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You’ve Got Options For Selling Your Junk Car

When it comes to selling junk cars for cash, there are definitely plenty of options. From your small local junkyard to that major company whose TV commercials you’ve probably seen once or twice, you have plenty of places you can turn to for selling your less-than-perfect car. However, not all choices are equal.

Just because an option is available doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. There could be a catch — hidden fees, towing expenses, and other difficulties that make the process inconvenient, or even a downright nuisance.

Before selling your junk car to the first business you can get an offer from, it’s a good idea to consider the pros and cons of all your options.

What Should You Consider When Selling Your Junk Car?

The first thing you need to confirm is that a business you’re considering is even interested in your vehicle. A lot of companies claim they buy cars, but really only want near-perfect vehicles that they can place directly on their lots and resell.

In some cases, a business may be willing to make an offer for your vehicle — but it’s a bad one. For example, dealerships that don’t specialize in junk, totaled, or damaged cars may be willing to make a bare-bones offer on your vehicle, but it’ll come with a lot of downsides. For instance:

  • You’re responsible for transporting the vehicle directly to the dealership.

  • Your offer is significantly below the actual market rate of your vehicle.

  • The dealership is only making an offer because they think they can sell you a car.

If you have a non-running car you want to sell, transportation can be a major expense. When you’re on the hook for transporting your own non-running vehicle you want to sell, the only real option is booking a tow truck — and that costs money.

Given that you’re probably getting a below-market-value offer to begin with, paying for a tow truck will cost a hefty chunk of what you’re earning, making this a bad deal.

Are You Getting Rid Of Your Junk Car? Obtain A Quote Now.

Receiving your fair market appraisal necessitates nothing more than listing basic details about the condition of your car. It takes just a couple of seconds! We will come to you to take your car for FREE wherever you are, across the nation.

Who Knows The True Value Of A Damaged Car?

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The reality is, unless a business specializes in damaged, junk, and salvage vehicles, chances are they don’t really know what it’s worth. They’re not going to look at your car as valuable inventory, but as a nuisance they have to take care of to try to acquire a customer.

You want a business that deals with vehicles like yours on a daily basis. Experienced companies can give you a real fair market offer for your car with a comprehensive package of benefits that make it easy. For instance, the right business will tow your vehicle for you so you don’t have to worry about transporting your vehicle anywhere.

The truth is, your car still has a lot of value. If it’s damaged but still usable, an experienced mechanic can fix it up and resell it.

The downside is that if the damage to your vehicle is serious, this can be an expensive process that doesn’t make financial sense for the average owner. Rather than paying to fix it up yourself, you can get an offer from an experienced business that’ll take it off your hands, giving you the cash to move on and purchase a better vehicle.

No chance of your vehicle ever driving again? It’s still worth money — a recycler can pull out valuable components such as aluminum and platinum from the car, melt them down and sell them for scrap. In fact, the majority of your car is recyclable, and even if the average Joe doesn’t have the resources to make use of it, a proper junkyard will.

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Selling A Junk Car Can Be Complicated


When it comes to selling your car, it can be stressful to complete the process on your own. From making sure you get the right paperwork to knowing how to transfer a title, it’s nice to have help. Unfortunately, some businesses will take your car and leave you to deal with the aftermath.

If you fail to transfer a title correctly or turn in the right documents to your state’s DMV, you could be legally liable for a vehicle you haven’t seen in months or years. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re done with a vehicle only to get a bill in the mail for a parking ticket you didn’t earn.

At CarBrain, every car entered into our system is assigned to a dedicated account representative. Our representatives will walk you through the entire process of completing the sale, including helping you transfer the title for your vehicle properly and providing a Bill of Sale after we acquire the car. We guarantee you won’t be responsible for any vehicle you sell to us, and we can answer any questions you have throughout the entire sales princess.

Why CarBrain Is The Right Choice

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At CarBrain, we have the network and the capability to connect you with businesses that know what to do with your vehicles and how to make the best use of them. As a result, we know how to get you the right offer for your vehicle in just 90 seconds.

CarBrain has been developing our highly specialized price engine for well over a decade, using local market rates and real sales information to figure out what you can really get for your less-than-perfect car in any condition. That business whose ads you once saw in between episodes of your favorite TV show? Not so much.

On top of that, all our offers always include FREE towing. You won’t have to pay for any transportation — we come to you in 24 to 48 business hours to pick up your vehicle for you, and we’ll hand you a check on the spot when we arrive so you aren’t left hanging and waiting for your payment.

We also cover any title transfer costs — if your state charges you a fee to transfer ownership of the vehicle, we’ll take care of that. All you need to do is make sure your paperwork is in order (which we’ll help you do as well).

It takes just 90 seconds to get a guaranteed offer from CarBrain. Fill out our easy-to-use form with information about your vehicle, submit it, and wait to find out what we can offer you for your car! Including photos of the damage and the Vehicle Identification Number can help us learn more about your car and provide you with the best possible offer.

Once you have an offer, you have a week to decide if you like it! Our offers are guaranteed for seven days. If you like the offer, just reach out to your associate buyer to accept it and schedule your FREE pickup!

Our tow truck driver will come directly to you with the payment in hand. All you need to do is collect your check and you’re done! It’s that easy to use CarBrain. Get an offer from us today and find out what your vehicle is worth!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Will You Pay For My Junk Car?

The price we’ll pay for your car depends on a variety of details: its year, make and model; what condition it’s currently in; your location; and more.

An old, totaled scrap car may sell for under $200, while a newer, high-value vehicle damaged in an accident may get more than $20,000. The best way to find out what you can for your vehicle is to get an offer in 90 seconds with our quick and easy form.

Will I Have To Pay Any Fees To Sell You My Damaged Car?

No! There are absolutely no fees when you sell to CarBrain. We cover the cost of towing your vehicle as well as the cost of transferring the title for your car, if any. You won’t pay a dime to us for selling your damaged car.

When Can You Pick Up My Non-Running Vehicle?

CarBrain offers fast, free pickup in 24 to 48 business hours from the point that you accept your offer. A tow truck driver will come directly to you with the payment in hand to pick up your vehicle. Additionally, we always try to accommodate clients who need their vehicles collected faster, although we cannot guarantee same-day pickup.

Do You Buy Damaged Vans Or Broken Trucks?

Yes! Although we call ourselves “CarBrain,” we’re happy to buy vans and trucks in less-than-perfect condition as well. Just get an offer for your vehicle with our easy form to find out what we’ll pay for your damaged, junk or non-running van or truck.