Junk Car Medics / California / Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA Cash for Cars and Junk Car Buyers

Los Angeles Cash for Cars is a way to get rid of junk cars, old cars, and unwanted vehicles locally. Cash for Cars in Los Angeles, CA with Junk Car Medics gets you your best offer to sell damaged, wrecked, and even junk cars for cash with free junk car removal.

Get an offer now or call 1 (855) 587-0227 to speak with our vehicle appraisal experts.

Instant Offer to Sell Your Car

Helpful Tip:

Starting with your VIN will get you the most accurate offer.

Helpful Tip:

Starting with your VIN will get you the most accurate offer.

Junk Car Buyers Who Pay The Most Cash for Cars in Los Angeles

How does it work?

  • 1. Get Your Best Offer

    Get your best offer from Los Angeles and national junk car buyers to sell your vehicle 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 Junk Car in Los Angeles For Cash

Selling junk cars in Los Angeles is the best way to get rid of and scrap cars. We buy junk cars in Los Angeles with free junk car removal. Currently, junk cars are selling for $726.03, on average.

We buy non-running and totaled vehicles. Junk Car Medics has been buying vehicles for top dollar in the Los Angeles area since 2015 with over 1 million dollars in payouts.

What is Los Angeles Cash for Cars by Junk Car Medics?

Los Angeles Cash for Cars is a fast way to get rid of running and non-running vehicles for money. Cash for Cars in Los Angeles with Junk Car Medics gets you the most money for selling your vehicle no matter the condition. It's a 3 step process. First, get an offer to sell your car by sharing details about your vehicle and its condition. Next, accept your quote within 7 days and schedule the removal of your car. Lastly, our local carriers will collect your vehicle for free and pay you cash or check on the spot.

Los Angeles cash for cars program covers Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Echo Park, Brentwood, Los Feliz, and Sherman Oaks. Junk Car Medics cash for cars in Los Angeles includes selling the following types of vehicles.

  • Old Cars
  • Operational Cars
  • Non-Running Cars
  • Damaged Cars
  • Salvage Cars
  • Junk (Scrap) Cars
  • Unwanted Cars

This process results in getting the most cash for selling cars possible. 10 year old cars in Los Angeles are selling for $1,273.99, on average.

Recent Cash Transactions For Cars in Los Angeles

Junk Car Medics has been purchasing vehicles in Los Angeles in less-than-perfect condition for 8 years. Let's dive into the local numbers in the area from Junk Car Medics last year.

Vehicles We Bought Locally 1703
Amount Paid in Cash $1,225,600.00
Average Price Paid Per Car $719.67
Average Vehicle Model Year 2005
Average Vehicle Age 18 years
Average Vehicle Mileage 162,054 miles

Why Sell Your Vehicle With Junk Car Medics?

When it's time to sell a car for cash in Los Angeles Junk Car Medics is your top choice. Don't settle for less when you can maximize the cash for selling your car in Los Angeles. Here's a few highlights you can expect.

  • Hassle-free, guaranteed offers.
  • 100% on the spot payment guarantee.
  • 8 years of experience buying junk cars in Los Angeles.
  • The best offers in the industry, or we'll beat it.
  • Helpful industry expertise from all of our carriers.
  • 100's of local reviews and an A+ BBB rating.
The Best Junk Car Service

What Do I Need to Junk My Car in Los Angeles?

The process to junk cars in Los Angeles is quick, easy, and painless with Junk Car Medics. There are 4 items you need to sell your junk car in Los Angeles. First, you need to know your vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Second, you need to know your vehicle's condition. Third, you need your vehicle's title although it may be possible to sell your junk car without it. Lastly, you will need identification so we can verify you are the owner of the vehicle you are selling.

Can I sell my car for cash with no title in Los Angeles?

Yes, you can sell a junk car without a title in Los Angeles. California allows owners of scrap cars to sell their damaged or decrepit cars for with no title when the transfer is accompanied by a Certificate of Non-Operation/Planned Non-Operation. These clunkers cannot be operated ever again and are only good as salvage.

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

How do I get a replacement vehicle title in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles residents can obtain a replacement title by completing an Application for Duplicate Title Form (REG 227), paying the corresponding fee, and submitting the application.

Can I sell my junk car with a lien?

No, you cannot sell a junk car (or any car) with an outstanding lien on it. In order to legally sell a vehicle, you must hold the title free and clear. Any liens on the vehicle must be paid off before selling.

How much can I sell my junk car for in Los Angeles?

Junk cars in Los Angeles sell for $726.03 on average.  Junk cars sell for $639.73 on average nationally. Junk cars in Los Angeles sell for $86.3 more than the national average.

How do junk car prices in Los Angeles compare to other USA Cities?

Here are junk car prices in nearby cities for comparison.

How does Junk Car Medics appraise junk cars?

Junk Car Medics appraises vehicles based on many factors. Let's take a look at some differences in offers based on the most important factors that determine a junk car's value in Los Angeles.

Vehicle YearAverage Cash ValueValue Range
2005$598.20$0 - $2115
2006$580.04$0 - $2155
2004$529.65$0 - $1670
2003$468.49$0 - $1555
2007$705.44$0 - $2340

Top 5 Locally Sold Junk CarsCash Value Range
Honda Accord$105 - $2265
Honda Civic$0 - $5825
Toyota Camry$0 - $2255
Nissan Altima$0 - $2800
Ford Explorer$205 - $5010

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Please note these values are for reference only.

View Recently Sold Junk Cars in Los Angeles, CA

2000 Dogde Interpid


2008 Nissan Altima


2014 Nissan Murano


1997 Ford Explorer



Understanding Selling Junk Cars and State Regulations in Los Angeles

There were 7,634,497 registered vehicles in Los Angeles as of 2020, and there were 40,669 motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles County in 2021 according to Los Angeles car crash statistics. A vehicle loses the  majority of its value when it has been wrecked in a car accident. These wrecked and damaged vehicles are often sold to junk car buyers in Los Angeles. There are many junk car facilities in Los Angeles because there are many damaged vehicles that can be salvaged for used car parts and then recycled.

How does Los Angeles define a junk vehicle?

A junk vehicle in Los Angeles is an automobile that has been wrecked, abandoned, or dismantled, or is otherwise inoperable according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

At Junk Car Medics, a "junk car" is defined as a vehicle that, due to severe damage, age, or mechanical issues, can no longer perform its intended function of safe and reliable transportation. This includes but is not limited to vehicles that are unwanted, non-operational, or classified as salvage. These vehicles are also referred to as end-of-life vehicles.  Read more on what defines a junk car.

There were 1,977,803 registered vehicles in Los Angeles in 2007 census data according to the City of Los Angeles. That number has likely grown to this date. The industry is regulated and there are laws around selling cars for cash in Los Angeles.

What are the laws for selling junk cars in Los Angeles?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), City of Los Angeles, and State of California have various laws and regulations around junk cars. The most important one for you is that you can not abandon vehicles anywhere in Los Angeles nor can you store inoperable vehicles on your property in public view in Los Angeles.

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

Yes, the Department of Motor Vehicles in California must be notified when you sell, junk, donate, or trade a junk car in Los Angeles so that they can track tax liability. A form REG 138 Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability must be submitted to the DMV within 5 calendar days and is required every time any vehicle or vessel is sold for cash in Los Angeles.

Junk Car Medics will help or handle the process for you.

Who buys junk cars in Los Angeles?

Listed below are the 5 main junk car buyers in Los Angeles.

  1. Junk Car Medics (best overall)
  2. Cash for Cars Los Angeles (online service)
  3. OCR Cash for Cars/Cash for Junk Cars (Los Angeles junkyard)
  4. Daniel’s Junk Car Buyer (Los Angeles junk dealer)
  5. Los Angeles Cash for Cars (online service)

Do junkyards in Los Angeles buy junk cars for cash?

Yes, junkyards and auto salvage yards in Los Angeles buy junk cars. It is still best to call each junkyard and ask.

Who is the best junk car buyer in Los Angeles?

There are many junk car buyers near you, but Junk Car Medics makes it quick, easy, and painless to sell junk cars. 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 Los Angeles

There are 3 main ways of getting rid of unwanted cars in Los Angeles. The main way is selling your junk car. The two additional ways to dispose of your car in Los Angeles are listed below.

  • Sell your car for parts in Los Angeles - 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 junk car in Los Angeles - Donating a junk car involves additional paperwork to get your tax write-off, if you even qualify.

How does selling junk cars in Los Angeles help the environment?

Vehicle recycling in Los Angeles helps the environment because it gets older vehicles with outdated emissions systems off of the road and replaced with newer, more efficient vehicles. Los Angeles had such a serious problem with smog that the state was the first in the country to implement stringent emissions rules for old cars. Keeping old vehicles off the roads is important to that endeavor.

Junk Car Medics is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of junk cars in Los Angeles. You can rest assured knowing your junk car is properly recycled.

How many junk cars are recycled a year in Los Angeles?

It is unknown exactly how many junk cars are recycled a year in Los Angeles.  The exact number is large because all vehicles reach the end of their lives at some point. According to a state website, the California Department of Consumer Affairs discovered that every year over 700,000 functionally damaged and 150,000 salvaged cars are returned to roadways and highways without a safety check. It is much better to recycle these end-of-life vehicles than to pose a hazard to other drivers or the environment.

Does cash for clunkers exist in Los Angeles?

The Cash for Clunkers program no longer exists in Los Angeles. The program was developed with federal funding to reduce the number of junk cars and clunkers on the road. The goal was to replace old vehicles with newer vehicles that have less emissions and are better for the environment. The state of California extended this program beyond the Federal limits, but the program no longer exists.