We’re pleased to report that the value of scrap cars has levelled off in March, seeing the prices remaining stable compared to last month. Spring is off to a good start, with scrap car metal prices an impressive 66% higher than they were in March last year!
Whilst prices are stable, now is an ideal time to sell your scrap car, as prices might not remain static for long in the scrap metal market.
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. The prices are shown as a percentage, using the first month as the base price.
We’ve taken into account that cars come in all shapes and sizes, which has an effect on their scrap value, by adjusting the prices to 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.
It’s really easy to find out how much your scrap car is worth with CarTakeBack. We have an instant quote system that gives you a price for your car based on its age, weight, and any reusable parts. Just enter your registration and location to see what you can get for your scrap car.
Once you get your quote, the price is guaranteed for seven days, so there’s no need to worry if the value of scrap metal drops whilst you are considering selling your car for scrap.
We’ll collect your car from home, work or the garage, which is really useful if your car isn’t driveable, is broken, or has failed its NCT.