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CarTakeBack Scrap Car Price Update August 2022

CarTakeBack provides the latest scrap car price update for August 2022


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The height of summer saw temperatures soar, unfortunately, scrap car prices haven’t followed the weather! In August, prices took a very modest hit, with prices reducing by 1% compared to those in July.

August Average Scrap Car Price £330

Factors such as delays to car manufacturing, and the demand for scrap metal fluctuating impact the prices being paid for scrap cars. Although month-on-month prices have fallen, scrap car prices were up by a decent 32% compared to August last year, that’s an increase of £81 year on year! So now is still a good time to scrap your car and get cash in the bank.

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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 August

The most frequently scrapped car with CarTakeBack was the Ford Focus. In August, the average scrap price for a Ford Focus was £365. That’s down by just £3, compared to the average value in July.

Despite average prices decreasing, the value of three cars in the top list increased, and those that reduced, only did so by 1 or 2%. All values of the top car scrapped remain over £300.

Make & Model

July average scrap value

August average scrap value

Percentage change

Ford Focus




Vauxhall Corsa




Vauxhall Astra




Vauxhall Zafira




Ford Fiesta




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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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