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Why Do Catalytic Converters Contain Precious Metals?

Why Do Catalytic Converters Contain Precious Metals?

Nowadays, most people are aware that catalytic converters contain precious metals (hence the high theft rate) but not many know exactly what these metals are and what their purpose in the "cat" is actually for. What do they do and what do they contain? The catalytic...

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What happens to the battery when an EV is recycled?

What happens to the battery when an EV is recycled?

Predictably, we're now beginning to see a higher volume of hybrid and fully electric vehicles come through our gates at Ace Breakers. Recycling the body shells and other standard parts is nothing new to us but we've had to relearn the way we handle their rechargeable...

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Could it become illegal to repair your old car?

Could it become illegal to repair your old car?

Although the headline of this article sounds a bit crazy, the truth is that it's actually being considered by the European Union. The proposal (yes, it's still in the "proposal" stage) is to restrict repairs on older vehicles, potentially leaving them with a one-way...

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Read Our Reviews

Read Our Reviews

If you don’t want to read the whole post, you can read over 200 of our Google Reviews here and our Facebook reviews too (login to read). The reputation of the scrap metal industry in general I think it's fair to say that the scrap metal industry hasn't always had the...

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Tips to prepare your car for scrapping

Tips to prepare your car for scrapping

Beginning the final journey Scrapping your car isn't just about saying goodbye to an old friend; it's also about doing so in a practical way without leaving anything to chance. Whether your car has been your trusty companion for many years or just a short-term...

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Ace Car Breakers Opening Times for the Festive Period

Ace Car Breakers Opening Times for the Festive Period

Our hard-working office, yard and collection team are all eager to take a well-deserved break and put their feet up whilst spending some quality time with loved ones. But before we close our doors for the holiday, we’d like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of...

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More than just metal – The emotional bonds to our cars.

More than just metal – The emotional bonds to our cars.

With the introduction of the ULEZ scrap car scheme in London and the restrictions placed on certain older cars (especially diesel models), many people who wouldn't have otherwise sold their cars have found themselves in a position where they've had to. And, although...

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Breaking Boundaries: The World’s Fastest Car

Breaking Boundaries: The World’s Fastest Car

After writing previously about the biggest, we thought it was high time we wrote about the fastest... The car you see above is quick; VERY quick - It's a jet car and it's called "Thrust SSC" (Thrust SuperSonic Car) and it currently holds the world Land Speed Record....

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London (TfL) ULEZ Car Scrappage Scheme 2024

London (TfL) ULEZ Car Scrappage Scheme 2024

UPDATED 19th January 2024 - THE CAR SCRAPPAGE SCHEME IS STILL RUNNING Cars On August 21 2023, Transport for London (TfL) launched a £160m ULEZ car replacement initiative. Now ALL London residents who own cars that don't meet the required standards can now access a...

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Phantom tyre slasher or mischievous foxes in Swanley?

Phantom tyre slasher or mischievous foxes in Swanley?

After reports from a very frustrated member of our team who lives in Swanley about frequently finding deflated tyres on her car, we thought it was time to investigate. So, after donning our best Sherlock Holmes deerstalker hat, we opened our trusty notebook and began...

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