Scrap Car Price Update November 2022

Posted on 05 December 2022 by CarTakeBack

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Given the cost of living crisis in the UK, a surprising increase was seen on scrap car prices in October. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for November. The average price has fallen, though only marginally.

November Average Scrap Car Price £341

Scrap car prices in November were just 2%, or £6 lower than those in October. Despite the month on month drop, prices were up by 32% compared to November 2021, which is increase of £82 year on year! It’s still a good time to sell your scrap car, as average prices are only £18 behind the highest seen this year.

There are many factors that influence the scrap value of a car, such as the demand for scrap metal and reusable car parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location of your car.

Take a look at the last 12 months trend in the chart below.

Scrap car price update November 2022

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 November

The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was the Ford Focus. In November the average scrap value of a Ford Focus was £372. That’s a decrease of 3% compared to the average value in October.

All vehicles in the top 5 saw a drop in value in November. The Ford Fiesta saw the largest decrease, however it had increased by 11% in October, so the November price returns to that seen in September. The smallest loss was for the Vauxhall Zafira, which still holds just above a £400 average value.

Make & Model October Average November Average Change
Ford Focus £384 £372 -3%
Vauxhall Corsa £345 £328 -5%
Ford Fiesta £329 £293 -11%
Vauxhall Astra £358 £336 -6%
Vauxhall Zafira £407 £405 -0.5%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

Is your car worth more than the average scrap price?

Find out by entering your reg and postcode into our online form, you’ll see the best price instantly. We may ask some questions about the condition of your car to help us get you the best price available. 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!

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