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



    NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CERTIFIED RECYCLERS. Additional part types added to B2B platform. It is anticipated that from June 2021, the ebay B2B portal will start to be gradually expanded to include all other types of vehicle parts, except those that are safety critical. This will include mechanical & electrical items such as engines, gearboxes, starters, alternators, driveshafts etc. We understand that this will be accompanied by a major PR launch from ebay. We recommend that recyclers ensure that these parts are tested, described & graded correctly. This has enormous commercial potential for recyclers, but also carries a significant risk ito warranty/ returns if not handled correctly. PAS10125. This is the publicly available standard (PAS) for...

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  • CARS2021 & VRA AGM 2021 SET TO GO!


    Members should be aware that it looks likely, at the moment, that CARS2021 will go ahead on 29-30 September 2021 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. There will be a significant focus on 'green parts' with ebay being one of the headline sponsors. More details can be found here: https://www.cars-expo.com/ The VRA AGM will be held on 29th September, further details to follow. On this occasion, it is NOT our intention to undertake hotel bookings for members and anyone wishing to attend should make their own arrangements.

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    A new software system for vehicle recyclers has been launched. It has been designed by a vehicle recycler specifically for vehicle recyclers. It is currently being used by a small number of recyclers, including Status Porsche and Teesside Car Parts. We will look at it in more detail in a future magazine, but in the meantime, you can find out more on the enclosed pdf document and on their website: www.Eladene.co.uk You are also welcome to contact Dave Picking of Eladene Systems on (01642) 573929

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