The Most Cash For Cars in Alabama

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Get cash for your junk car in Alabama today!

At the Clunker Junker, pay cash for cars in Alabama whether they are used or junk. Whether you’re in Birmingham, Montgomery, or a small town in the country, by selling your car to us, you’ll never even need to leave your home. We’ll offer you a competitive offer online for your junk car, pickup and tow away the vehicle free of charge, and give you cash for junk cars in Alabama.

We buy cars in Alabama so that you can go and watch the Crimson Tide roll through Texas A&M, rather than worrying about finding a car buyer for your vehicle. Life is too short to spend it negotiating price with slimy car salespeople or having your time wasted by buyers on Craigslist who never show up when they say they will. Let The Clunker Junker buy your car in Alabama and get out there and enjoy the southern sun and some iced tea instead.

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Alabama 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 in the state of Alabama. He is also a data nerd with a finger on the pulse of the cash for cars industry and salvage vehicle values.

Hello from Eric at The Clunker Junker! Let me share some interesting insights we’ve found in Alabama’s used car market based on our recent purchases. For example, we usually pay an average of about $472 for vehicles here. We’ve noticed that compact cars, for instance, an economical Honda Civic, fetch slightly less, around $416 on an average. Interestingly, pickup trucks are bringing in the highest values, with an average price of about $638. Think heavy-duty Ford F150s, those are quite a catch. Meanwhile, SUVs and crossovers hold a solid middle ground, averaging roughly $573. A good example of these would be a versatile Toyota RAV4.

Moving on, The Clunker Junker has been quite busy lately I must say, with about 7418 vehicles passing through our hands recently. We’ve proudly redistributed over 4 Million dollars back into our customers’ pockets! The car that’s been gracing our garages the most in Alabama is the Nissan Altima, a comfort-oriented sedan. Despite its appeal, the Altima often encounters common issues such as transmission failure or excessive oil consumption. When faced with costly fixes like these, selling your car can be a more economical decision than investing heavily in repairs.

When it comes to understanding the cash for cars dynamic, I’d like to shed some light on our findings in Alabama. Over the past few months, prices have been stable, fluctuating by a mere 1.0% monthly. The current market sentiment resembles the one we navigated a year ago and I foresee prices maintaining this level for some time yet. This presents an excellent window of opportunity for you to sell your car amidst a stable market. Rest assured, I’ll be monitoring the industry closely, ready to provide updates on the latest trends to help you make an informed decision!

How to sign your Alabama car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Alabama title when you are selling your vehicle. If there are multiple owners listed on the title, they must all sign the title unless the names are separated with "OR".

  1. Be sure you are using the "Assignment of title by registered owner" section on the top of the back side of the title. Do not sign or print in the dealer only sections!
  2. Sign the back of the title where it says Signature(s) of Seller(s)
    Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Print your name on the back of the title where it says Printed Name(s) of seller
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
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Front of Alabama Title
Back of Alabama title
Back of Alabama Title

How to get a duplicate Alabama title

The process for getting a duplicate or replacement Alabama title is fairly simple. If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Alabama you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state. The registered owner should do the following:

  1. Fill out the Alabama Application for Replacement Title form.
  2. Either bring your duplicate title application to your local Alabama DPS, or Mail your application to the AL division of motor vehicles at:
    Alabama Department of Revenue
    Motor Vehicle Division - Title section
    P.O. Box 327640
    Montgomery, AL 36132-7640
  3. The fee for a replacement Alabama title is $15.00 and usually takes between 10 and 15 business days from the time payment is processed.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Alabama

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Alabama can be a difficult process. Unfortunately, you cannot just sell any junk car that ends up on your property if you do not own it. You'll need to follow the Alabama abandoned vehicle removal procedures. We have given a general overview of what that entails below.

You can read more about selling an abandoned vehicle in Alabama

  1. Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
    The person or entity in possession of the motor vehicle must send a notice of possession to the owner and/or lienholder on record via certified mail. You may also contact your local law enforcement office.
  2. An abandoned vehicle must be declared to the Department of Revenue (DOR) through their online portal.
  3. After submission, there is a (45) calendar day hold during which the last registered owner and/or lienholder may claim the vehicle.
  4. If there is no response, the vehicle is held for auction in the county it was last registered. After (35) thirty-five calendar days from the notice of public auction, the vehicle will be available for sale through their online portal.
  5. At the time of sale, an Abandoned Vehicle Bill of Sale will be given to use in applying for the vehicle’s title.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions in Alabama

Can you buy my car without a title in Alabama?

It depends. We can sometimes purchase cars and trucks in Alabama without a title if they are older than 2004. You will also need to be the legal owner of the vehicle and be able to provide a valid registration or insurance card that matches your photo ID. Also note that this is ultimately up to our third party buyers, and they always reserve the right to deny any vehicle for any reason, including documentation issues.

What if my title doesn’t look like the one pictured?

Alabama often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Alabama DOR.

Do I need to turn in my license plates?

Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle. You can return the plates to your local county title and registration office.

What should I do about my auto insurance?

You will need to notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle, so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.

Is there anything else I need to do?

You may need to notify your local DPS that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact them with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.

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