Scrap a Car Dagenham   September 20, 2016

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 it can be an emotional struggle. But no matter how loved and well-cared for (you’d be amazed at how many people actually give their car names!), there comes a time when you need to be practical and realise that it’s time to scrap your car.

If you’re still undecided then the following reasons may help to convince you.

Maintenance Costs

You don’t need to be a professional mechanic to realise that older cars need more maintenance. In fact, as the years go by, repair costs and replacements get bigger and more serious. From engine parts to brakes, suspension and even rust issues, you may end up spending more to keep your car on the road than the vehicle’s actual worth.

Scrap a Car DagenhamAt the petrol pumps, older cars can’t compete with their more modern fuel-efficient counterparts either, not to mention MoT, road tax and insurance costs.

CO2 Emissions

Cars over 18 years old without catalytic converters pump poisonous, greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Scrapped cars are 80% recyclable. They are disposed of correctly via authorised treatment facilities, reducing the carbon footprint and ultimately, helping the environment.

Public Transport

If you live in a city such as London, driving and parking can be a real hassle. Public transport is a far easier and cheaper way to get around and many large cities are well-equipped with cycle lanes so grab yourself a bike and get fitter too! The low emission zones throughout the capital also mean that driving an older vehicle in the city is no longer feasible.


Just how safe is your car? Even if it manages to scrape through its MoT, an older car can still be a serious danger to you and other road users. The older the car, the less reliable it is. Do you really want to risk breaking down in the middle of nowhere or being stuck on the side of the motorway?


If you need cash quickly, scrapping your car is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get it. You’ll get a free and immediate quote then money will be transferred directly into your bank account before your vehicle is collected.

If you need more information on our scrap a car Dagenham service, contact Scrap Car Kings today, or visit us online for a free, instant quote.

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