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

  • THE VRA STANDARD – AN INTRODUCTION FOR BODY SHOPS - APRIL 2022

    07/05/2022

    A copy of the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association magazine ‘THE VRA STANDARD – AN INTRODUCTION FOR BODY SHOPS’ can now be accessed for a limited time. Printed hard copies have already been sent to all relevant members, but if you would like extra copies or haven’t received yours, please contact the office. Due to the size of the file & the number of recipients we are currently unable to e-mail a copy to you, but if you experience problems accessing the file, please contact us and we will find an alternative means. We hope you enjoy the magazine (or at least find it useful/ interesting). Please do let us know if: You would like colleagues within your company/ organisation to be added to the mailing list (or feel free to forward either this link or the downloaded pdf magazine to your colleagues).

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  • VRA MAGAZINE ISSUE 16 APRIL 2022

    04/05/2022

    The latest edition of Vehicle Recyclers’ Association magazine Vehicle Recycling can now be accessed for a limited time via the following link. Printed hard copies have already been sent to all members, advertisers, contributors & colleagues that requested them, but if you would like extra copies or haven’t received yours, please contact the office. Due to the size of the file we are currently not able to e-mail a copy to you, but if you experience problems accessing the file, please contact us and we will find an alternative means. We hope you enjoy the magazine (or at least find it useful/ interesting). Please do let us know if: You experience problems downloading the magazine using this link – we will try to find an alternative means; You would like colleagues within your company/ organisation to be added to the....

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  • BUSINESS BANKING PROBLEM FOR RECYCLING BUSINESSES? IS THIS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

    28/04/2022

    VRA has just received this distressing message from a certified recycler & VRA member running a substantial business. "We bank with Lloyds, & out of the blue yesterday we received a letter stating that after reviewing our account, they are no longer able to provide us with banking services and will be closing all our accounts. They have given us 2 months notice. I rang them & asked what's going on & they said they are not able to give me an explanation as to why and we couldn't appeal. I have spoken with our accountant who has a contact at Barclays and he has said most high street banks are getting rid of any businesses in the waste industry due to....

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