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How Much Is My Car Worth In Scrap?

If you are looking to scrap your car, you might be wondering how much will I get for the scrap? Here at Scrap Cars Kent, we offer the best price in Kent for scrap cars. The price of scrap cars is going up in recent months as the demand for scrap has gone up and the number of people scrapping their cars is going down slightly.

How Many Scrap Cars Are There In The UK?

The UK has one of the highest amounts of scrap cars in Europe. According to the data from National Scrap Car, “On average in the UK, roughly 1 million cars are scrapped each year, with over 25 million tonnes of material being recycled and reused. ” This figure is always growing because the demand for recycling is increasing, 85% of a motor’s material content is recycled and used.

When you scrap a car it has to be scrapped by an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). This means that the vehicle has everything that could be dangerously removed and any parts that can be recycled or salvaged are also removed so that can be used again. The process needs to be as safe as possible.

how much is my car worth in scrap?

What Car Manufacturers Have A Scrappage Scheme

If you are driving an older, warn-out car then you might want to check if the car manufacturer has a scrappage scheme. Some schemes are offering up to £8000 for a scrapped car. They are doing this to get older, less fuel-efficient and less environmentally friendly vehicles off the road and get cleaner vehicles on. Eligibility for the scrappage schemes will depend on the age of your car, its emission rating and whether it’s a petrol or diesel.

The push toward cleaner vehicles is getting higher and higher, more people are getting electric or hybrid vehicles. In 2019 the number of electric cars sold was around 2.1 million globally, electric cars, which accounted for 2.6% of global car sales and about 1% of global car stock in 2019, registered a 40% year-on-year increase (source). The global electric car sales totalled 4.2 million units in 2021, up by 108% vs 2020, and by 198% vs 2019. The demand continues to soar thanks to the boost from the Chinese market, Tesla and Volkswagen Group (source).

How Much Is My Scrap Car Worth?

As of May 2022 the average scrap car sells for around £359, scrap car prices were up by a decent 46% compared to May last year, that’s an increase of £112 year on year. With covid 19 and rise of cost in everything, these prices can fluctuate, the price you get for scrap parts is increasing due to supply and demand. There are lots of factors that affect the price of a scrap car including:

  • Demand for scrap metal and reusable car parts
  • Make
  • Model
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Condition
  • Location of your car

One of the most frequently scrapped cars in Kent is the Ford Focus, it scraps for around £375, Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta are also very common vehicles to get scrapped.

If you want some more info about Scrap Cars Kent, get in touch today.

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