Car Scrappage Scheme
A quick & professional scrappage collection service for dealerships
ASM Auto Recycling offers a full collection and scrappage service for traded in vehicles throughout the Aylesbury, Thame and Oxford areas, supporting vital Car Scrappage Schemes which encourage higher environmental standards.
The premise of the of the 2009 Car Scrappage Scheme was that car owners could trade in their existing vehicle (10 years old or older) and receive £2,000 towards the cost of a new vehicle. While motorbikes, covered cars and light vans up to 3.5 tonnes were not covered, the overall aim was to drive sales of less polluting vehicles while taking less efficient cars off the road.
With financial incentives funded 50/50 by the Government and 38 car manufacturers, the Scrappage Scheme initiative was considered a huge success, accounting for as many as a fifth of all new car sales. Officially, up to 400,000 vehicles were ordered for scrappage under the 2009 scheme. When the scheme extended into March 2010, car sales against the previous year increased by 26%, while new car emissions dropped 5.4%.
The Government-backed Scrappage Scheme finished in 2010. Yet a significant portion of vehicle manufacturers have continued to offer cash incentives for motorists to scrap older, polluting cars. It is also highly possible these schemes will be extended further, with manufacturers under increasing pressure to reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
Customers stand to benefit from a range of discounts and offers, depending on the manufacturer. Whether you’re seeking plug-in hybrid and low emissions models, or petrol and diesel vehicles, there are significant incentives which can be accessed by removing your old car from the road network. Now is an excellent time to research potential deals available to you.
Note: A car must generally have been registered before 31 December 2009 (Euro 1-4 emissions standard) to qualify for most trade-in schemes, though there are exceptions.
Dealers who are responsible for the disposal of old, traded-in vehicles regularly use ASM Auto Recycling’s state-of-the-art scrappage and recycling facilities. We’re extremely happy to contribute to recycling and reusing hundreds of high-quality used parts.