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Do you always offer the highest price?

Almost always! Compared to large car dealers, our overheads are low but we have access to the same network of buyers. On the rare occasion we are not able to offer a competitive offer, we will explain why and provide guidance to help you maximize your vehicle's value.

Why choose CaliCARS Direct to sell your car?

We're honest, fair, personable and quick. There's no waiting days, or even weeks to get paid. Also, there's absolutely no pressure. You don't have to upload countless documents, we handle everything in person.

Can you give me an estimate before you come look at my vehicle?

Absolutely! We know your time is precious and we can give you an idea of how much your car is worth provided we have the vehicle's VIN and current odometer reading. Please note that this is a general valuation that will not take into account cosmetic or operational issues with your car.

When will I get paid?

You will receive a firm offer at the end of the walk-through/test drive. If you choose to accept, there's a few minutes of paperwork and then we hand you a check.

Do I need to smog my vehicle before you buy it?

Nope! However, as part of our final offer, we do make sure your car's computer is emission's ready. Please do not clear codes with a scan tool before we come to look at your vehicle.

My vehicle isn't paid off, can you still purchase my car?

Yes, we will just need you to provide your account number and a 10-day payoff letter from your lending institution. We will handle the rest.

My vehicle is located slightly outside of San Diego County, can you make me a firm offer?

We accept out of radius requests on a case-by-case basis depending on our workload and what type of vehicle you're selling. Please be in touch.


My vehicle has someone else's name on the Title, can I still sell you my car?

Unfortunately, the named owner must be present during the time of sale. We can only write a check to named owner(s) of the vehicle.

My vehicle has more than one registered owner, do they all need to be present?

It depends. If the relationship on the title is provided as “and/or” or just “or” then only one of the co-owners needs to be present. However, if you do not see the word “or” anywhere, then all co-owners need to be present at the time of sale.


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