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How Selling Your Damaged Vehicle With CarBrain Works


Enter Your Car’s Information

To get started, tell us what your car is like. What is its Year, Make, Model, Trim (if applicable), and other such information. If you have your VIN handy, it could speed up the entire process. We just need to identify your vehicle and its current condition.


Get Your Offer & Look it Over

After filling out our quick online form, you’ll receive your offer. Assuming that all the information entered in our system is correct, this offer will not be subject to change and will remain constant for 7 days. You have all 7 days to consider and evaluate whether it is the right price for you.


Schedule Payment & Pickup

The last step is the fun step — getting paid! All you have to do is coordinate a time and date for pickup to happen. You don’t have to worry about taking your car anywhere or paying for anything. We’ll cover all towing and transfer fees. Just show up, receive your check, hand over the keys & title, and you’re done.

What Can You Do if You Have A Wrecked Vehicle?

Keep or sell car

Car accidents happen unexpectedly and instantly cause major havoc on your life. While the health of those involved in the wreck is the most important thing to worry about, getting stuck with a non-drivable car can create an additional stress and headache.

Regardless of what condition your car is in, or the severity of the damage — CarBrain.com will give you a fair-market value offer in just 90 seconds. All it takes is answering a few basic questions, uploading some pictures, and we’ll handle the rest.

We created this resource to help you figure out the best way to deal with your wrecked vehicle. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 877.877.7911 and talk to us. Our team will be happy to assist you with your situation.

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.

What Are My Options for Dealing With A Wrecked Car?

Accident on road

Each case is different and depending on your needs and situation you should consider various scenarios that may benefit you the most.

If you were at fault and don’t have full coverage the most convenient way to get a fair-market value for your totaled car is to sell your car to CarBrain.

With CarBrain, you get the convenience of having someone come directly to you at absolutely zero cost. Everything from getting an offer to getting your vehicle picked up happens quickly and it’s free of charge. Our service lets you get an offer for your car in 90 seconds. We’ll quickly compare prices in your area to figure out what your car is worth. If you like the price, we can tow your car and pay you for it in less than two business days.

Wrecked Car

Why Selling Your Vehicle With CarBrain Might Make More Sense

As a company, we’ve been in the business of dealing with damaged vehicles for over a decade. We’ve seen more than a million cars with all sorts of problems come through our systems. This is what we do. We’re highly skilled and dedicated to helping people such as yourself deal with less-than-perfect cars.

At CarBrain, we believe in putting YOU first. We push our people for excellence when dealing with customers. Even if we can’t buy your vehicle, we’ll provide resources and tips to help you in whatever situation you may find yourself in.

When you deal with CarBrain, you’re dealing with a company that is trusted and respected nationwide. We have thousands of positive reviews all over the net from helping thousands of people every single month who are in situations just like yours.

Alternative Ways to Getting Cash for Your Wrecked Vehicle

Should I Fix or Sell My Wrecked Vehicle?

If it’s a high-end model. If the damage is light. If your vehicle was purchased recently. If the value of your damaged vehicle is significantly more than the cost of fixing it.

For example, if your car is a bit old and high in mileage. In this case, repairing your car might probably cost more than its current value. Without taking into account additional costs of maintaining an older vehicle.

Once cars start approaching or exceed the 100,00 mile mark — wear and tear starts to become an issue and costs can quickly accumulate. If your vehicle is in this situation, it might not make sense to repair the damage, either.

Fortunately, there are plenty of buyers of damaged cars who will take your car. From big self-service yards to solo shops — there’s a whole world out there of people who’d be glad to buy your vehicle.

You can find them online through services like The Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, or Craigslist. However, finding a buyer who gives you the price that you want may be difficult. This is also true if you’re not entirely sure what the market-value of your vehicle is in its current condition.

Sell it for Parts

Sell car for parts

Another thing that you can do is to extract the most valuable parts of the vehicle and try to sell them individually. For example:

If these parts on your car have remained intact, it’s sometimes possible to get more money for the individual components of the vehicle rather than the whole thing.

But this takes time. Months. And you might be in a rush. You need to get cash for your damaged vehicle now so that you can get yourself another Point A to Point B car.

Buy it Back From Your Insurance & Sell It

Another option you have in these types of situations is to retain your vehicle when it’s been totaled, then selling it for additional cash to a private buyer. However, this only applies if you have insurance, they cover your specific situation, and your vehicle is declared total loss.

If this is the case, finding a private buyer after retaining your totaled car would allow you to get some more money from your unfortunate situation.

Private buyers like CarBrain.com can provide you the financial relief you need in these types of scenarios. Unlike solo shops and parting out your vehicle - getting a cash offer for the fair-market value of your vehicle takes just a few clicks.

Additionally, there’s no need to bring your car anywhere. We’ll come to your home or office within 24-48 hours. You’ll receive payment and pickup for your vehicle on the spot.

No need to deal with dozens of people coming by your place to check your car out. No need to hire specialized mechanics to extract parts from your car. All it takes to get your quote is 90 seconds, and we’ll handle the rest. But how will CarBrain value your wrecked vehicle?

How Much is My Wrecked Car Worth?

Calculator in hands

There’s a number of factors that we use to assess the value of your car as-is.

For example, first we look at the basics of the vehicle. The Year, Make, Model, Trim, and Mileage. After that, we need to consider the current condition of the vehicle. Since this is a wrecked car, we need to examine the images you provided clearly.

If you submitted high-quality images of the damaged areas, we should be able to accurately assess the severity of the damage. Once we have a good understanding of the condition of your car, we then analyze the local market to arrive at our final offer.

This is why we say that we provide the fair-market value. Because our offers are specifically tailored to the current conditions of your vehicle and the demand for it in your local markets. It’s the value that your vehicle would sell at any given location if you were to take it there.

So you’re getting the convenience of getting your offer fully online in just 90 seconds. As well as FREE towing, wherever you may be. We handle the entire process on our end.

What Types of Wrecked Vehicles Does CarBrain Buy?

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

Mileage: 42,000Location: Fort Smith, AR
2005 Chevrolet Silverado | 2500HD
2008 Honda Pilot

2008 Honda Pilot

Mileage: 145,000Location: Santa Fe, NM
2017 Ford F-250 | Super Duty

2017 Ford F-250 | Super Duty

Mileage: 111,000Location: Cincinnati, OH
2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Honda Pilot

Mileage: 185,000Location: Elizabeth, NJ
2015 Chevrolet Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala

Mileage: 92,000Location: State College, PA
2001 Toyota Tacoma

2001 Toyota Tacoma

Mileage: 138,000Location: Orlando, FL
2010 Toyota Corolla

2010 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 101,000Location: San Diego, CA
2013 Chevrolet Silverado | 2500HD
2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

Mileage: 16,000Location: Dallas, TX
2011 Honda Pilot

2011 Honda Pilot

Mileage: 109,000Location: Sacramento, CA
2011 Chevrolet Silverado | 1500
2005 Toyota Highlander

2005 Toyota Highlander

Mileage: 166,000Location: Chicago, IL
2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Toyota Tacoma

Mileage: 37,000Location: Gresham, OR
2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Toyota RAV4

Mileage: 240,000Location: Greenville, SC
2004 Chevrolet Silverado | 2500HD
2019 Chevrolet Traverse

2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Mileage: 32,000Location: Washington, DC
2011 Nissan Rogue

2011 Nissan Rogue

Mileage: 150,000Location: Chicago, IL
2007 Toyota Sienna

2007 Toyota Sienna

Mileage: 119,000Location: Washington, DC
2010 Nissan Rogue

2010 Nissan Rogue

Mileage: 25,000Location: Flushing, NY
2010 Ford Mustang

2010 Ford Mustang

Mileage: 140,000Location: Dallas, TX
2010 Honda Pilot

2010 Honda Pilot

Mileage: 124,000Location: Springfield, IL
2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Nissan Maxima

Mileage: 145,000Location: Vineland, NJ
2014 Honda CR-V

2014 Honda CR-V

Mileage: 78,000Location: Philadelphia, PA

How Can I Get the Best Possible Offer from CarBrain?

Cash for car

There are a few simple steps to getting the most accurate possible offer for your vehicle on CarBrain.com.

The quickest way for us to identify for your vehicle is by your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). We refer to this as the “Fast Lane” inside of our price engine. If you’d prefer entering the details of your car by hand, you have that option, also.

Once your vehicle has been identified, we need to know precisely what its current condition is. You have two ways of providing these details.

One way is by submitting detailed descriptions of your car. You should provide as much context and descriptions of:

  • Mechanical condition - is the vehicle good for daily driving? Have you had any issues as of recent? Anything else we should be aware of from that standpoint?

  • Collision damage - Where is the damage located? How large is the impacted area? Are you able to provide images of this area?

The more details and information that you can enter regarding both the condition and damaged parts of your vehicle, the more accurate that our offer will be.

And the last point being to take high quality images of your car. They don’t have to be vetted by professional photographers, but they do need to show the damaged areas in detail. We use this information to accurately assess the damage and degree of severity.

If you’re able to accurately provide this information and high quality images of your vehicle, our evaluators should be able to offer you a quote that reflects the actual current condition of your damaged car.

Helpful Questions & Answers About Selling Your Crashed Vehicle

I Need Cash Now. How Fast Can CarBrain Pick Up My Car?

e typically pick up vehicles within 24-48 hours of you accepting our final offer. If there are situations where you may be accumulating fees, speak with your dedicated Account Manager to let them know of your situation. While we cannot guarantee towing within 24 hours, we can try to move quicker to help you as best as we can.

Our mission is to get to you within 24-48 business hours. You will receive payment on the spot for the final offer. There will be no last-minute changes nor will the driver try to negotiate with you. You simply hand over the keys & titles, receive your check, and they will drive off.

Do I Have to Pay for Any Fees to Sell My Vehicle to CarBrain?

There are absolutely zero fees associated with selling your car to CarBrain. Regardless of what part of the country you are or which condition your vehicle is in. Our service is free of cost at every step. Whether that’s getting your offer, towing, or transfer of ownership - we got it all covered for you.

I Wrecked My Car & I Have No Insurance - Will CarBrain Buy It?

Most likely, yes. You do not need insurance of any type to sell your vehicle to us. We will buy your wrecked vehicle as-is. In the case that you still owe money, our offer is going to have to be higher than the outstanding balance. If the vehicle has negative equity after the accident, we cannot buy the car.

Will CarBrain Buy My Wrecked Car As-Is?

Yes. You do not need to make any modifications to your vehicle. We’ll purchase it in its current condition. You don’t even have to bring it anywhere. We’ll come to you and pick it up free of charge. What are you waiting for? Start now and get your offer!