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Scrap Car Compare - Hotspots Revealed!

Did you know that your location in the UK plays a big part in how much you can get for your ELV? There are many reasons for this, but the bottom line is that if you live in one of those areas, you are going to be quids in.

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Now we compare some of the best and worst places to scrap your car, in alphabetic order, the best being:

Nottingham and Swindon.

Most of these towns and cities have numerous scrap car dealers all competing with each other, and so driving the value they will pay for scrap cars up. But having a high number of scrap car dealers in your local area does not guarantee that you will get a top price – some areas are just not that competitive when it comes to pricing. For example, given its size, you would expect Birmingham to be a good place to sell your scrap car, but the market in Birmingham is not as competitive as some smaller cities and towns such as Liverpool and Swindon. Yes, Birmingham has many scrap yards, but they don’t seem to have the appetite for competition that you can find elsewhere. 

In some areas, you can get a good price even though the number of local scrap car dealers is quite low. All it takes is for two scrap car dealers to try and outdo each other. 


…and the 10 Least Competitive Places for Selling your Scrap Car

In remote areas, such as the Scottish Highlands, you are not going to get top prices for your scrap car. Indeed, you may find that the costs involved mean that you struggle to sell the ELV at all. But it isn’t just remote locations that suffer from lower prices for scrap cars. You can also expect to receive lower prices for your scrap car if you live in any of these areas:

BangorBarnstapleBrightonGrimsbyHarrogateKings LynnNorthampton
SwaffhamSwansea and Worcester

These are just a few of the towns and cities that either have a relatively low number of registered ATFs or have an uncompetitive scrap car market. 

Why are Scrap Car Values Different in Some Areas of the Country?


Get a Fantastic Price for your Scrap Car Wherever you Are

It doesn’t matter whether you live in a competitive area with Remove My Car – our members will buy your car for a great price and collect it for free from most parts of the UK. We offer guaranteed fixed prices based on the weight of your car and can usually beat or match the best scrap car prices in your local area. For the best price possible, why not use the RMC auction? In the auction, scrap companies can bid any amount above our guaranteed price for your car (you can’t lose, as the guaranteed fixed price is still available). 

Using Remove My Car also means that you don’t have to worry about running into problems with the paperwork or your car being scrapped illegally. We will take care of the paperwork for you and advise you on what you need to tell the DVLA. And if you ever do need help, our members keep accurate records of every sale and purchase and can provide all the documents you need, including Certificates of Destruction (CoDs).

You can save a lot of time and effort too, because there’s no need for you to research our members. We only use registered ATFs that meet our own, very high standards, so you can be confident that your car will be scrapped correctly and legally. 

How much will we pay for your scrap car? Fill in our online quote to find out! For the best price, check out our ‘How to Get the Best Price for your Scrap Car’ article.


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A. Yes, we collect FREE of charge
Q. Are there any costs what so ever?
A. Its a 100% FREE service
Q. How long does it take you to collect?
A. On average, within 48 working hours
Q. How do I get paid for my car?
A. Cheque Payment or Bank Transfer
Q. Are the payments Guaranteed?
A. Yes, you are protected by the Remove My Car Payment Guarantee

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