Scrap Car Price Update September 2022

Posted on 3rd Oct 2022 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

As we moved into Autumn, the average price on offer for a scrap car with CarTakeBack increased! After taking a small hit in August, prices this month rose beyond those seen in both July and August.

September Average Scrap Car Price £340

Prices in September were 3% higher than August, that’s a £10 boost! Average scrap car prices were also up by 39% compared to September last year, an increase of £95 year on year! Now is a great time to scrap your car while prices are on the up again.

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.

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 frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was the Ford Focus. In September the average scrap value of a Ford Focus was £371. That’s an increase of 2% compared to the average value in August.

The Ford Mondeo makes an appearance in the top cars scrapped for the first time this year, at 3rd place. The Ford Fiesta drops off the list after being in 5th place in August.

All values increased for the top five and all remain over £300. September sees the Mondeo and Zafira tipping over £400 too! It’s a great time to cash in on your old car if you have one of these models.

Tip: you can move this table side to side on mobile devices if required.

Make & ModelAugust AverageSeptember AverageChange
Ford Focus£365£3712%
Vauxhall Corsa£322£3313%
Ford Mondeo£395£4165%
Vauxhall Astra£316£3346%
Vauxhall Zafira£397£4155%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

What is your car worth as scrap?

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