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5 Unmissable Signs That It’s Time To Scrap Your Car

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

You may be asking yourself, ‘Is it time to scrap my car?’ but still feel unsure if this is the right decision. No need to worry! We’ve outlined 5 unmissable signs that it might be time for your car to go! So, if you’re feeling unsure, or looking for a nudge to go ahead with scrapping your vehicle, keep reading!

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If your car is just sitting in your drive or garage, collecting dust, this could be a sign that it’s time for it to go. However, if your car is unused, there is still potential to sell it or have it repaired, so don’t jump the gun and scrap it just because you aren’t using it.

But, if selling isn't a possibility, then scrapping your car could free up some space and give you a little extra cash.

Expensive Repairs

If your car has a lot of repairs that need to be made, this can be quite costly, especially if the car is written off. You may decide that repairing your car and selling it is too expensive or too much effort. If this is the case, it may be more financially useful to scrap your car as it is and make some money in the process!

Unsafe To Drive

You may start noticing problems with your car, or just have a general sense that something is wrong when you are driving it, indicating significant issues. Alternatively, the car might not have passed its MOT, or have a serious fault that needs to be repaired before your car is road legal. If your car is unsafe to drive on the roads, and the repairs are not worth the expenses, then scrapping your car is a viable option to get rid of it safely.

Can’t Be Sold

Many cars can be sold or exchanged, not usually for their original price, however you will typically be able to make some money from selling your car.

However, if there are serious faults with your car, or the parts can’t be used, then selling it may not be an option. Also, the resale value may not be worth it. If this is the case, then you may want to start thinking about scrapping your car.

You Have A Growing Family

If your family is growing, you may need to switch from your sleek two seater to something more family friendly, then scrapping your car is one of the easiest ways to get rid of your car and make some money too. The process of selling your car may be too strenuous, so scrapping is a good alternative if you are simply looking to get rid.

Newbery Recycling

Here at Newbery Recycling, we offer a range of scrap metal and scrap car solutions. We are fully licensed and registered across Taunton and Bridgewater, ready to help you get rid of your car with ease.

For further enquiries about our recycling services and what we do, feel free to get in touch with us today to find out more!

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