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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    Please see the enclosed & below for a range of labels that have been designed by VRA members Spenic Recycling for VRA members. These are only available to VRA members. These are just an example of what can be produced - so contact Simon at Spenic with your requirements. Please note. All prices exclude VAT at the prevailing Rate All prices exclude shipping small order less than 2Kg shipped on 24hr Royal Mail tracked - £3.60 + VAT. Items over 2KG shipped TNT or DHL express charged at £8.98 + VAT In case of large volume orders, a maximum production time of 10 working days may be required dependant on stock.

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    It wasn’t that long ago that recyclers were bemoaning a perceived lack of support from Pinnacle in the UK (the UKs’ most widely used autorecycler software system) particularly around training. As so often seems to happen with life, there are now at least 3 options available to Pinnacle users. Here is a brief run-through what’s available, from who & how to get in touch. All 3 options listed here have been used by VRA members. There are options available for both on-line & face-to-face support. In all cases it can be tailored to what you need as an individual business.

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    Please find enclosed download links to both low & high res versions of the presentation given at the recent VRA conference. This will also be distributed as a printed copy with the next VRA magazine, together with many more images taken at the conference. Download links as follows: Enjoy.

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