Scrap Car Price Update August 2022

Posted on Monday 5 September 2022 by CarTakeBack

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After an decrease in July, August saw the average scrap car price rise by 2%. The current scrap prices on offer for cars are considerably higher than those last year, August had an increase of 61% compared to August 2021, which makes prices €111 higher! As scrap car prices are considerably higher than they were for much of 2021, it's the perfect time to get some extra cash for your scrap car.

August Average Scrap Car Price €295

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.

Average scrap car price chart August 2022

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 cars scrapped in August

For over two years, the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was the Ford Focus! In August the average scrap price on offer for a Ford Focus was €285. 

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July Top Cars Scrapped August Top Cars Scrapped
Ford Focus Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf Opel Astra
Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Golf
Opel Astra Opel Zafira
Ford Fiesta Volkswagen Passat

Check out our previous scrap car price updates >