels like it when you're trying to sell a car. The car-buying British public is notoriously unreliable, which is very frustrating if you've booked a day off work to show your car to a buyer, only for that person to ghost you and never show up. The reputation of York is of a friendly city, where women outnumber the men by a considerable percentage. That friendliness is rarely evident when you try to sell a car, with people becoming belligerent if they can't negotiate a lower price. It's the stress of selling privately that is leading so many locals to instead sell those old cars to the best scrap dealers in York. Quick, easy, and extremely profitable, it's the hassle-free alternative that gets you paid, and your car gone in a way that's convenient to you.
Scrap a car if it's not being used
Three-quarters of households in York have a car, but more people are using public transport than before. That means there are a lot of cars not being used regularly. Whether it's because of convenience or because of an MOT failure, not using a car doesn't mean that it stops costing you money. You still have to pay road tax and insurance, and that's simply money going down the drain if you're not even planning to use that car in the foreseeable future. Instead of spending money, locals in the city are using our scrap yards in York to make some. That's because saying goodbye to an old car that you no longer find quite so essential has never been easier or more convenient. Even if you've declared your car as SORN so that you can stop paying taxes and insurance, you can still get paid the top scrap metal prices in York.
Your car is costing you a fortune to maintain
The local council revealed last year that the total cost of making repairs to the roads of the city would be around £112 million, and that is clearly not within the local budget. There's no avoiding the fact that the roads of York are harsh to drive on, and between 3% and 10% of local roads have been officially rated as very poor or 'structurally impaired'. That means locals are causing significant wear and tear every time they get behind the wheel. Maintenance costs are always a frustrating necessity, but with the consistent damage caused by excessive potholes and an overload of cars on the road, then those costs can spiral. Instead of paying out constantly, locals are choosing instead to get cash for scrap cars in York. You don't need to keep spending on a car you no longer want or need.
Your car's no longer safe to drive
With more than a third of all cars in York failing their MOT, that means a lot of cars on the city's roads that shouldn't be. All cars will suffer from wear and tear over time, but the older the car, the more unsafe it becomes to drive. When you can't justify constantly spending on repairs, you're not just making it more likely that your car will fail its MOT, you're also making it much more dangerous to hit the road. Brakes will get worn down, suspension springs will degrade, and even minor problems like a cracked windscreen will only grow more unsafe. So, every time that you get behind the wheel, you're putting yourself and others in danger. It's for safety reasons that many locals are heading to our scrap yards in York and getting paid for the car that's just too dangerous to keep.
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York scrap metal & scrap car prices
With Leeds and Bradford within easy travelling distance, as well as the rapid growth of York itself, the scrap metal prices in York tend to be high.
Ferrous scrap metal per tonne
At £1630 per tonne, steel is in high demand right now. Iron is also sought after, resulting in £420 per tonne.
Scrap metal prices by month
This month, stainless steel demand has gone high, with prices sitting at £800. Aluminium is also high, selling at £930 per tonne.
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The types of cars we scrap in York
We scrap all kinds of cars in York, and in a wide variety of conditions. From damaged cars to those that don't have an MOT, here are some examples of the kinds of cars that our scrap yards in York will buy for top prices.
There are lots of reasons why you might want to get rid of your old car, but for a lot of drivers, there are potential issues that they think are preventing them from making some quick cash. If your car has been declared SORN, you might not be able to drive it on the road, but you can still sell it, avoiding the need to pay to have that SORN removed. Even if your car has been involved in an accident and the repairs are way too high, don't panic. We even buy the most damaged cars in York, so even if it's a non-starter, it's still able to earn you some money.
Cars without an MOT
When a third of all cars fail their MOT in York, drivers have the choice of spending money on repairs or trying to sell the MOT-less vehicle. If a car doesn't have a valid MOT, making a private sale becomes immediately more challenging, and the asking price will dramatically drop. That's not the case when you sell a car without an MOT in York to a scrapi.com partner.
That's because the condition of your car plays only a minor role in determining value, so that car might be worth a lot more than you ever thought. Our car collection service in York also means that you don't have to risk driving without an MOT, because we come straight to you and remove your old car for free.
Proof of ownership
Selling a car means that you have to be able to prove that you own it. In most cases, this is not a problem, but what can you do if your logbook has been lost for months? We have a lot of queries from locals in York who think that they aren't going to be able to scrap a car without a logbook in York, but thanks to our specialist industry experience, we can always help. Not only can we advise you on alternative proofs of ownership, but we will also even contact the DVLA on your behalf and get any replacement documents that you might need. Not only that, but we also fill out all of your paperwork too. That means no stress for you, and a faster, higher payment sent straight to your bank account. Don't ever assume that you can't sell a car in York for the top prices.
Scrap car collection in York
When selling a car usually is such a massive hassle, our free car collection service in York makes the entire process more stress-free. Never pay for your car to be removed when our scrap yards in York not only do it for free but pay you for your old car too.
Set your collection time
The most important thing to remember when you want to sell a car in York is that we plan your vehicle recovery around you and your plans. So, if you work five days a week, it's good to know that we collect cars seven days a week. That means not having to take a day off work, and no waiting around for a potential buyer who ghosts you. Simply pick the most convenient time for your scrap car collection in York, confirm it on the day, and let us do the rest.
No risk selling
If your car has been declared SORN, then it can be hard to get it to a scrap yard legally. Driving a car that doesn't have an MOT also means that there are limits on where you can use your car, so to avoid those risks of hefty fines our scrap car collection in York is the option that keeps you on the right side of the law. As long as your car is parked on stable ground and our recovery team can access it, your car can be removed quickly and easily (and profitably). Your car doesn't even have to be picked up from your home address!
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Average scrap car prices in York
With Leeds and Bradford so close, as well as the continued economic strength of the cathedral city itself, the demand for scrap metal is always high, and that means some strong scrap metal prices in York.
The top prices for scrap metal in York
Scrap metal is always in high demand as a result, and that's good news for those locals who want to sell a car for scrap and get paid as much money for their old car as possible. When you get your instant quote from us, it is calculated using the latest prices for scrap metal in York. The result is a quote that is higher than you think and the peace of mind of knowing that the price you're offered isn't based on simple guesswork.
Make and model
Several factors will be assessed when it comes to your instant quote. That's because all of our scrap yards in York are Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means that they don't just pay by the weight of your car (the most essential factor in determining value), but on the potential for recycling too. Spare parts are in high demand in York, so if your car has lots of parts that other drivers can use to improve their own vehicles, the more your car will be worth. On the other side of that is if your car is rare, which makes finding spare parts harder for other owners. It's our commitment to you that means you get the best price to scrap a car in York every time.
Average scrap car prices per vehicle in York
If you're interested in finding out just how much your car is really worth and you're sceptical about getting the top prices for scrap metal in York, just head to our instant quotes page. All you have to do is enter some details about your car and let us do the rest. You'll have a clear quote that comes with no hidden fees, so the price that you get from our instant quotes page is the price that you get sent straight to your bank account.
The benefits of recycling a car in York
York has ambitions to become one of the top UK and European economies. You can help to achieve those goals by getting more than just the best car scrap prices in York. Our commitment to recycling means that you and the city get some extra benefits as well.
Job creation and employment benefits
York has a growing and dynamic business base that is more than capable of competing on a global scale. Investment is the key to meeting the goals of the city, and it is already one of the most connected cities in the UK. Its vibrant culture is reflected in its robust economic position, with the city being voted as a 'standout city' in the north of England. When you recycle a car in York, you are improving the reputation of the city and making it more attractive to both investors and entrepreneurs. The end result is more jobs being created and more money flowing through the city's coffers. All of our scrap yards in York are Authorised Treatment Facilities, which means that recycling is always a priority. That means using scrapi.com is good for everyone in your city.
A boost for the economy
With more than 6.9 million tourists visiting York every year and an average boost of £564 million to the local economy, York is already well-placed in terms of finances. However, York's recycling stats are not ideal, and the council currently spends over £4 million in Landfill Tax each year. That's money that should be spent on city improvements (maybe even on improving the poor state of the roads). For every car that doesn't get recycled, that's more waste being sent to landfill sites and more spending by the council. Thanks to our commitment to recycling and reusing as much of your old car as possible, you are helping to ease the strain on landfill tax spending and ensuring that the local economy is more durable and flexible. So, when you use a breakers yard in York that is part of the scrapi.com network, you're helping the city to improve.
Helping local drivers
With so many cars on the roads of York, there is always a high demand for spare parts. That's why using a responsible breakers yard in York is so important. By recycling a car in York, you are making sure that other local motorists have access to more affordable spare parts. That means those cars become safer and less harmful to the environment. Fortunately, we only add scrap yards to our network if they are Authorised Treatment Facilities, and that means you can sell a car in York for the best price, and still know that you are helping other members of your community slash their running costs and their maintenance costs at the same time. That means more money in the pockets of your neighbours and safer cars on the roads of the town.
Good for the environment
Repeatedly named as one of the most eco-friendly cities in the whole of the UK, York only falls behind Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen when looking at the green spaces, air quality, low levels of pollution, and electric vehicle charging points. That makes York the most eco-friendly city in England. With four Green Flags and an abundance of open, publicly accessible green spaces, the environment of York must be protected. Flooding is a real issue in the city, and the responsible disposal of waste is essential if the current environmental risks are to be tackled effectively. Using the best car recyclers in York means helping to protect the city and ensuring that the next generation can continue to enjoy the benefits long into the future.
Car scrap yards in York
Just because there are a lot of scrap yards in York doesn't mean that they are all equal. The high scrap metal prices in York have resulted in several unscrupulous yards opening and using them can be a genuine risk.
Authorised Treatment Facilities
When you sell a car for scrap to one of our scrap yards in York, you can make some money while knowing that your car will be disposed of responsibly. That's because we only partner with yards that officially recognised Authorised Treatment Facilities. That means every member of the scrapi.com network is an experienced professional that has years of experience in the scrap metal trade. All of our partners will prioritise recycling so that you get more money from the sale while knowing that your old car won't just be sent to a landfill. Additionally, all of our salvage yards in York will be continuously monitoring the latest changes to the local and national scrap metal prices. The result is you get more money, more convenience, and accurate valuation of your car based on real-world data. No 'gut-feeling' quotes and no hidden fees means the maximum payment every time.
A professional service
Many problems can arise when you use a scrap yard that isn't partnered with scrapi.com. The first is that you will rarely get an accurate price for your car simply because those exploitative scrap yard operators are only out to make as much money as possible for the least amount of work. They will rarely recycle and will even give you bad advice to make their lives easier. They will charge for collection or even tell you that it's perfectly legal to drive a SORNed car to a scrap yard. This kind of advice can end up costing you money in police fines, and you could even get points on your license that make your car insurance premiums even higher. The scrapi.com car and van scrap yards in York are the safe, convenient, and responsible option when it comes to selling a car for scrap in York, and you get the highest prices too.