September sees the first month of the year in which average scrap car prices are below €300. The 5% decrease to scrap car prices in September, compared to August, is a €14 loss. Unusually, prices are at the same level seen in September 2022 – at this point in 2022 we saw a sharp increase so finish the year on a high, will 2023 follow the same trend?
Despite a loss to the average price, your scrap car could be worth considerably more than the average as many factors impact the value of it. 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 it’s worth.
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.
The Ford Focus was again the most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack in September – that’s every month this year! In August the Ford Focus average scrap price was €294 – exactly in line with the general average.
Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.
|Ford Focus||Ford Focus|
|Volkswagen Golf||Volkswagen Passat|
|Opel Astra||Opel Astra|
|Volkswagen Passat||Volkswagen Golf|
|Ford Mondeo||Ford Mondeo|
To see how much your car is worth, 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!