Scrap Car Price Update March 2024

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

March Average Scrap Car Price €288

The average value of a scrap car continues to yo-yo, as it has done for the last six months. After a modest rise in February, the price in March has dropped by 1%.

Despite a small drop in the prices on offer for scrap cars, your car could be worth more than the average. 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 March

The Ford Focus was the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack at an average value of €281. All models in the top five saw decreases to the value in March, ranging from a loss of 2% to 11%. Though as so many factors are involved in valuing a scrap car, yours could buck the trend and be worth much more, if you’re considering scrapping your car, it’s always worth getting a quick quote to check the price.

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

Make & ModelFebruary AverageMarch AverageChange
Ford Focus€288€281-2%
Opel Astra€313€282-11%
Volkswagen Passat€358€336-7%
Ford Mondeo€360€332-8%
Volkswagen Golf€313€289-8%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

How much is your car worth as scrap?

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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