How It Works - FAQ's

Coast Auto Buyers makes it easy to sell your car, truck, van or SUV, boat fast and for a fair price. Get car cash quickly when you decide to use Coast Auto Buyers for your cars for cash transaction!

What about Websites, Internet Sales and Online Outlets?

They sell advertising, classified ads, books and subscriptions. They ‘will’ sell your personal information to others. That’s how they make money. They will NOT buy your vehicle for any price.

Is a “Private Party” sale more profitable?

No! Bargain hunters and tire kickers without cash only look for giveaway deals. A qualified buyer will lease or finance a used/new car at very low or 0% interest rates.
• How about the possibility of not getting paid after you made a deal with that “nice” stranger.
• Bad or fraudulent checks?
• The repairs you need to make after the sale or worse?
• Fraudulent sales tax reporting or an odometer rollback that you will be blamed for!
• You have NO idea with who or “what” you will be dealing with!
• Why take a chance? Come to Coast Auto Buyers we are license Bonded and Insured by the state of California. This makes our dealings a more comfortable atmosphere.

My dealer offered me a “trade-in” figure…is it worth my time?

No! Trade-ins are “Always the Lowest Price”. Inflating the value of your trade-in is based upon how much the car dealer can overcharge for their car. It’s an old retail strategy that dealers have used for years. It confuses the buyer. Dealers obtain “Off Lease” cars from manufacturers for below market prices. They DO NOT and WILL NOT pay you top dollar. Coast Auto buyers  won’t confuse you. We will pay you the Highest Possible Price on-the-Spot!”

Will I get paid the same day?

Yes! A registered corporate check will be issued to you.

How long does the entire process take?

Most transactions take 20 minutes or less. When you are at Coast Auto Buyers our professional and courteous staff will appraise your vehicle for the highest possible cash value. We do all the paperwork, plate removal and pay you top dollar on-the-spot!

How does our company determine the value of my vehicle?

At Coast Auto Buyers our pros have created a science out of the buying process. We base our ‘cash quotes’ on visual inspections and the latest, real-time data. We base our offers off of current market value and we even work with hundreds of franchise dealers that are searching for used cars. This is how we can pay you top dollar for your trade.

Higher Prices at Our store

At Coast Auto Buyers we offer you top dollar for your car. To uphold this policy, we maintain little or no inventory; cars are sold quickly through exporters, auctions, wholesalers, franchise dealers, and numerous major national and global sales outlets we even have customers looking for specific vehicles. This results in greatly reduced middleman margins and profits, administrative costs, and inventory risk. These savings are reflected in a higher price we can pay for your car!
Just ask for our highest, instant cash price…then decide for yourself!

Professional Service

we are all about service. Our knowledgeable and courteous professional staff not only guides you through the process, but helps you eliminate the risks of privately selling your car or being subjected to misleading dealer offers.
We save you time and effort, and are always available to advise you on any aspect of the selling process.

Do you buy Out-of-State vehicles?

Yes! We welcome all owners and vehicles from all 50 States. We payoff Out-of-State liens.

Do you buy Financed or Leased vehicles?

Yes! We will buy your Financed or Leased vehicle. We send your payoff via FedEx™ and refund you the remaining positive equity. *BONUS CASH* – Most “Extended Warranties” may have a CASH SURRENDER VALUE! Ask your agent for details and application for refund.

What do I need to bring with me when I come in?

1. Your Vehicle
2. Certificate of Title – Your bank, finance or leasing company may be in possession of your Title. We will pay off your Lien/Lease and obtain the Lien Release from your lender.
3. Lien Release – Proof of payoff, if applicable
4. Proper Identification – Driver’s license or valid photo passport
5. Vehicle Registration – Proof of registration
6. Payment Book or Account Number – If vehicle is financed or leased

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes appointment is needed. We are open 7 days a week.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open 6 days a week.
Monday – Friday: 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday Appointment, Closed Appointment

How convenient is the Coast Auto Buying location?

We are located right off the 55 freeway. We are just 5 minutes once exited from the freeway.

How easy is it for me to get return transportation?

Yes, buses, taxis are all within walking distance. But if you arrange ahead of time we can drive you to your house or wherever you need to within a reasonable distance. We can even arrange to have the vehicle picked up.

Your Lease Obligation

We can pay-off your pre-existing loan, regardless of the amount of money you may owe on your current vehicle or how much time is remaining on your lease.

Cash for Cars Service

We offer you a secure option that doesn’t involve test drives with strangers. Our written, cash offer eliminates any worry about fraud; even cashier’s checks run the risk of being fraudulent these days.

Multi-Dealer Bids

When you sell your car with you can be assured your getting the best offer. Our network of dealers allows us to find the best offer for your vehicle.

Any Condition

We will buy your damaged car(s), boats, motorcycles, used car(s). We also give car cash for fully functional vehicles, hard to sell vehicles, or old vehicles we even specialize in exotic cars.