BMS Salvage will get you the best price for your model of Citroen regardless of its location or condition. We’ll arrange free collection and fast payment.
Citroen cars are known for their quirky looks and larger-than-life personalities on the road. Think of those cute 2CVs driving across the French countryside, or even the more modern and slightly obscure sight of a C4 Cactus driving through a British city. One thing French cars are not famed for, however, is their reliability and as they age, things tend to start going wrong. For many owners, the best course of action is to sell as salvage, and if yours is on its way out, then you can cash in before it gets worse, too. Just give BMS Salvage a call on 023 8000 8800 and get your Citroen valued now!
Why salvage your Citroen with us?
☑️ 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
Why Are Citroens Sold As Salvage?
Much like all vehicles on the roads, there is a wide range of reasons a Citroen will be sold as salvage. Some of the more common reasons, though, includes irreparable damage from an accident, or simply the car reaching the end of its usable life.
Citroens, as much as they’re loved for their looks and character, have had their fair share of maladies over the years, playing up to the stereotype of French cars perfectly. Whether it was major problems, such as the Berlingo having an incorrectly positioned steering wheel or the early C3s having uncomfortable ride due to suspension problems, or more innocuous issues such as windscreen wipers scratching the glass or heater systems simply not working, there has been a gluttony of defects over years. One common issue across multiple models over the years has been centred around the cars’ electronics. For example, the Saxo was known to set its car alarm off for no reason, the C4 would struggle with its cruise control, the C5 would only let you put five digits into your onboard sat-nav, while a number of models had electric window issues.
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 Citroen 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.
Frequently asked Questions
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 Citroen 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.
The value of a salvage Citroen 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.
We can collect your Citroen 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.
Payment is released in full on the day your Citroen 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.
We’ve seen just about every Citroen model from the past 30 years including the Citroen C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, Berlingo, Relay, DS3 and DS5. The most common Citroen models we salvage are the C3 VTR Plus, C1 VTR and C3 Picasso. The average year of original registration was 2011, giving Citroens an average 12 year lifecycle.