Salvage Your BMW Car

BMS Salvage will get you the best price for your model of BMW regardless of its location or condition. We’ll arrange free collection and fast payment.

BMW is regarded by many as the epitome of style and luxury, with the added bonus of that famed German reliability. However, every car, no matter how durable, has a shelf life. The moment your BMW rolls out of the factory and onto the roads, it starts to wear and tear its way towards the endgame. What happens once your BMW begins to get worn out and cracks begin to show in that supposedly bulletproof reliability? Well, many of them are sold as salvage, and yours can be too. Just give BMS Salvage a call on 023 8000 8800 and get your BMW valued now!

Why salvage your BMW with us?

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☑️ Instant prices available when you get a quote – it takes just seconds

☑️ No negotiations or uncertainty – we offer the best possible price every time

☑️ Pick up from a location and at a time convenient to you

☑️ Payment on the same day as pickup via bank transfer

☑️ Help and guidance with DVLA paperwork from our dedicated support team

We bought this crash damaged BMW when the owner’s insurer considered it a Category S (structural) write off. The price we offered was more than double the scrap price.

Why Are BMWs Sold As Salvage?

Like all vehicles, BMWs are sold as salvage for a wide variety of reasons. BMW cars are usually sold as salvage as a result of accident damage or after the wear and tear of daily use has finally caught up with them.

Although BMW comes with its solid German reputation, its cars are still prone to some major issues, and there have been a few instances of some major reliability faults in BMW models over the years. The majority of 1-Series owners will be sure to tell you of their timing chain woes, which has been a major issue for the model. Meanwhile, those with an X5, particularly the E53 model, are likely to have suffered from timing chain skips. BMW owners may also find that salvaging their car may be an option as the cost of maintenance gets too high, with the performance brand being known to get through brake pads and discs much faster than some other marques.

A car that would be considered a write off by your insurance company might fetch more as salvage if you were to retain it and sell it yourself. Of course, if it’s been involved in a particularly serious smash, it’s unlikely that there will be much left to salvage, so the scrap route might be more appropriate. If your motor has only suffered isolated damage however, components from other areas should still be in working order and able to be stripped out and reused in other cars. If it’s deemed safe to do this, you could end up with a better price for your car than you anticipated.

Your BMW could also have suffered a major mechanical fault or MOT failure which will leave you with a huge bill to pay. In this instance, many drivers simply sell their car as salvage as they can’t afford the repairs and it would be almost impossible to find a serious buyer for it privately.

On the other hand, you might have a car that’s in decent condition that you just don’t need anymore. If you fall into this category of drivers but don’t want the hassle of trying to sell the car privately, you could have it shifted and money in your account within just a few days by getting in touch with BMS Salvage.

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Frequently asked Questions

How is salvaging different to scrapping?

Salvaging is the process in which someone buys car ‘as is’ as its value is likely higher than the scrap price. Whereas scrap prices are based on weight, your BMW could be salvaged if the car as a whole or parts of the car are in high demand from buying agents throughout the UK. Selling your car for salvage is nearly always guaranteed to get you more money for your end of life vehicle.

How much is my BMW worth?

The value of a salvage BMW can be impacted by a number of factors. The age, mileage and general condition of the vehicle will have an impact on how much you’ll make from your car when it’s time to sell, with cars that contain more reusable parts typically worth more than a similar model that’s got less components left in it to be transplanted to other vehicles.

How quickly can my BMW be collected?

We can collect your BMW as quickly as 24 hours after completing your booking with us. However it’s more likely that the collection would happen 48 to 72 hours after booking. We’ll have a professional car collection agent inspect and safely pick up your car from its location.

How does payment work?

Payment is released in full on the day your BMW is collected. This usually happens within a few hours of collection but could be processed at the end of the working day. When your vehicle is collected the collecting agent will inspect the vehicle to ensure it is as described. So long as the vehicle matches our records then payment is made via BACS and with you the same day.

Which BMW cars have you salvaged?

We’ve seen just about every BMW model from the past 30 years including the BMW 1-Series, 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, X1, X3, X5, and i3. The most common BMW models we salvage are the 3-Series 320d M Sport, 1 Series 116i Sport and the 1-Series 118d M Sport. The average year of original registration was 2008, giving BMWs an average 15 year lifecycle.