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1st Choice Spares - the UKs leading parts locator

Air bag tools
Air con recovery
Cat cutters
Depollution rigs
Dismantling systems
Fuel removal
Glass removal
LPG recovery

Autodrain Depollution Equipment

machinery - ferrous
machinery - nonferrous
Oil filter crushers
Oil skimmers


Oil spill clean-up
Shock absorber tools
Storage tanks
Vehicle lifts/ramps
Wheel crushers

Bollington Insurance Services

Air bags
Businesses for sale
Cashless trading systems
Cat buyers
Environmental Consultants
Health & safety
Legal assistance

Oil collection
Racking for vehicles/spares
Salvage auctions
Salvage software
Scrap Non Ferrous
Scrap ferrous
Spares locator services
Stock control software

MVDA information

Salvage auctions
Specialist ATFs

Credit card laws

Chas Ambrose ATF Services

ELV Directive
Health & safety
Technical Competence

Cashless payment systems

Now that paying cash is history, we need to consider the options. Here we give a rundown of the alternatives.
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Make sure you take fire seriously

Green Car demo site

Lancashire Vehicle dismantler, Douglas Valley Breakers Ltd was fined £40,000 with £25,000 costs last month following two breaches of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, one breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and two breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - don’t let this happen to you!
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Iris-Mec Depollution

Extreme concerns over Competition Commission's report

Manitou in yard

As part of the Competition Commission’s investigation into the private motor insurance market, they recently published a report by MSX International on vehicle inspection. The National Association of Bodyshops has expressed extreme concern with some of its findings.

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OHRA racking systems

Full compliance with the Salvage Code of Practice is essential

Last month we brought you the potential that the body shop market offers, thanks to a seminar that had taken place and MVDA’s AGM. Here we take a look at the other seminar we mentioned, insurance total loss classification - we are not alone.
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JMC vortex for the dismantler

Policing Cash for Cars - an interview with the police

The changes to our industry which pulled us into the scrap metal dealers act and the ban on paying cash for cars is now two months old. We are all naturally concerned that this law, like many others will not be policed correctly and favour the illegal operator. We asked the man responsible for policing his views. Be warned, they are taking these laws very seriously and they plan to start policing from December 1st!
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FABBundle - why buy the whole car?

Technical Competence: another kick in the teeth for the compliant?

We brought you information last month from WAMITAB regarding changes to technical competence certification. Readers have been quick to point out the unfairness in the system and MVDA have passed on some startling facts!
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Green Car Depollution
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