Welcome to the Vehicle Recyclers Association

the trade body for vehicle recycling professionals

Spare Parts

The use of second hand vehicle parts is as old as the motor car itself, and is probably the single greatest success story in the reuse/ recycling of any consumer product. Apart from saving you money & creating employment in the UK, it has enormous environmental benefits.

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Sell or Scrap a Vehicle

Selling your vehicle to someone advertising in a local newspaper or on the Internet, especially if they have no premises & operate with just a mobile number, is fraught with risk. Chances are they are illegal. To avoid fines for speeding, parking or tax offences, only use VRA members.

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Buy a Damaged Vehicle

Buying salvage can be a great way to save money, & get the vehicle you want for a fraction of forecourt prices. But to make the most of it you need to understand exactly what you’re doing; in particular, what to avoid.

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About the VRA

VRA represents the interests of members to Government, other industry sectors & consumers. It provides advice & guidance to members, and encourages professionalism in order to give confidence to ‘consumers’ that its members are operating legally & that they meet certain standards

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Welcome to the VEHICLE RECYCLERS' ASSOCIATION, the trade body for vehicle recycling professionals

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Representing the interests of vehicle recycling professionals since 1943

The Vehicle Recyclers' Association (formerly known as the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers' Association - MVDA) was formed in 1943, and has been representing the interests of UK vehicle recyclers ever since.  Our members, many of which are older than the Association itself, are spread throughout the UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - and were quietly going about their business of recycling motor vehicles long before the term 'circular economy' became trendy.

Latest News



    Members frequently say that they struggle to access accurate vehicle parts data & that it is time-consuming. We also understand that members do not generally want to change their software systems. So, we are speaking to Autodap about the possibility of a simple 'look-up' facility for VRA members, based on VRN or VIN. Autodap say they currently have data for 70% of UK vehicles. If you're not familiar with Autodap - refer to their website: https://www.autodap.parts/

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    Sunday October 8th - Sunday 15th October 2023. Please note that Andy Latham is not able to attend this year's Road Trip & Convention (for personal reasons) so if you have any queries please contact TERRY CHARLTON. Refer to the enclosed pdf brochure for the provisional itinerary etc.

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    An exciting development in the field of maximising the return per vehicle from the undisputed experts in this field with 12+ years of experience. From conception, demonstration and processing of many thousands of vehicles every year we know ...

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