Petrol Vs Diesel
If you’re looking to buy a new car, the first thing you will have to consider is the type of fuel you want: petrol or diesel.
The decision boils down to budget, fuel economy and driving habits. If you’re looking to make...Read More »
If you think that you’d be helping the environment and reducing the carbon footprint by scrapping your car, you’d be right.
When your car is ready to scrap, it will be sent to an authorised treatment facility where it will be dismantled correctly and hazardous fluids will be disposed of safely...Read More »
Many would argue that Mercedes Benz is the premier car make in the world; a legend in its own lifetime. And as Mercedes Formula One driver, Nico Rosberg, has just been crowned world champion, it’s safe to say that Mercedes is clearly the ‘king of cars’.
Although most Mercedes owners wouldn’t...Read More »
Scrapping Your VW Passat
The Volkswagen Passat is described as reliable, attractive and spacious by many owners. Therefore the decision to scrap for cash or to invest in those repairs can be a difficult one. This guide can help you make this choice, by looking at the common problems that have...Read More »
Sell My Car: Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is the first petrol-electric hybrid car to be introduced on a mass scale. The first model hit the market in 1997 and set the stage for a more futuristic way of driving. With
lower running costs and less harmful emissions, this cleverly designed car...Read More »
Renault Megane Hatchback (2002–2008)
There was a buzz of excitement surrounding the release of the second generation Renault Megane in 2002 and it quickly became a staple vehicle for small families on a budget. In 2003, it was voted European Car of the Year for its innovative technologies. The future looked...Read More »
The Fiat 500 Abarth – An Italian Eye on Mini’s Market
Mini had a good run for a while in the stylish, hot, hatch market. With a level of cheekiness a Smart car couldn’t match but with the same flexibility and vim, they were everywhere from the city streets to movies....Read More »
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé: Are the Costs Getting Too Much?
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé is a luxurious and stunning car. If you have one, you might deem yourself one lucky driver. However, as with all things worth having, they often come at a price – the price of...Read More »
Sell Your Audi TT
The Audi TT is fast, stylish, fun and compact. However, it does have issues that don’t justify its hefty price tag. The Audi TT has received complaints that range from niggling issues to major problems with the automatic transmission. Another problem with second hand Audi TTs is...Read More »
Sell Your BMW X5
Buyers want reliability, safety and excellent performance if they’re going to dig deep into their pockets and invest in a second hand BMW. Unfortunately, the X5 has a tarred reputation, that can make it difficult to sell on.
Although many of the issues have been resolved with the...Read More »
Problems With Selling Your BMW 5 Series
It’s safe to say that owning a BMW brings with it a certain amount of kudos. The least you can expect from the BMW name is a car that’s stylish, elegant and reliable with an impeccable safety record. You’d also...Read More »
Sell Your Car: Volkswagen Golf GTI
It’s been around for 40 years now, and this car is still going strong. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a step above the regular Golf, with better horsepower and torque than the original. The Golf GTI is a good, reliable...Read More »
Is Your Car Fit For Winter?
Recent reports suggest the UK’s in for a harsh winter. Icy conditions, bad weather, heavy traffic in the run-up to Christmas and plummeting temperatures can all affect your car’s performance and reliability.
Safety is paramount when driving on winter roads. Older cars are more at risk...Read More »
Scrap Your Car In Time For Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner and if your car is on its last legs, it may be time to consider scrapping it before the festivities begin.
The last thing you want is an unreliable vehicle when you’re busy...Read More »
When you come to sell your car and trade up for something larger, you may well begin to look at the larger family saloon cars so beloved of travelling salesmen the world over.
Foremost among these is the Toyota Avensis.
So what are the pros and cons of buying a Toyota Avensis,...Read More »
Scrapping Your Mercedes AMG
Introduced in 2008, the Mercedes AMG is a boy racer’s dream. Part compact luxury car, part hot-rod, it’s a stylish and speedy beast. Add to that the worldwide reputation of Mercedes as one of the most prestigious names in the motor industry and...Read More »
Sporty and Dangerous to Know – The Toyota Matrix
The Toyota Matrix was introduced into the compact hatchback market in 2002. A North American variant of the Toyota Corolla, it was never formerly launched in the United Kingdom. This small sporty car with a powerful choice of engines has suffered from...Read More »
Let’s face it, a Mazda Bongo doesn’t have a very appealing name. This narrow-bodied commercial vehicle originates from Japan and was never officially launched in the UK. However, as Japanese car owners are obliged to change their vehicles after a certain amount of time, even if they are still...Read More »
When the Vauxhall Insignia was launched back in 2008 it was crowned as a major success, Vauxhall’s best selling car and European Car Of The Year. However, over the years, some pretty serious problems have been unmasked.
Here’s a look at some of the issues with...Read More »
Scrapping Your Car In 4 Easy Steps
There are many reasons why scrapping your car may be a good option. If your vehicle is on its last legs you’ll be spending more money on repairs and other costs such as insurance and road tax than the vehicle...Read More »
BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 series is a compact executive car made from the mid-1970s onwards. Even to this day it remains the most popular car that BMW make. Built to last the test of time, these well-built cars are an engineering feat, though even the...Read More »
Scrap My Mercedes SLK
‘Scrap my Mercedes SLK?’ It feels like one of those phrases you never expect to hear, but hang on a minute, the best things don’t always come in the shiniest packages and this vehicle is not without its faults.
This is one...Read More »
Scrap Car Collection
If you’re trying to sell your old or damaged car in vain, then don’t bother; you’d be better off selling it for scrap. By scrapping your car you’ll receive an instant quote. Once that’s agreed, you’ll receive immediate payment straight into your bank account....Read More »
Should You Scrap Your Old German Car and Upgrade to One of These World-Beaters?
The shortlist in the 2015 World Car of the Year awards is enough to make any patriotic British motorist weep, because Germany looks set to sweep the board. Half the finalists in the...Read More »
5 Reasons To Scrap Your Car
It’s hard to let go of your possessions. We tend to hold on to things, even if they are no longer useful and this includes our motor vehicles. If your old friend has served you well over the years, finally saying goodbye to...Read More »
5 Tips to Make Selling Your Motorbike an Easy Process
Selling a motorbike can be a bit tricky. The buyer’s market in Essex is a small one. In addition, government rules and regulations can really make things tough. That’s why we decided to create this post. In it, we’ll give you...Read More »
5 Excellent Reasons to Choose Scrap Car Kings to Scrap Your Smart Car Roadster
A Smart Car Roadster is hard to sell. Not many people are interested in buying a ten-year-old car that stopped being made due to warranty issues. In addition, similar new roadsters are available at comparable prices. The...Read More »
How To Earn Money Instantly When You Scrap Your Mercedes
Fall is fast approaching. Mercedes will be releasing its 2017 model very soon. Significantly optimised technology and an enhanced look are promised. You want one.
But you already have an older model that you just can’t sell. No one will give you a fair price.
We...Read More »
Five Reasons Why Scrapping Your BMW is a Great Idea
Want to sell your BMW? Having trouble finding a buyer?
Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Used BMWs are really hard to sell. Especially if you’re acting as the salesperson. The used BMW market favours the buyer – BIG TIME. There’s simply not enough demand...Read More »
The Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold
You’d be amazed at the amount of old cars sitting inside garages all over the country, rusting away. Some owners, just leave them and forget about them, some hang on to them for sentimental value, and some even believe that their...Read More »
Is It Time to Scrap Your VW Touran?
The Volkswagen Touran is a compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) launched over ten years ago – in 2003, to be precise. If you want to sell your Touran because it’s aging, worn out, faulty or damaged, the team here at Scrap Car Kings can...Read More »
Scrap my Car: Mercedes CLA
Since its introduction to Europe in April 2013, the Mercedes CLA has proved very popular with buyers. The CLA class has gone down well in the US too, since its launch there later the same year. So it’s unlikely that our car scrappers are going to...Read More »
Should I Scrap My BMW 7 Series?
‘Should I scrap my BMW 7 Series and invest in the latest version?’ In the month that BMW launches its sixth version of the seven series, there’s never been a better time to ask yourself that question.
For when you drive a vehicle like a...Read More »
Scrap My Car: Mercedes C Class
Associations of sophistication, classic charm and high-end travel probably spring to mind on hearing the word Mercedes. This car brand demands respect worldwide, leading the way with sleek design, innovative technologies and undeniable style.
Like any aged car with high usage, you’re going to encounter...Read More »
The Volkswagen Touareg: Is the Cayenne’s Rival Running Out of Time?
Volkswagen was pretty blunt when it unveiled the Touareg in 2003. This was the people’s cars’ answer to the Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X5, the Range Rover, and the Volvo XC90, and they planned on proving a thing or two....Read More »
Why You Should Scrap Your Convertible Car
Britons have a never ending love affair with convertible cars. With the first signs of summer, many dream of driving along with the roof down and enjoying the few rays of sunshine that the warmer months bring. There’s nothing quite...Read More »
How To De-Clutter Your Life
Over the years we build up a mountain of possessions that we no longer need. Whether it’s for sentimental reasons, or for the fact that can’t be bothered to throw them away, or even that we think one day we’ll be able...Read More »
Common Motorbike Problems
Owning a motorbike is hard work. You’d think that with two wheels instead of four, it would be easier to maintain; the truth is that motorbikes need regular maintenance and if you don’t stay on top of things you could find yourself with a...Read More »
How Do I Scrap My Motorbike
You’d think scrapping a motorbike or scooter would be a far easier process than scrapping a car, but there are actually strict rules and regulations that need to be followed. DVLA guidelines are also unclear and confusing for many motorbike owners,...Read More »
Looking back at the last 10 years, people carriers / MPVs have needed to adapt to fit an ever-changing market. From big-sellers, such as the Vauxhall Zafira, the Ford Galaxy, the Ford C-Max, and the Volkswagen Touran, to the acquired taste of the Fiat Doblo, the British public expects a...Read More »
The Land Rover Freelander was launched at the end of 1997, adding Land Rover’s off-road know-how to the burgeoning SUV market. Land Rover initially looked to develop the Freelander (codenamed the CB40) in partnership with Honda. However, on discovering Honda had already made plans to produce their own SUV, Land...Read More »
Left-hand drive cars are a lot of fun, provided you stay on the correct side of the road. However, if your left-hand drive has let you down, you’ll be happy to know that scrapping them isn’t a problem.
It Won’t Affect the Price of Metal
You’ll still get paid handsomely to scrap...Read More »
The BMW 7 series is a car that really packs a punch. It is one of those cars that you see appearing in your rear view mirror as you were minding your own business driving within the set speed limits. As soon as you see it, you feel paranoid. You...Read More »
Why Young Drivers Should Avoid Old Cars
When many teenagers pass their driving test, the next step is saving up to buy their own car. This is when Mum and Dad step in and either hand over the old family run around or suggest they buy a cheaper, older car to...Read More »
Scraping your BMW is definitely one of the last things you were considering, when you first got your hands on that piece of mechanic jewellery produced by world-famous BMW. However, times change and your BMW might not pass the annual MOT, is too costly to fuel, or is damaged after...Read More »
Volkswagen is an incredibly popular make of vehicle to own. This is because they are fun in their look and offer great excitement when you drive them. However, they are also known to be incredibly expensive in terms of their maintenance. One of the reasons for this is that Volkswagen...Read More »
How Cars Pollute The Environment
Motor vehicles have been used for over a hundred years now. Today, most households have at least one, if not, two cars; when you think of the population growth, that’s an awful lot of cars.
Cars are one of the biggest pollutants and have a seriously negative...Read More »
Ever wondered why you should sell your old Mercedes E-Class for scrap with Scrap Car Kings? There are actually many reasons for this. First of all, they are known to be one of the better paying scarp dealers out there, which is always nice to know. Additionally, they are able...Read More »
Scrapping Mercedes CLK vehicles is something most people don’t like to do. Owning a Mercedes will always be a status symbol and parting with such a quality vehicle hurts. One man in Lithuania decided not to scrap his CLK, but rather he decided to completely rebuild it.
The Lithuanian Story
One man...Read More »
Once your trusted Audi starts to develop problems like stutters, chokes and coughs, and once it starts to complain every time you turn the ignition, you need to think about the next steps. Many of us have some emotional attachment to our vehicles, which means we will try to fix...Read More »
Nobody wants to scrap their luxury vehicle, but every car has its day. Painful as it might sound, there are times when you have no option but to scrap your car, even if it’s an expensive, prestigious model like a BMW.
The trouble with such vehicles is they’re also expensive to...Read More »
The BMW E30 was a compact executive car produced from 1982 to 1991, after the E21 model. It was the second generation of the company’s line of 3-series and was at the forefront of what a sports coupe should be. While there were significant design improvements, there were also some...Read More »
Introduced in 1997 with the 1998 model, the Mercedes ML – also known as the M-Class – is a pioneer of the high-end SUV market. Its chunky, muscular design quickly captured the public imagination and spawned a number of rivals. American in spirit, the Mercedes ML has gone through three...Read More »
Is Your Car A Classic Or An Old Banger?
When the Government brought in the Car Scrappage Scheme between 2009 and 2010, many tears (notably those of the Top Gear team) were shed as old models were mercilessly scrapped to make way for new, energy efficient cars....Read More »
Which Type Of Car Should You Buy
If you are looking to buy a new car, you need to consider not only what model you’d like but also its fuel efficiency, how much mileage you are likely to do and if you need it for town or...Read More »
Car Scrappage Scheme
With growing concerns for the negative impact that vehicles have on the environment in terms of atmospheric pollution, waste materials, over-crowded landfill sites and fuel consumption, many EU countries have encouraged car owners to participate in a car scrappage scheme.
The government...Read More »
Why Should I Scrap My Car?
If you no longer need your car, but are concerned that its age and condition are preventing you from getting a quick sale, then you should consider scrapping it instead. With global concerns about the environment, material wastage and pollution, we...Read More »
Why You Should Scrap Your Diesel Car
Diesel vehicles have always been a popular choice for motorists who cover higher than average mileage. Although they are initially more expensive to buy, they hold their value better than petrol models. Because of their lower CO2 emissions, they are also...Read More »
Where Do I Scrap My Car?
There could be many reasons why you may decided to scrap your car: it’s at the end of its life, it’s been badly damaged in an accident, the repair bills cost more than the car’s worth or it’s consistently failing its...Read More »
The VW Sharan: A Spacious MPV With Reliability Issues
If you’ve got a large family and a big dog, chances are you’ll already be familiar with the VW Sharan. Introduced to the MPV market in 1995, the Sharan has been a moderately successful player in its class...Read More »
The BMW 5 Series: When there’s Trouble in Paradise
Manufactured since 1972, the 5 Series is BMW’s second-best seller. Motorists delight in this mid-sized luxury saloon, not minding that it can be short on thrills. Now into its sixth generation, the BMW 5 Series is a car...Read More »
The Advantages and Problems of the Vauxhall Vectra
The Vauxhall Vectra was introduced in 2002, and is known as a safe and reliable family car, most popular in its station wagon version. In 2005, the car underwent some small changes to improve its engine power and adjust...Read More »
The Audi TT: When a Radical Design Reaches the End of the Road
First shown at the Frankfurt motor show in 1995, this Bauhaus-inspired sports car first went on sale in Europe in 1998. Since then it has achieved spectacular popularity, especially in the UK, where Audi...Read More »
Is Your Mercedes ML Still a Good Investment?
Introduced in 1997 with the 1998 model, the Mercedes ML – also known as the M-Class – is a pioneer of the high-end SUV market. Its chunky, muscular design quickly captured the public imagination and spawned a number of...Read More »
Jeeps: Big History, Big Vehicles, Big Drawbacks
Jeeps come packaged with a lot of history. The original Jeep was built in 1941 for the US army as an all-terrain reconnaissance vehicle. In 1945, the first civilian Jeep entered the market, but the brand didn’t gain a foothold...Read More »
The Smart ForTwo Coupe
Smart cars were frequent visitors to the UK roads before they were officially released here – a sign of their popularity. It didn’t take long for this fun and funky little car to win over some friends thanks to its hip looks and...Read More »
Popular Questions about Scrapping Your Mitsubishi Truck
Mitsubishi trucks continue to be one the most sought after trucks worldwide. Their range encompasses everything from heavy-duty and smaller haulage trucks to more luxurious vehicles.
As much as we love Mitsubishi trucks, there comes a time when repair...Read More »
The Toyota Avensis: Benefits and Problems
Toyota is one of the most trusted brands worldwide, and there is good reason for this as it constantly produces safe and reliable cars. The Toyota Avensis is one such car, known for it sturdiness, functionality and dependability rather than its...Read More »
When to Scrap Your 2004 V6 Honda Accord
Honda is one of the safest and most reputable car manufacturers worldwide, and their vehicles are some of the most popular on the market. In 2002, the Honda Accord was redesigned and remodelled into two separate types: one was...Read More »
The BMW E30 325 Coupe: Is It Time to Let It Go?
The BMW E30 was a compact executive car produced from 1982 to 1991, after the E21 model. It was the second generation of the company’s line of 3-series and was at the forefront of what...Read More »
When it’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Peugeot 207
Peugeot manufactured the Peugeot 207 from 2006-2012, and it was the third most popular supermini on the market in 2007. In 2008, it was replaced by the Peugeot 208, but it remains a popular secondhand car across...Read More »
The Vauxhall Zafira: The Revolutionary MPV That’s Showing Its Age
Driving a Vauxhall Zafira (05 onwards) is like holding onto a revolutionary icon. In 1999, the Zafira caused a huge stir as a compact, spacious, zippy car that outperformed other vehicles in its class. The 2005 range...Read More »
Vauxhall Corsa 2006- 2011: Benefits and Problems
The Vauxhall Corsa is one of the highest selling small cars on the UK market, and there are many reasons for its continuing popularity. It offers the space and comfort of a larger vehicle, while offering the nippiness and manoeuvrability...Read More »
The Expanded VW Passat Range: 10 Years On
It’s been a decade since VW expanded the Passat range, with a new model rollout that was as necessary as it was impressive. The pre-2004 Passat had been plagued by design faults that left a lot of motorists fuming....Read More »
The Jaguar X-Type 2003-2006: Has Your ‘Baby Jag’ Reached Retirement Age?
Marketed at younger executives and tagged the ‘Baby Jag,’ the Jaguar X-Type offered the Jaguar badge, a low price point, and severely stripped down features. While reviled by some for its similarity to the third -generation...Read More »
Should You Send Your Older Audi A6 to Pasture
The Audi. Performance, safety, and an understated badge with status attached. There’s a lot to love and the Audi A6 1997-2004 epitomises that. But that model is getting on now and problems are occurring. Let’s take a closer...Read More »
The BMW 3 Series 1998-2005: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous
You still see a lot of BMW 3 Series. One of the biggest selling models in Europe, they’re ever popular with those who want the BMW badge without the price tag. However, they’re getting older,...Read More »
Saab 9-5 2002 Model
Saab released its first sedan in 1997, and since this release there have been massive changes in the engine and appearance of its vehicles. The new Saab 9-5, released in 2002, featured changes and additions to its image, having a sportier look and...Read More »
The Classic Mini Comeback: Is It Time to Let Yours Go?
You’ll remember the rebirth of the Mini (the classic one) 2000-2005. Built by BMW, it was the great British facelift with some good specs to boot. Of course, they weren’t without their weaknesses, so here’s a...Read More »
The Rover 800 1996- 1999
The Austin Rover Group, a branch of British Leyland, officially launched the Rover 800 in July 1986. In the US, it was marketed in partnership with Honda and known as the Sterling.
Work began on this car in...Read More »
Classic Toyota Celicas: The Car That Bothered Europe
Very little makes European car manufacturers uncomfortable, but the Toyota Celica has always challenged the European claim to the UK market. With the 7th generation Toyota Celica 2000-2005, Toyota unveiled their biggest threat yet.
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Vauxhall Astra H 2004
The Vauxhall Astra H generation was introduced to the UK market in 2004 as a 5-door hatchback. Completely revamped, this vehicle had a fresh, sleek appearance with Ecotec 16 valve engines, and its carbon emissions met the Euro IV standards.
It...Read More »
Ford Mondeo 2001: The 1.8 Duratec
The Ford Mondeo 2001 was one of the earliest models from Ford Mondeo’s second generation of cars, which dominated the market from 2000–2001. The Prodigy car idea was applied to these new models, resulting in a sensible, unobtrusive look that ranked...Read More »
The Nissan Micra K12: 2003 Model
First sold on the Japanese market in 2002, the Nissan Micra K12 made its way to Europe in 2003. Completely redesigned from its predecessors, the K10 and K11, the wheelbase was 70mm longer, and the exterior much curvier. Overall, the vehicle...Read More »
Car Buying Scams To Be Aware Of
When buying a new car, you’ll want to sell the old one quickly and simply. However, environmental concerns and safety issues means it’s not easy trying to sell an older car. Internet advertising may seem easier, unfortunately, selling your car...Read More »
Recycling Scrap Vehicles
When your vehicle reaches the end of its life, the best thing you can do for the environment is scrap it. That doesn’t mean abandoning it somewhere to rust away or leaving it at the local dump.
Scrapping a vehicle is a...Read More »
Are You Dreading The MOT?
For many motorists, the older a car gets, the more concerns they have about getting it through its MOT. Older vehicles, especially ones with higher than average mileage, are going to show signs of age. It’s not just cosmetic wear and tear either. An older vehicle...Read More »
An old car that is no longer roadworthy is considered an end of life vehicle (ELV). If your car has come to the end of its days, you may be wondering the best way to dispose of it. In a time where concerns for the environment are paramount, it’s...Read More »
Sell My Car London
One man’s pride and joy is another man’s junk. You’d be surprised at how many people are sentimentally attached to their car and if it proves to be a faithful, reliable friend they’ll hold onto it until it’s literally on its last legs.
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Scrap Car Collection
If you’re trying to sell your old or damaged car in vain, then don’t bother; you’d be better off selling it for scrap. By scrapping your car you’ll receive an instant quote. Once that’s agreed, you’ll receive immediate payment straight into your bank...Read More »
Scrapping A Truck
An old truck is the modern day version of a workhorse. Owners want to maximise them for as long as possible. Trucks have a hard life. But there comes a time when the costs of repairs start mounting up and your old workhorse becomes...Read More »