Scrap Car Price Update July 2021

Posted on 09 August 2021 by CarTakeBack

Facebook Twitter

Scrap car prices have been on the rise each month since May 2020. July however has put an end to the 13 months of increases, as average scrap car prices have fallen slightly, by just 3%. That's £9 lower than the prices in June.

Even though prices have dropped in July, they're still the second highest prices in 2021, and are considerably higher than the value of scrap cars in the summer of 2020. The average scrap car value was up by 56% compared to July 2020, that's an increase of £90 year on year! 

Prices look set to maintain as we head into August, but there's no certainty.

July Average Scrap Car Price £250

There are many factors that can influence the scrap value of your car, including the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and location of your car.

UK Scrap Car Prices July 2021

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 Cars Scrapped in July

There's no change at the top, the Ford Focus still leads the top 5 cars scrapped with CarTakeBack. The average price for a Ford Focus increased by 2%, that's £5, compared to June 2021.

July saw no change to cars in the top 5, just the cars in the 2nd and 3rd spots. The Vauxhall Corsa dropped from 2nd to 3rd, switching places with the Vauxhall Astra.

The percentage changes month on month weren't too considerable, except for the price of a Vauxhall Corsa, which dropped by 13%. 

Make & Model June Average Scrap Value July Average Scrap Value Percentage Change
Ford Focus £243 £248 2%
Vauxhall Astra £240 £241 0%
Vauxhall Corsa £256 £224 -13%
Ford Fiesta  £210 £219  4%
Peugeot 206 £222 £218 -2%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

What's the scrap value of your car?

It's easy to find out the value of your scrap car, you just need to enter your reg and postcode into our online form and you'll instantly see how much your car is worth as scrap. Quotes are valid for 7 days, so if prices did change during that time, you'll still get the best price for your scrap car.

Get an instant quote for your scrap car >


Feefo service rating

If you still have questions, you can find all of the answers in the following categories:

About your quote About your Car Having your car collected Dropping your car off Getting paid How the law affects you How the law affects us About CarTakeBack

Alternatively, you can search our website below:

Call Us

0330 818 85 50 during opening hours.

Standard rate applies (as per 01 or 02 numbers and is usually included in any free minutes).

Get a Call Back

During opening hours request a call back by entering your telephone number below.
An operator will call you as soon as they become available.

Send an email to or use the form below.

It helps if you tell us your registration or reference number if you have one.
During opening hours we'll usually respond within two hours.

Chat with us online now.

Online chat is compatible with most desktop and tablet computers, and may be available outside of our usual opening hours.

Feefo service rating Download our FREE app for business customers