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Entries in end-of-life vehicles (9)

Monday
Feb042013

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership launches renewed strategy for carbon reduction on UK roads

As part of its 10-year anniversary leading the drive towards greener motor vehicles and the fuels that drive them, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has unveiled its latest strategy for reducing carbon emission on Britain’s roads and saving the environment.

At present, road transport in the UK contributes to nearly a quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. The LowCVP is seeking to influence a sea of change to help the Government meet its target of an 80 per cent cut in emissions by 2050.

Andy Eastlake, managing director of the LowCVP, said: "The introduction of new transport fuels like electricity and biofuels means that we will no longer be able to rely solely on measures of emissions at the vehicle tailpipe to assess our true progress in tackling climate change.

"In the long term we aim to establish systems which will allow us to monitor progress on a full life-cycle basis, including emissions derived from the production, distribution and disposal of both fuels and vehicles. But over the next decade the use phase will remain dominant; the LowCVP will drive the focus towards better understanding of these impacts."

The LowCVP certainly has pedigree in refining carbon and sustainability standards having successfully worked with the Government to monitor the impacts of biofuels as part of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, as well as helping to define beyond-tailpipe standards for the Department for Transport’s Green Bus Fund.

Carbon reduction for end-of-life vehicles is equally as important as on-road vehicles in a bid to remove substances that may be potentially detrimental to the wider environment.

At ASM Auto Recycling we ensure that all of our vehicles scrapped for cash are done so in line with EU legislation. At present we guarantee to recycle 85 per cent of all end-of-life vehicles processed in our modern 11-bay workshop and we hope to increase this figure to 95 per cent by 2015.

Monday
Jan212013

Younger drivers 'less likely' to have their car serviced, say SMMT

A new survey of 2,000 UK motorists by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that older drivers are far more likely to stick to car servicing schedules than younger, newly qualified motorists.

One in 10 young drivers aged between 18 and 24 indicated they had never serviced their car, with that figure dropping to just one in 50 drivers aged 55 and above.

Over half of young motorists (57 per cent) admitted to not being aware of ways to improve their vehicle’s efficiency through software upgrades direct from the vehicle manufacturer.

Despite increasing running costs hitting UK motorists hard in the last few years, it is a false economy not to have a vehicle serviced as it can soon develop expensive problems and increase the risk of an accident or breakdown.

Paul Everitt, chief executive of the SMMT, said: "A significant number of drivers are putting themselves at greater risk of an accident, breakdown or costly repair by not taking their cars to a dealership for servicing.

"A properly maintained car is not only more fuel-efficient, but will be safer and more reliable. Putting off service and repair work is a false economy.

"To stay safe and keep costs down, motorists should stick to servicing schedules and have repairs carried out promptly at a manufacturer main dealer."

As a result of many young drivers failing to adequately service their vehicles there is almost certain to be an increase of written-off and end-of-life vehicles sitting on driveways in the coming months.

In order to take the strain of disposing of damaged vehicles for scrap, at ASM Auto Recycling we stock over 2,500 vehicles on-site in preparation for dismantling and recycling. Our modern fleet of 10 multi-vehicle car transporters enable us to collect salvage vehicles from homes and places of work.

Monday
Dec242012

Gang jailed for stealing luxury cars and stripping them for parts

A car gang spread across the Manchester, Blackburn and Leicester area has been caught red-handed stealing luxury Mercedes, Audi and Land Rovers vehicles to be stripped down for used car parts sold across the continent online.

A host of pictures have been distributed by the national press to demonstrate how luxury cars such as an Audi RS4 were taken down to their component parts and solid via eBay raising hundreds of thousands of pounds from unsuspecting buyers.

The men were eventually rumbled when a prospective buyer responded to an advertisement for ‘genuine Audi RS4 Recaro interior bucket seats’ available for purchase on eBay. The buyer visited the gang’s salvage centre in Manchester but became suspicious and tipped off the police who subsequently uncovered two other salvage car part operations in Leicester and Blackburn.

Det Con Ashley Matthias from Greater Manchester Police’s Organised Crime Unit, said: "This was a highly organised criminal enterprise headed by Arif Gorji and Shoayb Patel.

"It involved the theft and disposal of more than £600,000 worth of cars and the resale of their parts to innocent purchasers through eBay and other sale websites.

"It is a priority for police to combat organised crime, reduced burglary and tackle all theft related offences."

This kind of illegal act casts a shadow over the legitimate salvage car parts industry at a time when it has never been more popular to acquire second hand parts to fit to a vehicle as an economical replacement.

At ASM Auto Recycling we have a vast used car parts department taken from salvage and end-of-life vehicles that enables us to supply a replacement part for almost any vehicle, anywhere in the world.

We dismantle end-of-life vehicles and recycle the car parts that can be re-used within our modern 11-bay workshop that is fully equipped to provide the safe and efficient dismantling, cleaning and testing of used car parts ready for re-sale.

We are justifiably proud of the service we provide, offering motorists a quality used car part that not only makes sound financial sense but is kind to the wider environment too.

If you are interested in our vehicle dismantling and used car parts services why not call our friendly team today on 01844 268 940 (press option 1) to discuss your options.

Friday
Nov162012

What are the most valuable salvage car parts?

A lot of people still aren’t aware of the potential money they can make from recycling their car. For too long recycling facilities or scrap yards have been labelled as places visited by people looking for a quick fix or wishing to use the area as a dumping ground for their old vehicles.

But at ASM Auto Recycling we have always championed the value in used car parts and how motorists can save significant maintenance costs and be good to the environment just by making the most of salvage parts from end-of-life or damage-repairable vehicles.

It is an unfortunate fact that car accidents result in a plethora of salvage car parts being available to the consumer. If your car requires a replacement part that may hit you hard in the back pocket your local salvage yard may prove rather more inviting – that is why we have such a vast department of over 250,000 recycled vehicle parts of our own here at ASM!

Ever wondered what the most valuable replacement car parts are? Here are some of the most crucial components to your vehicle that may need replacing whilst it is under your ownership:

Catalytic converters

Often the causes of many vehicle thefts in the UK, catalytic converters are a big money salvage car item. To get a converter off a vehicle requires the exhaust pipe to be dismantled in front and behind the converter. These parts are very popular, with over 4,000 car catalytic converter models on the market.

Air conditioning

Any parts from an Air conditioning unit are generally very valuable. Compressors are often the most expensive part to replace with the cost often running well into the hundreds. Even filters and condensers can also cost upwards of £100 to purchase and install.

Car stereo & GPS

One of the most expensive salvaged car parts is also said to be an all-in-one stereo and satellite navigation system (GPS). Thieves often make a target of portable GPS units that are left visible in many vehicles as they are often sold on the black market illegally for considerable sums.

Air bags

There is also an enormous demand for air bags. When you consider the number of air bags recovered from accident write-offs and multiply that by the lawful requirement of two air bags per vehicle then you can appreciate the market.

Exterior parts are also very popular from damage-repairable vehicles, simply because we all have a prang once in a while. Some of the more common external salvage car parts include the front bumper, the front bonnet and the rear bumper, all of which can take a bang and are vulnerable on a daily basis.

Not only do quality used car parts make sound economic sense you can also do your bit for the wider environment by prolonging the life of existing machinery recovered from a vehicle dismantling ‘breakers yard’ without paying the full price of brand new parts from a dealership.

Monday
Oct222012

Is this the world’s first 1,000mph car?

A vehicle backed by the Ministry of Defence is being developed in preparation to break the world land speed record in the next two years.

The Bloodhound, a rocket which houses an 800bhp engine, a Typhoon jet fighter’s engine at the rear of the vehicle and a Falcon rocket attached to the top, is being tested for the first time at Newquay Cornwall Airport this week.

The vehicle is predicted to comfortably break the current world land speed record which currently stands at 763mph. The Bloodhound is hoping to reach speeds of 1050mph, which would make it the first car to break the 1,000mph barrier.

The team behind the Bloodhound are hoping to make their record-breaking attempt in South Africa in two years’ time.

Chief engineer, Mark Chapman, said: "Pretty much anything we get out of Newquay next week will be a success. It is unusual that the public are seeing a rocket very early in development.

"When you see this thing work or fail it will be the first time we see it work or fail. The worst thing that could happen is nothing could happen, but that also lets us know what else has failed. [The car could] partly explode, but that was all part of the development test."

50-year-old RAF Wing Commander, Andy Green is going to be the man tasked with taming the beast whilst hoping to inspire a new generation of engineers and speedsters as a result.

"We’re running an education programme called Bloodhound to break that record and share the technology with a whole generation of young people," said Green.

"This is much bigger than just another land speed record. All of the technology we have to develop, it’s not commercially sensitive, it’s not militarily sensitive, there’s no competition because there are no other Bloodhounds in the world.

"It gives us the ability to reach out to a generation of young people to give them something iconic, exciting and simple – like driving in a straight line – and look at the science, the technology, the maths, the environmental science."

At ASM Auto Recycling we too are trying our hardest to educate the next generation about the benefits that de-pollution and vehicle recycling can bring to the wider environment. 

We advocate the newly developed treatment processes of vehicles at the opposite end of the spectrum to Bloodhound. Our workshop recycles end-of-life vehicles on a regular basis to ensure all positive components and fluids that can be re-used are done so, whilst removing those dangerous elements that can be damaging to the environment.

Why not see how you can do your bit for the global climate by scrapping your car for cash at ASM Auto Recycling in line with the end-of-life vehicle (ELV) directive.