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

  • VEHICLE RECYCLERS' ASSOCIATION TACKLES RECALLS ISSUE

    01/06/2020

    2nd June 2020, 10:00hrs. THE AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLER'S EXPERIENCE. Brought to you by Chris Daglis, Partnered Solutions. SPECIAL GUESTS: Chas Ambrose, Vehicle Recyclers Association UK; Marc Trent,Charles Trent Ltd. What is the VRA doing to drive the reclaimed parts agenda in the UK?..

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  • RETURNING TO WORK AFTER COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

    26/05/2020

    The UK is going back to work - that's now the clear message from Government. To support this, Government has recently published some guidance for employers and employees about returning to work after the lockdown. It can be found here:

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  • COVID-19 : INDUSTRY GUIDANCE AND BEST PRACTICE FOR AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

    14/05/2020

    This guidance produced by SMMT & published yesterday for the automotive aftermarket may also be of relevance & interest to VRA members. A copy of the document is enclosed with this bulletin as a pdf.

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