How to Make Money in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021

Here are the best and most profitable methods of making money in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021.

There are many ways of making money in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021, but most of them are not as profitable as you might like them to be. This guide will show you only the best and most profitable methods of how to make money in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021.

You will learn about the methods for both early and late game. At the later stages it's important to invest your money wisely, or you could lose it even faster than you gained it.

Disable Travel Fees

You will start making your first money by simply completing the story elements of the game. But every time you drive to a shed or a junkyard to find broken cars, the game will make you pay for the expenses. However, you can easily disable this unnecessary payment in the game's menu.

Here's how to disable travel fees in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021:

  1. Go the game's main menu
  2. Select "Settings" option
  3. Go to "Game Settings" tab
  4. Switch "Enable Travel Fees" feature to "NO"

Now the game will not charge you for driving around looking for broken cars, which is a great way of saving money early on.

Repair Car Parts and Sell Cars

There are three places where you can purchase broken cars:

  • Shed/Barn
  • Junkyard
  • Auction

Usually cars found in the shed require a lot of repairing, which isn't very profitable. Focus on auctions and the junkyard instead. You could still visit sheds in search of parts, which can be found in decent condition there.

You can either purchase a broken car at the auction for extremely cheap (up to 10K), or even cheaper from the junkyard. The best car to repair is the Atom Renton (2006), which can be sold fully repaired for about 80K.

Before attempting to repair any car, you need to purchase the following upgrades that will increase the efficiency of your repair job:

  • Welder
  • Regular Customer 1-3
  • Good Judgement
  • Body Repair Station
  • Renovator 6

Once you find the car you wish to repair and have all the required upgrades, follow this procedure to make the most money out of it:

  1. Bring the car into the garage
  2. Strip the car entirely down to its frame
  3. Use Welder services to fix the frame
  4. Repair all the parts except engine
  5. Use Interior Detailing service for final touches

This process is cheap and will save you a lot of money. Never waste a dollar on washing or repainting cars, and don't buy new parts. These are expensive and don't increase the value of your cars to a significant extent.

If you're doing it right, then you should be making up to 20K from a single vehicle repaired and sold this way.

Bulk Re-Sell Auctioned Cars

This method is very easy and highly profitable, but in order to make it work you need to have at least 200K on your bank account. This means that you can actually use this method only in the later stages of the game.

You will also need the Good Judgement perk, if you still haven't purchased it yet. It will allow you to estimate and choose better cars for further re-selling.

You can collect the required money by repairing cars, and then you can use the earned money to gain even bigger profits by following these steps:

  1. Go to any car auction
  2. Choose one car with a five star rating, but no less
  3. Purchase it for the estimated value, but no more
  4. Bring it to your garage and re-sell it as is
  5. Rinse and repeat

In this simple way you can purchase a lot of top-tier cars and re-sell them for high profits without any need to ever repair them again.

Here is a list of the most expensive cars you can purchase and re-sell to make profit in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021:

  • Nissan GT-R (R35)
  • Olsen GTR AMC
  • Salem Earthquake Rex
  • Echos Cobra VENOM
  • Salem Spectre SR

Now you know how to make money in Car Mechanic Simulator 2021. For more related guides, please visit our dedicated hub page right here.


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Sep. 24th 2021

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