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The New Scrappage Scheme

Most European countries now have a scrappage scheme, which is offered to those who own a car aged ten years or more. There are many benefits to car scrappage schemes that are aimed predominately at getting older cars off the roads and replacing them with newer ones. Cars today are significantly more environmentally friendly than cars made a decade ago. 

Advances in technology have been vast over recent years and modern cars are now considerably safer as well as producing less carbon emissions. Important features such as Euro NCAP 5 star crash protection, ABS and Electronic Stability Control are all common place in cars entering the market today, which was not the case ten years ago. 

So how do scrappage schemes work? Basically a scrappage scheme works by offering incentives to drivers to trade in their old car for a brand new one. 

The recent scrappage scheme being offered in the UK offers a two thousand pound discount on the price of a brand new car as long as both the old and the new cars meet the schemes requirements. For example the old vehicle must meet the age requirements having been registered in the UK on or before the 28th February 2002 for a van or on or before the 31st August 1999. 

The vehicle must be registered in the owner’s name with the DVLA and they must have owned that car for at least a year before taking part in the scheme. There must not be any claims left on the vehicle and it should not be an insurance write off. The owner must also own the vehicle outright and have no remaining finance still outstanding. There are a number of restrictions that have been placed on the new vehicle too, including its age. Any new car purchased through the scheme must have been registered in the UK on or after the 18th of May 2009. It must be a passenger car or light commercial vehicle and be brand new with no former owners. Within the UK there have been a great number of the car manufacturers who have signed up to the scheme. 

This means that there is a great deal of choice available to those who want to take part. The scheme is a great step forward in helping the UK trade in some of it’s older less safe and less environmentally friendly cars and replace them for new modern safer cars. But it is only open for a short period and will be ending at the end of February 2010 unless government funding for the scheme runs out sooner. If you are thinking of buying a new car this scheme is definitely worth considering, especially when you can save yourself a considerable sum of money which will help to pay for motor insurance and car tax to get your brand new car on the road. More information about the scheme can be found on the UK government website. 

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