How to sell a Junk Car. Get cash for your junk car or scrap car today!
Quick Cash For Car is a top junk buyer in San Diego—providing CASH PAYMENTS, SAME DAY PICK UP and FREE TOW AWAY to customers six days a week! Junk car removal and towing is always included in your cash offer. Get an instant cash offer to sell your junk car today.
We buy old cars, new cars, junk cars, SUVs, vans—all same day!
NO COST CAR REMOVAL
If you have a junk vehicle, odds are that it’s stuck in place. We know how expensive it could be to hire a towing company for a day’s work, and also how tricky it could be to arrange a ride from a friend.
That’s why Quick Car For Cash provides free-towing, same-day for all vehicles we purchase.
Once we buy your vehicle and properly dissemble it for scraps, we take the time to safely dispose of anything harmful to the environment, such as leftover antifreeze, gas, and battery acid.
HOW WE CALCULATE JUNK PRICES
We take a few factors into account when calculating your vehicle’s price:
Make & Model
This is the first question any buyer will ask, and for good reason. It’s not just because of a car’s retail value; there are other implications, such as the popularity of your vehicle. A more popular car might justify a comprehensive repair. Or, maybe your inoperable vehicle actually has parts that are high in demand. That would get you a higher price for your junk car.
Your Car’s Condition
The second biggest factor in our offer, because it determines our use for your junk car. The better the condition, the more use its parts have—and not just interior parts too! For instance, a car with a new, undamaged door has more to offer than if the same vehicle had a rusty, mangled door.
No matter how damaged, your junk car always has value. Worst case scenario, your vehicle is completely beyond repair, and not a single part functions; in which case, your car still has value! We can buy your vehicle and make use of it as scrap metal.
Current Price of Parts
Some factors are out of our control. Because Quick Cash For Car functions as an intermediary between you and the car repair market, we have to be aware of not only what’s popular, but also the prices.
Your Proximity to Quick Cash For Car
The biggest challenge for anyone selling their junk car is transportation. In our years of business, we’ve found it easier to bring in our own tow truck for car removals. That’s why we offer FREE TOW-AWAY at NO ADDITIONAL COSTS.
Because the tow-away service is built into our offer, the location of the vehicle is going to affect the overall dollar value. Naturally, towing a junk car six miles from our store is going to cost less for us than a removal 23 miles away—and towing that costs less for us makes more cash for you.
If you happen to have a towing vehicle and want to transport your vehicle yourself, you can turn down our car removal service—making the process easier for us while getting yourself a higher offer!
SELL JUNK CAR FOR TOP DOLLAR
Quick Cash For Car will pay top dollar for your scrap car, because we make the most out of junk cars we acquire.
SAME DAY PICK UP AND NO COST TOWING
Unlike many of our competitors, we can tow your scrap car the same day we accept your offer. This way, you don’t have to worry about transporting your junk car to a Quick Cash location.
We’ll come to you, pay you in cash, and tow away your old vehicle!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A JUNK CAR?
A junk car is a vehicle that is incapable of starting up or effectively unable to operate on public roads. Thankfully, junk cars still have value, even if they’re smashed up. A junk car’s use is limited to resale to junkyards, where they can be stripped for parts as scrap cars.
Because junkyards find great value in a car that anyone else would deem “useless”, they’re willing to pay up.
WHY DO WE BUY JUNK CARS?
Quick Cash For Car knows how to make the most out of junk cars—that’s why we offer the best prices for your vehicle! We can offer you a sum 10% greater than our competitors because we have the skills to achieve maximum value from vehicles by analyzing the capabilities of existing parts, carefully extracting those parts, and preserving the usable scrap metal.
Your car may not be drivable, but it has purpose to us!
CAN I SELL A JUNK CAR WITH A LOAN?
Sure—you can sell your car even with a loan against it. But: understand that if the amount you’re selling the vehicle for is less than the outstanding balance on your loan—then after the sale, you’ll still be paying off a loan for a car you don’t own anymore.
To put it simply: your loan is your loan; and although you’re able to sell a car with a loan against it, the loan will still remain. So, be sure to communicate with the buyer and the lienholder to figure out if the sale would make financial sense for your situation.
WHAT IS A CAR’S TITLE?
The certificate of title is the physical proof of ownership of your vehicle. Make sure you have your vehicle’s title, otherwise you may run into issues with the sale. In many states, not having a certificate of title could prohibit you from getting license plates, car insurance, or stop you from selling your scrap car for cash.
CAN I GET TOP DOLLAR FOR A TITLE-LESS CAR?
There are many situations in which people don’t have a title for your car. Although it will be a roadblock, this shouldn’t stop you from attempting to sell your vehicle to a junkyard. See, most scrap car buyers will ask you for a certificate of title to make sure you’re not selling a stolen or otherwise fraudulent vehicle—but this requirement may only be a business policy, and not a state law. Therefore, the buyer may be lenient with a title-less sale, especially if you present additional documentation, such as a driver’s license or the vehicle registration.
Double-check your state’s laws about selling vehicles without certificates of titles. After all, any information is leverage in a sale!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE?
Although you can technically sell your vehicle without have the title, it’s best to figure out the title situation before approaching any buyers, because it could give you more leeway in your price negotiation—even if the car is inoperable.
CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL DMV
Try visiting your local Department of Motor Vehicles to request a replacement title. All vehicle purchases are reported to the DMV database, so there should be at least some recorded history of your vehicle.
If you don’t want to take the trip to the DMV, there are alternatives, such as satellite offices, title offices, or even a title department in a local courthouse or city hall.
CHECK WITH YOUR BANK
It’s possible that a financial institution has your car’s title if you haven’t yet paid off your car loan. This is another reason why any seller should have their loans fully paid before selling a vehicle.
HOW ELSE CAN I SHOW OWNERSHIP OF MY VEHICLE?
If you’re aiming for a title-less sale of your junk car, try acquiring this alternative documentation:
- Written Bill of Sale
- VIN Inspection
- Driver’s License
To be absolutely clear: nothing is certain to persuade a potential buyer, but having these documents may do the trick to closing a title-less sale.
HOW DID I FIND SALVAGE YARDS THAT DON’T REQUIRE TITLES?
- First, begin by compiling a list of local auto salvage yards around your area. Use Whitepages, Google Maps, Yelp—whatever you can for a comprehensive list of junkyards to approach.
- Once you’ve put together your list, call (or visit) each location and ask if they can purchase scrap cars without a title. Or, in broader terms: “What documentation do you require for a sale?”.
- TIP: All junkyard have different policies regarding the documentation they require for a sale. Some may categorically reject vehicles without titles—whereas others only ask for a registration or driver’s license.
- Because every buyer is different. keep asking around! Even if you find the process arduous, it’ll be worth it in the end to know that you’re getting the highest sum for your old vehicle—especially if you are swinging a title-less sale or trying to sell in a limited timeframe.
- Give us a shot! Quick Cash for Car guarantees a price 10% better than any quote you bring to us! No bait-and-switch, no price-swapping: Our quote is our quote.