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MOT Failure

Get Cash For Your MOT Failure Today

If you’ve ever taken your car, van or motorcycle for an MOT, and received a long list of failed items, you’ll know the sinking feeling that comes with it. And you’re suddenly faced with a painful decision. You either pay for expensive repairs, or you’re stuck with a vehicle that can’t be legally driven on the road.

Fortunately, LJ Scrap offers another solution.

MOT Failure – Your Options

If your vehicles fails its MOT, we know that this can be a big headache for many motorists. A few minor items can be easily rectified without significant cost. But where major or multiple items require remedying, your options can suddenly feel limited. Repairs may prove to be unaffordable, or simply outweigh the value of your vehicle. And trying to sell your vehicle on privately can be near impossible without an MOT certificate.

But there is another option. At LJ Scrap, we buy MOT failures as they stand, whatever the age, mileage or condition. For many vehicle owners, not only does this save you having to meet expensive repair bills, but it can also provide you with instant cash to put towards a replacement vehicle.

Cash For Your MOT Failure

When you call us with details of your vehicle, we’ll offer you a best price quote there and then. And all of our quotes are guaranteed. We will always stick by the price we offer and never try to haggle you down when we collect the vehicle. And when we arrive for your vehicle, you will receive immediate payment on the spot via instant bank transfer.

Free Vehicle Collection

There are a lot of car buying companies that require you to drop your car off, which can be quite difficult, particularly if your vehicle has no MOT. But at LJ Scrap, we like to make things easy for you.

If you’re happy with the price we offer you for your MOT failure (and we’re confident you will be), we’ll arrange to collect the vehicle from your home, place of work, or even your MOT station. We’ll collect it for free, and at a time that’s most convenient for you.

Help With Your DVLA Paperwork

When it comes to selling your vehicle, we like to make things as easy for you as possible and that includes helping you get your DVLA paperwork in order. We will ensure that your Registration Certificate (V5 Logbook) is filled out correctly, so that you are absolved from any further responsibility for the vehicle. You will no longer require insurance and you may even be able to claim a refund for any unused road tax.

The Hassle-Free Way To Cash In Your MOT Failure

If you’re left with an MOT failure requiring expensive repairs, then make LJ Scrap your first call. We’ll offer you a guaranteed cash price immediately, which you can then put towards a replacement vehicle, getting you back on the road.

To get an immediate quote for your MOT failure, call… 01708 630 755

You can also request a quote for your vehicle by completing the form below.

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    Customer Safety

    Putting Customer Safety First

    Since returning to business again at the start of this month, being back on the roads of Essex has felt like a breath of fresh air. It’s always satisfying to be out helping our customers and the feedback we’ve received has been fantastic.

    But a few enquirers have, naturally, been a little concerned about safety and social distancing. We completely understand this and, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, we all need to remain cautious for some time to come.

    And LJ Scrap is no exception. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is always our first priority and we continue to operate with strict safety precautions in place.

    We want all of our customers and prospective customers to be reassured that the collection of scrap and unwanted vehicles is completely safe.

    We continue to operate with strict safety precautions in place. These include the following:

    • Appropriate gloves and masks worn by all of our operatives.
    • Our trucks and equipment regularly cleaned and sanitised.
    • Customer vehicles collected and removed without the need for direct contact.
    • No cash handling – payments made to customers by immediate bank transfer.

    Wherever you are in Essex, LJ Scrap is always available for a fast, efficient and safe vehicle scrapping service. We are here to help residents and businesses within the Essex region to convert their unwanted vehicles into instant payments, whatever the make, age or condition.

    And if you are still concerned about safety and social distancing, then please give us a call. We’ll be happy to quote you a price for your vehicle and run through our safety procedures at the same time.

    Putting your safety first,

    The Team at LJ Scrap

    Putting Customer Safety First

    What happens when your car is recycled

    What Happens When Your Car Is Recycled

    The process of recycling a motor vehicle is not as straightforward as many people think. Various vehicle parts are recycled in different ways and there are also hazardous materials that need to be removed.

    At the start of the process, wheels, tires, battery and catalytic converter are removed. Then fluids such as engine coolant, oil, transmission fluid, air conditioning refrigerant, and petrol/diesel are drained.

    Parts that may have some value, such as electronic modules, alternators, starter motors, infotainment systems, etc, may be removed if they are still serviceable and can be re-used. The process of removing these higher value parts from the lower value vehicle body has traditionally been done by hand, although a technique that is on the increase is the ‘mechanical removal’ of these parts via machine based vehicle recycling systems (VRS).

    Other hazardous materials such as mercury and sodium azide (the propellant used in air bags) may also be removed.

    After all of the parts and products inside are removed, the remaining vehicle shell is subject to further processing, which includes removal of the air conditioner evaporator and heater core, and wiring harnesses. The remaining shell is then crushed flat, or cubed, to facilitate economical transportation in bulk to an industrial shredder or hammer mill, where the vehicles are further reduced to fist-sized chunks of metal. Glass, plastic and rubber are removed from the mix, and the metal is finally sold to steel mills for recycling.

    FIND OUT MORE about what happens to your vehicle when it is recycled.

    What Happens When Your Car Is Recycled

    how much is my scrap car worth

    How Much Is My Scrap Car Worth?

    “How much is my scrap car worth?”

    This is a question we hear from people all of the time and it does vary according to a number of factors. Some of the factors that typically influence the value of a scrap vehicle are age, condition of bodywork, roadworthiness, engine condition and suitability for recycling.

    One of the things that we do pride ourselves in is giving our customers honest appraisals and fair valuations of their vehicles. It’s important to us that every one of our customers receives the best possible price for his or her scrap vehicle based on the factors mentioned.

    Finding out what your scrap car, van or motorcycle is worth is really very simple. Just GET IN TOUCH WITH US and one of our experienced team members will be pleased to quote a price based on the information you give us about your vehicle.

    How Much Is My Scrap Car Worth?