Scrap Car Price Update September 2023

Posted on 5th Oct 2023 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

September average scrap car price £276

September is the fifth consecutive month to see a decline to the average scrap car price, making prices the lowest of 2023. The decrease is minimal compared to recent months at just 3%.

Despite the price taking another hit, your car could be worth more than the average! The value of scrap cars is based on numerous factors including, the demand for scrap metal and reusable car parts, as well as the make, model, age, weight, condition, and even the location, these all impact on the value of your car.

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

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 Ford Focus has seen a month on month increase in value – in September the average scrap value of a Ford Fiesta was £331 – a 10% increase! That’s an extra £16 in the bank for Ford Focus owners. The other makes and models in the table in September, follow the average price and see decreases month on month.

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

Make & ModelAugust AverageSeptember AverageChange
Ford Focus£315£3315%
Vauxhall Corsa£261£242-7%
Ford Fiesta£289£257-11%
Vauxhall Astra£277£271-2%
Vauxhall Zafira£334£325-3%

Check out previous scrap car price updates >

How much is your old car worth as scrap?

To see how much you can get for your scrap car, just enter your reg and postcode into our online form. We may ask some simple questions about the condition of your car to help us get you the best price for it. All quotes are valid for 7 days, so if prices did fall further during that time, you’ll still get the best value for your scrap car!

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