Every year millions of cars are sent to scrap yards, but it can be difficult to know if your car should be one of them. Vehicles don’t last forever, but although it can e hard to part with your car it may be the best option for your situation.
Read on for all you need to know about car scrapping.
It’s a write-off
The most obvious sign that your car is ready to e scrapped is if it’s been involved in a serious accident or collision. Some repairs are too bad to get fixed or simply not worth the price so getting it scrapped may be your only option.
High repair costs
If the cost of a repair is higher than the actual value of the car, then it’s probably more cost-effective to get it scrapped and look into purchasing a new vehicle. While cars with minor repairs may be legible for part-exchange, older cars are more likely to cost more to repair making long-term maintenance more expensive than it needs to be.
Problems occur more regularly
Failed MOTs, regular breakdowns and other reoccurring problems could be a sign that your car is on its last legs. If you’re experiencing issues with major components such as the engine or transmission, your vehicle may be unsafe and could end up unreliable in the near future. Unfortunately, more often than not, once you start changing these major components, you’ll find yourself paying increasingly larger bills each time you need a repair.
It can’t handle long-distance driving
There’s nothing worse than anticipating a break down each time you get in the car, but if rust, complicated repairs or age are contributing factors in your car, you may find yourself in this situation. There’ no point keeping a car that’s unreliable, especially if you use it for commuting. If your engine can no longer cope with long-distance travel then it’s probably time to accept that it’s no longer fulfilling its purpose.
Here at Paul Riddel Skips, based in North East Lincolnshire, we can scrap your car with the environment in mind. We always ensure that vehicles are de-polluted and treated as hazardous waste to limit our impact on the environment, as well as following DVLA regulations. Get in touch for more information.