Scrap Car Price Update May 2024

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

May Average Scrap Car Price €262

The average value of a scrap car in Ireland fell by €10, or 4%, in May. Making May’s prices the lowest seen so far this year. The continued reduction in the global demand for scrap metal and the cost of living crisis, remain contributing factors to the decreases seen to scrap car prices in recent months.

Despite the reduction to the average scrap car price, your car could be worth more. Various factors contribute to the value of a scrap car, including, the demand for metal and reusable car parts, plus the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even your location.

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 May

The Ford Focus was the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack at an average value of €260 – that’s a 2% increase on the previous month. The Volkswagen Golf saw the greatest increase to its average, 7% and the Opel Astra saw the biggest loss, -18%. That being said, the value of each car varies due to many factors, so it’s always worth getting an instant quote when you’re beginning to consider scrapping your car.

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

Make & ModelApril AverageMay AverageChange
Ford Focus€256€2602%
Opel Astra€295€250-18%
Volkswagen Golf€280€3027%
Volkswagen Passat€315€3140%
Ford Mondeo€316€298-6%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

How much is your car worth?

To find out the scrap value of your car just enter your reg and Eircode into our online form. You may be asked some simple questions about the condition of your car to help us get you the best price for it. All quotes are 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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