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Describe your vehicle as best as you can. We will need accurate information about the condition, location and mileage of your car. Most vehicles receive an instant offer in less than 90 seconds.


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


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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.

CarBrain Is a Top Junk Car Buyer

CarBrain has been the marketplace for less-than-perfect cars for over a decade. We have the experience and know-how to figure out exactly what your car is worth, pay you quickly and pick up your car in no time.

Our company works with an extensive, nationwide network of recyclers, junkyards and tow truck drivers to pick up vehicles in under 48 business hours. Towing is always free and there are never any fees for using our service.

Additionally, we guarantee no haggling and no last-minute negotiating with all our offers. The offer you accept is the payment you’ll get when you describe your car accurately with our super smart price engine.

With cutting-edge technology, industry expertise and a dedicated team of excellent customer service representatives, we promise we’ll make your junk car selling experience as smooth as possible. Get an offer in just 90 seconds and find out what you can get for your car today.

What Junk Cars Does CarBrain Buy?

At CarBrain, we specialize in less-than-perfect cars of all varieties. Here’s a list of damage types we will accept in cars we buy:

We help sellers like you dispose of broken and unwanted vehicles for their actual values every day. Not all companies that buy junk cars will pay fair market prices for them. Skip haggling with junkyards — get a top-dollar offer with CarBrain and sell your car in days!

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.

We Offer FREE Junk Car Removal

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Are you getting ticketed for your car that broke down in a public space? Not sure what to do about your junker that’s sitting at a mechanic’s shop accumulating fees?

CarBrain is a free service. We understand the position you are in and the need for a quick and efficient way to get rid of your unwanted car.

Our service can help you sell your car and get rid of it in under 48 business hours.
There are no charges for evaluations and offers. There are no hidden fees.

If you sell a car with CarBrain, we cover all the costs for pick-up and towing. We’ll even cover any costs required to transfer the title over to us! When you sell your car to CarBrain, we pay you, not the other way around.

There’s virtually no effort involved in selling it to us — all you have to do is describe the car, schedule your free pickup, and then wait for the driver to arrive. Once the driver comes, hand over the keys and car title, and you’ll be paid on the spot!

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Note: You are responsible for any storage fees incurred before selling the vehicle to CarBrain.

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How Junk Car Prices Are Calculated

There are a variety of factors when making an offer for your junk car. The location of the car, the salvage 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 part in determining the value.

For example, some oldies, like a 22-year-old sedan that doesn’t start or run, won’t get the same offer as others, like a low-mileage three-year-old sports car with collision damage. Some vehicles fall near the center of the spectrum, like a high-mileage ten-year-old SUV with electrical problems.

The exact dollar amount for a junk car depends on current scrap metal values, which can change throughout the year and depending on your location. It can be difficult to predict ahead of time what your vehicle is worth, but you can find out by requesting a quote.

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 the best offer to every customer.

What Do I Need to Junk My Car?

In order to sell a junk car with CarBrain, you’ll need to provide us with a certified title for your vehicle. The title transfers ownership of the vehicle so you won’t be held liable for it in the future.

Not sure where your title is? That’s okay. Our associate buyers can walk you through the process of obtaining a duplicate in your state. It’s quick and easy.

Once you have the title in hand, all you have to do is get a free, instant quote from CarBrain. Just send us a description of your vehicle with our simple form. Providing photos of the car and the VIN can help us provide the most accurate offer possible for your vehicle.

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“Cash For Junk Cars” Is It A Real Thing?

Yes. CarBrain really does offer “cash for cars” in less-than-perfect condition, including junk cars. Our team knows how to extract value from junk cars, allowing us to pay you a fair market price for your junk vehicle. You can even get $500 cash for your junk car depending on its condition!

Vehicle parts can be recycled and used in other vehicles, while the scrap metals like aluminum, steel and platinum in your vehicle can be melted down.

There are lots of places that buy junk cars. However, there aren’t many places that buy junk cars for top dollar like CarBrain does. We know what your car is worth and we can help you get the best price for it fast.

Here’s something to keep in mind: cash for cars is an industry term. While our offers are as good as cash, CarBrain pays with certified checks in order to protect both our drivers and our sellers. Using checks ensures that you get the full payment when the tow truck driver arrives to pick up your car.

Our Junk Car Offers Are Confirmed. No Haggling. EVER.

Many junk car places offer estimates ahead of time, and then settle on a final price when they arrive to pick up the car, even if you thought the price was locked in. That means just when you think you’re going to close the sale, you might get hit with last-minute negotiations! You might even end up accepting a lower price than you thought you’d get just to get the hassle over with.

At CarBrain, we strive to provide the most accurate offers possible. When you provide us with accurate information about your vehicle, we make a GUARANTEED offer that won’t change. No last minute haggling, no last minute negotiations.

Keep in mind that you play an important role in the process when selling your damaged car online: you have to describe the car! Make sure you describe it as accurately as possible. Since we do not appraise vehicles in person, an accurate description can ensure the transaction is smooth and easy.

That's why CarBrain's tow truck drivers pay you in a business pre-printed check on the spot when they pick up your junk vehicle. You’ll get the full amount you agreed on when we come to pick up the vehicle, guaranteed. There’s no bait-and-switch — ever.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Happen With My Old Car After I Sell It To You?

At CarBrain, we work with a wide network of licensed junk car buyers and recyclers. Depending on your vehicle’s condition, specs and age, it will either be scrapped for metal or disassembled for parts. If your vehicle only has minor damage, our buyers may choose to repair it instead.

All our partners are appropriately licensed and experienced in handling junk cars. Your vehicle will be recycled in an environmentally friendly and safe way. Recycling a car can help keep toxic chemicals and metals out of landfills, and also lowers the amount of energy needed to produce more steel and aluminum.

I Need My Junk Car To Be Towed Away Today, What Can I Do?

You can get an offer with CarBrain! We include free towing with all our offers nationwide. Once you get a quote and schedule your pickup, our network of licensed junk car buyers and tow truck drivers will come to you and tow your car for free.

While we cannot promise a same-day pickup, we will do our best to accommodate your needs, no matter what situation you’re in. We can work with our licensed partners to prioritize your pickup and minimize how long it will take to complete the junk car pickup.

To complete a sale and tow your car, all you need to do is hand over the keys and the signed title for your vehicle. Once you do, the tow truck driver pays you on the spot. Your car will be towed away in minutes!

My Junk Car Doesn’t Drive, Can You Still Buy It?

Yes! CarBrain buys non-running cars every day. We’re happy to buy your broken-down car, even if it can’t turn on or doesn’t drive.

To get the most accurate possible offer for your vehicle, make sure to describe its condition accurately when filling out our form. Mention if there’s anything wrong with the engine system, and whether it can turn on or drive. This can help us ensure that there are no difficulties when pricing out your vehicle.

If My Junker Is Missing Parts Can I Still Sell It?

It depends on what parts are missing. CarBrain can make an offer on cars and trucks with some missing parts, engine problems, frame damage and more. You might be surprised at how much you can get for your junk car with missing parts!

However, we cannot buy cars missing the engine or the transmission. Additionally, all cars must have at least two tires for us to tow it.

Another important note: we do not buy individual auto parts. We can only make an offer on vehicles.

Scrap Car Price vs. Junk Car Price — Are Those The Same?

In general, there are some differences between scrap and junk car value. For instance, scrap typically relies on the weight of the metal to determine how much you’ll get for your car.

However, junk car recyclers might also take into consideration the parts in the car, the make and model of the vehicle and its current condition.

At CarBrain, we always take a comprehensive look at your vehicle to determine how much it’s worth. If you have a car in good condition, you can sell your junk car for $500 or more with CarBrain.

Is Donation A Good Option For Getting Rid Of My Scrap Car?

Donation isn’t always the best way to get rid of your scrap car, especially if the value of your vehicle is more than $500. For one thing, a tax write-off is how much you ca0n lower your total income when calculating your taxes, not a direct drop in the taxes you owe. For another, donations become calculated if your vehicle’s value is more than $500, as you’ll have to fill out more paperwork to claim the tax write-off.

Additionally, charities aren’t always poised to extract the true value of your car, which means donating a vehicle can actually be a shockingly inefficient way to donate to a charity. A more efficient way would be to sell the car for cash and then donate the amount of cash you’d like to donate directly to the charity.

CarBrain can pay you for any junk car in under two days, making it easy to get your car’s worth fast. There’s no complicated paperwork, and you won’t have to worry about losing out on the value of your car. Get an offer and get started today!