Suzuki Scrappage Scheme
Currently there is no official Suzuki scrappage scheme active. The previous scrappage scheme ended on 30/09/17 and has not been restarted. Suzuki drivers looking to scrap their cars are recommended to compare prices to maximise the payout from scrapping their vehicle.
What is the Suzuki scrappage scheme?
Suzuki’s previous scrappage scheme was available to owners of cars that were built to Euro 4 emissions standards or earlier – effectively any car built and registered before 1st January 2010. Anyone who had owned a car of this type for more than 90 days was eligible to trade their car in, in return for a discount of up to £2,000 on a brand new Suzuki. These discounts could be very good value for you as a customer, or potentially bad value as, unlike the usual scrap or salvage service which sees values determined by your car’s weight or resale value, these were flat rates that did not change whatever vehicle you were trading in as part of the scheme.
Is the Suzuki scrappage scheme coming back?
There has been no suggestion that Suzuki will bring back its previous scrappage scheme, although there may still be options to trade in your old car ahead of buying a new Suzuki. This will, however, simply be no more than a part-exchange and there is no guarantee that you’ll be getting a fair deal, unless you have already done some research into what your car may be worth on the second hand market.
How did the scrappage scheme work?
Suzuki’s scrappage scheme followed many manufacturers of the era who were looking to cash in on the success of the government backed 2009 scheme, under the auspices of removing the highest polluting vehicles from the roads following the emissions scandal of the mid-2010s. All cars built to Euro 4 diesel emissions standards or earlier were able to partake in the scheme, and you had to have owned the vehicle for at least 90 days before you could make use of the scheme. Once you’d traded in your car, you were given a discount of up to £2,000 to go towards a brand new Suzuki, whether paying cash or on a finance deal.
Any petrol car, provided it was built or registered before 1st January 2010 and to emissions standards Euro 4 or earlier, was able to be used in this scheme.
Like petrol cars, any diesel built to Euro 4 emission standards or earlier were able to be traded in as part of the scrappage scheme.
To date, Suzuki is yet to produce a fully-electric vehicle, so you would not have been able to purchase an electric vehicle through this scheme, and electric vehicles were not eligible to be scrapped, either.
Do I qualify for a Scrappage Scheme Offer?
Just because Suzuki no longer offers a scrappage scheme doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of one. The following scrappage schemes are currently in operation, based on your location, and we have listed some of the basic eligibility rules around them below:
- London – available to London residents with a vehicle that is not ULEZ compliant
- Birmingham – available to those who work 18 hours a week or more within the Birmingham CAZ, who earn £30,000 a year or less and have owned a non-compliant vehicle since 10 September 2018
- Scotland – Available to owners of non-compliant vehicles who live within a 20km radius of a Scottish Low Emission Zone
How to Scrap Your Suzuki
If you’re looking to scrap your old Suzuki but don’t qualify for any of the active scrappage schemes, then fear not. Here at Scrap Car Comparison, everyone who owns a car is eligible for our service, no matter how old it is or even what condition it’s in.
All you need to tell us is your car’s registration number and postcode to receive a quote for your car, and we’ll do the rest. Better yet, with collection agents operating across 99% of the country, we’ll even throw in a free collection, meaning we have absolutely everything covered for you.
So pick up the phone today and call 03333 44 99 50 or use our simple quote generator to find out just how much your old Suzuki could be worth and you’ll be on your way to greener motoring before you know it.