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

  • FREE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY MASTERCLASSES FROM BSI

    05/05/2021

    BSI recently published codes of practice and guidance for electric vehicles, batteries and cells. These were developed to support the Faraday Battery Challenge. BSI are running a series of free-to-attend masterclasses to help organizations involved in developing, manufacturing and using cells and batteries to gain a deeper understanding of the standards and how to implement them. BSI would be delighted if you would like to take part. Learn more and register using the links below: PAS 7062 Electric vehicle battery cells – Health and safety, environmental and quality management considerations in cell manufacturing and finished cell – Code of Practice 21 June 2021 | 10am - 1pm UK time PAS 7061 Batteries for vehicle propulsion electrification – Safe and environmentally-conscious handling of battery packs and modules – Code of practice 22 June 2021 | 10am - 1pm UK time Register now PAS 7060 Electric vehicles – Safe and environmentally-conscious design and use of batteries – Guide 23 June 2021 | 10am - 1pm UK time Why should you participate? By the end of the masterclass you should be able to: • Recognise the key elements of the PAS • Discuss how it relates to your own environment • Identify areas of best practice yet to be implemented • Take steps to further prepare your organization Places are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

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  • FOR SALE - RENAULT 180 DCI TILT AND SLIDE RECOVERY TRUCK

    04/05/2021

    Comes with Hydraulic winch and remote control · 7.5 Tonne · Year 2006 · 1 locker · Day cab · 5 speed Manual gear box · LED recovery beacon and lights · Sliding body, spec lift and wheels newly painted · MOT until 30th of September 2021 · 407,822km · The price is £10,000 + VAT. · The contact number is 07502 612387 · Located CH5, just outside Chester

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  • DEFRA CONSULTATION - VEHICLE PARTS RECONDITIONING, REUSE & REPAIR

    26/04/2021

    This new consultation has just been launched by DEFRA. It focuses on resource efficiency in the circular economy. This is a fanmtastic opportunity for our sector. But it looks like they’ve skimmed over ‘reclaimed parts’ & are focusing on reconditioning. This could be a missed opportunity for us unless we respond. We all need to go back to DEFRA & emphasize the massive advantages of reclaimed parts.

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