Salvage Your Volkswagen Car

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

German cars are extremely popular in the UK and while they might not be as desirable as a BMW, Audi or Mercedes, the more-humble-but-still-cool Volkswagen are an incredibly common sight on our roads. And while they are indeed one of the nation’s most popular brands, that doesn’t save them from the occasional accident or even the damages that come from wear and tear over years of useage. When these VWs can no longer be used on the road, what can be done with them? 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 Volkswagen valued now!

Why salvage your Volkswagen 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 worn out VW Golf after its owner decided it was time for something new. The price we offered to salvage it was more than double the scrap price.

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Why Are Volkswagens Sold As Salvage?

Like every other vehicle on the market, Volkswagen 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 benefitting from that famous German reliability, Volkswagens are not immune to problems. Many models are susceptible to gearbox problems, which are common across the entire VW range, while other malfunctions include problems with electric windows, timing chains, lights and even seatbelts – in fact, early model Golfs had seat belts that created so much friction they could set on fire! Rather annoyingly, many models like the Scirocco and the Touareg are prone to accelerated wear and tear in areas like the tyres and brake pads.

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 VW 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen worth?

The value of a salvage VW 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 Volkswagen be collected?

We can collect your VW 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen cars have you salvaged?

We’ve seen just about every VW model from the past 30 years including the Caddy, Beetle, Touran, Scirocco, Tiguan, Fox, and Sharan. The most common VW models we salvage are the Polo, Golf and the Passat. The average year of original registration was 2008, giving Volkswagens an average 15 year lifecycle.