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.
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.
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.
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.
No matter what make and model your car is, you can get a free instant scrap car quote online – Find out how much your car is worth as scrap >
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See how much your car is worth as scrap by entering your reg and address into our online form, you’ll see the best price instantly. We may ask some questions about the condition of your car to help us get you the best value on offer for it. All quotes for scrap cars are valid for 7 days, so if prices fall during that time, you’ll still get the best price for your scrap car!