October sees the average scrap car price creep back up towards the top levels seen last year. Prices rose by 5% in October, just €12 behind the top prices we saw in December last year.
Scrap car prices in October are much greater than those this time last year, up by 49% compared to October 2021, which makes prices €102 higher!
The average value of a scrap car is influenced by factors such as, the global demand for scrap metals, any reusable parts, plus the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even location of your car.
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 most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was again the Ford Focus! In October the average scrap price for a Ford Focus rose from €277 the previous month, to it’s current scrap value of €300!
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Find out the scrap value of your car by entering your reg and address into our online form, you’ll see the best price instantly. When you get a quote with CarTakeBack it’s valid for 7 days. So if prices fall during that time, you’ll still get the top price for your scrap car!