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Engines Scrap Value - What they worth?


If your car is not going to be made roadworthy again, it will be in for some open-bonnet surgery at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). First, its fluids will be drained out and plugs fitted to the holes. The fluids are collected and can also be recycled Recycling Fluids. Next, dismantlers will lift the engine out of the car’s shell. What happens next depends on the condition of the engine and how the ATF operate.


Engine is Ready to Scrap


If the engine cannot be used as anything other than raw materials, it will end up at a specialist recycling centre. There, it will suffer the same fate as the other metal parts of your car – into the shredder it goes! The shredder cuts the engine into smaller, more manageable pieces. The pieces are then sorted according to the type of metal they contain. Most parts of a car engine are aluminium. When the metals have been separated, they are used as recycled metals. Aluminium is very easy to recycle as it deteriorates very little when melted. 

Engines can be Reconditioned or Remanufactured


Some car engines have plenty of life left in them when they are removed from a scrap car. So instead of being shredded, they are dismantled or sold on as whole. Many engines are remanufactured by companies like The Engine Export Company.

Dismantled engines are often used as parts for repairable engines. These are engines that have been made roadworthy again by using parts from several engines (of the same type) to create a fully working engine. 


Why Do Developing Countries Import Used Engines from the UK?


It’s quite obvious really – cost! In countries where the average wage is low, paying for a replacement engine is prohibitively expensive (it’s not exactly cheap here, either). There is a need for cheaper alternatives, and so a thriving market for used car parts of most kinds, including engine parts.

Does the Scrap Value of My Car Include the Engine Value?


Yes, it does. But bear in mind that many instant quotes are based on weight only (including Remove My Car’s instant quote). If your engine is sought after or is reasonably new and in good condition, you may get a much better price for your car in the Remove My Car auction. You stand to get a lot more for your Car as Salvage as the parts are often worth more than the scrap value alone. Give it a try! 

Cash Ban Due to SMDA 2013

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 replaced all previous legislation, but the big change was car breakers as well as scrap metal dealers weren't able to buy any scrap metal for cash, including vehicles. Companies also now have to take copies of the persons Photo ID and a recent utility bill. Want to know more? Read more HERE

Recycling News

Vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car has had its ELV recycling target service recognised by the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). 

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Scrap Metal Prices Falling

Yet again theres been further drops in metal prices, it's now the lowest in 6 years since the last crash in 2008/2009. Slowing economic growth in China is the biggest contribution for the fall in demand and its not looking to increase anytime soon!

Paper License to be Scrapped

Its now been confirmed as part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge initiative to remove unnecessary burden by Ministers, from 8 June 2015 DVLA will no longer be issuing the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. Existing paper counterparts will be no longer valid and drivers are advised to destroy their counterpart after 8th June 2015. 

Latest Metal Prices

February 2016 Metal prices are significantly lower than any period within the past 6 years. Prices on average are £30 Per Tonne for light Iron. Lowest being around £20 Per Tonne and the highest being around £40 Per Tonne.

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