BMS Salvage will get you the best price for your model of Fiat regardless of its location or condition. We’ll arrange free collection and fast payment.
Italian flair is just one of the many positives to buying a Fiat – reliability, however, is not. Fiats, whether the hugely popular 500, the less exuberant but still highly regarded Panda or the Multipla with its looks only a mother could love, have had a strong presence on UK roads since the 1970s. With figures booming thanks to the Punto and the 500, its no surprise that we see more than our fair share of Fiats come through our books as salvage vehicles. If your Fiat is nearing the end of its usable life, then you’re in the right place. Just give BMS Salvage a call on 023 8000 8800 to see how much you could get for your old Fiat now!
Why salvage your Fiat 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
We bought this Fiat Panda after the owner was unable to repair an issue that caused an MOT failure. The price we offered was more than double the scrap price.
Why Are Fiats Sold As Salvage?
Much like all vehicles on the roads, Fiats can end up in salvage yards for a multitude of reasons. Some of the more common reasons, though, includes irreparable damage from an accident, or simply the car reaching the end of its usable life.
While Italian cars are known for being particularly easy on the eye, the same cannot be said for being easy on the wallet when it comes to maintenance costs, and Fiats are no different. Here at BMS Salvage we’ve seen our fair share of Fiats coming through our system, and recognise some of the more common failures across the brand. These can include Puntos with worn out shock absorbers, 500s with burnt out clutches (these usually come from driving instructors…) or Stilos with both exhaust or gearbox issues. Fiat has also had some problems that are significant enough to warrant product recalls, such as 500s suddenly losing power steering due to a wiring fault, Doblos built in 2006 missing a weld on their steering shaft or, much more recently, Pandas built between 2016 and 2018 with springing steering columns requiring replacement.
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 Fiat 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 Fiat 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 Fiat 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 Fiat 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 Fiat 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 Fiat model from the past 30 years including the Fiat 500, Doblo, Panda, Punto, Fiorino, Ducato, Qubo, Scudo, Bravo and Talento. The most common Fiat models we salvage are all variants of the 500, and include the 500 Lounge, 500 Pop and 500 Sport. The average year of original registration was 2010, giving Fiats an average 13 year lifecycle.