• Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-855-928-2611
  • After accepting our offer you can set up a convenient time for one of our San Diego area towers to come to your vehicle's location.
  • Our San Diego tower will pay you the quoted amount on the spot.
  • We will remove your junk car 100% FREE of charge.

Junk-A-Car is San Diego's original cash for junk cars company. Getting a quote takes only minutes and we can usually remove the car within 24-hours, sometimes even the same day if you call early enough.

We will make you an offer right now for any car in any condition in or around San Diego California. Whether it runs perfectly, has mechanical issues, has been in an accident we will make you an offer over the phone right now.

San Diego area residents who want to sell a car, SUV, pick-up or commercial truck can get a top-dollar offer for thier car right now. Physical or mechanical damage is no problem, every car has value

Our valuation specialists are standing by to take your call. The process takes only a few minutes. Here's how it works....


  • Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-855-928-2611
  • After accepting our offer you can set up a convenient time for one of our San Diego area towers to come to your vehicle's location.
  • Our San Diego tower will pay you the quoted amount on the spot.
  • We will remove your junk car 100% FREE of charge.

What’s the Weight of My Car?


Junk Car Weight San Diego

Have you ever thought about how much your junk car weighs? It’s pretty common for vehicle owners to want to educate themselves about all sorts of things when it comes to their car. They want to know how often to change the oil, what sort of maintenance issues tend to pop up at certain mileages, and so on. But, it’s much less common for someone to be able to tell you how much their vehicle weighs.  Your vehicle’s weight can be an important consideration when selling a junk car in San Diego.


Believe it or not, though, knowing the weight of your vehicle is actually pretty important. If you want to sell your junk car, your vehicle’s weight will probably be the largest determining factor in how much cash you’re offered for it. Or, if you want to cross a bridge somewhere with a weight rating, it’s good to know how much your car weighs! In some states, the DMV will use your vehicle’s weight in determining certain fees that are assessed to you. And, if you ever want to tow something behind your vehicle or load it up with cargo, you need to know whether it can handle the task or not.


The bottom line is that knowing the weight of your vehicle can really come in handy. Let’s take a look at some of the terminology that pops up when you’re trying to figure out your vehicle’s weight, as well as the easiest way to find out how much it actually weighs.


Vehicle Weight Terms


If you thought that finding out how much your car weighs would be as simple as finding a single number, you’re mistaken. When you find the weight info for your vehicle, you’ll actually be presented with a number of different terms and acronyms that can be a bit confusing at first glance. Here are some of the commons terms that may show up when looking for your car’s weight:


  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: The GVWR refers to the total load that your vehicle can handle. This number includes both people and cargo.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: This is the the weight of your vehicle itself, plus any people or items inside the vehicle.
  • Curb Weight: As opposed to gross vehicle weight, curb weight refers to the weight of your vehicle when it’s completely empty.
  • Payload: Your car’s payload is the weight of the vehicle itself, any and all passengers, any cargo in the vehicle, and anything that you might be towing behind your car.
  • Maximum Load Trailer Weight: This number refers to the weight of your car and a trailer that’s carrying its maximum load.
  • Gross Axle Weight Rating: Your car’s GAWR is the maximum amount that each individual axle on your vehicle can support. This is like the GVWR, but divided between your axles.


As you can see, determining your vehicle’s weight can be rather complicated. Generally speaking, though, you’ll want to run a search online for your vehicle and use its “curb weight” number for reference if you’re trying to determine how much your car weighs.

If you’re looking to sell your junk car, just call Junk A Car. We’ll tell you how much your vehicle weighs over the phone, and we’ll use its weight to determine how much cash we can offer you. To learn more about how much your junk car is worth, call us at 855-928-2611.


This following list is an average of the cars that we have purchased in your area. The actual value of your vehicle may be higher or lower than the average. Your car could be worth substantially more! Call now to get a quote.

Vehicle Minimum Paid Maximum Paid
1995 Pontiac Bonneville50400
1996 Plymouth Neon50350
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee150700
1991 Alfa Romero 164300300
1995 Mercury Villager100450
1992 Subaru Legacy50325
2004 Chrysler Concorde125450
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette100475
1986 Ford Taurus200300
1995 Ford Aerostar100400
2005 BMW X325003000
1998 Cadelac Deville250250
1993 Geo Metro150350
2000 Mazda 62650700
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier125650
1977 honda accord200200
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class100350
1985 Buick LeSabre150300
1997 Cadillac DeVille125475
2005 Saturn Ion200660
2001 chevy tracker400400
1976 ford f150260260
1999 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series100350
1992 Saab 900100300
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager125300
2002 BMW 3 Series3001510
1997 Honda Accord100550
1990 BMW 7 Series100430
1993 GMC Jimmy100300
1999 Subaru Forester150500
1987 Honda Accord100365
2003 Dodge Durango50775
2004 Buick Century150750
2001 Jeep Cherokee70800
1988 Chevrolet Celebrity50325
1988 Plymouth Reliant K America100350
1995 Hyundai Accent100300
1984 Pontiac Fiero100300
2005 Dodge Neon1501200
1998 Volvo V70200400
1996 Mazda MX-6200350
1987 Chevrolet Astro100355
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage200350
1999 Chevrolet Blazer50425
1998 Audi Cabriolet200250
1995 Chevy Tracker250250
1986 Toyota Corolla100350
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class175400
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer250500
1996 Isuzu Hombre100375

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