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

  • SHOW YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY - FREE CARBON LITERACY TRAINING FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

    19/05/2022

    Already undertaken by SYNETIQ, Dronsfields Mercedes & VRA. I want to draw your attention to the next Carbon Literacy Open Training session we will be holding for the Automotive Toolkit. The sessions will run on the 7th and 8th June between 9:30am and 1:30pm. Both sessions must be attended to gain Carbon Literacy Certification. Use this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carbon-literacy-automotive-toolkit-open-training-tickets-324781238427

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  • 2022 VRA AGM-CONFERENCE. DATE & LOCATION CONFIRMED

    18/05/2022

    The date & location of this years’ VRA AGM-conference can now be confirmed as Thursday 13th October. It will take place at the NEC Hilton Metropole. We will develop the conference programme in the coming months. Needless to say there will be extensive networking opportunities – late into the night. There is also some exhibition space available, on a 1st come – 1st served basis (book early to avoid disappointment!). Once again we are incredibly proud that HILLS SALVAGE & RECYCLING/ THE GREEN PARTS SPECIALISTS has agreed to be the event’s headline sponsor. We have also received generous sponsorship offers from Autodrain, Aston Lark and e2e Salvage Management. If you’re interested in supporting our event, please contact Chas. This venue is extremely busy & hotel rooms are likely to be booked up very quickly, so if you’re likely to want to stay overnight we need an indication ASAP.

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  • THE VRA STANDARD – AN INTRODUCTION FOR BODY SHOPS - APRIL 2022

    07/05/2022

    A copy of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association magazine ‘THE VRA STANDARD – AN INTRODUCTION FOR BODY SHOPS’ can now be accessed for a limited time. Printed hard copies have already been sent to all relevant members, but if you would like extra copies or haven’t received yours, please contact the office. Due to the size of the file & the number of recipients we are currently unable to e-mail a copy to you, but if you experience problems accessing the file, please contact us and we will find an alternative means. We hope you...

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