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.

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    Following on from the previous e-mail, here (enclosed) is a reminder of the MVDA (we weren't VRA at that time) view in 2012, when this matter was first raised. At the time of the initial review/ consultation, MVDA (now VRA) supported the abolition of the scheme, as the overwhelming view of both ourselves and our members was that it was completely ineffective, disproportionate and unnecessarily costly. At the same time we raised a number of concerns. It is my understanding that we would still stand by those expressed views and concerns. Next week I will start to draft a response, but if you have any comments/ observations/ concerns etc. please let me know. It is also worth pointing out, at this stage, our key arguments at the time, which are shown below.

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    There is a statutory requirement to review the operation and effect of the regulation abolishing the Vehicle Identity Check (VIC). A report must also be published. As part of this, consideration will need to be given to whether the regulation should remain as is, or be revoked/amended. I am contacting you to seek the views of your stakeholder’s views in preparation of the report. This would be those stakeholders who may have had to undergo a VIC (e.g. vehicle traders). I would be grateful if you could forward this on. The questions (and some background information on the VIC) is provided in the attached...

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    We are now starting to design the 2022 VRA calendars. In previous years we were vastly over-subscribed with sponsorship offers and many members were disappointed. This year, in order to avoid continued disappointment, we're going to take a slightly different approach - we'll decide the design after we know how many members want to sponsor. So if you do want to sponsor the calendar, please let us know ASAP. **We already have 9 offers**, so don't delay! All sponsors will have their logo & advert displayed in the calendar, plus a FREE 1/4 add in the next VRA magazine. The price of sponsorship has initially been set at.....

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