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Scrapping Car Batteries: The Best Ways to Offload a Dead Battery

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Scrapping Car Batteries: The Best Ways to Recycle your Dead Battery

Battery contents are toxic to the environment when not disposed of properly and yet many people toss them anyway. Over half of UK adults admitted to throwing batteries away in a recent poll, urging high street retailers to encourage recycling instead.

Unlike household batteries, lead-acid batteries require certain precautions when recycling them. But you’re making a positive environmental impact by recycling these batteries. Instead of filling landfills, recycled batteries get reused for a purpose.

Do you want to dispose of your old car batteries but you don’t know where to start? We tell you how to safely pack your batteries and where to take them in this detailed guide.

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10 Potential Consequences of Self-Driving Cars

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10 Potential Consequences of Self-Driving Cars

The automobile industry is undergoing major disruption. The rise of electric vehicles and self-driving cars is about to transform our roads.

The government says that by the year 2021, self-driver cars will be on the roads of the UK. The industry is expected to grow from zero to £52 billion by 2035.

However, not everyone is excited about the birth of this new technology. In fact, more than two-fifths of people in the UK say that they are “scared” of the prospect of self-driving vehicles.

From privacy concerns to the cost, there are numerous potential consequences of self-driving vehicles. Let’s check out some below!

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Driving into the Future: The Development of Electric Vehicles in the UK

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Driving into the Future: The Development of Electric Vehicles in the UK

Can you imagine a world where petrol stations and filling up your tank are a thing of the past? Where you can head out on a 100 mile trip for the day, park your car in a garage safe in the knowledge that you can take it out the next morning without having to fill her up?

Well, that world may be coming, faster than you think, thanks, in part, to a new found popular interest in electric vehicles and a government move to ensure half of all cars sold are either hybrid or electric by 2030. By 2040 the aim is to see a green U.K where petrol and diesel vehicles are no longer available to buy.

With the government offering good subsidies of up to £3,500, for those who buy electric vehicles in 2019 and electric vehicle parts, now is surely the time to go green.

So what exactly is an electric car and what do you need to know before you buy?

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Buying a Car at Auction: 8 Things to Expect from Salvage Car Auctions

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Every week, more than 12,000 vehicles are sold at auction in the UK. Buying a car at auction is an increasingly popular way to get a new auto. Do you know what to expect at a salvaged car auction?

Salvaged car auctions are a little bit different from regular auctions. If you plan to get a car this way, you can save lots of money on a great auto. But you’ll need to prepare yourself so you get a good deal that you won’t regret.

Wondering about buying at salvage auctions? In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know to proceed with confidence — keep reading to get prepared!

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What Are the Best Used Car Parts to Buy from Scrap Vehicles?

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What Are the Best Used Car Parts to Buy from Salvage Vehicles?

According to some reports, the average cost of car repairs has risen by a third in just three years. And according to Green Flag, the average UK driver is spending £574 per year on fixing their car.

Whilst no one loves shelling out hard earned money, cars do bring us a certain level of convenience; Which often means when our beloved friend on four wheels breaks down, we are inclined to pay for the repairs.

But how can we save money when these breakdowns occur? Is there any way to reduce how much we spend?

Turns out, you can save money in a practical way by buying some of the parts you need from a scrap yard. You don’t always want to do this, but a few used car parts make cost effective alternatives.

Read on to see where you can save some money.

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Top 5 Benefits of Recycling Your Car

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Top 5 Benefits of Recycling Your Car

You loved your car. You treated her well. She was there for you through the good times and the bad.

Sadly though, there comes a point when we all have to say ‘sayonara’ to our Subaru or ‘auf wiedersehen’ to our Audi.

You could part exchange, but that has its drawbacks. Car recycling – selling to a motor salvage company- may have more advantages than first meets the eye.

Read on for our guide to the top 5 benefits of recycling your car.

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Must-Follow Tips: Get the Best Deal When Buying a Salvage Car

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Must-Follow Tips: Get the Best Deal When Buying a Salvage Car

Do you want to get your hands on a vehicle without spending a fortune on it?

If so, buying a salvage car might be the best option for you. While many people are scared off by the idea of buying a car with a salvage title, the truth is that you can save money and get a reliable vehicle when you go this route.

If you’re not familiar with what a salvage car is, it’s any car that has been involved in an accident or sustained enough damage for a car insurance company to write it off. But just because a car insurance company has decided to give up on it doesn’t necessarily mean you should, too.

Those willing to put some work into a salvage car will often find it to be a great investment. Here are some tips for getting the best deal when buying a salvage car.

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Save or Splurge: The Pros & Cons of Buying Used Tyres

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Save or Splurge: The Pros & Cons of Buying Used Tyres

Tyres wear out over time, while a puncture at any speed can be a hair raising experience.

The fact is, if you drive a car, a time will come when you have to consider buying new tyres. Maybe it’s just one, lost in a puncture on your way to work, or maybe it’s the whole set.

There are alternatives to buying expensive brand new tyres. One of the more popular ones is “buying ‘part worn'”.
Join us today as we bring you the pros and the cons of buying used tyres, and learn how to put this information to use in your next big purchase.

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Silverlake Donate to Bobby Scheme

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Representatives of Silverlake and the Blue Lamp Trust, the charity that runs the Bobby Scheme, met at the Trust’s headquarters in Eastleigh on Friday, September 28, to unveil Silverlake’s logo on the Bobby Scheme’s vehicles.

Allen Prebble, Silverlake’s managing director, said: “Silverlake has a long tradition of building strong ties with the community we work in.

“We see it as a privilege to support the Bobby Scheme’s commitment to protecting the elderly and vulnerable within our community.  Their work is a major contribution towards community safety in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”

Read the full article at the Southampton Echo here

Top 5 Scrap Yard Scams You Need to Be Aware Of

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You’ve had your car for many years, but you can no longer put off the inevitable… It’s time to take it to a scrap yard.

You’re hoping that you’ll at least be able to come away from the experience with a little bit of cash in your pocket.

Perhaps you’re heading to a scrap yard so you can buy some replacement parts for your vehicle at a lower price. We know you want a good deal.

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