We Buy Junk Cars For Cash in Fresno, California - Any Condition

Get cash for cars & cash for junk cars in Fresno, CA in any condition including used cars. We buy junk cars including damaged cars and wrecked cars. Get your best offer to sell junk cars with free junk car removal in Fresno.

Junk Car Buyers Who Pay The Most Cash for Cars in Fresno

How does it work?

  • 1. Get Your Best Offer

    Get your best offer from Fresno and national car buyers to sell your car instantly. Get started by sharing your car's VIN and condition.

  • 2. Schedule The Collection

    Accept your offer within 7 days and schedule the free collection of your car. Most vehicles are picked up within 2-72 hours.

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    3. Sell Your Car for Cash

    Get paid to sell your car on the spot with cash or check by our local carrier upon removal.

Sell Your Junk Car for Cash in Fresno with Free Removal

Junk car selling for cash in Fresno is a quick, easy, painless, and rewarding process. To get cash for junkers in Fresno find a junk car buyer, get a quote for your junk car, accept the cash offer for the junk car, complete the paperwork to sell a clunker, arrange for junk car removal, and get paid for junking your car in Fresno.

Junk Car Medics buys junk cars in any condition with free junk car removal.

We buy junk cars in Fresno for $100 - $5,000 with most prices ranging from $200 - $1,000.

We buy non-running and totaled vehicles as well. We purchase clunkers for the most money in the Fresno area since 2015 with over $1 million dollars in payouts cash for junk cars.

What is Cash for Cars & Junk Cars in Fresno?

Cash for cars & junk cars in Fresno is a fast way to get rid of running and non-running vehicles for money. Cash for Cars in Fresno with Junk Car Medics gets you the most money for selling your vehicle no matter the condition. You can use our cash for cars service in 3 steps that include getting an offer, accepting your offer, and getting your payment on the spot.

We pay cash for cars in Fresno including the following types of vehicles.

  • Old Cars - vehicles that are too old to safely drive.
  • Operational Cars - vehicles that still drive.
  • Non-Running Cars - vehicles that do not start or drive.
  • Damaged Cars - Lightly or excessively damaged cars
  • Junk (Scrap) Cars - Any type, any condition, including salvage.
  • Unwanted Cars - Any car you don't want we will buy.
  • Used Cars - any car, any condition.

10-year-old junk cars in Fresno sell for $500 - $1,500 cash, on average based on our data.

What Do I Need to Junk My Car in Fresno?

To junk your car in Fresno, California you need:

  • The vehicle title although it may be possible to sell without.
  • Bill of Sale.
  • Your identification.

Do I need a title to sell my car in Fresno?

We recommend getting a replacement vehicle title. Based on our experience, selling a car with the title results in $227 more, on average. The cost of a replacement title is generally $23.

How do I get a replacement vehicle title in Fresno?

To get a replacement title in Fresno the vehicle owner must submit an application for duplicate title to the DMV along with a statement of facts detailing the chain of ownership and why a duplicate title is needed. The duplicate title is mailed to the vehicle owner on record regardless of whether the application is submitted in person, online, or by mail. To sell a junk car without waiting on a duplicate title provide these documents and the vehicle registration to the junk car buyer and endorse for transfer in place of the title. Get started on the State DMV website or by visiting your local branch.

Can I sell a car with a lien?

No, it is impossible to junk a car with a lien in Fresno. A vehicle title with a lien means that the bank or other lending institution that made the vehicle purchase possible is still owed for the auto loan. As long as money is owed on the car the lien will remain.

How much can I sell my junk car for in Fresno?

Junk cars in Fresno are selling for $100 - $5,000 with most prices ranging from $200 - $1,000 according to our stats.

How does Junk Car Medics appraise junk cars?

The 3 main factors that determine the value of a car are the vehicle age, make and model, and whether you have the title.

Understanding Selling Junk Cars and State Regulations in Fresno

Fresno is a major city in the San Juaquin Valley in California. Fresno is the county seat of Fresno County which has 14 other cities. Fresno is best known for its quality fresh produce that is shipped around the country. The population of Fresno is 544,510 as of 2021 according to the US Census. The mayor of Fresno is Jerry Dyer, and the governor of California is Gavin Newsom.

The main occupations in Fresno are cashier, customer service representative, sales associate, or office assistant. The most produced goods in Fresno are commodities like almonds, telephone sets, composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents, and thermometers without liquid cores. There are many neighborhoods in Fresno including Woodward Park, Brookhaven, Hammond, Jefferson, Cincotta, Pinedale, Biola Junction, Lowell, Fort Washington, Sunnyside, The Bluffs, and Cameo.

According to the California DMV statistics page of their website there are about 507,208 registered vehicles in Fresno. This is based on the fact that the DMV website reports 36,229,205 registered vehicles as of October 2022 and Fresno is 1.4% of the population. It is estimated that about 1-2% of registered vehicles are junk cars. The average age of a junk car in Fresno is 15 years and the average odometer reading of a junk car in Fresno is 165,000 miles.

The city of Fresno is very serious about there being no junk cars in public view in Fresno neighborhoods. Fresno does not allow the storage of junk cars on private property unless they are stored in a completely enclosed garage or other legal structure. This means that junk cars must be removed from private property as soon as they are no longer operable. Junk Car Medics pays cash for any junk car in Fresno, California and removes them to prevent penalties and citations.

How does Fresno define a junk vehicle?

The Fresno Code Enforcement website defines junk vehicles as inoperative vehicles that are mechanically incapable of being driven or are prohibited from being driven based on condition or registration status.

Additional definitions for junk vehicles in Fresno are found in Section 10-603 of the city code. A dismantled vehicle means any vehicle that is wholly or partially dismantled. An inoperative vehicle is one that cannot be moved under its own power. A wrecked vehicle is one that has been damaged to such an extent that it is not safe to drive on the highways.

What are the laws to sell junk cars in Fresno?

The laws around junking a car in Fresno are set by the California Vehicle Code and regulated by the California DMV. Here are the most important laws around junking a car in Fresno.

  • In Section 19.040 of the state vehicle code California requires all old cars to be noted as junk by the DMV before they are recycled.
  • According to section 19.025 of the state vehicle code, auto dismantlers process vehicles already recorded as junk with a salvage certificate or nonrepairable certificate immediately upon receipt of the junk car in Fresno.
  • According Chapter 3 of the California Vehicle Code any entity engaged in buying, selling, or dealing in nonrepairable vehicles for the purpose of dismantling, buying or selling used auto parts, auto dismantlers, and auto recyclers must be licensed.

According to Section 1-308, administrative citations and penalties incur a separate penalty per violation based on the Fresno Master Fee Schedule. Here are the applicable penalties that might apply if you do not remove a junk car in Fresno.

  • Code Enforcement time spent in complaint response and issue identification is assessed at $146 per hour with a 1 hour minimum and is only due when the vehicle is not removed within 15 days of notice of violation.
  • Time spent in posting notice and order for abatement is assessed at $146 per hour with a 1 hour minimum.
  • Administrative fee covering process time for abatement is assessed at $146 per hour with a 1 hour minimum in addition to the actual costs of abatement.
  • Administrative citations are $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense, and $1000 for the third and every subsequent offense.

Failure to comply with a final order is a misdemeanor charge in Fresno. A misdemeanor in Fresno is punishable by up to 364 days in jail, community service, probation, monetary fines, or any combination thereof.

Do I need to notify the DMV when I junk my car in Fresno?

Yes, it is a requirement to notify the DMV when you junk a car in Fresno if it does not already have junk status. A junk vehicle with a salvage certificate, non-repairable certificate, or equivalent ownership document from another state can be sold without notifying the California DMV. To sell other vehicles as junk cars for cash in Fresno the vehicle owner must submit an application for non-repairable certificate to the DMV.

Who buys junk cars in Fresno?

Junk car buyers in Fresno consist of Junk Car Medics, local junkyards, and online junk car buyers. Some of the buyers include Cash for Junk Cars Pick-N-Pull, Cash for Cars Fresno, Sell Car for Cash Fresno, Cash Auto Salvage Fresno, The Clunker Junker Fresno, and Fresno We Buy Cars.

Do junkyards in Fresno buy junk cars for cash?

Most junkyards in Fresno buy decrepit cars although they may not offer the most money. It is best to get multiple offers from various junk car buyers in order to get top dollar when your ready to sell your junk car.

Who is the best junk car buyer in Fresno?

There are many junk car buyers near you, but Junk Car Medics makes it quick, easy, and painless to sell hoopties. When you junk your car with Junk Car Medics junk car buyers you get multiple dealers bidding on your car to get you the best price.

Alternative ways to get rid of old unwanted cars in Fresno

There are 3 main ways of getting rid of unwanted cars in Fresno. The main way to get rid of an unwanted car is to sell it for cash. The two additional ways to dispose of your car are listed below.

  • Sell your junk car for parts in Fresno - is the process of selling the vehicle's valuable parts such as the engine, transmission, and catalytic converter first to an independent buyer. You would then sell the remaining vehicle shell for scrap.
  • Donate your car in Fresno - Donating a car involves additional paperwork to get your tax write-off, if you even qualify.

How does selling clunkers in Fresno help the environment?

Fresno vehicle recycling and disposal helps the environment by keeping hazardous substances out of the ground and storm water systems. There are many different materials and fluids that are harmful to the environment such as motor oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, mercury, and other synthetic and harmful materials and fluids. Junk vehicles sitting around to rust can  leach that rust into the ground harming the local ecosystems.

How many junk cars are recycled a year in Fresno?

It is unknown how many junk cars are recycled each year in Fresno because it is not necessary to notify the DMV every time a car is recycled. Vehicles that already have junk status do not have to be reported to the DMV when they are recycled. This includes parts cars and collectible cars that have junk status with another state. According to crash data for Fresno at least 2% of the vehicles in Fresno are recycled each year due to property damage from car accidents.

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