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Peterborough Car, Commercial & Scrap Vehicle Breakers & Dismantlers

Car Breakers in Peterborough

We cover the Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia and surrounding area (sometimes Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and also Rutland), broadly within a radius of approximately 50 miles. We are always interested in accident damaged, MOT failures and non-running cars, vans, motorbikes and large commercial vehicles, as well as 4×4’s, trailers, caravans, motorhomes and even horse boxes!

Scrapping Your Car or Van – The Law!

Car Breaker in Peterborough

If you vehicle is being scrapped (as opposed to being repaired and re-sold/re-used on the road or broken up for spares), then it is your responsibility to use an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). Scrap vehicles contain hazardous waste which, obviously. has to be disposed of carefully. If you use an illegal website then you could […]

Scrapping Your Vehicle

Car Breakers Peterborough

Under UK legislation (for environmental reasons) it is not possible to simply take in a car and crush it, firstly you must remove all hazardous materials, such as tyres, batteries and fluids, including engine oil, petrol and brake fluid. A vehicle scrapping process will include the following; All fluids drained (including oil (engine and gearbox), […]

2006-2011 Honda Civic 2.2 Diesel (EU)

Eighth-generation Honda Civic hatchback

2006, 2007 and 2008 Honda Civic 2.2 diesels wanted for breaking now…

Historically the Honda Civic was boring, dull, bland design and uninspiring, although, up to 2006, Honda still sold over 15 million Civics worldwide. Commencing production in 1972 it is one of the longest-running models in the car industry However, the new model is a real break from tradition and you don’t have to be over 50 to want one, it’s now a car for young people too.

Insuring A Written-Off Car

Cambridgeshire Car Breakers

There’s nothing wrong in buying a car that has been written off, although you are limited to the number of insurance companies that will even entertain a quote and you will find that you cannot use the online insurance comparison service websites, you will need to phone the insurance company before they will quote you. […]

UK Government Car Scrappage Scheme

Car Breakers in Peterborough

Introduced by the UK government in 2009 to encourage UK citizens to buy a new car (or van, but why not motorcycles???!!!) and scrap their existing car, providing they have owned it for more than 12 months (and proved as much). It ran until March 2010 (after extending it from February) and proved very popular, successfully inflating new car sales.

Car Insurance Write Off Advice

Peterborough Car Salvage

Be wary of buying a motor vehicle written off by an insurance company. There’s nothing wrong in buying a written off car, providing you do so with your eyes wide open and with professional advice, knowing the downsides of doing so. Depending on the extent of the damage and cost of repairing the car, will […]

How To Scrap Your Car or Van

Peterborough Car Breakers

With the advent of the internet (and Google) it is now much easier disposing of your car, van or motorcycle once it has reached its end of life. Gone are the days where you drive to your local breakers yard (usually via a dirt track off the local industrial estate), hand over the keys and […]

UK Road Traffic Accident Statistics

Car Breakers Peterborough

The total number of fatalities on UK roads continues to fall, compared with 2012 figures and drastically down compared with published results from the 1980s. 2013 recorded the lowest number of deaths since records began (in 1926). The number of people killed peaked in 1966 at 7985. It is a testament to the UK that, […]

New Vehicle Recycling Scheme To Benefit Charity

Peterborough Car Breaker

BEN, the automotive industry’s dedicated charity, has today announced the launch of its latest campaign for the ‘Give a Scrap’ scheme. The initiative is an opportunity to dispose of any unwanted or unusable vehicles and then donate the residual value to BEN. This is particularly relevant to all Retailers, MOT Stations, Repairers and Service Centres where customers often request disposal of these vehicles on their behalf.

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