AFFVS LTD was created in response to a demand within the insurance industry for a highly professional and accountable vehicle scrapping and processing facility. As a result, the company has attained compliance levels required to hold both ‘Authorised Treatment Centre’ and ‘Recycler of End of Life Vehicles’ status, recognised by the Environment Agency.
Our key objectives are:
AFFVS LTD manage contracts with the some of the UK’s leading vehicle insurance companies, we purchase the insurance write offs which are required to go through the auto salvage process.
Once we have taken possession of the vehicles from the insurance company, we determine which process to carry out on the vehicle. We assess whether the vehicle is in a condition that it is suitable for resale or a vehicle that would need to be broken down into its individual components where the salvage parts can be sold individually. Either way, we must await the insurance company’s clearance to process the vehicle
Salvage vehicles for re-sale
AFFVS LTD receive vehicles from the insurance companies which have had various write off categorisations, these can be anywhere from a CAT A total loss to a CAT X not recorded which would have the minimal damage.
In general CAT D – NOW CAT N , X and some CAT C-NOW CAT S are resold as complete vehicles, these can with proper repairs be made legal and roadworthy once more.
When a vehicle has to be broken down into its individual salvage parts for resale, the vehicle first has to go through its de-pollution. This involves removing all fluid from the vehicle, including all coolant, fuel and oil, these are disposed off as per the environment agency guidelines.
Once all fluids have been removed, the vehicles are dismantled and the individual components are evaluated to see whether they are in a condition which is suitable to sell on as salvage parts. These parts can be anything from something as small as an interior switch, to a car body panel or complete engine. The parts are removed from the vehicles and listed on our website ready for purchase. All our salvage parts are ‘sold as seen’.
Unusable salvage parts
All parts which are not fit for resale, are disposed of and recycled as per environment agency guidelines, this can be anything from a vehicle chassis to a floor mat.