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Detroit is known nationwide as the Motor City, so when you can no longer rely on your car to get you from downtown to any of the area suburbs via I-75, then it's probably time to upgrade your vehicle.

While there are plenty of Detroit junk car buyers that may be willing to take your old, beat-up vehicle off your hands—you can't be sure that you'll receive a fair offer for your car unless you work with our team at CarBrain.

At CarBrain, our team of valuation experts specializes in the purchase of less-than-perfect vehicles at fair prices. From damaged cars and salvage cars to just about everything in between, we buy it all.

Is Your Old Car in Detroit Giving You Trouble Again? Get An Offer Now!

You can learn your vehicle's actual cash value in 90 seconds with our straightforward form! CarBrain offers always include FREE towing and title transfer throughout the country. We will come to you in less than 48 business hours!

Did You Know?

Our goal at CarBrain is to make selling your damaged or otherwise imperfect vehicle as quick, easy, and profitable as possible! This is why we provide free and guaranteed online offers in just a matter of minutes, as well as free nationwide towing/pick-up services when you sell to us.

And because we buy cars online, you can do all of this from the convenience of your computer or mobile device!

Testimonials in Detroit

Some testimonials Detroit

"My case worker Eddison was very helpful and instrumental in the success of all this. I had an issue with the first buyers and he worked hard to find me another buyer without having to accept a lower payment offer!"

★★★★★ Verified    Annabelle Marie    Detroit, Michigan     Date: 1-8-2024

"The process was so smooth! Orlin was so communicative!! Super stress free and I didn’t have to worry about anything!"

★★★★★ Verified    Shameka Sanders    Detroit, Michigan     Date: 1-7-2024

"Easy way to sell your car without the hassle"

★★★★★ Verified    Wilfran Alvarez    Detroit, Michigan     Date: 1-6-2024

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Sell my car in Detroit

Where can I sell a car in Detroit, Michigan?

There are various options available in Detroit, Michigan, for automobile sales. You can look into private sales through local classifieds, local dealerships, or online marketplaces like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. But selling your car to CarBrain is a great option if you're looking for a quick and easy solution. CarBrain is an expert in buying vehicles in any condition, including Detroit vehicles. Moving on to the city itself, Detroit is referred to as the Motor City and has a long history as a center for the automotive industry. With CarBrain, you get a car selling solution that is not only dependable but also customized to fit the vibrant and iconic Detroit culture.

What kind of cars do you buy?

What kind of cars do you buy in Detroit?We make offers on most makes and models of vehicles regardless of their condition or age.

Over the past seven years that we've been buying vehicles, some of the types of cars we tend to make offers on the most include:

  • cars with mechanical problems

  • cars with storm damage

  • late-model cars

  • cars with high mileage

  • damaged and salvage cars

What do I need to sell my car?

The state of Michigan has a few requirements when it comes to legally selling and transferring the title of your vehicle to us, but don't worry; our experts will make the process as easy as possible. We'll just need your vehicle title (with no liens or holds against it), as well as a set of working keys to the car you're selling.

If your car is currently registered in the state of Michigan, we also recommend that you provide us with a current copy of your registration and remove all license plates from your car before we pick it up. These plates should be returned to your local Secretary of State branch.

Here Are Some Cars We've Purchased In Detroit Recently

Recent Junk Car Prices Purchased in Detroit [Updated January 2024]

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How much can I get when I sell my car?

When we buy junk cars, our valuation experts take a wide variety of factors into consideration in order to make you a fair and reasonable offer. Some of these factors include:

  • make and model year

  • mileage and condition

  • trim level and upgrades

  • recent repairs

  • location

Receive An Instant Offer For Your Less-Than-Perfect Car In Detroit Now

You can learn your vehicle's actual cash value in 90 seconds with our straightforward form! CarBrain offers always include FREE towing and title transfer throughout the country. We will come to you in less than 48 business hours!

Cash for Cars in Detroit

Specializing in cash for cars in Detroit and nationwide, CarBrain offers fair and guaranteed offers online in as little as a couple minutes. If you accept an offer made to you by CarBrain, let us know and we'll arrange for free pick-up or towing of your vehicle within 24-48 hours. You'll receive your payment from us as soon as we pick up your car. Does it get any easier than that?

Why is Detroit the Car Capital of the World?

Detroit earned its title as the car capital of the world due to its historical significance as the birthplace of the modern automobile industry. With the founding of the Ford Motor Company in 1903 and the introduction of the assembly line by Henry Ford in 1913, Detroit became a hub for automotive innovation. The city is home to major automakers, including General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis, playing a crucial role in shaping the global automotive landscape. Detroit's engineers and designers have contributed significantly to automotive design and technological advancements, and the city's cultural identity is closely tied to the automobile, creating a unique legacy that solidifies its status as the epicenter of the automotive world.
Fun Facts About Detroit, Michigan

Driving into Detroit on Interstate 94, you may see a large landmark known as the Uniroyal Giant Tire. This tire actually functioned as a Ferris wheel at the 1964 New York World's Fair! It was then relocated to the Motor City in 1966.

Where do you buy junk cars?

Where do you buy junk cars?

Whether you live in a Detroit ZIP code or any of its suburbs, including Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, or Melvindale, we're interested in making you an offer on your vehicle.

We can even arrange for pick-up or towing from your home, place of work, or another location of your choosing. Get your guaranteed offer today by filling out our online form!

How to Scrap a Car in Detroit?

You can use conventional techniques, such as bringing the vehicle to a nearby scrapyard or recycling facility, to get rid of it in Detroit. It is, however, better to sell your car to CarBrain for a more efficient and convenient process. With a simple and quick online process, CarBrain specializes in buying cars, including ones that are ready to be scrapped. All you have to do is tell us a little bit about your car to get a reasonable offer and free towing. This brings us to our current topic: Detroit, also known as the Motor City, has a long history in the automotive industry. Selecting CarBrain makes the process of scrapping your car a perfect fit for the dynamic atmosphere of the city while also offering a practical solution that is in line with Detroit's automotive heritage.

How can I get an instant quote for my vehicle?

It's simple and it takes less than 90 seconds... click the button below to get started and find out how much your car is worth!

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How to Sell My Car in Detroit, Michigan

Enter your vehicle details

Start by Submitting your vehicle 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 the offer

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

Get paid!

Once you have arranged a pick up 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 Sell to CarBrain?

If you don't want to spend your days answering calls and texts from strangers, letting them test drive your car, and haggling with them for a fair price, then CarBrain is for you! We’ll give you a fair cash offer for old car. On most makes and models, it’s almost instant. Don't wait around for that other buyer to show up. Submit your vehicle today for an offer. Just click here.

Sell My car With CarBrain

  • We have over three decades of experience in the salvaged car market, so we know a thing or two about the value of your damaged car.

  • We provide you the with the best haggle free cash offer in today’s market.

  • We’re quick and easy, once you have proved ownership we can pick up your car within 24-48 hours.

  • We will tow your vehicle for free to any of our Michigan 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 car is damaged the same way and no offer is the same. All of our offers are unique and based on individual situations. Our offers are based off your vehicle's year, make, and model. And the factors that can affect your offer is the mileage and current conditions of your car.

How can you get a guaranteed offer?

Getting your offer has never been easier, simply submit your vehicle and you will receive your offer! If your vehicle did not receive an instant offer don’t be scared, 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 Detroit, Michigan?

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

  • Never sign your title over before you get paid

  • Do not accept any offer that wasn’t the one you agreed on.

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

I Want To Know How Much I Can Get For My Vehicle In Detroit.

The value of your scrap car depends on its size and where the car is currently located. Knowledgeable car evaluators can responsibly recycle the scrap components and metals inside your vehicle, like steel, aluminum and platinum, to melt down and reuse them for other products. The amount you get for your car depends on local market prices in Detroit and the current going rate of different metals.

The best way to discover what your scrap car is currently worth is to get an offer from CarBrain.com.

I Need To Trade In My Junk Vehicle In Detroit — What Do I Do?

Junking a car that's not working with CarBrain.com is ALWAYS FREE, making us the number one choice for anyone with an older car they want to scrap. We never charge for pick-up, and we also cover title transfer. The sole thing you have to do is show up and get your payment.

Your FREE estimate will be ready just a couple of seconds. Get FREE removal and payment in two business days.

Am I Able to Sell My Car Without An Engine Or Transmission?

CarBrain can give you a bid for your less-than-perfect car in less than 2 minutes. We'll buy total loss cars, non-running cars, cars with motor troubles, cars with transmission problems, cars with body damage, older cars, rebuilt cars, salvage cars and more. It's our specialty!

However, there are some limits to keep in mind. We cannot buy vehicles missing their engines, vehicles with no transmissions or cars with less than two tires. We also don't make offers on individual car pieces — you'll need to go to Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for that.

How Can I Be Sure CarBrain Is Reliable?

CarBrain.com has over 13 years of experience and thousands of stellar reviews on Facebook, Google, TrustPilot, the Better Business Bureau and more. CarBrain will send you a Bill of Sale by email after picking up your car documenting that ownership of the car has been transferred to us or our service partners. Following the transfer of ownership, you will no longer be legally accountable for what happens to the car.

Where Do I Start The Process Of Getting Cash For My Vehicle In Detroit, MI?

Our super smart Brain is ready for you! Start by completing our instant offer form. It takes 90 seconds in most cases and will get you a fair market price (in a few cases, we may need up to an hour to create the right custom offer for you).

Make sure to answer all questions accurately and get the VIN and pictures to expedite the process of receiving the payment and pick-up.

Remember: all CarBrain quotes are valid for seven days. After that, the offer expires. We can still buy your car afterward, but we'll create a new offer based on current market rates in Detroit, Michigan to do so.