After a decrease in November, the average price paid for a scrap car increased by 2% in December. November had the lowest prices seen in 2023, this increase ends the year on a more positive note.
Your car could be worth considerably more than the general average. The demand for scrap metal and reusable parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of your car, all have an impact on how much a car is worth.
Take a look at the last 13 months 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.
The Ford Focus was again the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in December – that’s every month this year! In December the Ford Focus average scrap price was €286 which is an increase of €12 compared to last month.
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To see how much money you can get for your scrap car, just enter your reg and Eircode into our online form. Your quote will be valid for 7 days, so if prices decrease during that time, you’ll still get the best price for your scrap car!