Salvage Your Volvo Car

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

“Safety first” is a catchphrase we’ve all heard from childhood in all kinds of scenarios, from running with scissors to wearing your seat belt in the car. It’s the latter that Volvo has specialised in throughout its existence, pioneering revolutionary safety features to apply to their seemingly reliable cars. However, these features don’t guarantee the preservation of your vehicle, and any accident could render it a write off – and that’s ignoring the fact that they’ll suffer wear and tear just like any other manufacturer’s car, no matter how safely you drive. When it’s time to vacate your Volvo and get something new, you could sell your old car as salvage. Call BMS Salvage on 023 8000 8800 for a valuation of your Volvo today!

Why salvage your Volvo 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 salvageable Volvo, despite it having no obvious problems on the outside. Many vehicles are salvaged or scrapped because of internal component failures

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Why Are Volvos Sold As Salvage?

Like every other vehicle on the market, Volvo 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 their reliable reputation and strong safety focus, Volvos are not immune to problems. Some of the more common problems found have included a number of software and electrical issues that can disable everything from the infotainment system to the airbags. We have also seen quite a few of these Swedish motors with dodgy cambelts and engine problems stemming from melted plastic parts that really should have been metal. In fact, we’ve even seen Volvos suffering from, amongst other things, the notorious stench that affects around 70,000 of them in the UK alone!

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 Volvo 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 Volvo 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 Volvo worth?

The value of a salvage Volvo 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 Volvo be collected?

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

We’ve seen just about every Volvo model from the past 30 years including the S40, S60, S80 and V50. The most common Volvo models we salvage are the XC90, C30 and the V70. The average year of original registration was 2009, giving Audis an average 14 year lifecycle.