The butt of many jokes around the time of its creation, the humble Smart car was perhaps the right vehicle for the UK but released onto the market at the wrong time. As inner-city traffic reaches indescribable levels and fuel prices soar into the stratosphere, a tiny runabout that could rival a motorbike with its parking opportunities would work wonders for the UK’s roads. But, with 4 in 10 cars sold now being SUVs, it seems the nation’s drivers care more about personal presence than ease of travel.
That’s why it can be a shame to see Smart cars coming through our system, but time waits for no car. Worn-out components or accident damage can spell the end for any car, so when your Smart car can go on no longer, sell it as scrap or salvage with Scrap Cars For Cash.
Reasons Smart Cars Are Scrapped
As with any car, there are a multitude of reasons that Smart cars could end up on the scrap heap. Crash damage can result in your car being written off, meaning that the cost of repairs will outweigh the value of the vehicle itself if it was in good nick. If this happens, scrapping outright might be the best bet for you to recoup some cash to put towards a new car.
Wear and tear, which is naturally more liable to damage older Smart cars, is another leading cause of vehicle scrappage. It’s inevitable that, one day, something – or perhaps everything – under the bonnet of your Smart car will deteriorate to a point where it’s unsafe or simply unable to run. Factor in the dreaded annual MOT test and you could be looking at costly repair fees just to keep your motor legally on the road. Once again, scrapping could be the answer to this problem.
Scrap Smart Car Value
The scrap value of any car that’s being priced up for scrap is determined primarily, but not exclusively, by its weight. Heavier cars start out with a higher base figure because they are built from more metal, but don’t panic if you own one of these Smart cars that were famous for being small.
Other factors, including age, mileage and condition have an impact, too. If your Smart ForTwo has been kept in pristine condition all its life and still has many salvageable components, it could surpass the value of a ForFour! Either way, we monitor the ever-changing price of scrap metal to ensure that you’re always getting the absolute best quotes that the market can offer.
Can I scrap my Electric Smart Car?
Yes, you can scrap any kind of vehicle, and this includes electric cars. In fact, you may find that your electric Smart car fetches a higher price, due to the added materials. For example, electric vehicles contain higher quantities of copper, which could bump up your overall scrap value. Plus, electric car batteries are worth a fair bit due to the fact that they’re in high demand but short supply.
Most Scrapped Smart Cars
At Scrap Cars For Cash, we’ve looked over the statistics on our system to find out which model of Smart cars were scrapped the most over the past six months. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the immensely popular ForTwo takes the top spot, accounting for almost half of the total. The City and ForFour do make up more than half combined, with the Roadster to bring up the rear and the electric variants appearing in miniscule numbers by comparison.
|Model||% of all Smarts Scrapped|
The colour table shows a real lack of imagination from Smart car owners, with silver and black both dominating. The former comes in with 44% and the latter with 41% of the share of the total Smart cars scrapped. Blue, often in the top three of these charts, accounts for less than 2%.
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Scrapping wins out over salvaging as far as Smart cars are concerned, with almost two-thirds heading straight to the crusher. They won’t be wasted, rusting on a scrap pile though; every vehicle that is scrapped in the UK must be recycled to at least 95%.
|Disposal Method||% of all Smarts Scrapped or Salvaged|
If your little Smart car can no longer compete with the big boys, consider selling it as scrap or salvage with Scrap Cars For Cash. We’ll find you the best quotes in no time at all, and the whole sales process will be completed just as quickly; from the first consultation to cash in the bank in just a few days! We’ll even collect your car at no extra cost, no matter where you are in the country. So, contact us on 08443 761 020 or enter your details into the digital form above to get your quotes and find out how much Scrap Cars For Cash could get you for your old Smart car.