Making the Most Out Of Your Old Car With Auto Salvage
Is your car vehicle getting closer to its end of life?
If so, you should consider salvaging your automobile as an environmentally-friendly way to earn some money!
From 2007 to 2014, there were over 1.1 million end-of-life vehicles per year in the United Kingdom.
Parting with your vehicle is easier for some people than others. If you’ve put a lot of money into your vehicle over the course of many years, you may feel you got your money’s worth. It may be the time to find a new vehicle.
Read on to learn more about how you can make the most of your scrap car with auto salvage!
When you choose to salvage your vehicle with Silverlake, you will benefit from our time-saving process.
When it comes time to get rid of your vehicle, you probably won’t want to spend a lot of time dismantling the vehicle yourself. To do this right, it takes knowledge about the car’s mechanics and how to do it safely. If you don’t do it correctly, you risk damaging parts or hurting yourself.
At Silverlake, we are based in Shedfield, just outside Botley, and we serve the Hampshire, Dorset & West Sussex areas. We will arrange to purchase your used vehicle from you but we also make it convenient, in order to save you time and money.
We will arrange to pick-up your vehicle from your home, this way you are able to avoid the busy motorways. This will also keep you from being on the road or motorway in a vehicle that may be unsafe to operate.
Replenish the Used Vehicle Parts Market
When you choose to salvage your vehicle with Silverlake, you also get some peace of mind by knowing that you are recycling your vehicle. This is an environmentally-friendly decision that can have a long-lasting impact across the UK over time.
The UK government is going green, as shown by the mission statement on their website.
“The government is working to protect our environment by reducing pollution, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, protecting areas of parkland, wildlife reserves and marine biodiversity, and enforcing regulations that keep our water and air clean. We also help communities avoid or recover from flooding and other weather-related hazards,” per the Environment Policy Area of the site.
When you use Silverlake for your auto salvage, you are helping your country work towards this goal of going green.
We ensure that your vehicle’s parts, oils and other fluids are handled in a responsible manner. This could mean re-using or recycling used tyres or preventing many of the used parts from ending up in a landfill or even worse, dangerously back on the road.
Silverlake helps keep the costs of motoring down. On average, each car is sold five times during its life. Over the course of a vehicle’s life, more recycled parts are used. When you add to this inventory by scrapping your car with us, you can help us sell parts to others at a cost that is up to 70% less than OEM parts!
Ensure Legal Compliance
At Silverlake, we do things the right way!
This means that we are careful to abide by the laws that govern how we dispose of certain substances in your vehicle or the handling of parts. If you attempt to part the vehicle yourself, you risk doing something wrong or illegal!
We were established in 1946 as a family owned and operated company. We have expanded significantly in recent years by our focus on the needs of our customers while also being aware of changes in the law.
For example, UK law requires that when you are going to scrap your vehicle you must take it to an authorised treatment facility like Silverlake. You must also notify the DVLA that you are taking your vehicle off of the road. If you don’t tell the DVLA, you can face a fine of £1,000!
There is also a battery directive which sets forth how used batteries are supposed to be disposed. This directive means it has to be thrown away properly or you risk being the recipient of an expensive fine.
When you use Silverlake for auto salvage, you can avoid these concerns and let us handle it for you instead!
Why Auto Salvage is Smart
When your vehicle gets to the point that you no longer want it anymore or is not useable, auto salvage is a good option for you. Salvaging your scrap vehicle is a great way to save time and money, while also helping the environment in the UK.
You will save time by notifying Silverlake about your intentions with your vehicle. We can arrange to pick-up your vehicle, which will save you from taking valuable time handling the vehicle on your own.
It’s also a safer process for you and the environment because you avoid the risk of injuring yourself by taking your vehicle apart or unintentional leaks of dangerous vehicle oil and other substances.
You can also take pride in helping contribute to the UK’s goal of being a greener country. By salvaging your vehicle, you ensure that it will be recycled or disposed of properly.
But while it’s environmentally-friendly, it is also good for other consumers in the UK, too!
This is because when you salvage your car at recycling centres like Silverlake, you will help contribute to the used vehicle and parts inventory in the area. This gives you and others the opportunity to purchase used parts at costs far below that of new ones.
Your auto salvage through Silverlake will also give you peace of mind when it comes to doing things the right way! We abide by all applicable laws that govern the handling of vehicles and other parts. This way you can be sure that you are not risking an expensive fine or any other issue.
At Silverlake, our team of dedicated professionals are here to help you. We do this by offering competitive prices, premier customer service and being a green business in the UK!
If you are looking to buy used vehicle parts or to get rid of your old car, contact us today!