BMS Salvage will get you the best price for your model of MINI regardless of its location or condition. We’ll arrange free collection and fast payment.
A true British icon, despite now being a bloated shadow of its former self and worse still, made in Germany, MINI is synonymous with the UK and has been growing in size – literally and figuratively – ever since its inception. But, even the best preserved classic Mini (from before it was capitalised) has an expiry date, after which wear and tear will have deteriorated the internal components that keep the car running. What happens to those cars once their time is up? 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 MINI valued now!
Why salvage your MINI 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 MINIs Sold As Salvage?
Like every other vehicle on the market, MINI cars are sold as salvage for numerous reasons. The most common reasons include vehicle damage, likely suffered after an accident, and excessive wear and tear after years of use.
Despite only releasing a handful of different models, MINIs still arrive at our door with some recurring problems that we witness far too often. For example, the MINI Hatch has a very dodgy gearbox that’s prone to crunching and difficulty shifting gear which will result in accelerated wear and tear. The Countryman on the other hand is known for having a weak bite point causing clutch problems and to use an excessive amount of coolant. However, it’s the Clubman that we see with the most problems; the clutch wears out fast, the diesel additive tank leaks, the rear parking sensor breaks inexplicably, the air con has a weak spot that’s easy to damage, the windscreen chips easily, the crankshaft bearings wear out fast and, last but not least, the turbocharger was initially so prone to failing that it was redesigned!
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 MINI 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 MINI 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 MINI 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 MINI 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 MINI 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 MINI model from the past 30 years including the Hatch One, Hatch Cooper, Convertible Cooper, Convertible One, Clubman, Coupe, and Paceman. The most common MINI models we salvage are the Hatch Cooper, Hatch One and the Convertible Cooper. The average year of original registration was 2008, giving MINIs an average 15 year lifecycle.