The Best Cash For Cars Near You

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Schedule a pickup time with your local carrier. We can't guarantee same day pickup, but most cars are picked up within 1 to 3 business days.

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Your local car buyer or carrier will pay you by cash or check on the spot and tow the vehicle away free of charge! 🎉 Hooray!

The Clunker Junker Buys Cars Fast

We will buy almost any car in any condition

Selling a car isn't always easy. Dealing with buyers can be time consuming, paperwork is tedious, and it's difficult to know if you are getting a fair price for your vehicle. That is why The Clunker Junker is here to help. For over 10 years, The Clunker Junker has been providing cash for cars to customers just like you. Our services are extensive, our customer service is world class, and we have the experience and resources to make selling your car as fast and stress-free as possible.

The Clunker Junker offers cash for cars in all 50 states, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and crossovers. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, so you can trust that you are in good hands when you work with us. We come to you, so there's no need to go into a dealership or worry about haggling over prices. Plus, we provide free pickup and towing for any vehicle we take in. We understand that your time is valuable, so we pick up most vehicles within 1 to 3 business days. And with our guarantee of no hidden fees or charges, you'll never have to worry about unexpected costs.

At The Clunker Junker, our goal is to provide an easy and stress-free way for you to get cash for your car. Our reputation speaks for itself: we have been in business for over 10 years and have earned the trust of thousands of satisfied customers. With our fast payment options and top-notch customer service, you can be sure that The Clunker Junker will take care of all your car selling needs. Call us today at (888) 383-4181 to get started!

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Cash For Cars By The Numbers

We buy cars. A lot of cars.

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Eric Mitz

Eric's Expert Take

Eric is our founder and CEO and has nearly 15 years of experience buying and selling used and junk cars. He is also a data nerd with a finger on the pulse of the cash for cars industry and salvage vehicle values.

Hello there, Eric Mitz here – your trusted man from The Clunker Junker. Taking a glance over our recent transactions from across the US, here’s what I’ve noticed. Generally, we’re parting with roughly $590 per vehicle. Of course, this might vary a bit based on the type of vehicle you have. Taking an example of smaller cars such as the compact Chevy Spark, the average trade-in value is about $545. On the other hand, pickup trucks, like the robust Ford F-150, fetch some of our highest offers with an average of around $723. Sports utility vehicles and crossovers meanwhile, say, the stylish Honda CR-V, are straddling the line at approximately $671.

Swinging over to our recent tally, it’s evident that The Clunker Junker has touched a lot of people’s lives. Nearly half a million cars, 494,786 to be exact, have exchanged hands from our hearty customers to us. During this transition, we’ve managed to circulate over 300 million dollars back into the beneficial possession of car owners across the country! A car that frequently appears in our yard is the Honda Accord, a versatile and roomy sedan. Although reliable for many years, this model often grapples with problems such as brake wear and issues with the starter motor as it ages. With repair costs often high, selling your precious but aged accord to us would be a solid financial move.

Being a seasoned hand in the cash for cars business, I’ve got a good grip on the pulse of the used car market. As it stands, prices have been rock steady, changing only slightly by a marginal 0.1% monthly. This stability mirrors the situation we were in about a year ago, so I foresee these prices adhering to this pattern for some time. So, if you’re considering swapping your car for cash, now’s the ideal time while the market remains predictable. I’ll faithfully monitor the market, ready to keep you apprised of the most recent trends!

Why Choose The Clunker Junker?

We pride ourselves on trustworthiness and expertise

A Decade of Experience

The Clunker Junker has been in business since 2009 and purchased thousands of vehicles.

Licensed, Bonded, Insured

The Clunker Junker is a licensed auto dealer. We are bonded and insured to make sure you're protected.

Highly Rated

We maintain an overwhelmingly positive reputation in customer reviews across the web.

Instant Offers

Get an instant offer for your vehicle in 90 seconds or less. Accept or decline online.

Fast Pickups

We can pick up most vehicles in just a couple of business days. Same day is sometimes available.

Guaranteed Payment

We pay by cash or check at pickup time. All payments are fully backed and guaranteed.

Check out what other customers are saying

This is what we're most proud of

Shannon's 2008 Saturn Outlook
We bought Shannon's 2008 Saturn Outlook

"Seriously, the most easy and fast way to sell an unwanted car. I received an offer, within 24 hours I had a check for the agreed amount, and the car was picked up from my home. If you are expecting top dollar for your car because it runs you are better off selling on Craigslist because that is not how Clunker Junker works. It is all about demand! Receiving an offer is so painless might as well see what you can get."


Shannon (Google Business Review)

Brian's 2004 Chevy Colorado
Brian sold his 2004 Chevy Colorado

"Thanks to the team at The Clunker Junker. They were able to get me a good price for my old truck. Super easy process that occurred as promised."


Brian (Google Business Review)

Wendy's 2004 Chevy Suburban
Wendy Sold us her 2004 Chevy Suburban

"We highly recommend The Clunker Junker to anyone looking to get rid of an old car in less-than-stellar condition. After a minor issue submitting our car on the website, I contacted the owner and received a reply in less than 10 minutes. (And this was at 4:30 in the afternoon.) We had a satisfactory offer within half an hour, and were contacted later that evening to arrange for pick-up. Our car was gone and I had check in hand by lunchtime the next day."


Wendy (Google Business Review)

Guaranteed Cash For Your Car

We put our reputation on the line to back you up

The Clunker Junker stands by our service 100%. If for any reason you do not receive payment from one of our car junkers near you, we will work closely and personally with you to resolve any payment or service issues. If payment from the buyer still cannot be arranged, The Clunker Junker will pay you cash for your car in the full amount accepted as part of our junk car removal service guarantee.

Please note that our service guarantee applies only to vehicles that have been successfully picked up and towed away with proper ownership documentation (e.g, title) provided. The Clunker Junker and our car junker partners reserve the right to retract on our offer at the time of pickup if the vehicle is not as described by the seller or if the seller changes or updates information after an offer has been accepted.

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FAQs about selling your car for cash

Your questions, answered

Do I need a title to sell my vehicle?

It depends on a few different things like the location, age of your vehicle, and what other documentation you may have available. We can buy some cars without titles in some states, but you will usually need a photo ID that matches a valid registration and/or insurance card to prove ownership. Sometimes additional documents will need to be signed and notarized. We cannot purchase abandoned vehicles or vehicles that have active liens under any circumstances. We will also not pay for impound fees if they are required to release a vehicle.

Does the title need to be in my name?

Yes, to legally sell your vehicle you must be the legal owner. That means a title or registration in your name. Any titles that are "signed over" to you cannot be used until ownership is fully transferred into your name. This is a state law in all 50 states, and "title jumping" (selling a car without transferring ownership first), is technically a felony.

When can you pick up my vehicle?

The Clunker Junker makes every effort to be or work with the fastest and best junk car buyers in your area. Once we collect all the required information (and photos in some cases), we'll forward it to our carrier or buyer immediately and they will reach out to you to schedule an exact day and time for pickup. Our carriers usually respond within a few business hours but can sometimes take longer. Because The Clunker Junker does not directly handle scheduling, we cannot fully guarantee any specific time or date. With that said, however, most of our pickups happen within two business days and many even happen on the same day as submission.