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



    Scrappmate was designed by Jamie and Millie Davies, directors of Davies Salvage Ltd. They had been searching for a better way to organise their ELV collections and payments, something that would make day to day life easier. The benefits include: * Fast and efficient way to organise your ELV collections and payments. *Drivers can easily access collection information. * Customers upload identification and payment details via secure link. * Fool-proof traffic light system eliminating any possibility of missing any documents or making payments on time. For your purchasers: *You can create a log in for a purchaser...

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    Following an on-line bumper grading pilot exercise carried out a few weeks ago by VRA & VRAC in conjunction with insurers and body shops, the first in a series of training exercises for panel grading will take place tomorrow - Wednesday 27th January at 10am. It will be streamed live on the VRAC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VRACertification/ VRAC will be joined by: James Dunn, Group Operations Director at AW Repair Group AW Crash Repair, Chris Daglis at Auto PARTnered Solutions Auto PARTnered Solutions....

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    As you will no doubt be aware, from 1st January 2021, new rules apply to the export of goods from the UK. This applies not just to goods to & from the EU, but everywhere else too. This is because prior to 01/01/2021 the UK was part of the EU which meant that goods leaving/entering the UK were exported/ imported from/ to the EU. Now they are not, as the UK is outside the EU. The need to avoid undermining the Northern Ireland Protocol and the introduction of ‘hard border’ between Northern Ireland & The Republic means that shipments to/ from NI also have to be handled differently.

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