We know how much you all love your cars - and with good reason! They keep us safe on the road, they get us from A to B and they give us the freedom to go where we want, when we want… which is why it can be quite upsetting when they come to the end of their life.
But nothing lasts forever and it’s likely that you will have to wave goodbye to your trusty set of wheels at some point, no matter how well you’ve looked after it over the years. If you’re not sure whether you’ve reached the end of the road with your current vehicle, here are just a couple of signs that may indicate you need to consider scrapping your car for cash.
Excessive running costs
As your car starts to age, you’ll find that it’s costing you more and more to run. You may need to ask yourself whether it’s worth keeping it, in light of how expensive repairs can be and how expensive petrol is. If you keep failing your MOT, question whether it may not be more cost-effective to scrap the vehicle and find a replacement.
Lots of engine warning lights
We all joke about the engine warning lights coming on from time to time, but if they’re flashing up with increasing levels of frequency, despite all the work you’re doing to the car, it might be time to consider scrappage as an option.
You’re losing confidence
Planning a long journey but are starting to feel a little anxious about getting behind the wheel? It’s likely that your inner alarm is trying to tell you something, so perhaps start listening to your gut instinct and invest in a newer make and model.
Rust is spreading
Rust is never a good sign on a car, no matter how old it is. If you’ve got a lot of rust building up over time, it’s a surefire sign that your vehicle isn’t really safe to drive.