Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Auto Moto  |  April 04, 2013 11:40:31

Go to scrap old wrecks this year an average of 20 years, their total number decreases

The average age of a car wreck submitted for scrap this year is 20 years. This follows from the statistics for the first quarter of this year, the company scrap Alfa, which deals with ecological destruction wrecks. Most people śrotum wrecks of the 90th years. Those in the first quarter accounted for 76% of the redeemed wrecks. This year downward trend continues the number of cars supplied to disposal, which, together with old age wrecks due to the economic crisis.

People wreck cars in this advanced age. Are not unusual from the 80 wrecks years, which in the first quarter of this year accounted for 17% of scrapped cars. Conversely cars produced after 2000 only have a 5% share. The number of purchased wrecks registered Alfa scrap a decrease of almost 25%. Declining number of cars supplied to scrapping the long-term phenomenon. This is confirmed by the statistics of the Ministry of the Environment, according to which in the past year on the whole territory of the Czech Republic recorded a 5% less than in wrecks 2011 and by almost 19% less than in 2009.

"The number of scrapped cars in recent years, signs of crisis. Many people can not afford a new car, and so still rides in the old non-compliant vehicles. You put in the scrap only when I really have no choice, "explains James Proud, CEO of Alfa scrap." In our workshops, this year we redeemed some models from the 70s years. The oldest specimen was an automobile of 1966, "said Proud.

Most often this year vrakovaly cars Skoda, which has long been the most popular brand among Czech drivers. Skoda accounted for 45% of the redeemed wrecks. The second most represented was the Peugeot brand with 11% share. He was followed by Renault, Ford and Opel. Most people gave to scrap cars in a complete state. These cars accounted for 80% of the samples wrecks.

"People usually complete surrender wrecks, just at a complete car from us will receive a financial reward. Approximately 15% of the vehicles are then partially disassembled car, lacking some components such as the engine or even bumper, "said James Proudfrom Alfa scrap. "remaining 5% of the vehicles are vehicles totally crashed. You to our premises must usually ship towing, we offer free car wrecks for scrap, "he added proudly.



Table 1: Share of cars according to their production period taken in the 1st quarter of 2013:


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before 1980

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80th years


90th years


after 2000



Source: Alfa scrap


Table 2: Proportion of various brands of cars taken in the 1st quarter of 2013:



























Source: Alfa scrap

Table 3: Proportion of cars according to their status in the 1st quarter of 2013:





Partially dismantled


"Totally" crashed



Source: Alfa scrap

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About Alfa scrap


Alfa scrap deals with environmental destruction wrecked cars, purchase of metals, motors, batteries, paper and other secondary raw materials at reasonable prices. Tweet scrapyard and other waste from businesses and households within regions offer Highlands and South Moravia completely free. You can also visit the company in the right lower Rožínka and Axis. All waste disposal are carried out according to all the rules and regulations.


James Proud

Managing Director of Alfa scrap

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