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Where Can I Arrange A Junk Car Pickup?

If you’re looking to arrange a junk car pickup in your area, you have a few options available, depending on your preferred outcome.

You can:

  • Donate your car to a junk car charity.
  • Sell your car to a junkyard.
  • Sell your car to CarBrain!

The best option depends on what businesses and nonprofits operate in your area (unless you choose CarBrain — we operate in every part of the contiguous United States!).

Take some time to research your options to make sure you’re comfortable with your selection. Even if you consider your car junk, you can still get some final value out of it when you get rid of it.

How To Donate A Junk Car To Charity For Free Pickup

Drawing of broken car on tow carIf you choose to donate your car to a junk car charity, you will typically receive an offer for a free scrap car removal along with the offer. Walk away from any nonprofits that ask you to pay for the cost of towing — you should never be charged for making a donation.

When researching places you can donate your junk car to, make sure to confirm that the nonprofit is legitimate. There are many scams that operate under the “donate your junk car” pitch.

Start by researching the charity on a website like CharityNavigator. Such sites can tell you how much the charity puts towards actual charitable use as opposed to expenses like salaries, advertisements and other overhead costs.

Additionally, if a charity offers you something in return for your “donation,” be suspicious. Gaudy gifts imply that the nonprofit is making poor spending decisions.

Finally, make sure that the charity asks you to sign the title over. If it wants you to deliver the vehicle title without signing it, that could create future legal problems for you.

How To Get Cash For A Junk Car With Same Day Pickup

A photo of a toy car tied with a ribbonIf you want to make some cash for your junk car, you can find junkyards in your area that can arrange free junk car removal on your behalf. You can also fill out the form with CarBrain and skip the negotiation and hassle.

Begin by finding local junk yards, salvage yards or scrap yards that offer free junk car removal near you. You can call them up and ask what their terms are for local junk car removal, and whether they will tow your car for free.

Make sure to confirm that free junk car towing is included in the offer. If a junkyard wants you to pay for the cost of towing, hang up and call someone else. Don’t pay for towing your junk car to the yard.

Once you know the junkyard will offer free towing for junk cars they buy, ask what they will offer you for your vehicle. Some junkyards only pay by weight, which means you may not get as much for your vehicle.

It may take several phone calls to get a deal you like to arrange a free junk car pick up for cash. Once you do have it in place, you can make the sale and figure out when you can pick up payment.


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Choose CarBrain For Your Local Junk Car Pickup

The fastest and easiest way to get free car removal near you and get cash for it is to use CarBrain. We operate all over the contiguous United States, which means you don’t have to worry about confirming if we’re available in your area.

Unlike many junkyards, we won’t offer you the bare minimum for your vehicle. CarBrain guarantees that we always offer fair market rates based on your vehicle’s value.

Additionally, we offer FREE towing, which means you will never be charged to move your vehicle. We’ll tow your car away from anywhere in under 48 hours. In some cases, we can arrange pickup in under 24 hours.

When you get an online quote from CarBrain, it’s guaranteed for seven days. We won’t negotiate or try to undercut you when we pick up the car. Once we issue our guaranteed offer, it’s set. When the tow truck comes to pick up your car, you’ll get a check for the value of your car.

Do you have a junk car you want to get fast cash for? Fill out our form and get started now. You can get a quote for your junk vehicle in under 90 seconds. Within 48 hours, you can have a check in your hands ready to cash.

Start the process with CarBrain today. It’s that simple.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Fast Can I Get Junk Car Removal?

How quickly someone can pick up your junk car depends on a variety of factors, including your proximity to the business, how busy they are that day and their current availability schedule. In most cases, it will take a day or two to arrange pickup at minimum.

How Much Money Do You Get If You Junk A Car?

The amount you get from junkyards that will pick up cars depends on your location, your car’s size and weight and current scrap metal prices. Your offer could range from $100 to $500 or more based on the factors listed above. Furthermore, if the junkyard charges for towing, the towing costs will be subtracted from whatever your payout would have been.

Are There Hidden Fees For Getting Junk Car Pick-Up?

Some places that tow cars will charge you or hide fees in their offer. It would benefit you to search for companies that explicitly provide free towing.

Who Will Tow My Junk Car In My Area?

There are plenty of places willing to tow away your junk car, but just contacting the first place you find may not get you the best price for your vehicle. To get a better offer, start by compiling a list of places that will tow away junk cars in your area and comparing quotes for your vehicle. Make sure there are no hidden fees and that they will definitely come to you for free, then prepare to exchange your car for cash.

Who Will Tow Away My Broken Car From My Home?

Just about every junkyard provides a towing service of some sort. Should you need a broken car towed away from your home, all you need to do is request it. However, do your best to find a junkyard that doesn’t charge towing fees because, depending on your proximity to the junkyard, those can get expensive.

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