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Is your car good for nothing anymore, or is it less reliable than the ’30-minutes-or less’ deep-dish pizza delivery guy? If waiting in line at drawbridges has you concerned about breaking down again, it’s time to look at changing vehicles.

The thought of selling it on your own is stress-inducing – you have to advertise, haggle, and make yourself available at all hours. Fixing your car is either not worth it or not an interesting option for you. Cash for cars programs are out there, but they’d rather steal the car from you with their low-ball offers.

Did you know?

Damaged Cars has been buying cars for more than 10 years. We have a 'cash for cars in Chicago' program to help you get rid of your old, unwanted, broken, and damaged cars.

We buy cars all over Chicago and the rest of the country. Get an offer and see how much you can sell your car for now.

Where can I sell my car for cash in Chicago, Illinois?

You have options for selling junk cars and other unwanted cars in Chicago. Unlike the others, we specialize buying in ‘less-than-perfect’ cars. It isn’t important what kind of car you want to sell –broken-down, salvage or junk cars, totaled or damaged cars, or otherwise. Damaged Cars offers a great option to the hassle of selling your car for cash the other way.

How It Works?

Enter vehicle details

We ask only for the information we actually need to give you a fair offer. Once you submit the required information, we’ll give you a guaranteed offer for your car.

Accept your Offer

If everything looks good to you (and it should), simply accept the offer we provided you. We’ll confirm the details with you and arrange to pick up your car at your location.

Get paid!

Here’s the best part. We’ll pay you to get rid of that car you no longer want or need. How awesome is that?

How can I get a quote for my car?

Simply fill out this form online to request a quote for your car. It’s easy, fast and free! Provide us with as much information as possible, and you’ll receive a quote from Damaged Cars to buy your car from you. We guarantee our price quote for seven days.

What cars do you buy in Chicago, IL?

We buy all kinds of cars for cash. That includes junk cars, totaled cars, scrap cars, mechanically-damaged cars and broken cars. Whether or not it’s running, we pick your car from where it sits. You aren’t charged any fees to use Damaged Cars’ service, making it even easier.

Looking for a Local Junk Yard in Chicago?

All over Illinois, including Chicago, you’ll find junk yards out the wazoo. If you’ve ever searched online for ‘junk yards in Chicago’ or ‘scrap yard near me’, Damaged Cars is for you. You could haul your junk car to a scrap yard for a few bucks, or you could let us help you get more money for your unused, unwanted, or ‘less-than-perfect’ car an easier way.

A junk yard in Chicago may pay you next to nothing for your used car, or may even charge you to haul your car away. There’s a better option, and that’s Damaged Cars. When you want to sell your car for cash, we’re the best choice there is.

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Why should I sell my car to

  • We have more than 30 years of experience in the salvage industry, so we understand the value of your less-than-perfect car.
  • Once you’ve submitted the required information including proof of ownership, you get paid in 24-48 hours.
  • Our nationwide network of local partners means we can provide you with the highest offers for your car.
  • Our process is fast and it’s easy!
  • We tow your car for free within our Chicago towing zones.
  • You can turn your unused car into cash in your pocket.
  • As a highly-respected and professional company, we care about our reputation and our valued clients. We’re available to help you through every step of the process.

Questions & Answers About Selling Your Car in Chicago

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How much do you pay for cars?

very offer Damaged Cars makes is based on the individual situation. Primarily, the vehicle condition, the year, make, and model, the mileage, and other information you provide factors into our offer.

What things should I avoid in dealing with local junk yards in Chicago?

  • Don’t pay the tow service to haul away your car. A good junk yard pays the tow truck driver themselves.
  • Never sign the title over before getting paid for your car.
  • Don’t take a price lower than you agreed upon. Junk yards might try to settle on a price, then try to renegotiate when picking up your car. If they try that, send them packing.
  • Don’t give it away for free! Your car has value, even if it’s for scrap.

How is different from other Car buyers? is a better cash-for-cars experience. Our proprietary Damaged Cars tool uses current, local market pricing. We factor in your car’s current condition based on mileage, year, make and model, trim level, and photos when necessary. All of this information helps offer you the best pricing for your guaranteed offer in your vicinity, rather than just scrap car prices you might find from local salvage yards.

At Damaged Cars we offer:

  • The best value for your car
  • Fast payment
  • The most convenient solution
  • Free towing
  • A fee-free deal
  • Safe and Secure Transactions – We’re fully accredited, licensed, bonded and insured.

Unlike the other buyers out there, Damaged Cars won’t try to take your car until we’ve paid you. Until you get your check, your car stays in your possession. Our great reputation and customer satisfaction are important to us, which is why we provide an easy-to-use, convenient, and secure service for our customers.

How can I get a quote for my junk car instantly?

It's simple and it takes less than 90 seconds... click the button below to get started and find out how much your junk vehicle is worth!

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Is it a good idea to Sell Car Parts for Cash in Chicago?

It’s not a good idea! It can be dangerous and is always inconvenient. When you sell car parts for cash in Chicago, you’re left with an immobile car indefinitely. You need to arrange with buyers to pick up the parts they need, and negotiate on a price for a part.You’ll never be able to part out the whole car on your own, leaving a shell of a car to deal with at the end.

Stripped-out cars are a hazard in your driveway and an eyesore to you and your neighbors. And there’s always a change you can get ripped off by a buyer when you try to sell car parts for cash.

What areas of Chicago do you purchase cars?

We buy cars from most neighborhoods in and around Chicago. We serve Lincoln Park, South Side, Englewood, Roseland, Morgan Park, Chatham, Calumet Heights, and more– virtually anywhere you are in Chicago, IL.


Every state has unique requirements for transferring a title. Illinois is no exception. When transferring a title, accuracy is key. Illinois titles require the seller sign the front of the title on the lower left where it is marked “Signature(s) of Seller(s)”. Anyone listed as “Owner” on the front of the title must sign as “Seller” using the same name shown on the title. Only the “Owner” can sell a vehicle and the state of Illinois requires a title for the sale of any car, truck or SUV. So, if you don’t have the title, before you sell your damaged car, you need to make your way to the nearest Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Registration Office for a duplicate title.

Would you buy my totaled car in Chicago?

Yes we will! We deal in damaged cars of all types including totaled cars. No matter the extent of the damage there is, we will work with you to buy your totaled car in Chicago. Simply fill out the form for a guaranteed offer today!

We Buy Junk Cars in Chicago

Chicago, what do you do when you find yourself with a damaged car? What is your best option when you’re thinking to yourself “I need to sell my car fast”? With icy winters, potholes on 294, and other Chicago drivers, the Windy City can be hard on a vehicle. Whether you’ve been in an accident and have wrecked car, have bad transmission or failing motor, or just have a car nearing the end of its useful life, can help.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in Chicago, Waukegan, Calumet City, Joliet, Skokie or even Kenosha, Wisconsin or Gary, Indiana, will buy your wrecked, salvage or mechanically defective vehicle. Submit a quote to start the process to get cash for your car in Chicago, a check for your wreck in River North, cash for your clunker in Waukegan or money for your damaged late-model car, truck or SUV in Lincoln Park. We’ll even work with you on what to do after a car accident to get you the best value for your car. Because repair isn’t always the best option, sell your car to where we buy cars in less-than-perfect condition in Chicagoland. Car Buying Process:

At, we pride ourselves on quality customer service. With nationwide service and free towing we make the process of selling your wrecked car easy and quick. Just submit your basic vehicle information on the form to the right, agree on a purchase price, and we verify ownership. Then, we pick up your car using a local Chicago service provider and pay you with a check on the spot.


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