Scrap Car Price Update August 2020

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

This month we’ve seen stability in the prices being paid for scrap cars, less than a 1% increase compared to last month, and to August 2019. In a normal year, August would be a time for people to take holidays abroad and we’d usually see scrap car prices dip slightly. To see them maintain is great news, especially in the current climate. The August scrap car prices are the highest we’ve seen this year, and there are signs that they could maintain into September.

August Average Scrap Car Price £160

Scrap prices offered for your car are dependent on many factors, including 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 scrap car price changes over the last 13 months

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 the UK. 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 Five Cars Scrapped in August 2020

This month the most common vehicle scrapped was the Ford Focus, the average age of the Focuses scrapped was 16 years and the average scrap value of a Ford Focus was £145.

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Make & ModelAverage AgeAverage Scrap Value
Ford Focus16£145
Vauxhall Corsa15£144
Ford Fiesta16£151
Peugeot 20616£138
Vauxhall Astra15£147

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

Safely Scrapping Your Car

The CarTakeBack Customer Services Team are still safely 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. Collections will only be carried out when it is safe to do so, for both our local branches and for you. You can also drop your car off at your local CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centre, though opening hours may vary – always check before dropping off your car.

Scrap Your Car For The Best Price

No need to spend time searching for the best scrap prices for your car, it’s easy to find out how much your car is worth with CarTakeBack, enter your registration and postcode into our quote system and you’ll see the scrap metal value of your car. Getting a quote is quick and easy, plus there’s no obligation. All quotes are valid for seven days, so if scrap metal prices did drop, you’d still get the best price for your scrap car.

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