UK car scrapping statistics show less people are scrapping cars than a decade ago, but are you missing out on the chance to turn a hunk of junk into a pile of cash?
J Davidson’s fleet is famous for its movie and TV tie-ins and with our keen interest in characters who travel through time and space, we’ve been watching the current series of Doctor Who closely.
The number of car breakdowns in the north-west is surprisingly consistent from year to year, with just over 40,000 vehicles breaking down on the M60, M62 and M6 combined.
Has your car revealed some nasty surprises this spring? The changing seasons can put stress on a car at the best of times, but for one on its last legs (or its last wheels…) the transition from winter to spring can often deal the killer blow.
At J Davidson Scrap Metal Processors we work hard to be the best place to scrap a car in Manchester, with a proper scrap car service that gives you all of the paperwork you need to prove you have disposed of the vehicle legally and absolve yourself of any future responsibility for its whereabouts.
One of the big worries for many motorists at the moment is the so-called ‘new diesel tax’ effective from April 1st 2018, which raises the vehicle excise duty on new diesel cars in their first year of registration, based on how polluting they are.
Nearly every driver has had at least one winter morning where they’ve asked themselves, “Is it time to scrap my car?”
If your car’s seen better days or seems to constantly need repair work, time and money spent on it, it’s time to think about whether to scrap your car and make what money you can from it.
You might not know that 2017 marked an important anniversary for J Davidson, as it’s five years since we moved to our purpose-built premises on Craven Road in Altrincham.
As we enter the last six weeks before Christmas – and, crucially, the last 40 shopping days – many of us will be looking for some extra spending money from somewhere, so why not look to the driveway or garage for inspiration?
Some drivers part-exchange their car for a new one every year or two, others only when it breaks down, while some keep the same vehicle for many years, repairing it and tuning it up for as long as possible, until it is no longer economical to do so.
Some of the country’s biggest trucks will make a triumphant return to Cheshire Showground in Knutsford on September 16th-17th for Truckfest North West 2017.
Has your old car seen better days? Failed its MOT? Time to upgrade to a newer model? Whatever the reason, we are ready to offer you the best price in the North-West for your scrap car.
Scrapping a car is a big decision, so it’s little surprise that a lot of people put it off… and off… and end up waiting too long. With the rules on keeping a car off-road getting increasingly strict, it’s more important than ever to act promptly when you decide you need to scrap your car.
Scrapping your car in Manchester? The time has come… You’re finally ready to say goodbye to your old banger. But if you’re thinking about scrapping your car, there’s loads of options available to you. Where should you go? What price could you get? Well, we’re here to help!
The scrap cars Manchester motorists leave to rot on the streets are more than just an eyesore – they can be a criminal offence, too.
Emotions ran high during the Manchester Phoenix vs Basingstoke Bison Quarter Finals game on Saturday 28th March. The J Davidson sponsored ‘Men of Iron’ were determined to put on a show in light of player-coach Tony Hand’s final home appearance before he retired. With a shot at the championship on the line, the home side […]
The J.Davidson, Scrap Car, January Sale starts on 1st January. To get an extra 10% for your scrap car, simply quote the code ‘JD 2015’ when you request your scrap metal car quotation, and we will give you an additional 10% on top of our best price for your scrap car. Complete the scrap car […]
J Davidson merchandise is the ideal gift for truck aficionados, and there’s something for everyone regardless of your budget. Christmas is fast approaching, but with delivery usually within five working days via Royal Mail, there’s still time – just remember to leave extra time for delivery once the big day itself is getting […]
Truck aficionados like ours should be pretty excited about the new Volvo FH, which the manufacturers say makes driving more comfortable and safer, as well as being more useful for the full range of possible assignments.
Anyone who has a business that relies on their trucks to deliver their services knows just how important it is to have a reliable truck. They need to be dependable come rain, wind or shine as if the unthinkable happens, and they break down, it means unacceptable interruptions to business. Letting customers down due to […]
The functioning of the scrap metal business in the UK could be affected if similar plans are adopted here to those being considered in the United Arab Emirates. Over there, the potential safety risks of heavy goods vehicles – such as their greater stopping distances when fully loaded – are a cause for concern.
When you’re out on the roads, there are two truck marques you’re likely to see more than any other – Volvo and Scania. These industry leaders have gone from being manufacturers of vehicles purely for business uses, to being brands that are familiar to road users everywhere. But how do you go from HGVs to […]
We could soon see some different-looking trucks taking to our roads, following the news that the Transport Council has agreed on a revised Directive on the weights and dimensions of trucks. The decision comes on the heels of industry pressure to permit cost-effective redesigns, including the use of the European Modular System (EMS) to improve […]
If there’s one thing trucker’s love, it’s a get-together. Life on the road can get pretty lonely at times, and while the solitude is part of the appeal for many long-distance drivers, we all need some human contact occasionally. Luckily, the trucking community has some truly awesome festivals to attend, in countries all over the […]
Electric vehicles, or EVs, have long been a feature of sci-fi movies and concept car expos, with their sleek futuristic body shells and whirring motors that feel very 21st century. But it IS the 21st century, and for those of us who remember the last decades of the 1900s, the future is here. Hybrids have […]
We love trucking – it’s a lifestyle choice that attracts many men, and its fair share of women too, and a life on the road can be a wonderful thing for anyone who loves driving and travelling. But just because you spend a night in your cab from time to time during long journeys, it […]
We know there are some questions that crop up again and again, so we’ve put together this Frequently Asked Questions page to cover some of the common queries. 1. What metals do you recycle? The simple answer is that we will recycle anything – or at least consider doing so, unless there is a very […]
The J Davidson fleet is well known across the region – and if you’ve seen any of our trucks, it’s not hard to see why. We choose our designs very carefully, and we put a lot of time and effort (and a fair amount of our hard-earned cash) into making them look the best we […]
When you recycle a scrap car, you might think it is just melted down ready to be reused, but it’s a little more complicated than that. If your mental image of scrapping a car is of your faithful old vehicle lowering Terminator-style into a vat of molten metal, one thumb raised in salute as it […]
Scrap metal recycling is about more than just helping the environment; depending on the current scrap metal prices, it can be an important additional revenue stream for some companies with large amounts of scrap to get rid of. And of course, in the process, it also demonstrates an environmental commitment and an ethical approach to […]