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Why car scrappage is good for the environment

Posted on 12 September, 2018 at 9:20

Over the years there has been a stigma surrounding scrap metal yards, but the truth is the industry has been cleaned up figuratively and literally. With stricter rules being introduced, licensed scrap metal dealers like Cars 2 Cash are now playing a big part in helping to ensure that scrap metal recycling is done in an environmentally friendly way. The scrap car recycling process

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The engine warning lights that you shouldn't ignore

Posted on 12 September, 2018 at 7:45

There are many types of warning lights fitted to modern day cars, and while some are perfectly innocuous and can be temporarily ignored, there are some that should never be ignored. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the different engine warning lights that you could encounter and which ones should never be ignored.

Amber warnings

There are a number of amber warnings t...

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Is a car scrappage scheme really worth it?

Posted on 20 August, 2018 at 6:35


In this article, we’ll take a look at what scrappage schemes are currently available in the UK and how much you can potentially save on the cost of a new car. We’ll also look at some of the alternative options available and help you to decide on whether a car scrappage scheme is the right choice for you.

Manufacturers offering scrappage schemes

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What do the recent MOT changes actually mean

Posted on 20 August, 2018 at 6:20



In case you missed it, the MOT test underwent a major overhaul in May this year in order to help bring it in line with European standards. And, yes we know, Britain may be leaving the EU soon, but this doesn’t mean that the MOT test will be changing back anytime soon. So, in this article, we’ll look at what the changes mean and what you can expect from the new test.


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Scrapping your car for cash - the rules

Posted on 17 July, 2018 at 11:05


Did you know that under changes to the Scrap Metal Dealers Act in 2013 it is illegal for Scrap Metal Dealers to pay cash for scrap metal? But why was this change made and what does it actually mean? One of the main reasons that this change was introduced was to cut down on metal theft and make it harder for criminals to get rid of stolen vehicles and metal.


What payment methods are suitable?

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How to get the best price when scrapping your vehicle

Posted on 17 July, 2018 at 10:15


If your car has reached the end of its life and you are looking to scrap it then you’ll want to make sure that you get the best value possible. In order to know how to get the best price for your vehicle, you’ll need to understand how your car’s value is calculated and if there is anything you can do to help increase this.


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The complete guide to vehicle tax

Posted on 11 June, 2018 at 6:50


The complete guide to vehicle tax

It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 years since the government scrapped the paper car tax disc and moved the whole process online. However, those are not the only changes that have been made as there have also been some big changes to the rates of vehicle tax and what they apply to. In this article, we’ll take you through how vehicle excise duty is...

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Why is it important to recycle scrap cars?

Posted on 11 June, 2018 at 6:45


Scrap metal recycling is an incredibly important industry and one that helps to protect the environment while saving energy compared to traditional manufacturing processes. With over 1 million cars being recycled in the UK every year, scrapping cars is an effective and environmentally friendly way to reuse natural materials and put these back into other manufacturing processes. With 98% of a car able to b...

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Top tips to get an old car back on the road

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 10:30



Have you got an old car sitting around just waiting for a little loving care and attention? Perhaps you bought a new car and have just left the old one on your driveway with the aim of selling it on. No matter what the reason in this blog article we’ll take you through some top tips to make sure your old car is suitable for use on the road and is in a sellable condition.

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How to buy second-hand car parts

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 10:25



No matter how well you look after your car, over time things are going to break or need replacing due to standard wear and tear. Another reason you may need to get something replaced is following a car park prang or accidental damage. If you have an older vehicle then it may not be easy or cost-effective to choose a new replacement part which is where you may want to start conside...

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What is a SORN and when do you need one?

Posted on 17 April, 2018 at 9:35


A Statutory Off Road Notification or SORN as it is more commonly known is used when you would like to take your vehicle off the road for an extended period of time. One of the main benefits of a SORN is that you will no longer need to pay any vehicle excise duty or insure your car. In this article, we’ll give you the answers to the most common questions about SORNs and tell you ev...

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Buying and repairing an accident damaged car

Posted on 17 April, 2018 at 9:30


If you’re looking to get more car for your money, are a dab hand with mechanical repairs and have plenty of spare time on your hands, then buying and repairing an accident damaged car can make a lot of sense. In October last year, the Association of British Insurers updated its code of practice to reflect the increasing complexity of repairing newer vehicles following a collision. In this blog...

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How to prepare for an MOT test and avoid failing

Posted on 20 March, 2018 at 0:15

For anyone with a car over 5 years in age the annual MOT test can be a thing to dread. With one in three cars failing the test it is little wonder why most people hate getting their car tested. Thankfully, a lot of the reasons that cars fail are simple and avoidable problems that are relatively cheap to fix. In this article we’ll look at how you can prepare your vehicle for its next MOT a...

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What you need to know about depreciation and how to maintain the value of your vehicle

Posted on 20 March, 2018 at 0:10


Did you know that a new car loses between 15 – 35% of its value in the first year of ownership and up to 50% in the first 3 years? This is known as depreciation and is the rate by which the value of your car decreases over time. Generally speaking, bigger and more luxurious cars that are expensive to run will often have the highest rate of depreciation.

So now that you know a...

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How to avoid buying a stolen car

Posted on 21 February, 2018 at 6:25


Most scrap car auctions and used car dealers are honest and professional but it doesn’t do any harm to double check everything to ensure that you don’t buy a stolen car. So where do you start off? Well below are some things that you’ll want to check before even going to view a car:

  • Registration number, make and model of the car
  • MOT test number

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Common scrappage questions that we get asked

Posted on 21 February, 2018 at 6:20


Whether you’ve scrapped a car before or are just looking into it for the first time there are normally a range of questions that you may have. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the most common questions we get asked and the answers to these. So sit back, grab a hot drink and take a look through the popular questions to see if yours has been covered.

Can I scr...

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Top tips for getting a great deal at a salvage auction

Posted on 18 January, 2018 at 11:10



There are many vehicles each year that are damaged in an accident and instead of being repaired these are auctioned off at a salvage auction. For vehicles with any form of structural damage it has been increasingly common for insurers to pay out for the claim and then sell vehicles on at an auction. For anyone with good mechanical skills this could be your chance to get your hands on...

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How much of your car is recycled when you scrap it?

Posted on 18 January, 2018 at 11:05



Over the past decade we’ve all had to get much better at recycling following the Government’s commitment to reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill each and every year. We’re used to separating our cardboard, paper, bottles, plastics, and food waste but what happens to your car when you scrap it? Does it just get crushed up or is it actually ...

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What's the best way to get rid of your old banger?

Posted on 21 December, 2017 at 11:05


Have you been driving the same old car for years? Do you dread the next time your car has to take the fearful MOT test? Have you lost faith in your trusted stead? Well it may be time to get rid of your old banger and start looking for a new motor. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the options for getting rid of your car and easing the costly burden.

Selling...

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What's your car made of?

Posted on 21 December, 2017 at 10:55


Have you ever looked in wonder at a Lego set and all the tiny parts and thought but how can something so small, have so many parts? Have you then looked out at your car and wondered how many parts are used to make it? Well we’ve got some good news for you. In this blog we’ll take you through some of the statistics about cars, how they’re made, what they’re made from and ...

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