Frequently Asked Questions.

What is The Clunker Junker?

The Clunker Junker is a Nationwide junk car removal service. We have partnered with thousands of local car buyers across the country to get you the highest offers possible for your vehicle.

Does The Clunker Junker buy cars that aren't really "junk"?

Of course! While we specialize in removing junk or end of life vehicles, we will buy just about any car. Our partners buy cars of all years, makes, models, and conditions.

How do I get an offer for my vehicle?

It's very simple. Fill out the easy to use junk car removal request form on our homepage. First tell us the year, make, and model of your vehicle. Next, tell us where the vehicle is located and what condition it's in. We'll send you an offer for the vehicle, usually within a few hours during business hours.

Do I need to pay The Clunker Junker to take advantage of your service?

Of course not! There are no fees at all. You simply fill out our online form, receive your offer, accept it and wait for your car to be removed and your money delivered. It really is that simple.

How quickly will my car be removed?

You will usually receive an offer for your vehicle within one business day. Once you accept our offer a towing company will be in touch with you within 24 - 48 hours during business days. You will be able to schedule a time to have the vehicle removed at your convenience. This process is so efficient it can often be completed in a single day. Please note that The Clunker Junker cannot guarantee any specific time or day in which your vehicle will be picked up and paid for.

Can abandoned vehicles be removed?

Unfortunately at this time our network of buyers do not make offers on abandoned vehicles.

What areas does The Clunker Junker offer their services?

The Clunker Junker currently offers their services in all 50 states with a few exceptions.

Does The Clunker Junker’s buyers make offers even if the vehicle is damaged or missing parts?

Most of The Clunker Junker’s buyers make offers on vehicles that are damaged or missing parts. The buyer’s ability to make an offer will depend upon your area and the condition of the vehicle. Even if you don’t think your vehicle can be easily removed fill out the form, we may be able to remove the potentially hazardous vehicle for free.

Do I need to be present when the car is removed?

That all depends on your situation. If the vehicle is in a garage, gated community, etc, and can’t be accessed without your assistance then you will need to be present. Also if your selected payment method requires you to be present then you will need to arrange pick up at a time when you can be present. Otherwise, you can generally just leave all the required paperwork in your vehicle.

Do I need the title in order to sell the car?

In most cases, our network of buyers are able to remove vehicles with out titles. There are some states and local ordinances that prevent our partners from legally buying a vehicle without a valid title.

I have the title but I’m in a different location, can I still sell my car to one of your buyers?

Yes, our network of buyers will remove cars even if the title is in a different location.

If your buyers will buy a vehicle without a title or with the title in a different location why do you need my title?

A vehicle with a title is generally worth more because there is the potential for resale. Also having the title at the time and location of pickup with speed up the transfer of ownership.

How do I obtain and/or sign my title?

Please review our document guide for your state to see how to obtain and sign a title. Visit our home page and select your state at the bottom for information on duplicate titles Once you have obtained a title you can re-apply for a higher quote.

Can your buyers remove cars off public roads/highways?

In most cases, our buyers can remove a vehicle from highways and public roads.

What happens to my vehicle after it is picked-up?

This depends on local regulations and the condition of your vehicle. Some vehicles are repaired and resold while the majority are crushed for their scrap metal.

How does The Clunker Junker make money?

The Clunker Junker does not accept or offer money directly. All transactions are handled via our vehicle removal partners. The Clunker Junker provides the platform to facilitate these transactions.

How do I know I will get paid for my vehicle?

Once you accept an offer you will receive an e-mail confirming the amount. Then your payment will come in the agreed upon method between you and the buyer. Very often, you can get paid at the time of pickup. In most cases you should not hand over the title if you haven't been paid. However, The Clunker Junker stands by our service. If one of our partners does not pay we will pay for the vehicle in full in most cases.

When will I receive payment for my vehicle?

This depends on the condition of the car and the status of the title. Payment can often be made at the time of pickup. If the buyer needs to verify the documentation/condition of the vehicle than payment will likely come by check or paypal 8-10 days after the vehicle is picked up.

Does my vehicle need to be appraised before it is picked-up?

No. Our buyers make offers on your vehicle based on the information you provide through our online form.

What paperwork am I responsible for after the vehicle is picked up?

After the vehicle is picked up you’ll want to cancel your registration and return your license plates if applicable. The buyer will take care of the rest of the paperwork which will be handled in accordance to your state laws. In some states you will need to notify your local DMV that the vehicle is sold. See our document guide located on state's page.

Will I need to go to the DMV/RMV in order to sell my vehicle?

Generally this is a DMV/RMV free process. However if your state requires certain documentation to transfer title you may need to pay them a visit.

How do I check on the status of my sale?

To check the status of your sale, log into our partner's site using their login form. You will need your claim ID and email address to login.

Can I obtain a receipt for the removal and sale?

When the buyer contacts you, you can arrange with them to obtain a receipt. If the pickup has already taken place, please contact the company that picked up the vehicle.

Do your buyers sell parts form the cars they remove?

The Clunker Junker does not sell parts. What the buyers choose to do with their cars is made on a individual basis. If you’re in the market for used parts we suggest you check out your local junk yard.

Does The Clunker Junker service also find buyers for other junk?

At this time our buyers are only looking to purchase vehicles.

Do your buyers purchase and remove other types of vehicles (boats, campers, etc)?

At this time, our buyers are only looking to purchase passenger vehicles such as cars, trucks, SUV’s, and vans.


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