The new year started with a slight drop to the record breaking prices seen at the end of last year, though there are signs of recovery in February as prices rise. Up just 1% on January, the average value of a scrap car in February is still considerably higher than the prices seen in early 2021.
February’s 1% month on month increase, takes prices closer to the levels seen at the peak in December 2021. Prices are up year on year too, by a whopping 94%, that’s €142! Definitely a great time to cash in on 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 the 20th consecutive month, the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was the Ford Focus! The average scrap price for a Ford Focus increased by 3.5% to €316.
We buy scrap cars of all makes and models across Ireland, find out how much your car is worth >
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|Ford Focus||Ford Focus|
|Ford Fiesta||Volkswagen Golf|
|Volkswagen Golf||Peugeot 207|
|Nissan Micra||Mazda 3|
|Toyota Yaris||Opel Astra|