According to Accident Exchange, one of the largest accident management companies in Europe, over one in ten collisions results in a vehicle not being repaired by the insurance company.
Data analysis shows that the number of cars treated this way annually now exceeds 257,000 at a cost approaching £2billion.
New car owners were found to be surprisingly susceptible; more than two percent of vehicles – over 5,000 – are less than 12-months old.
Not surprisingly, there is a clear summer-winter divide in the frequency of accidents, with the summer months of May, June and July seeing the fewest, but the final quarter of the year accounting for up to 30 percent of the annual total.
Cat C & D vehicles (see here for more information about the ABI salvage vehicle categories) can be repaired and legally returned to the road, often at very attractive cost. Allparts specialises in sourcing repairable vehicles direct from insurance companies; our current stock of vehicles is listed here and can be inspected at our Recycling Centre in Exeter.