After an increase in October, November sees the average price paid for a scrap car decrease by 4%. This downward trend is a complete contrast to this time last year when prices were soaring at the end of the year. The loss in November makes the prices the lowest seen in 2023. Will December bring change and see prices beginning to recover?
Despite a loss to the average scrap car value, your car could be worth considerably more. The demand for scrap metal and reusable parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of your 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.
The Ford Focus was again the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in November – that’s every month this year! In November the Ford Focus average scrap price was €274.
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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!