After decreasing prices in the first two months of the year, March, and now April, have seen prices remain strong. The average price for a scrap car in April fell by just €1 compared to March. So it’s still a great time to get some cash in the bank for your old car, with prices remaining well above €300.
Prices are up by 10% compared to April last year, meaning you’re getting an extra €30 for your car when you scrap it.
The average value of a scrap car is influenced by factors such as, the global demand for scrap metals, any reusable parts, plus the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even location of your car.
Take a look at the last 12 months trend in the chart below.
About the CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index
The CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Index is a rolling monthly index covering the last 13 months. It’s updated monthly using the prices paid for scrap cars at CarTakeBack recycling centres throughout Ireland. We’ve taken into account that cars come in all shapes and sizes, which has an effect on their scrap value, the prices show what the average car would be worth. This means that the index gives a great indication of the movement in the value of scrap cars from one month to another.
In April, the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was again the Ford Focus! In April the average scrap price for a Ford Focus was €318.
Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.
To find out what the scrap value of your car is, just enter your reg and address into our online form to see the best price. Your quote will be valid for 7 days, so if prices fall during that time, you’ll still get the best price for your scrap car!