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By filling out our form with accurate information on CarBrain.com, we can give you an instant offer on some vehicles or contact you with a guaranteed offer shortly after you click “Submit for Offer.”

Accept your Offer

As the vehicle owner, you will need to provide keys, signed title and access to the car. If your title is held by a lien holder, we can help you get the title released.

Get Paid!

CarBrain.com works with a nationwide network of partners to pick up your vehicle. On average, we can have your vehicle picked up 24 to 48 hours after you accept our offer.

Recent Purchases

How to Sell a Car with Engine Problems

The value of a car with a blown engine will obviously depend on what make, model, and year it is. However, there are many more factors that add or detract from the value of a blown engine car. To give you an accurate vehicle evaluation we ask the most relevant questions with our online form and can instantly calculate the price of your car with a bad engine.

We Buy Cars with Cracked Engine Blocks

We buy cars with blown engines regularly, so we know how much each car is worth. Bad engines don't mean the entire car is destined to be crushed in the scrap yard, but it also means trading in a car with a bad engine for a decent cash value is also unlikely. Our expert damaged car buyers take a look at your car specifically, exactly as is, and give you a fair price fast. Check out how much your blown engine car is worth before you scrap it for junk metal prices. If you have any more questions before selling your, car check out our FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you buy my car with a blown engine?

a blown engine is an engine that has suffered catastrophic internal mechanical damage. Blown motor damage takes the form of a valve breaking and punching through the top of a piston, making a hole. Repairing a blown engine can cost as much as $6,000 or more since the engine likely will need to be replaced. Good news, rather than spending thousands on your car you can sell it! Maximize your time and money by selling your car to us. Submit your online request for an offer for an offer today.

How do I get a quote for my vehicle?

The process is simple. Go to any page on our website click "Get an Offer." For most cars, you’ll receive a guaranteed instant online offer. Or, we may need a few more details about your car, and you will receive a call from one of our car buyers shortly after you submit the form. They’ll give you your offer over the phone and email it to you.

Do you serve my area?

CarBrain buys and picks up your damaged vehicle from virtually everywhere in the continental United States. Click here to visit our “Areas Served” page to verify we service your ZIP Code.

How does CarBrain decide the value of my vehicle?

CarBrain takes into account a variety of factors when making you an offer for your vehicle. For example, your location, the wholesale value of your car pre-accident, the extent of damage or mechanical and electrical problems, the current market demand for your vehicle and its parts, its make, model, mileage and age all play a role of deciding the value.

For example, some cars, like a 20-year-old sedan that doesn’t start or run, won’t get the same offer as others, like a low-mileage two-year-old sports car with collision damage. Some vehicles fall in-between, like a high-mileage ten-year-old SUV with electrical problems.

There are no “book” values for damaged or salvage cars, but at CarBrain, we have over 30 years of experience in buying less-than-perfect vehicles. We strive to provide a fair offer to every customer.

What costs will I be responsible for? Are there any charges for CarBrain?

CarBrain is a free service. There are no charges for evaluations and offers. If you sell a car with CarBrain, we pay for pick up and towing. We have no hidden costs. When you sell your car to CarBrain, we pay you, not the other way around.

You are responsible for any storage fees or repair expenses incurred before selling the vehicle to CarBrain.