Scrap Car Price Update September 2020

Posted on 30th Sep 2020 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

After reporting a considerable increase to scrap car prices last month, in September we’ve seen a slight downturn. Prices on offer in September were 5% lower than those in August. Although we’ve seen a slight drop, the average prices being paid for scrap cars are still at a good level and are 4% higher than those on offer this time last year. With the ongoing uncertainty around the impact of Coronavirus, we may see further reductions to prices, though all being well we shouldn’t see them plummet as they did in April and May this year.

September Average Scrap Car Price €100

The scrap value of cars depends on the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, location of your car – these all impact the final value of your vehicle.

Chart showing the change to scrap car prices in the last 13 months - Sept 2020

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 September

The most common vehicle scrapped in September was the Ford Focus, as it was in August. The average age of the Focuses scrapped was 16 years. Although we’ve seen a drop to the prices being paid for scrap cars, the average price paid for a Ford Focus has increased by 12% to €78 in September, an increase of €8 compared to August.

September has seen a change to the top five makes and models of car being scrapped.

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

Ford FocusFord Focus
Volkswagen GolfToyota Yaris
Nissan AlmeraNissan Almera
Nissan MicraOpel Astra
Toyota YarisVolkswagen Passat

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

See how much your scrap car is worth

It’s easy to find out how much your car is worth with CarTakeBack, enter your registration and address into our quote system, or give us a call, and you’ll find out the scrap value of your car, instantly. With us there’s no need to wait for a call back or an email. Your quote will be valid for seven days, so if the value of scrap metal did fall during that time, you’d still get the best scrap price for your car.

The CarTakeBack Customer Services Team are working from home and are able to make arrangements for you to sell your scrap car. Scrap car collections are still safely happening across the country, following the latest Government guidance on social distancing and hygiene.

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