Frequently Asked Questions
What items do I need to bring with me to sell my car?
- Title to your car or current payoff paperwork or lease buy out information.
- Valid Driver’s License or Government ID with Photo.
- Current Registration and all repair records.
- Proof of Insurance.
- All sets of car keys, car manuals, any remotes.
- Collect personal belongings from car.
You are welcome to come in without these items but if you would like to sell your car today please bring necessary items listed above.
Can I sell my car without having to buy a new vehicle?
Yes. TCB The Car Buyer specializes in buying carts with a no hassle, no-obligation process to buy a new car. In fact, ou business was founded with a specialization in buying cars enabling us to pay more than competitors because of our low overhead cost.
Can I trade-in my car for a new vehicle (buy or lease)?
Yes. Our team at TCB offers the service to sell us your car for the opportunity to buy or lease a new car at a discounted price. Please note, there is absolutely no-obligation to buy or lease a new vehicle if you are solely interested ins selling your vehicle.
Please call in advance and let us know which new vehicle you are interested in and our team of experts will get you an offer in 48 hours.
Do I need to visit the DMV before I choose TCB?
No, TCB The Car Buyer has an in-house DMV department that is responsible for the transfer of title and any other paperwork needed to conduct a smooth transaction process.
Will I need a current smog certificate before selling my vehicle?
No, you will not be responsible for attaining a smog certificate for your vehicle. This is something our team will handle and is required as a licensed car buyer.
Will you run a CarFax on my car?
Yes, our team runs a Carfax vehicle history report on each vehicle to help us come to a decsion on our offer.
Do I need to make an appointment before visiting?
No, please feel free to come in without an appointment. However, it is recommended to make an appointment to avoid any wait times.
How long is the entire selling process?
The average selling process takes 30-45 minutes, but may take longer if all required paperwork is not handy.
When can I expect to be paid?
All customers are paid as soon as the cash offer is accepted. There are 3 payment options that you may choose from:
- We can wire the money the same day to your bank account.
- We will be glad to write you a bank draft where the check is guaranteed by the issuing bank but needs to be deposited.
- We can write you a company check.
Do you buy cars that are leased or financed?
Yes, we do. Many of the cars we buy are leased or financed. Please bring your lenders account information and call them for a 10-day payoff amount. Please bring this paperwork with you to sell your car.
Important – Note: Other payoff factors need to be addressed so please call for more information.
Do you buy Supercars?
Yes. When you want to sell your supercar or get a free no-obligation quote you’re welcome to contact us for assistance.
To view the hypercars we’re interested in buying, please visit our sell exotic page.
Should I sell my car privately?
Selling your car privately can be stressful, time consuming, and unsafe. In addition, getting your vehicle to pass the smog test and doing the dmv paperwork. TCB wants to be relieved of worrying and meeting strangers, handling calls, going on drives only to find out the person does not have the funds to buy your car. We buy any car and our company is ready to buy your car today.
Our staff would be delighted to have the opportunity to buy your car while ensuring you receive excellent customer service and the highest current market price possible.
Selling a car in California to TCB is the best place to sell a car.
How is the offer or purchase price for my car determined?
The value of your car will be reviewed using current market conditions to ensure you are getting the best price for your car. Our private list of clients are waiting for specific makes and models which allow us to pay more than our competitors. One of our appraisers will need your cars make, year, mileage as well as a vehicle history report. Your car will go through a condition report and a short test drive to be sure it is in proper working order. Take advantage of our free no-obligation quote today! It would be our pleasure.
Is your website secure?
thecarbuyer.com, is completely secure and is protected by a 256 Bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Your information is kept private and secure and will never be sold.
Why should I choose TCB The Car Buyer?
We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Our License number is #01208. Our exclusive car buying service allows us to access real-time evaluations enabling us to offer a no-hassle selling process. Allow us to pay more for your car.