Scrap Car Price Update February 2024

Posted on 4th Mar 2024 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

February Average Scrap Car Price €293

The average price being paid for a scrap car bounces back slightly after a dip in January. The average amount being paid for scrap cars in February rose by 2% compared to January. It’s an unexpected increase as the cost of living crisis continues and scrap prices are impacted. It could be a great time to cash in on your old car and make the most of the increase in prices!

Your car could be worth much more than the average value. The demand for scrap metal and reusable parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of the 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.

Top cars scrapped in February

Again, the Ford Focus was the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack. The Ford Focus average scrap price was €288 which remains the same as the previous two months. All vehicles in the top scrapped list have seen an increase, and the Ford Fiesta sees the largest increase of 10% – great news if you have a Ford Fiesta to sell!

Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.

Make & ModelJanuary AverageFebruary AverageChange
Ford Focus€287€2880%
Opel Astra€292€3137%
Ford Fiesta€268€29710%
Volkswagen Golf€292€3137%
Opel Corsa€284€2850%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

Is your car worth more than the average?

To see how much 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!

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