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

  • ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CONSULTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO FPP GUIDANCE

    14/07/2020

    We have recently been contacted by the Environment Agency about some proposed changes to their Fire Prevention Plan guidance. The details can be found below and in the enclosed documents. Members are welcome to feed back to VRA any comments they wish to make, before the close date (3rd August) - we will consolidate & forward to the EA.

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  • IMPORTANT MEETING WITH THE EA TO DISCUSS ILLEGAL CAR DISMANTLERS

    01/07/2020

    VRA has an important Teams meeting coming up on Friday 10th July with some senior people in the Environment Agency to discuss what they are doing to deal with illegal car breakers. Some years ago, as a result of VRA activity, the EA established contact with ebay to provide a means to report & verify suspected illegal dismantlers. Despite....

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  • FREE CERTIFICATION OFFER RUNS OUT TOMORROW FRIDAY 26 JUNE

    25/06/2020

    AN OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO A £1 BN A YEAR INSURANCE REPAIR MARKET. eBay is launching a new online sales platform designed just for business buyers and sellers. This new eBay system is completely different to the existing one and is based on vehicle registration, VIN and part numbers. To....

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