DAILY COLLECTIONS ACROSS SOUTH LAKES AND AS FAR NORTH AS THE A66!
Scrap Car Collection Cumbria is a Cumbria-based service that offers you a fast and efficient way to have your car collected from you and removed, all within a matter of minutes. No hassle, no hidden fees, no mess ... and a free driveway once we've collected it from you! Scrap Car Collection Cumbria operates out of Newby Bridge, a village at the southern end of Lake Windermere, and we travel throughout Cumbria and neighbouring counties to collect, remove and move on your unwanted, end-of-life vehicle. Scrap Car Collection Cumbria has been providing unrivalled excellence and satisfaction since 1985 – that's nearly 40 years of happy customers!
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
It's easy, painless and quick. You want to get rid of your old car or other vehicle, right? It might be uninsurable, undrivable, smashed up after a crash ... and destined for what Cumbrian farmers might call the 'knackers yard'! So you click where it says 'CLICK NOW' on any page of this website and that will take you to our online form, where you need to fill in your details, including the details of the car or other vehicle you want us to take away for you. We offer you Cumbria's best scrap car removal service, and we help at every step along the way – including all your documentation and paperwork. Once we've called you back and had a quick chat, we'll come along and pick up your scrap car at a time and date most convenient to you – including evenings or weekends. If you’ve got the DVLA paperwork (the V5 log book or SORN) for your scrap car then you need to make sure to give it to us when we arrive to collect your car. Once all that paperwork is sorted out, and we've agreed between us a competitive market price for your scrap vehicle, not only can we do the whole thing on the same day, but we can be in and out of there in quarter of an hour – clean as a whistle, job done, money in the bank (for you!).
There are many reasons why your car or other vehicle may have come to the end of its working life, and below we look at a few of them
Your car is considered unroadworthy if it fails its MOT, a test which identifies if the vehicle is safe to drive and be driven in. If, after inspection by an expert, your car is found not to be in full working order in a variety of different areas, it will fail the MOT, and driving it will then become illegal until it's repaired and has passed its MOT. Some of the ways your car might fail its MOT can include defective external lights and indicators, faulty windscreen wipers, too low an engine oil level, a defective battery, defective brakes and insufficient brake fluid level. To check the MOT status of your car – or any UK registered vehicle – online you need to go to www.check-mot.service.gov.uk where you can check the full MOT history, including when it passed or failed and which parts failed at each test. All you need is the registration number (number plate).
DANGER TO THE PUBLIC
Over 1.35 million people die every year on the world's roads and millions of other people suffer life-threatening injuries as a results of road traffic accidents. Twenty-two fatal road casualties were recorded in 2021 alone in Cumbria, and that was up five on the previous year.
Sometimes, a car needs putting out of its misery for public safety reasons. You might be a perfectly good driver with decades of experience, and even an advanced drivers' licence, but if your car isn't safe, you're a danger to yourself and others. That's why it's important to say, enough is enough, however many happy times you've had driving or travelling in your car. People become attached to their vehicles ... and others become attached to not wanting to have to fork out for another! But at the end of the day, you need to know when it's the end of the road for your car, for everyone's sake.
A car is a referred to as a non-runner if, quite simply, you can't get it to move. It could be damaged after an accident, the engine could be seized, or it could have major electrical problems that prevent it from working. How many times have you stood at the side of the road waiting for a recovery vehicle, frustrated that you had to call them out in the end, and worrying about how much the repairs are going to cost? And if it looks really bad this time, and you can't afford to fix it, a dealership won't take it off your hands, and private buyers might not touch it with a bargepole. Before you waste even more time stressing, spending, thinking, researching what to do, maybe it's time to call it a day. Every horse becomes a non-runner in the end, and putting it out to pasture is what we can do for you at Scrap Car Collection Cumbria
When your insurance company decides that your car should be 'written off', as they say in the trade, then that's maybe your cue to contact Scrap Car Collection Cumbria. So what is an insurance write-off? It means your car has been damaged so much – maybe through a collision or road accident – that it's either no longer safe on the road, or beyond the point at which it's financially worth it to have a garage fix it for you. If the quoted cost of repairing it is greater than its current value un-repaired, or if it's compleley unrepairable, it's a write-off. If that's where you're up to now with a vehicle you own, don't hang around umming and ahhing, trying to work out what to do – should I try and sell it, should I give it away, should I just ignore it. No, get rid of it. A 'dead' car is an eyesore, and a temptation to vandals and thieves. Do the right thing and call us, 8am–8pm, seven days a week