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The Advantages of Using Car Breakers

Posted By Birmingham Auto Break on 08/01/2019

Whether your car has become defunct, or it simply isn’t running like it used to, the decision to take it to the scrapyard can sometimes be a difficult one. Most cars last for approximately 11 years before they are no longer safe on the road, so it’s natural for us to form an attachment to them during such a significant period of time. Also, if you own a vehicle that has pulled through many faults in its later years, the prospect of giving up on it can seem unimaginable. However, it’s important to look at the bigger picture: scrapping your substandard vehicle can make you money and is also a very environmentally friendly method of disposal.

At Birmingham Autobreak Recycling, we pride ourselves on our car scrapping expertise and we truly go above and beyond the call of duty. We supply a collection service for cars that are no longer fit for purpose so if you can’t get your vehicle to our yard, we can come to you. We also sell a wide range of second hand car parts from engines and batteries to gearboxes and tyres. With this in mind, you can rest assured that when you scrap your vehicle with us, as efficient car breakers we will recycle it wherever possible.

Above everything else, when you’re taking your beloved banger to be discarded you want to be sure it’s being left in the hands of a reputable and professional company. There are many laws surrounding the recycling of vehicles that a scrapyard must adhere to in order to stay in the business. It’s also a good idea to shop around before you invest in a service to be sure you’re getting the best deal possible and not being underpaid. There are many things to consider before taking your vehicle to be scrapped, however once you find the right service for you, there are plenty of benefits to be had. Below are just a few of the advantages of taking your vehicle to a car breakers.

Receive cash for cars: a brief breakdown of scrap car prices

Arguably the most important way in which you profit from scrapping your old car is the payment you receive for it. When you offer a vehicle to be scrapped, the auto salvage yard will buy it off you for a carefully considered price. The amount you receive is likely to be dependent on the condition of your vehicle, however it can also be at the discretion of the company you’re using. With this in mind, it’s important to shop around to make sure you’re not underselling your vehicle. At Birmingham Autobreak, we have the industry knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you’re receiving the best deal possible.

Many car recycling businesses also offer quotes for how much they’re willing to pay for your scrap. Again, this allows you make a well informed decision about which service is going to be the most profitable for you.

Maintaining a vehicle that’s rapidly falling apart can be extremely expensive over a long period of time, so why not sell your car for scrap? The money you make can then be invested in a brand new (or second hand) roadworthy vehicle, ensuring you never have to panic when out on the open road.

Do right by the environment

It’s hard to believe that disposing of large metal machines could ever be associated with environmental friendliness, however there are strict laws in place to minimise the impact that car breakers have on the planet.

At Birmingham Autobreak, we are usually able to recycle about 85% of a vehicle and this is common among most car breakers. Fully functioning aspects of the vehicle such as tyres or gearboxes will be sold on whilst certain bits of metal can be melted down and re-used. Other recyclable car parts include:

Fluids: once the various fluids are drained from a vehicle, they will be filtered so that they are fit to be recycled. Antifreeze can be resold and oil can be used as fuel for heating.

Glass: the glass from car windows and windscreens will be extracted whole where possible and can be re-used for items such as wine glasses and other glass products.

Remaining scrap metal: metal recycling is extremely important as this is what makes up most of a vehicle’s body. Many countries such as China and Canada import scrap metal to use for the construction of buildings.

Collection services for defunct vehicles

If you’ve got a vehicle that’s no longer functioning, you may be wondering how you’re going to transport it to your local car breaker to be scrapped. Many auto salvage businesses will offer to come and collect your vehicle from your property at a time that suits you. Taking your car to be scrapped can be a stressful experience which is why scrap specialists try to make it as easy and convenient as possible.

At Birmingham Autobreak, we can collect vehicles from anywhere within a 20 mile radius of our base and we will complete same day collections where possible. Far from simply disposing of your vehicle, car breakers are committed to assisting you through all stages of the scrapping process, ensuring you’re completely happy with the service from beginning to end.

To find out more about our collection service, visit our website for a detailed breakdown of what we offer. With our team of experts on hand to come and collect your vehicle, you’ll find you barely have to lift a finger!

Additional services

In an industry that’s reasonably competitive, many vehicle recycling specialists strive to offer additional services to make their business stand out. Also, just because your car isn’t ready to be scrapped, that doesn’t mean a car breakers can’t be of assistance. Below are just a few alternative ways in which a scrapyard could be useful to you.

Car parts

If you’ve got a car that’s in need of some replacement parts, a car salvage yard is the perfect place to go. Some aspects of a car can be extremely costly to replace, which is why scrapyards often sell second hand items at a much more affordable price. You may think that purchasing second hand parts is a risky decision, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. At Birmingham Autobreak, we test all our products before we put them on sale to ensure they are in good condition and fit for purpose.


Buying used tyres from a car scrapyard near you could save you a lot of money as they’re usually sold for a fraction of the price of brand new tyres. Again, it may seem like a gamble to purchase already used car parts but if tyres aren’t safe to be on the road, they simply won’t be sold. We thoroughly check and test all our used tyres before selling them on to make sure they are in good shape. Many businesses will also offer to fit your new tyres for you, so you can get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Vehicle recovery service 

We work in partnership with Euro 24 Hr Recovery so that if you break down, we can help you get back up and running in no time. It’s worth finding a business that you can trust with a whole host of different services so that whatever the situation, you know your vehicle is in capable hands.

Birmingham Autobreak Recycling: a reliable and professional car breakers near you

Do you want to support a local business that makes a difference? Here at Birmingham Autobreak, we aim to minimise the impact our work has on the environment in any way we can. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we are always striving to provide the best deal possible when it comes to scrapping vehicles. Our personalised and diligent service is second to none to ensure that after the first visit, you’re bound to return for all future car related requirements.

If you’d like to find out more about the services we have on offer, contact us today. Our team will be able to answer any of your queries and we can also provide a quote for scrapping your vehicle.

Article Written By Birmingham Auto Break

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