California Cash for Clunkers

If you car is not eligible for the BAR program or you need cash quickly talk to a local California car buyer. These local California car buyers are seeking cars in any condition and can move quickly. Most buyers will pick up your car and bring your payment within 24-48 hours.

How Much Can I Get for My Car?
Each car is different so you need speak with a car buyer and answer a few simple questions. Call one of the numbers listed below right now for an instant cash offer for your car. In addition to paying you cash, corporate buyers will cover all the title and tag transfer costs and come pick up your car for free.

Phone quotes are available from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm local time.

Call for live quotes over the phone for any year model car.

All California Locations

2002 and NEWER Cars
Call 1-877-681-4536

2001 and OLDER Cars – Phone Quote
Call 1-855-381-5949

2001 and OLDER Cars – Online Quote
Get an anonymous online quote at

Donate a Car to Kars 4 Kids
Any year model / any condition. Running or non-running cars. Free tow, possible tax deduction and free 2 night hotel voucher while helping children in need.
Call 1-877-767-5942

The State of California is using subsidies from taxes to remove polluting cars and they are paying a premium to have these cars removed from California's highways and roads. Please understand corporate car buyers will make the best offer they can for your car but they can't pay as much as the state since they aren't receiving subsidies or using tax dollars to buy your car.

You can save time if you know your VIN
How to Find your VIN
Look in door frame on driver side or the bottom corner of your windshield on driver side. VIN is a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers. Also this should be on your insurance card for the vehicle and on the title.

What to expect when you call:
It usually only takes 2 or 3 minutes to get a value for your car.
To get an appraisal over the phone the car buyers need to know a few things about your car :

  • Make/Model/Year
  • Mileage (rough estimate is fine)
  • Is it driveable?
  • Any major body damage?
  • Is there a clear title?

Don't like any of your purchase offers? Donate your car to help children. Free Towing, Tax Deduction and a free 2 night hotel voucher stay as a thank you gift.

NOTE: DO NOT ALTER or SIGN YOUR TITLE OVER until the buyer gives you the exact instructions on what you need to do to sell your car. The buyer will tell you how to transfer the title.

Local corporate car buyers have locations throughout the state and can give you a free, no obligation quote directly over the phone in a couple of minutes (5 minutes average) .

Please note that corporate buyers are not using federal funds and are not associated with, or endorsed by, any government or government agency. Corporate car buyers are for profit corporations and will make you the best offer they can for your vehicle and offer free pickup and very quick service.

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