Sell or Donate Your Junk Car in Santa Cruz, California

If you are looking for a service to buy your damaged or totaled car, give us a call (877) 927-4186.

We can help you donate or sell your junk car in the greater Santa Cruz area including: Watsonville, Salinas, Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Hollister, and as far south as Big Sur, CA. We pay on the spot and tow at no cost to you.

Junkyards, Junk Car Buyer & Removal Services

You can also sell your car to a junk yard. There are several junkyards operating in Santa Cruz, CA, and they are all just a phone call away. Contact them, ask for a quote, and sell your junk car today!

Gino’s Santa Cruz Auto Wrecking and Recycling

Address: 3315 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 475-4113

Donate Your Car to Charity

If you’re not really interested in cash for cars companies and want to do your bit for charity, consider donating your vehicle. Your car will still be salvaged and scrapped, but the money will go to charity and could provide some assistance to people in need.

Address: 2845 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 234-7093

How to Sell Junk Cars in Santa Cruz, California

Some junk car buyers will give you a quote over the internet, but the majority of the industry operates on phone calls.

Just dial the numbers, provide the representative with info about your junk car, and wait for the offer. If you are happy with the offer, accept it, and arrange a time for your car to be picked up.

A tow truck will be sent to your house and the driver will be the one who hands over the cash.

Remember, the junk car buyer is the one paying for the tow truck, so if they offer a little less than they quoted, don’t simply accept the offer because you can’t be bothered with the hassle. You can just get back on the phone and contact someone else. You have nothing to lose.

They are the ones who will be out of pocket, and so you’ll likely discover that the missing money suddenly appears when you reject the amended offer. Junk cars should always be sold for cash.

There are reputable junk car buyers in Santa Cruz, CA dealing in checks and other payment methods, but cash is the simplest and the most problem-free method. It’s also one that most companies use, so don’t let the company convince you that it’s somehow unusual or goes against the grain.

How Much will a Santa Cruz, CA Junkyard Give me for my Car?

Unfortunately, the amount you receive will probably be less than you anticipated. Unless you have prior experience selling junk cars in Santa Cruz, CA, there’s a good chance that your car won’t be worth as much as you think. Sellers have a way of overvaluing their cars.

They think about the similar cars that are selling on Craigslist or Autotrader and convince themselves that they should get a similar amount. But a cash for cars company isn’t going to use your vehicle like a private party would, and it’s not going to sell it on like a car dealership would.

It is only interested in salvage and scrap value, and so the offer is usually in the hundreds and not the thousands.

CA DMV Vehicle Title & Registration Offices

These CA DMV offices can help you with your title & registration needs for selling your car or transferring the title.

Capitola DMV
4200 Capitola Rd,
Capitola, CA 95010
(800) 777-0133

Watsonville DMV
90 Alta Vista Avenue,
Watsonville, CA 95076

Los Gatos DMV
600 N Santa Cruz Avenue,
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Santa Teresa DMV
180 Martinvale Lane,
San Jose, CA 95119

Donate Your Car in the Santa Cruz, CA Area

Feeling charitable? Call a non-profit organization to see if they accept car donations. Many non-profits will take cars in all conditions and will give your a receipt so you can get a tax deduction.

Donate Your Car For Charity
2845 Soquel Ave,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 234-7093

Goodwill Donation Center
1500 Mission St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-8611

Hopes Closet of Santa Cruz
2557 Soquel Dr,
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 566-1731

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Santa Cruz
719 Swift St #62,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 824-4704

Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
224 Church St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-7716