Used Car Buyers in Chicagoland

The Car Collection is Honest, Transparent, Accommodating 

About The Car Collection

 Convenience and efficiency have  become key for most consumers. This has been evident in the automotive industry in the last few years. 

Mickey and Jake created The Car Collection as a solution for people in need of an easy, transparent car-selling option. Our expert used car buyers come directly to you, ensuring an appraisal, transaction and transportation process that is hassle-free. We pride ourselves on our honesty and expertise, so you can expect a straightforward and fair offer for your car.

Although there are many avenues for selling a used car, most methods are time-consuming, frustrating and can result in a disappointing outcome: Going to the dealership to trade-in a car has become an archaic and often unclear process that results in an undervaluation of your trade-in. Selling a car online involves dealing with strangers, lowball offers and wasted time.

As a seller, you have more negotiating power and a clearer idea of what you are paying for a new car if you cut out both the middleman and the trade-in component, as well as doing it on your own through the web. That’s where The Car Collection comes in to help. We provide the convenience without the confusion.

Serving the Community

Living and working in the western suburbs of Chicago, we we have a responsibility to give back to our home communities. Through partnerships with local youth sports leagues, support of small businesses, as well as charity sponsorships, The Car Collection strives to make a lasting impact on our community.


To provide the most convenient, transparent experience for anyone wanting to sell a vehicle.

We want a good car buying experience to be synonymous with The Car Collection. What sets us apart is the experience we provide. We come to you, offering you not only the best price for your car, but also an explanation for our valuation.

Our Values:

Transparency, Trustworthy, Community

We value our family and friends, so we respect the time you want to spend with your own family and friends. We created The Car Collection to take one less task off your plate so you have more time to focus on what’s important to you.

Call For a Quote:

(346) 234-6973

Meet The Team

Mickey Shaver

Mickey has been in the automotive industry for over 28 years. He is co-owner of Shaver Preferred Motors in Merrillville, Indiana. The Shaver family has been in or around the automotive business for over 100 years. Mickey learned a great deal of his automotive knowledge from his dad, who owned many dealerships in the 1980s and 1990s. After earning his degree at Western Colorado, Mickey followed in his dad’s footsteps. He attended the NADA, National Auto Dealer Association Dealer Academy in Mclean Virginia, and became a Certified Master Dealer from the National Independent Auto Dealer Association in 2015. He lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 young kids. When he’s not buying or selling cars, you can usually find Mickey either outdoors, fishing, golfing, skiing, playing with his cars or traveling.

Jake Walsh

Jake was introduced to the world of cars at a young age.  Jake spent countless hours in his uncle’s garage fixing cars for friends and family and also restoring classic cars.  This gave Jake a true understanding of all things automotive.  After he graduated from the University of Illinois, Jake chose a career in the world of IT consulting, but his love of cars remained.  When he’s not buying or selling cars, you can usually find Jake at his kids’ hockey or soccer game, on his mountain bike, or tinkering on a vintage car in the garage.

What types of vehicles do you buy?

We buy cars, trucks, vans of all years, makes and models.

What type of information do we need to determine the fair value of my vehicle?

We need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) usually located in a lower corner of the windshield or on a sticker on the driver’s door. In addition, we need to know the miles on your vehicle. After we come to see your car, we can then provide you with a fair market value offer.

When will I be paid?

We will pay you in full when we pick up your vehicle.

What happens if I have a loan on my car?

We will pay off the loan and pay you the difference when we pick up the car. Our staff will work with the lender to obtain the title.

Contact Us

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+00 123 456 7893