Salvage Your Vauxhall Car

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

One of the United Kingdom’s most iconic brands, Vauxhall has populated our roads for well over a century! From best sellers like the Corsa and Astra to heavy-duty haulers like the Vivaro van, there’s a Vauxhall for every driver and every purpose. But, as popular as they might be, it’s not because they’re invincible – while they might not be known for their unreliability, they don’t live forever. Whether you’re driving an older Vauxhall from 20 years ago or a newer model that’s fresh off the production line, it’s simply a fact of life that they start to deteriorate from wear and tear as soon as that key first turns in the ignition. When that time catches up with them, what’s the next step? 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 Vauxhall valued now!

Why salvage your Vauxhall 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

This Vauxhall Astra that we bought might have only suffered a small amount of isolated damage, but it doesn’t take much for insurance companies to write off older vehicles! The price we offered was more than double the scrap price.

Crash damaged Vauxhall Astra parked at the roadside

Why Are Vauxhall Sold As Salvage?

Like every other vehicle on the market, Vauxhall 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.

Even though Vauxhalls aren’t notoriously unreliable, due to the sheer number of them on the road we do see patterns emerging in the broken and worn-out cars that we buy. The Vauxhalls we’ve taken in have suffered from all sorts of issues, including problems with steering wheels such as power steering failures and even loose steering wheel columns that weren’t fully tightened at the factory! Across several models, there were also serious problems noted involving the brakes, the clutch and the gearbox.

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 Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall worth?

The value of a salvage Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall be collected?

We can collect your Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall cars have you salvaged?

We’ve seen just about every Vauxhall model from the past 30 years including the Zafira, Meriva, Insignia, Vivaro, Antara and Mokka. The most common Vauxhall models we salvage are the Astra SRI, Corsa SE and the Zafira Exclusiv. The average year of original registration was 2011, giving Vauxhalls an average 12 year lifecycle, significantly lower than many other makes!