Scrap Car Price Update September 2020

Posted on 30th Sep 2020 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

With the current uncertainty around the increase in cases of Coronavirus cases in the UK, we were hopeful that the prices paid for scrap cars would at least maintain into September, however we’re happy to be reporting that the prices have actually increased! In September, scrap car prices were up 4% compared to August, and were up 6% compared to September 2019.

September Average Scrap Car Price £168

Many factors can affect the value of your scrap car, including the global demand for scrap metal, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and location of your car.

Chart showing scrap car price changes over the last 13 months

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 September

The most common vehicle scrapped in September was the Ford Focus, as it was in August. The average age of the Focuses scrapped was 16 years and the average scrap value was £143, a drop of £2 compared to last month.

There have been some slight movements in the values of the top five cars scrapped compared to last month. This month the Vauxhall Corsa has seen the biggest increase of 7% compared to August’s value.

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Make & ModelAverage Scrap Value AugustAverage Scrap Value SeptemberPercentage Change
Ford Focus£145£143-1%
Vauxhall Corsa£144£1547%
Ford Fiesta£151£1521%
Peugeot 206£138£134-3%
Vauxhall Astra£147£1365%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

Safely Scrapping Your Car

Our Customer Services Team are working from home, and are still able to work as usual to make arrangements for you to sell your scrap car and answer any queries you may have, by phone or email.

Our scrap car recycling centres are still safely collecting cars across the country, following the latest Government guidance on social distancing and hygiene. Collections will only be carried out when it is safe to do so, for both our local branches and for you. You can also drop your car off at your local CarTakeBack scrap car recycling centre, opening hours may vary from our usual ones – always check with your local branch before dropping off your car.

Scrap Your Car For The Best Price

Find out how much your car is worth with CarTakeBack, all you need to do is enter your vehicle registration and postcode into our quote system and you’ll see the scrap metal value of your car, instantly. Or you can call our Customer Services Team for a valuation if you prefer. Getting a quote is quick and easy, and there’s no obligation. All scrap car quotes are valid for seven days, so if scrap prices did drop during that time, you’d still get the best price for your car.

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