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It brings up a good question: who will buy my car? And whether it’s a good car still or only good for holding down your driveway, there’s someone out there who will buy it.

Places That Buy Cars

Some businesses buy cars to either fix them up and sell them for profit, or to sell car parts from them. Here are a few places that buy cars for cash.

  • Junk yards are probably the most common solution to selling a demolished, total loss, non-running vehicle. They pay in cash based on the vehicle’s weight on the scale.

  • Auto recyclers also pay cash for cars. Especially in cases where the car still has good parts on it and still runs, auto recyclers might pay a little more than junk yards.

  • Used car lots are another source, purchasing vehicles that can be repaired and resold. It’s a good way to sell a decent vehicle quickly, but it’s not going to yield that windfall of cash.

Who Buys Junk Cars?

“Where can I sell my car if it’s junk?” If your car is good for nothing but junk, there are still options to sell it. And your definition of junk may not be the same as someone else’s either.

  • Individuals, or private buyers, may be interested in your car as is, especially if it still runs. Junk cars are a cheap way to get into a fixer-upper, and some people aren’t bothered that the car has problems.

  • As mentioned, junk yards and scrap yards are the most common option when you decide “I want to sell my car for scrap”. Low prices are the problem and getting your car there can be a chore. But the process is fast and there’s no car appraisal aside from weighing it on a scale.

  • Non-profit organizations might ‘buy’ your junk car also. Well, they don’t pay cash but they’ll give you a donation receipt for its actual cash value.


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Best Online Car Buying Sites

Selling your car online is an option that’s available today. There are a handful of sites that offer to pay cash for cars in any condition, but it seems that they don’t want yours when you want to sell it.

  • CarMax says “we buy your car”, and they’ll make you an offer online for your vehicle. You’ll need to visit their nearest location to seal the deal, but that’s a problem if you have a junk car. It probably doesn’t run or drive – at least, not safely.

  • Many junk car buyers have car buying services online. However, most are location-based companies that don’t service your area.

  • CarBrain offers junk car buying services, but you’ll have to accept a fair price for your car in any condition in virtually any location in the United States…oh wait, that’s not a negative thing!

Where Can I Sell My Car Near Me?

Wherever you live in the United States, there’s a very good chance CarBrain services your area! We buy junk cars all over the country.

It’s extremely easy to use CarBrain. For the extremely low fee of ZERO dollars, you can request a NO-OBLIGATION quote from CarBrain for your vehicle in AS-IS condition. It doesn’t matter if it fails a smog test or doesn’t run. We'll Buy Your Car, regardless of its condition, mileage, make or model, or title status.

Here’s how it works:

  • Request an online offer for your vehicle in as-is condition. It takes just 90 seconds to receive a quote in most cases.

  • Review the offer. Our network of buyers across the nation will bid for your vehicle and we’ll give you the highest number!

  • If you like the offer, accept it. If you don’t, you’re free to walk (or click) away.

  • After you accept the offer, we’ll pay you fast. In most cases, you receive payment within just a couple business days.

  • We’ll pick up your vehicle. Wherever it sits, we’ll pick it up. No muss, no fuss, no reneging on a deal. We’ll even take care of the cost of the title transfer.

It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s free to use CarBrain. Why not try it today?

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