What's Your Junk Car Worth?


Junk yards pay around $250 to $500 cash for junk carsPrices may vary as scrap metal prices change. There are also many places that buy junk cars, so make sure you choose one that aligns with your needs, and your expectations. Pull-A-Part offers top prices for junk cars and pays in cash. When evaluating your junk car value, we consider vehicle weight, completeness, and major damage.


The bigger the car, the more cash you can expect to be offered for a junk car. So, if you've got a complete Honda Civic, you'll probably get about $250. But if you're looking to sell that Chevy Suburban, you could get up to $500.

What do we mean by "complete"? The car needs to have its engine, transmission, wheels and doors. Also, we need the catalytic converter. Any missing parts could reduce the price we can offer. You can work that out on the phone with your junk car specialist by filling out the Get a Quote form on the right.

As for "major damage," we'll usually do junk car pick up on vehicles that have been declared "totaled." Totaled means the damage to your vehicle exceeds the book value. However, we don't want cars with flood or fire damage. If your car is totaled, contact us to find out how much the damage will impact the price.

Hope that helps you figure out the value of your junk car! Now get ready to sell it and put some cash in your pocket.


If you found this page by searching 'sell my junk car' or 'cash for junk cars near me' or anything in between, you realize how much competition there is for selling your junk car. Only a handful of the 'businesses' listed are actual recycling facilities or salvage yards like Pull-A-Part - in fact, Pull-A-Part ends up buying a lot of those cars that get sold to companies who just generate 'sales leads' for junk car buyers like us. They are in the middle, which means you end up getting less for your car than you would if you were to sell it to Pull-A-Part in the first place. Before you sell your junk car to anyone else, use online quote tools from Pull-A-Part and other providers that actually operate salvage yards or junk yards to see who will pay you the most money for your junk car (and who will also come pick your junk car up and haul it away for free). In most cases, you'll find Pull-A-Part will pay you up to $900 for your junk car. Find out what your junk car is worth or sell your junk car for cash by calling one of our junk car buyers today. If you'd like to learn more check out another article in our car sales tips explaining how you can junk your car cash.

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Is this car complete?

For a car to be complete, the following criteria must be met:

  • No major mechanical components are missing, including the catalytic converter, engine or transmission
  • All wheels are included
  • All major body parts are intact, including all doors, hood and trunk