Scrap Car Price Update October 2017

Posted on 31 October 2017 by CarTakeBack

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After a record month in September, this month we've seen scrap car prices fall slightly. September saw the highest prices on offer for scrap cars so far this year. October has seen prices fall by 2%. But it's not all doom and gloom this Halloween! Prices haven't dropped too considerably, October's prices are still a whopping 97% higher than they were at this time last year and are still the second highest prices we've seen all year!

Scrap metal prices for cars do fluctuate. So whilst the current prices could sustain into next month, we can never be certain. Make the most of the second highest prices we've seen this year and sell your scrap car now.

Scrap car prices from October 2016 to October 2017

About CarTakeBack's 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. 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.

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

See how much your scrap car is worth

CarTakeBack makes it easy to find out how much you can sell your scrap car for. Get an instant quote online by simply entering your car registration and postcode. We'll show you the scrap prices on offer for your car instantly.

It's free to get a scrap car quote and we'll even guarantee your price for seven days. So if the price for your car does fall further, you can relax knowing your quote is valid. Why wait? Find out what your car is worth!

Is your car too good to scrap?

Perhaps the car you're looking to sell is worth more than current scrap metal prices, is still driveable, or it has reusable parts, if it is, we'll find you a better price! Fill in your car registration and postcode using our online quote form and we'll ask you a few more details about your car and the condition it's in to find you the best price available.


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