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One of our most frequently asked questions here at We Buy Broken Vans is “What is the difference between a scrap van and a salvage van”. We hope to satisfy the curiosity of many of our enquiries on this topic through this blog post.

Scrap vans

A definition from the Oxford English Dictionary for scrap is

“Discard or remove from service (a redundant, old, or inoperative vehicle, vessel, or machine), especially so as to convert it to scrap metal.”

Also, visit our “scrap my van” page for more information on this topic.

Salvage vans

The Oxford English Dictionary defines salvage as

“The rescue of property or material from potential loss or destruction.”

Also, visit our “salvage vans” page for more information on this topic.

Scrap vans vs salvage vans

A scrap van always will be at the end of its useful life and will only have a residual parts value (which in many cases will still be quite appealing).

Salvage vans are more enticing and often have a higher value as they can be salvaged and become repairable. Often arising as insurance write-offs, salvage vans can with skill be repaired and become legally roadworthy once again. If a salvage van is subsequently deemed irrepairable it effectively becomes a scrap van.

Insurance categories and write-off classifications ref salvage vans

Insurance companies have various classifications of write-offs, whilst Cat A and B can’t ever be repaired, Cat C, Cat D, Cat N, Cat S and Cat X can in the right circumstances. It’s important that you speak to us ASAP to discuss your exact category

Learn whether your van is scrap or salvage today

Whatever the definition, we can help! Whether your van is scrap or salvage in one sense doesn’t matter – as we will buy either.

Contact us today for a quick, hassle-free disposal of your van. Call We Buy Broken Vans on either 0121 285 9859 (landline) or 07582 859 859 (mobile). Visit our contact us page for full information.

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