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

Back On the Road

LJ Scrap Back On The Road

We are very pleased to announce that, from Monday 1st June, LJ Scrap is back on the road again.

Firstly, we sincerely hope that all of our customers, contacts, friends, and their families, have stayed safe and well over the last couple of uncertain months. It’s been a difficult time for everyone and we’ve been playing our part by putting our operations on hold and observing a strict lockdown.

But with lockdown restrictions now easing, we will be back on the roads of Essex from 1st June, providing customers with our usual high standard of service.

It won’t quite be business as usual, of course, as we are putting strict measures into place in order to comply with Government guidelines and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers. These measures will include the following:

  • Appropriate PPE worn by all of our operatives.
  • Our vehicles and equipment regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Socially distanced collections.

So wherever you are in Essex, don’t hesitate to call LJ Scrap for a fast, efficient and professional vehicle scrapping service. We are here to help residents and businesses within the Essex region to convert their unwanted vehicles into instant payment and at the very best rates.

If you’ve been stuck with your old or unwanted vehicle over the lockdown, then now is the time to call us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and showing why LJ Scrap is still first for vehicle scrapping in Essex.

Putting your safety first,

The Team at LJ Scrap

LJ Scrap Back On The Road


Coventry Residents To Be Paid To Scrap Old Cars

According to Motoring Research, a new project is to be trialled in Coventry to reduce the number of older and more polluting cars that are on the road. £1 million has been allocated to the car scrapping initiative, with motorists able to claim up to £3,000 each in the form of mobility credits.

The trial is expected to begin in Coventry next year and credits will be worth between £1,500 and £3,000. The credits will be added to a smartphone app or Swift travel card and can then be used to pay for public transport, bike share, car share schemes and taxis.

The mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said:

“Instead of asking people to trade in their old car for a new one, we are offering them credits to try something new – such as join a car share scheme or take the bus or train.”

“Not only will people be saving money on the cost of running and maintaining their cars, but they will also help the region ease traffic congestion and improve air quality in the fight against climate change. This will make a considerable difference to Coventry as the city welcomes thousands of visitors next year for City of Culture.”

The trial is being funded from a £22 million Future Mobility Zone grant, given to the area by the Department for Transport, for the development new tech and mobility schemes. The pilot project is expected to last two years.

Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, said:

“We can’t go on as we are with gridlocked roads costing our economy and poor air quality impacting on our health and quality of life.”

“So TfWM is investing billions in our tram, rail, cycling and bus networks to provide sustainable alternatives to the private motor car. But we are also looking at innovative schemes like mobility credits to play a part by offering people real incentives to give up their cars, helping us reduce congestion and keep the region moving.”

Coventry Residents To Be Paid To Scrap Old Cars

Vehicle Scrappers

Why We Are More Than Vehicle Scrappers

Although we are vehicle scrappers, your car, van or motorcycle doesn’t need to be ready for the scrap heap before you call us.

If your vehicle is old, broken down or crash damaged, then we are happy to take it away and dispose of it for you.

But we also collect roadworthy vehicles, from old runners to nearly-new models.

People have all sorts of reasons for disposing of roadworthy vehicles. You may have bought a new vehicle to replace it. Or perhaps you just need to convert it to cash to spend on other things.

Whatever the reason, we are here to help and will always pay you the best cash price for your car, van or motorcycle.

So the next time you are thinking of spending time advertising your unwanted vehicle on Facebook or in AutoTrader, going through messages from prospective buyers and arranging for dozens of people to view it, why not save yourself some time and call LJ Scrap first.

We will always offer you the best cash price and we never try to haggle or beat you down. Whatever model and make of vehicle you have, and whatever condition it’s in, make us your first call.

Because we are much more than vehicle scrappers.

Why We Are More Than Vehicle Scrappers

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

The Classic Triumph TR6

The Triumph TR6 was built by the British Triumph Motor Company from 1968 until 1976. It was the best-selling model of the TR range when its production ended, a mantle which subsequently passed to the TR7.

Although Triumph produced a significant 91,850 TR6 cars, 83,480 of these were exported to the overseas market, with just 8,370 being sold in the UK.

The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission. An optional electrically switched overdrive operated on second, third, and fourth gears on the early models, and on third and fourth gears on the later models. Other features included semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch wheels and tyres, pile carpet on the floors and in the boot, bucket seats, and full instrumentation. The car featured disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear. A factory steel hardtop was optional which, due to its weight, required two people to remove or fit. The dashboard was walnut veneer. Other factory options included a rear anti-roll bar and a limited-slip differential.

Triumph TR6’s are much sought after in the UK today, with only around 3000 licensed models and 1300 SORN models registered with the DVLA.

The Classic Triumph TR6

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?