After ending 2022 with record breaking prices, January has seen them fall. The start of the new year saw the average value for a scrap car down by 6% compared to December.
Though month on month prices have fallen, they’re still up compared to much of 2022. The prices on offer for a scrap car in January were up 14% compared to January 2022.
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.
Take a look at the last 12 months trend 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 most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was again the Ford Focus! In January the average scrap price for a Ford Focus was €322!
Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.
|Ford Focus||Ford Focus|
|Volkswagen Golf||Volkswagen Golf|
|Opel Astra||Volkswagen Passat|
|Ford Mondeo||Opel Astra|
|Opel Corsa||Toyota Yaris|
It’s easy to find out, just enter your reg and address into our online form to see the best price instantly. Your quote will be valid for 7 days, so if prices fall during that time, you’ll still get the best price for your scrap car!