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 RECYCLING ISSUE 14 - SEPTEMBER 2021

    20/09/2021

    Issue 14 (September 2021) of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association quarterly magazine ‘Vehicle Recycling’ can now be accessed for a limited time via the following link. Printed hard copies are expected to be delivered to members shortly. Due to the size of the file we are currently not generally able 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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  • WAMITAB TCM CONTINUING COMPETENCE REVISION COURSE

    09/09/2021

    The following company, SERAC, provide 1-day on-line 'revision' courses for WAMITAB TCM. See also the enclosed pdf leaflet. VRA is not endorsing this company or the course, only pointing out that it is available to members. Contact SERAC directly if you are interested - not VRA. Thank you.

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  • £20,000 CASH GRANT AVAILABLE TO HELP ONE BUSINESS GET BACK ON TRACK

    06/09/2021

    A competition worth sharing with your members. The world is getting back to ‘normal’ and we’re giving £20,000* to support one business on its road to recovery. SMEs are the backbone of British business, and we know that they've had it harder than most during this pandemic. From furloughing staff ...

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