Scrap Car Price Update April 2023

Posted on 3rd May 2023 by Rebecca Currier Posted in: Latest News

The first quarter of 2023 saw average scrap car prices yoyo month on month and April is no exception. Scrap car prices in April are 2% higher compared to March, that means some extra dollars in your bank when you scrap your car.

April Average Scrap Car Price $557

Though scrap car values were up month on month, they’re actually down compared to April 2022. It’s still a great time to take advantage of the prices on offer for scrap cars, and your car could be worth more than the average scrap price!

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.

Take a look at the last 13 months in the chart below.

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 Australia. 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 April 2023

The top model scrapped – In April the Holden Astra was the most frequently scrapped car at CarTakeBack wreckers. The average age was 18 and the scrap value was $419. Your car could be worth well above the average as many factors contribute to the value of a car. If you have an Astra that’s younger than 18 years, it could be worth more than the April average price.

Top 5 makes of car scrapped – Just one change to the top five in March, a new addition of Mercedes instead of Hyundai.

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


Check out previous scrap car price updates >

What’s the current scrap value of your car?

To see how much your car is worth, simply enter your vehicle details and your postcode into our online form and you’ll instantly see how much your car is worth. Our quotes are valid for seven days, meaning you won’t lose out if scrap metal prices fall during that time.

Get an instant scrap car quote now >

Finding you the
best price...

Working on it...

Refreshing your quote...

Accepting your quote...

Loading your account...