4 signs it's time to scrap your car

There comes a time in every vehicle’s life when it no longer works properly, has visible damage or is simply too expensive to run. 

That’s why scrapping your car is a great way to earn some extra cash and you’ll be doing the environment a favour too by recycling your car, van or truck into other useful materials. 

So, if you’re looking to get rid of your automobile, here are 4 signs it’s time to scrap your car. 


1. Your car is old

The average lifespan of a car is around 10 - 12 years. If your car is older than that and has excessed a mileage of over 100,000, it might be time to scrap your car and replace it. This is because older vehicles are more likely to experience issues in the long-term and with the advancement of technology, will likely fall behind today’s safety standards. 


2. You spend a fortune on repairs 

If you're spending more money on repairs than you're saving on fuel, it might be time to scrap your car. Wasting your money on a car that constantly breaks down, doesn’t pass its MOT, or needs fixing is not worth the trouble. A newer model will likely be more reliable and require less maintenance. 


3. Your car is rusting away 

Rust is a clear sign it’s time to scrap your car. It not only ruins the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle, but it can cause major issues if not treated quickly. It damages the metal work, engine compartment, fuel line and other parts of your car, making it unsafe to drive. 


4. You don't use your car often.

If you don't use your car often, it's not worth keeping. Cars that aren't driven regularly tend to deteriorate quickly and if it's just sitting in your garage or driveway gathering dust, it might be time to scrap it and buy one that you can actually put to good use. 


Scrap your car 

If you're considering scrapping your car, be sure to consult the auto recycling experts at Clear My Scrap first. Our scrap car collection service is available to customers across the North West, including Manchester, Warrington and Stockport!

We can help you decide if your car is worth scrapping and offer unbeatable value for it. In addition to this, we are also able to collect all unwanted and end-of-life vehicles FREE of charge! 

For more information about our scrap car services call 0161 300 7980 or send us a message via the contact form on our website.