Understanding Our cash for junk cars process
We’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about our Cash for Cars program to help you better understand how our service works. From the types of vehicles we accept to how you can convert your junk car into cash, we’ve got you covered. If you’re considering selling your vehicle and want to know more about how the process works, you’ve come to the right place. We believe that informed decisions are the best decisions, and this FAQ is designed to provide you with all the information you need.
What is RunBidSell’s car buying service?
We streamline the process of selling your car, offering you a swift, hassle free experience and a fair price for your vehicle.
How do I get a cash offer for my junk car?
Provide us with your vehicle’s year, make, and model, along with its location and condition, and we will give you an instant cash offer.
What happens after I accept the offer?
Following your acceptance of your offer, we coordinate a pickup time that aligns with your schedule. We usually can arrange pickup within 1 to 3 business days, and in some cases, we can pick up the car the same day.
Do I pay for pickup or any hidden charges?
No, you don’t pay anything. We cover the pickup, and there are no hidden charges. The price we offer, as long as the stated condition is accurate, is the exact amount you will be paid at the time of pickup.
When will I get paid for my vehicle?
Payment is made in the form of cash or check at the time of pickup.
Do you purchase all types of cars irrespective of their condition?
Usually Yes, RunBidSell and our partners buy almost any car, no matter the condition. We even buy cars with severe mechanical issues or significant accident damage.
What should I do before selling my car?
Before pickup, ensure you remove all personal belongings from your vehicle, including any items in the trunk or under the seats. Remove your license plates and have your title ready.
What if I have lost my car keys or registration?
We can still buy your car with lost keys or registration, as long as you have proof of ownership.
What about cars with new parts, liens, or other people’s names on the title?
New parts typically won’t significantly increase our offer as we focus more on the overall vehicle value rather than the parts value. We cannot buy cars with liens, all liens need to be cleared before sale. We can only purchase vehicles owned by the person selling the car, as evidenced by the name on the title.
How long is my offer valid?
Our offers can change until they are accepted and the required information is provided, due to the volatility of the scrap, salvage, and wholesale vehicle markets. Once the information is provided and accepted, the offer is locked in and guaranteed. Sometimes, the offers can be valid for weeks.
What sort of mechanical issues are acceptable for you?
We are fine with vehicles with various mechanical issues, such as malfunctioning transmissions, engine problems, electrical failures, and overheated engines. Regardless of the mechanical status of your vehicle, we’re ready to make you an offer.
Is it possible to sell my vehicle without a title?
This largely hinges on the location of your vehicle, as certain states mandate a title for transferring vehicle ownership. If no title is required, you can provide us with a copy of a valid ID or driver’s license, accompanied by a matching registration (even if it’s expired). Please inform us promptly about your circumstances. Typically, if the vehicle is yours, over 20 years old, and registered under your name, a title may not be mandatory.
Does the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) play a part in the selling process?
Although the VIN is not necessary when initially offering your vehicle to us, providing it can assist us in delivering a more precise valuation, and potentially a better offer. Upon accepting our offer, you’ll need the VIN to finalize the sale.
Can my car be sold if it has failed smog inspections?
Absolutely! Our buyers are all fully state licensed dealers and junkyards and can buy your vehicle even if it hasn’t undergone a successful smog test.
What if there are outstanding payments on my vehicle?
Regrettably, we’re unable to buy your vehicle if it’s currently under any financial obligations. As soon as you’ve paid off your payments, you’ll get a lien release from your finance company, which we will need, along with the title, to buy your vehicle.
Which types of vehicles does RunBidSell buy?
We buy a wide variety of vehicles such as cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks, regardless of their make, model, year, or the state. For more details, feel free to contact us.
What’s the potential value of my car?
The worth of your car is calculated based on its model, make, year, and condition. Usually, we offer between $300 and $30,000.
Do I have to pay the towing costs?
We provide a free pickup service for each vehicle we buy.
How safe is the selling procedure?
We take pride in our network buyers that are committed to delivering top tier customer service. We guarantee a fair payment for your vehicle and an enjoyable selling experience.
Are there any fees for receiving a cash offer?
No, the instant offer for your vehicle comes with no charges or obligations.
How fast can you buy my car?
We can buy it in the next 5 minutes. Give us a call!