Scrap Car Price Update August 2020

Posted on Monday 31 August 2020 by CarTakeBack

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This month we're happy to report a huge boost to the prices being paid for scrap cars. Recently prices have been increasing month on month, after they previously plummeted in April and May coinciding with the Coronavirus lockdown measures imposed on us. In August the prices rose a whopping 26% compared to the prices on offer in July, and are up 11% compared to August 2019. The August scrap car prices are the highest we’ve seen this year, and there are signs that they could maintain into September.

August Average Scrap Car Price €105

Scrap prices offered for your car are dependent on many factors, including the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, location of your car - these all impact the final value of your vehicle.

CarTaekBack Scrap Car Prices August 2020

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.

Top five cars scrapped in August 2020

This month the most common vehicle scrapped was the Ford Focus, the average age of the Focuses scrapped was 15 years and the average scrap value of a Ford Focus was €69.

Make & Model Average Age Average Scrap Value
Ford Focus 15 €69
Volkswagen Golf 18 €76
Nissan Almera 18 €60
Nissan Micra 17 €51
Toyota Yaris 18 €118

 Check out our previous scrap car price updates >

Safely Scrapping Your Car

The CarTakeBack Customer Services Team are still safely working from home and are able to make arrangements for you to sell your scrap car. Scrap car collections are still safely happening across the country, following the latest Government guidance on social distancing and hygiene. Collections will only be carried out when it is safe to do so, for both our local branches and for you. You can also drop your car off at your local CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centre, though opening hours may vary - always check before dropping off your car.

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Find out instantly how much your scrap car is worth! We'll save you the time and effort by finding you the best prices available for your scrap car with our instant quote system. To find out the value of your scrap car, just enter your car's registration and your address into our online scrap car quote form, you'll see the best scrap car price instantly! The scrap car price we quote is valid for seven days, so if the value of your car does drop during that time, there's no need to worry, you'll still get the best price.


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