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Cash for cars in California

Do you need sell your car? “ I do - I need to sell it now! And I want the best cash offer”

So you want it gone right away? You’re also going to sell it locally and get the best guaranteed offer.

Cash for cars in California

If you think that's gonna be easy to sell your car then you’re “California Dreamin’”. Being the most populated state in the nation with an abundance of cars in the streets, you're not gonna get anything more than low-ball offers and senseless back and forth haggling.

You need a buyer who can act fast and won’t waste your time. CarBrain can buy your car anywhere in California with a dedicated team ready to assist. We can make an offer on your vehicle in just 90 seconds. And if that's not good enough for ya, we can tow your car for FREE and pay you for it when we pick it up - all in just 24 to 48 hours. “Somebody pinch me! I must be dreamin’.”

Did you know?

CarBrain buys cars all throughout California, with partner locations across all North America. As a dedicated team with decades of experience in the damaged car industry, we can make an offer on your vehicle in just 90 seconds AND we can tow it from your home, work place, or shop for free! Submit a request for your offer today!

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Car buyers in California

Owning a car in California is much more than a luxury. In a state with so much diversity and opportunities, a car is a must. This brings a world of competition to the market of car buyers.

You have junk yards, large and small dealers, and a huge private party market throughout the state. These buyers have a common goal: to win more and offer less. And in a state known for aggressive traffic conditions and sporadic earthquakes, it can be a dangerous place to drive. With public transportation and too many drivers on the streets, the odds of getting into an accident is inherent.

When you're looking to sell your damaged car, you want to make sure you are working with a reputable car buyer to handle and purchase your damaged vehicle. We purchase various cars with damage in all categories like Collision Damage, Mechanical issues, Theft, Vandalism, storms and floods, non-running and running vehicles.

Unlike most car buyers in the business, CarBrain seeks to help you sell your car fast and get the most cash for your car. We do not go back and forth in the so-called ‘negotiation games’ because our offers are guaranteed. That means when we’ve agreed on an offer, it's not going to change when we arrive to tow your car.

Sell my car in California

How to get the best price for my car?

Best Price For My Car

What you're probably thinking right about now is, “How can I get the most money for my car”? To start, most cars are not a precious gem. The longer you hold on them, the more money you're going to lose when you sell. The best time to sell is now and luckily, here at CarBrain, our process is quick and easy. And get this! For most cars, you will receive an offer in just 90 seconds.

After your car has been damaged - whether it was mechanical or collision - there's a few things you want to make sure of to get the best cash offer for your car.

  • Don't take any original parts off of your car. Keeping your car fully intact will always help you get the best offer possible. Even if the part is damaged, a car buyer always wants to see a complete vehicle.

  • Make sure you have the keys to your car. A car with no key is like a kayak without a paddle when you're exploring the California waters. Always make sure to have at least one key with your vehicle, whether it starts or not.

  • Make sure you have all the required documents. When a buyer makes an offer you want to be ready and accept. Missing documents could cause a delay in the process and the offer could change if delayed long enough. In the state of California, you need to have a title in your name and make sure that you leave the tags on the car because it's registered to it by the state.

Don't spend hours on the phone contacting shops searching for repairs. Most shops will only give you an estimate if the car is present, which can cost hundreds of dollars in towing and precious time out of your day. Also, you will never truly know the final repair cost of a vehicle until you've started the repairs and everything has been disassembled. By then, it might be too late to turn back.

The smart way to sell your car is Carbrain. Don't wait around for some shop and don't invest your money on a damaged car because you’re never going to get that back. We make the car-selling experience fast and easy.With just a few clicks, you can have an offer in just 90 seconds! Submit your car now - just click here and leave the rest to us!

How Can I Sell My Car Fast?

If you live in California, you likely have a busy lifestyle and selling your car can take months at a time. In this market, that means you could lose hundreds of dollars on your car. You need a buyer who will provide you with world-class customer service and make this a hassle-free process. Don't waste your time negotiating with dealers or private buyers who will hide details from you and try to buy your car for the least amount possible.

CarBrain, unlike its competitors, goes the extra mile for its customers. We made our process revolve around you. We will give you a guaranteed offer that's not going to change after we’ve agreed on it.

We know that your car doesn't always make it home and that's not a problem with us. We will literally go that extra mile for you and pick up the vehicle, whether it's your place of work, a tow yard, a shop, or a family or friend’s house.

With coverage across all California and North America, we’re one of the fastest ways to sell your car, with only a 24 to 48 hours pick-up time. You can get started today. Submit your vehicle - just click here!

How does it work?

Enter your vehicle details

Start by entering your vehicle in our database with as much accurate information as possible, Most vehicles receive an instant offer, Unique cars might need some additional information so please have some pictures and a VIN number ready if needed. Rest assured you will receive a top market cash offer at the end of our process.

Accepting your Offer

Great you got an offer! And you’re ready to accept and get paid. Simply show us with some proof of ownership, make sure to have your title ready and we will assist you in getting your pick up scheduled and ready.

Getting paid!

Once you have scheduled time and date with the tow company. You will meet with the driver at your vehicle's location and upon pick up the driver will deliver your payment,it’s that simple!

Why should I sell to CarBrain

Why would you sell to CarBrain when there is so much competition? Well, would you rather do things the hard or the easy way? If you're in for the easy way then CarBrain is for you. After you sell us your car, you will know why we’ve been recommended by so many of our customers.

Sell My car With CarBrain

  • Our team has over 30 years of experience in the salvaged car market

  • We provide you the with the guaranteed cash offer in today’s market

  • We act fast, once you have proved ownership we can pick up your car within 24-48 hours

  • We provide free towing to any of our California locations

  • Turn your unwanted junk car or damaged car into fast cash when we pick it up

  • We only work with top tier tow providers to ensure our customers the best car selling experience

Still have more questions?

How much do we pay for cars?

No offer is the same because no car is damaged the same way. Our offers are unique and based on individual situations. Our offers are based off your vehicle's year, make, and model. And can be affected by the mileage and current conditions of your car.

How can you get a guaranteed offer?

Getting your offer is easy, simply submit your vehicle and you will receive your offer! If your vehicle did not receive an instant offer don’t worry, we just want ensure that you receive the highest return possible for your car and please allow one of our certified customer service representatives to reach out and get you an offer!

What should you know before selling to a junkyard or private buyers in California?

  • Never pay to tow your car. Any reputable buyer should provide you with free towing

  • Never sign over your title before you get paid

  • Do not accept any offer that wasn’t the one you agreed on. Many buyers will try this sales tactic and they will lower your offer and expect you to accept that new offer since you’ve already invested so much time and need the car gone

  • Never give your car away for free! Even if its junk or scrapped it has some value left to it

2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Ford Explorer

Mileage: 118000 Location: Irvine, CA 92617
$750.00
2002 Toyota RAV4

2002 Toyota RAV4

Mileage: 128000 Location: Millbrae, CA 94030
$775.00
2007 Audi Q7

2007 Audi Q7

Mileage: 118000 Location: Kingsburg, CA 93631
$2,750.00
2008 Lexus GX 470

2008 Lexus GX 470

Mileage: 192000 Location: Danville, CA 94506
$4,350.00
2010 Honda Civic

2010 Honda Civic

Mileage: 40000 Location: San Jose, CA 95008
$1,025.00
2001 Lexus LS 430

2001 Lexus LS 430

Mileage: 180000 Location: Bakersfield, CA 93312
$1,475.00
2007 Toyota Camry

2007 Toyota Camry

Mileage: 190000 Location: Pomona, CA 91767
$925.00
2008 Toyota Tacoma

2008 Toyota Tacoma

Mileage: 120000 Location: San Clemente, CA 92673
$3,200.00
2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage: 93000 Location: Fresno, CA 93720
$1,750.00
2010 GMC Acadia

2010 GMC Acadia

Mileage: 130000 Location: Riverside, CA 92508
$2,274.00
2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic

Mileage: 124000 Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
$775.00
2001 Lexus RX 300

2001 Lexus RX 300

Mileage: 195000 Location: Newark, CA 94560
$1,050.00
2011 Ford Edge

2011 Ford Edge

Mileage: 51000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 91101
$2,500.00
2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Toyota Prius

Mileage: 133000 Location: Riverside, CA 92507
$2,000.00
2010 Lexus ES 350

2010 Lexus ES 350

Mileage: 112000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90029
$2,000.00
2006 Toyota Avalon

2006 Toyota Avalon

Mileage: 120000 Location: Sacramento, CA 95823
$750.00
2005 Dodge Ram Pickup | 1500

2005 Dodge Ram Pickup | 1500

Mileage: 200000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90065
$740.00
2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mileage: 138000 Location: San Bernardino, CA 92407
$715.00
1999 Porsche 911

1999 Porsche 911

Mileage: 115000 Location: Santee, CA 92071
$1,600.00
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage: 38000 Location: Riverside, CA 92509
$2,350.00
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380

1984 Mercedes-Benz 380

Mileage: 192000 Location: San Diego, CA 92101
$1,500.00
2008 Toyota Corolla

2008 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 123000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90004
$730.00
2012 Kia Soul

2012 Kia Soul

Mileage: 178000 Location: Richmond, CA 94806
$925.00
2005 Nissan Frontier

2005 Nissan Frontier

Mileage: 115000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90027
$2,350.00
2010 Pontiac Vibe

2010 Pontiac Vibe

Mileage: 199000 Location: San Jose, CA 95123
$900.00
2010 Ford Edge

2010 Ford Edge

Mileage: 98000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90068
$850.00
2007 Porsche Cayman

2007 Porsche Cayman

Mileage: 125000 Location: San Diego, CA 92122
$4,250.00
2012 Toyota Prius c

2012 Toyota Prius c

Mileage: 103000 Location: Sacramento, CA 95834
$1,125.00
2007 Lincoln Navigator

2007 Lincoln Navigator

Mileage: 150000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90004
$1,450.00
2008 BMW 5 series

2008 BMW 5 series

Mileage: 135000 Location: San Diego, CA 92117
$1,315.00
2009 Acura TL

2009 Acura TL

Mileage: 125000 Location: Sacramento, CA 95821
$1,160.00
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Mileage: 125000 Location: San Jose, CA 95129
$3,000.00
2010 Toyota Corolla

2010 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 101000 Location: San Diego, CA 92109
$1,750.00
2009 Toyota Camry

2009 Toyota Camry

Mileage: 92000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90031
$900.00
2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic | 1500

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic | 1500

Mileage: 134000 Location: West Sacramento, CA 95691
$1,620.00
2008 Toyota Corolla

2008 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 48000 Location: Riverside, CA 92507
$900.00
2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Nissan Versa

Mileage: 104000 Location: Sacramento, CA 95815
$790.00
2006 Infiniti M45

2006 Infiniti M45

Mileage: 130000 Location: Sacramento, CA 95816
$755.00
2000 Lexus RX 300

2000 Lexus RX 300

Mileage: 160000 Location: Sacramento, CA 95833
$800.00
2009 Chevrolet Traverse

2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage: 91000 Location: San Diego, CA 92129
$1,510.00
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380

Mileage: 180000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90026
$1,600.00
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560

Mileage: 150000 Location: Fresno, CA 93705
$1,150.00
2001 Lexus LS 430

2001 Lexus LS 430

Mileage: 157000 Location: San Diego, CA 92105
$1,625.00
2009 Lexus RX 350

2009 Lexus RX 350

Mileage: 125000 Location: San Jose, CA 95112
$2,750.00
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

Mileage: 108000 Location: San Jose, CA 95122
$950.00
2007 Volkswagen GTI

2007 Volkswagen GTI

Mileage: 99000 Location: Los Angeles, CA 90066
$740.00
2002 Toyota Highlander

2002 Toyota Highlander

Mileage: 243000 Location: San Diego, CA 92126
$1,400.00
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

Mileage: 103000 Location: San Jose, CA 95120
$1,750.00
2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2

2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2

Mileage: 76000 Location: San Diego, CA 92108
$1,500.00
2013 Chevrolet Traverse

2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage: 50000 Location: San Diego, CA 92121
$1,335.00
2010 GMC Terrain

2010 GMC Terrain

Mileage: 165000 Location: San Jose, CA 95050
$1,380.00
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mileage: 50000 Location: San Jose, CA 95125
$1,270.00

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FAQ

Who is Car Brain?
Car Brain buys cars in less-than-perfect condition. We make the process easy and convenient by picking up your car without any charge to you. Car Brain has over seven years of buying salvage cars, junk cars and even late-model cars, trucks, va...
What kind of cars does Car Brain buy?
Car Brain will purchase damaged vehicles of any type, including vehicles with physical or mechanical damage as well as junk cars.

CarBrain Reviews

Testimonials

Damagedcars gave me a fair price for my wrecked car. I called for an estimate and in less than a week the car was towed and a check was in my hand. A great service and I highly recommend it for anyone that needs to sell a wrecked car quickly.
Noel H. Savannah, GA
I was very surprised at the ease of doing business with damaged cars. com. Super fast and they worked around my schedule. They even upped the sale price when i pointed out some positive features of the car I was selling. Very impressed. I would recommend them to anybody looking too get rid of a car.
Joe F. Miami, FL
I was skeptical of CarBrain because it was a company I was not familiar with and they pay with a check which I was uncomfortable with in a world where everyone is trying to screw you but after a lot of research and speaking with their kind reps I saw that it was a legit company with phenomenal reviews and A+ BBB rating.
Mike S. Los Angeles, CA

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