You will not belive how many cars are written off in the UK a minute!

Take a look at how many cars get written off with our interactive graphic!

A ‘write-off’ is an accident many of us can’t afford. Our cars are important to us; we use them every day to get to work, pick the kids up from school, do the weekly shop, and so many more jobs that, without the use of 4 wheels, would prove difficult.

But how do insurers decide that a car isn’t worth fixing?

If the car is damaged the insurance company will send out an assessor to examine the damage inflicted. They then determine the cost of repair that’s required to the vehicle against the actual value of the car. If it costs more to repair the car to a roadworthy standard than its actual value, the insurer will decide to write the car off.

It’s a common occurrence; one we should expect considering the amount of cars on the road in the UK – a staggering 34,000,000.

To put that into perspective, check out how many vehicles ‘go under’ in the UK each minute below. It might just surprise you…

Click image to open interactive version (via Sell Your Problem Car ®).


If your car has been ‘written off’, damaged, or is a non-runner then get in touch with us. Here at Sell Your Problem Car ® we make selling your vehicle easy. All you need to do is give us the reg number and we’ll give you a free quote – it’s that simple.