What Are Scrap Car Batteries Worth


What To Do With Old Car Batteries

In short, old car batteries are worth about £5.

You might be surprised to find out that your car battery is only worth a fraction of the price it was worth when it was purchased new. This is because with each use of your car battery it degrades. Over time the new battery will become far less effective at doing its intended function. 

It can also degrade if it goes long periods of time without use. That being said you can still expect to get some quality use out of your car battery before it dies. You can get over 10 years or 100,000 miles use out one battery if correctly managed. However, when it needs to be disposed of you need to make sure to do it correctly.

Car batteries contain highly toxic substances and should be disposed of correctly. Battery acid is strong and can cause blindness if it gets in your eyes. Batteries also contain quite a lot of lead which can lead to poisoning if ingested. It is illegal to dump old batteries. Car batteries should always be disposed of appropriately through recycling programs or your local ATF ( Authorised Treatment Centre ).


Batteries can be recycled into new products even used in new batteries. The most useful and valuable commodity within a battery is the lead. It is really easy to scrap your old car or car batteries with us. Click here and enter your car registration and postcode for an instant price.