Scrap Car Price Update July 2023

Posted on 3rd Aug 2023 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

July sees the average price paid for a scrap car drop by just €2, that’s a 1% decrease compared to June. Though average prices are still holding above €300, it’s still a good time to scrap your car, plus your car could be worth well above the average as so many factors impact the value of a car.

July Average Scrap Car Price €321

Despite prices being down month on month, they have increased compared to July 2022, by11%. That’s an additional €32 to the average scrap car price paid.

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.

Top cars scrapped in July

The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in July was again, the Ford Focus – that’s every month this year! In July the Ford Focus average scrap price was €317.

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

Ford FocusFord Focus
Opel AstraOpel Astra
Volkswagen GolfVolkswagen Passat
Ford MondeoVolkswagen Golf
Volkswagen PassatFord Mondeo

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

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Your car could be worth much more than the average scrap price. To see the best price for your car just enter your reg and address into our online form. Your quote will be valid for 7 days, so if prices drop during that time, you’ll still get the top price for your scrap car!

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