Scrap Car Price Update September 2017

Posted on 29 September 2017 by CarTakeBack

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For the seventh consecutive month, we're pleased to report that scrap car prices have increased! It's welcome news for those looking to sell their car for scrap at the moment. September saw scrap car prices increase by 7% on those in August, making the prices on offer now, the best we've seen all year. And the prices on offer this month are more than double compared to those in September last year!

Scrap metal prices fluctuate and can dramatically fall at any time. The current prices look like they could sustain into October, though this isn't a certainty. So if you're wanting to sell your scrap car, it's a great time to take advantage of the highest prices we've seen all year!

Scrap car prices from September 2016 to September 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 >

Find out how much you could sell your scrap car for

With CarTakeBack it's easy to see what your car is worth for scrap. Just tell us your car registration and your postcode, either over the phone or using our online quote form, we'll tell you instantly how much your car is worth. It's free to get a quote and there's no obligation. Plus we'll even guarantee your quote for seven days, so if prices did drop in the meantime, like they did earlier this year, you can relax knowing your quote is valid.

Why wait? Get your free scrap car quote now >

Too good to scrap?

Perhaps your old car is worth more than the current scrap metal prices, is still roadworthy, or it has parts that can be reused, if it is, we'll find you a better price than scrap! Fill in your car registration and postcode and then we'll ask a few more details about the car and its condition to find you the best price.


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