For the last few months we’ve been reporting that prices have been increasing, we’re happy to say for the fourth month in a row prices have gone up! The prices on offer for people selling their car for scrap in June were 6% higher than the ones in May.
The current scrap car metal prices are 92% higher than those seen in June last year, which makes them the highest prices we’ve seen this year! Great news if it’s time for you to sell your car for scrap.
There are some signs that prices are set to maintain at the levels seen throughout the month, however scrap metal values can fluctuate daily, so we can never be sure. In February this year we saw a drop in prices which could happen at any time, so take advantage of the healthy prices and sell your old car for scrap.
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. The prices are shown as a percentage, using the first month as the base price.
We’ve taken into account that cars come in all shapes and sizes, which has an effect on their scrap value, by adjusting the prices to 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.
Selling your car whilst the prices are the best they’ve been in 2017 is easy! To get a free, instant quote for your car just tell us your car registration and your postcode.
Your quote is guaranteed for seven days, meaning if prices did suddenly fall during that time, you’ll still get the original price you were quoted.
If your car is still roadworthy, worth more than the scrap metal value, or has parts that are reusable, we could find you a better price! When you get a quote, just let us know more details about your car and the condition it’s in and we’ll find you the best price for it.