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FAQ's - Evaluation, Car Values Worth & More

How Do We Decide The Value of a Vehicle?

We evaluate cars from used to broken, wrecked, non running, totaled, crashed, junk and cars with a bad engine or transmission in the United States. Let us help you find the car value on any car in any condition. What's Your Car Worth?

Below contains answers to common questions.

A. buys cars in less-than-perfect condition. We make the process easy and convenient by picking up your car without any charge to you. has over seven years of buying salvage cars, junk cars and even late-model cars, trucks, vans and SUVs that have been in an accident. Whether you want to sell your car because of mechanical problems, collision, flood or storm damage will buy your car.  

A. was established in 2007 and has built a reputation of honesty, integrity and customer service. College Auto Sales, the parent company, has been in business since 1985 and has earned an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau as well as accredited affiliations like the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association, Independent Automotive Recyclers Association, Automotive Damage Appraisers, Verisign, and Progressive Motors. has numerous reviews from past customers on Facebook, Google and Yelp. When it comes time to pick up your car, we don’t get the car until you get your check.

A. will buy your car nationwide and has an extensive service network throughout the United States. We are a nationwide company that provides local service to our customers. Our corporate offices are headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida.

A. isn’t your ordinary junk car buyer. To insure you get a great offer for your specific car, we use frequently-updated, up-to-date market pricing, looking at the current condition of your car, based on photos when appropriate, mileage, location, year, make, model and trim. All of these factors dictate if a car is destined to be recycled, sold for parts, sold on the salvage market or exported.

At we want to offer:

  • Highest Value

  • Quick Payment for Cars

  • Convenience

  • Free Town and No Hidden Fees

  • Secure Transactions – We’re fully accredited, licensed, bonded and insured.

Also, you have the security of holding your car until payment is made. When we purchase your car we deliver payment before we tow your car. We don’t get your car until you get your check. provides a great reputation, ease of use, convenience and offering you a great price for your car.   


By filling out our form with accurate information on, we can give you an instant offer on some vehicles or contact you with a guaranteed offer shortly after you click “Submit for Offer.” We can also provide you an instant offer over the phone by calling 1-877-877-7911 and speaking with one of our buyers. Offers to purchase are made by Us or by our network of Service Providers (Network) across the continental United States

A. 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.  

A. buys and picks up your damaged vehicle from virtually everywhere in the continental United States. To verify that we serve your area, click here to enter your zip code.

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

You are responsible for any storage fees or repair expenses incurred prior to selling the vehicle to


The process is simple. Go to any page on our website and complete offer request form. Depending on your vehicle, you may receive and instant offer online. Or, you will receive a call from one of our car buyers shortly after you submit the form. You can also call us at 1-877-877-7911 for an instant, guaranteed offer. Click here to request an online quote today.

A. takes into account a variety of factors when making you an offer for your vehicle. For example, 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 part of deciding the value of your vehicle.

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

There are no “book” values for damaged or salvage cars, but at, we have over 25 years of experience in buying less-than-perfect vehicles. We strive to provide a fair offer to every customer.


In order to upload pictures, please follow the instructions on the final step of the offer submission process. Look for the link “Click Here to Add Vin or Upload Vehicle Images.” An upload panel will appear. Please upload clear, current pictures of your car’s Front, Left Side, Right Side, Rear, Interior, VIN and other views of any damage or areas that might be useful in valuing your car. Click 'Browse' button to select a file for upload and hit 'Upload Images' / 'Submit' button.

You can also text them to 305-972-4442 using a mobile device or email them as attachments to Please include your reference number or full name in the email.


Yes! If you don’t have all your information, enter what you can and come back later to finish. In order to change already submitted quotes, click on the 'Update Your Information' link below with your reference number handy.


Feel free to contact us at any time. If you have additional information you would like to share about your vehicle or have any questions during our process, please send us an email at or call us at 1-877-877-7911. We also recommend you contact prior to beginning any repairs to your vehicle. Frequently, our offer when combined with your insurance settlement check will be a great option for you.


There is different documentation needed during the offer phase, after you accept the offer price for your car, and when we pick up your vehicle.

When filling out the vehicle submission form, other than documenting your car’s year, make, model, trim, mileage and general condition, we ask that you include your vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your VIN contains important details on your car that help up to give you the best offer. A vehicle’s VIN contains it year, make, model, trim information and other auto options and details.

For some cars, once we reach an agreement on an offer for your vehicle, we will request a signed photocopy or scan of your title. This photocopy or scan is only used to verify the name and address of the vehicle’s owner and that it is signed in the appropriate place(s). We also request a scan or photocopy of the owner’s driver’s license to verify your name and signature matches the name and signature on the title. Only a vehicle’s legal owner can sign the title and sell the vehicle.

For your privacy, you are welcome to cross out your driver’s license number and date of birth. We only need to verify your name, address and signature. Be assured, at this stage, we only require a photocopy or scan of your title which are not usable in any way to transfer ownership of your vehicle.

For other cars (which are generally older vehicles), a member of the network picks up your vehicle for purchase, they will verify title and ownership before delivering payment and completing the sales transaction,

In all case, when the tow truck comes to pick up your vehicle and give you your check, we require the properly signed original title to your car. Without that title, we cannot purchase your car.

A. and every member of our network of service providers, partners and vehicle purchasers follow all applicable state guidelines regarding the purchase of your vehicle. Our purchase process is the same as any automobile dealer. If your vehicle is financed or a lease, can guide you through the title release process., through our network of service provider partners, handles transportation of the vehicle. There are no hidden charges for towing or other fees. However, you are responsible for any storage fees or repair expenses incurred prior to selling the vehicle to



The process is designed to very secure. You receive a legal purchase agreement confirming the transaction. We do not transfer ownership of your vehicle until the transaction is complete. As an additional layer of security, you don’t release your vehicle until you receive payment for your car.


Payment is made by check when we or a member of our Network picks up your vehicle, or by mail if you choose this option. 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.

Vehicle Title Guidelines

Motor Vehicle Titles are different for every state. Please click the link below and select the appropriate state for instructions on how to sign your title correctly.  

Vehicle Title Guides
A. requires a title in the seller’s name. We cannot buy your vehicle without a valid, signed title from the registered vehicle owner.

Vehicle Information
A. will purchase damaged vehicles of any type, including vehicles with physical or mechanical damage as well as junk cars.


Most mechanical problems consist of blown or seized engines, engine failure, transmission failure, blown head gaskets, cracked cylinder heads, overheating engines, electrical problems and other major mechanical issues. But, will make you an offer on your car regardless of mechanical issue.

A. will be happy to make a fair market offer for your damaged car. We buy cars “as-is” with no repair needed. Repairing your car after an accident can be an expensive, stressful, long and complicated process. And, even after your vehicle receives the best repair, it still will likely take a big hit in terms of value, to the tune of up to 30%. When it’s time to sell a car up to 55% of people won’t buy a previously damaged car. Selling your car to may be a great alternative to repair. Submit your online request for an offer or call toll free at 877-877-7911 for an offer today.


If your vehicle is financed you will need to either pay off the loan on the damaged car or transfer the loan to your new vehicle (sometimes called a collateral swap). If you are buying a new car, your new car dealer may assist with this process. If not, can help.

A. is here to help. We offer an excellent alternative to expensive and costly repairs. Even after your vehicle receives the best repair, it still will likely take a big hit in terms of value, to the tune of up to 30%. Selling your vehicle to is often the best option after an accident.

Insured Vehicles

The insurer is required to prepare a thorough estimate of the damages and will be responsible for paying the vehicle’s owner this amount. Whether you repair the vehicle is usually up to you.

Once the insurance company determines how much they owe, will then pay you the residual value of your damaged car prior to repairs. The vehicle owner can receive two payments, one from the insurance company for the damage settlement and a second from for the full salvage value of the vehicle. These payments can then be combined to purchase a new vehicle. Repair isn’t always your best option.