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 the conference there will be a special meeting with ebay at the same hotel. This is to discuss ongoing ebay developments for used parts & progress with VRA certification. Places are limited so pre-booking is required. VRA members & certified recyclers will get priority. To book your place contact chas@vrauk.org

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    Please see the enclosed pdf for the provisional conference programme & booking prices/ details. These are subject to confirmation/ change but we will e-mail members & attendees nearer the time. Please note that if your details are NOT on the booking confirmation, then you currently DO NOT have a reservation - so please get in touch ASAP. We are looking at the feasibility of arranging a meeting at the same venue with ebay on the following morning - Friday 14th October (but not too early). We will let you know in due course. Thank you.

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    Many times in the past vehicle recyclers have complained about difficulties with access to vehicle data. This makes it difficult to identify the parts fitted to a particular vehicle & importantly to match those with the parts required by customers. And increasingly with ‘activating’ security-coded replacement parts once fitted. This is a problem shared by the whole vehicle aftermarket sector. These concerns were supposed to be guaranteed by the EU Block Exemption Rules, which prohibit anti-competitive....

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