About Charles Trent

Since its establishment back in 1926 Charles Trent Ltd (known simply as Trents or Charlie Trents to many) has grown to become one of the UK's leading experts in vehicle recycling providing solutions to help drive down the costs of motoring for the general public and trade alike. We employ over 200 members of staff and have an annual turnover of circa £30 million.

We are a fourth generation family run company with over 95 years' experience across all sectors within the vehicle management and auto recycling industry. We have made significant developments to position ourselves at the forefront of the vehicle recycling industry, continually investing in our sites, staff, processes and services to increase the scale of our operation. Providing quality services and a personal experience is what we strive to deliver when you choose Charles Trent.

Currently, we collect, store, process and re-sell almost 50,000 vehicles annually across our two sites in Poole, Dorset and Rugby Warwickshire. Our sites feature specialist vehicle dismantling and depolluting equipment enabling us to recycle over 95% of each and every vehicle that arrives on site. Our clients include some of the UK's largest insurance companies.

We provide a range of motor services including the following:

Used Car Parts

We specialise in providing tested and trusted used car and van parts. Used car spares for almost make or model are available in stock with fast and FREE delivery to UK Mainland addresses*. Worldwide parts delivery is also available. Every car part we sell off the shelf comes with a FREE 6 month warranty for all important peace of mind..

Online Motor Salvage Auctions

We auction 150+ vehicles online weekly to buyers looking to repair vehicles from insurance write-offs, mechanical damaged and trade ins. The extensive range of vehicles at auction includes cars, commercials, bikes and vans.

Scrap Car Collection

We collect approximately 1000 vehicles a week offering a 5-star service that is fast, efficient and friendly. Instant quote functionality is available through our website giving you an instant price for your scrap, damaged, MOT failure or unwanted vehicle.

Wheels & Tyres

Our Poole site is the home of quality, low cost new and part worn tyres, wheels and batteries. We offer a fast, friendly and professional service. Simply drive on in and start saving today!

Trusted Vehicle Recycling 

We are fully licenced and regulated and are members of the Vehicle Recyclers Association and e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management that aim to raise the standard of vehicle recycling in the UK and salvage buying respectively. Choose Charles Trent and you'll be going with a name you can trust!