Car Scrap Value Calculator
Here at Scrap Car Comparison, we are regularly asked about how our prices are calculated and our customers are often surprised to find that it can rely heavily on the national car scrap value. With international factors to consider, such as international trade agreements, flux in the financial sector, socioeconomic movements and sudden changes in demand, there are a lot of elements that impact the car scrap value in metal. It’s for this reason that we have created this page, to keep you up to date with your car’s scrap value, as well as let you know why it might have changed.
Car Scrap Value Tracker
Each month we aim to provide a UK average scrap price, so that you can see the current national car scrap value for yourself. These figures are regularly calculated using estimated national averages and data collected from our national network of authorised treatment facilities and scrap car collectors.
How Is The Car Scrap Value Calculated?
You may be wondering how the prices of scrap cars are decided? Well the weight of your car is the main indication; The heavier the vehicle, the more scrap value it has. When the vehicle has come to the end of its life, it will finally be crushed and the metal it is made from will be recycled and used again, in vehicles or other products.
There are however other factors that can affect a vehicle’s value, such as certain makes, models or engines that are considered to be worth more. Some collectors will be willing to offer a higher price for specific vehicles, other than the usual scrap metal value per tonne, which is usually when they know that they can make more profit out of recycling your vehicle. This is where we help you the most, comparing offers from scrap buyers who will give you a variety of prices depending on your specific car. However, we don’t simply give you the highest price, we also help you to work out the best value buyer, helping you to sell your vehicles to buyers with reliable and convenient collection, ensuring everything goes smoothly. If you’re looking to sell a damaged car or sell a car without an MOT then your vehicle may be eligible for salvage pricing and fetch a higher price.
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Simple and easy process for selling a vehicle second time have used this company both times vehicles went to salvage. Contact you very quickly to discuss offer and then if accepted allocated company contacts you to arrange pick up of vehicle. All in all a straightforward service.
Goid service very helpful
Very efficient from start to finish. Very helpful and found me a good price.
Shame they couldn't handle the whole process as collection didn't go to plan that said woukd give these guys 10/10 and reccomend them.
Access to our house is tricky. We live off a narrow country road down a single lane track. So big car transporters can't get to us. But that was no problem, ScrapCarComparisom sent out a guy with a small truck, and even that couldn't get down the track. But that was no problem either, even though our old car was a non-runner; the guy with the truck just free-wheeled it down to the road, onto a tow bar, and that was that - easy-peasy. All the staff we chatted with on the phone were polite and professional, and they paid us a fair price without any quibbling. The only very minor issue was being given a pickup day, but no idea of what time the truck would arrive. In the end, it turned up at 6 in the evening, and in the grand scheme of things, that wasn't a massive problem. But if we'd known in advance it was going to be that late in the day, it would have made things a little easier for us. That aside though - excellent service. Highly recommended.
Having never scrapped a car before I found the whole service offered by your company outstanding. Many thanks.
I didn't even know such a service existed, but when it was time to get rid of our car that was going to be too expensive to get through its MOT, I googled scrapping a car, and this site came up. So this was my first use of ScrapCarComparison, and it was pretty quick and easy.
A little sceptical to begin with, but I got a bit more cash than the local breakers yard was offering, and they came and took it away too.
Would use again.
The transporter driver was very good and kind as I got very upset as the Mercedes was like part of the family. Michelle on the other end of the phone was excellent as to sorting out DVL for me. The experience was dealt with speed and efficiency and I would highly recommend this company to anyone. Many thanks.
Excellent service from the start everything clearly explained no hassles whatsoever would recommend to anyone
Having been advised by my garage that it was uneconomical to pursue repair I had to take the only route open to regrettably scrap the car
First time I have been in this position so I went onto the web and after entering basic detail was given an initial offer which was reviewed after providing certain detail - operative was well spoken and polite I then received a quotation with time to think over — again no hassle!
Acceptance was made via available format with agreement deposit subject to collection etc
After collection and confirmation that vehicle met the owners description and and confirmation that pick up was bon-fide the balance was forwarded direct to my bank
The whole process was painless (except personally having to scrap my car) and less hassle free than I thought it would be - additionally the timeframe was very quick
Overall I can recommend BMS services if ever your unfortunately have a scrappage situation to consider
Great service, I didn’t even need to be at home! Thank-you
The UK Cash Ban: Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
In October 2013, as a result of rising criminal activity in the scrap industry, the government changed the law regarding the legal payment methods for scrap cars. This meant that you could no longer be paid with cash at the point of collection for your scrap car and payment via a business cheque or an instant bank transfer upon collection became the standard practice for all scrap buyers. This had a large impact on the value scrap car buyers could offer customers, as it allowed for fast direct payment and sped up collection times. This increased collection rates and helped inflate prices for the remainder of that year. Take a look at the .GOV website to read more on the UK Cash Ban & the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
Calculate your Car Scrap Value
As we’ve shown already, there are numerous factors that will affect your vehicle value calculation. We’ve answered some of the popular questions we get asked by people coming to use the value calculator but if you have a question that has not already been answered here please contact us on 03333 44 99 50, we’d be happy to help.
1. How do I use your scrap car calculator?
Simply input the car registration and postcode into the quote form and we’ll calculate the amount it’s worth. It’s simple, quick and easy to use – give it a go!
2. Once I have a price will it change?
Remember, these calculations are free and guaranteed to be valid for 24 hours.
3. How does the scrap car calculator work?
There are numerous contributing factors that are used to derive a figure for what the car or van is worth. These include:
- The weight of the vehicle – the heavier the vehicle the greater the value when scrapping
- The make of the vehicle – some are worth more than others
- Different model vehicles (as well as makes) can have different values
- Some cars can be salvaged or will have desirable parts – it’s not all about crushing and recycling!
- Changing prices for the UK average scrap price will affect the scrap calculation
4. Will you be updating your value tracker?
Yes, we aim to update the value tracker on a regular basis to provide up-to-date car scrap value information. As this relates directly to how much your car is worth when scrapping or salvaging it makes sense to keep this current
If you are looking to compare different make and model prices you can do so on our make model scrap car pricing section. Here you can browse many different vehicle brands and find out which models make the most, which colours are scrapped more and other information. You can view make model data here.
Getting The Best Scrap Car Valuation
We are the first and only vehicle scrap price comparison Site in the UK. That means that when you need to get rid of that tired car, motorbike or that van sitting on your driveway, we are the place to go to get the most scrap car value. We’ll help you to compare a wide selection of the best prices across the whole of the UK within a few minutes.
By using our online site, you save yourself time! No need to ring around all of the possible scrap merchants, salvage yards and other buyers in your area, we’ll compare them all and provide you with the best prices available to you, ensuring that you don’t miss out on some of the nationwide salvage and scrap car buyers that we work with. They can offer some of the highest possible prices and have been in the industry for many years. You are in safe hands as all of the collectors and buyers that we work with will fill out all necessary scrap car forms correctly, making sure that you don’t end up with any extra fines for a car that you no longer own later on down the line .
So now that you know exactly how scrap car value is worked out, get in contact to ensure that you are getting the true value of your vehicle. We have already done the hard work so you don’t have to!