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

  • WARNING - NEW DVLA SYSTEM MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR ATFS

    29/11/2019

    Without consultation or warning DVLA has extended its existing on-line vehicle notification system that allows vehicle owners/ holders to notify DVLA that they have 'transferred/ sold' their vehicle. Now owners can tell DVLA that they 'scrapped' their vehicle and passed it to a named ATF or other party....

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  • FLOOD DAMAGED ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES

    29/11/2019

    With high levels of rainfall & lots of flooding again, we thought it prudent to point out that flood-damaged electric & hybrid vehicles could pose a significant risk to handlers. So, we have been advised of the following: A general rule of thumb for these vehicles is: Drag the vehicle out of the water....

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  • WE ARE SYNETIQ

    15/11/2019

    SYNETIQ has premiered its new company video, filmed over a few weeks at many of SYNETIQs sites across the UK. The opening scene features Dave Harcourt, John Schofield and Richard Martin; key players in the 2019 merger which formed SYNETIQ. The video showcases many of the services offered by the company - from the..

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