The Most Cash For Cars in Alaska

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We buy junk cars for cash in Alaska!

Alaska is rich with some of the most beautiful natural land on Earth; it is a breathtaking and majestic place. Don’t ruin Alaska’s majesty with your ugly old car rotting away!

Instead, The Clunker Junker will pay you cash for cars in Alaska, and pick it up from your home or work completely free of charge! The remoteness and geography of Alaska can make it difficult to find a reputable buyer, but by partnering with trustworthy and professional removal firms, we can collect your car in less than three business days in most cases, ensuring that you get paid as quickly as possible. However, parts of Alaska can still be very tricky, and we cannot guarantee we can pay cash for junk cars in all parts of Alaska, and our offers are sometimes very low due to low demand and long tow distances.

Wherever you’re located in the Land of the Midnight Sun, we’ll do our best to make you an offer to buy your car. If we can’t give you an instant offer, we can usually list the vehicle for sale with our partner network, which allows more buyers more time to make a bid on it. Rather than having to drive miles to the nearest car buyer, we can pay top dollar for cars from the comfort of your own home. We pay cash for cars in Alaska, collect your vehicle free of charge and make the whole process simple.

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Alaska Cash For Cars By The Numbers

We buy cars. A lot of cars.


400
Vehicles Sold
$196
Average Offer
$80K
Paid Out
200+
Happy Customers

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


Hello, it’s Eric Mitz from The Clunker Junker! I’ve been reviewing some of our latest offering data for Alaska and thought I’d share some insights. The Clunker Junker has been in the “cash for cars” business for more than a decade, purchasing a wide array of vehicles in various conditions, and I’ve picked up quite a few industry insights along the way.

Currently, the average payout we’re seeing for cars in Alaska is $196. For smaller vehicles, let’s consider a Honda Civic for example, we’re looking at a slightly lower average offer around $134. Now, if you’re selling larger vehicles like pickup trucks, say a Ford F-150, you’re in luck since those are fetching higher values. On average, pickup trucks are selling for around $739 in the region.

SUVs and crossovers, like the Chevrolet Equinox, are priced somewhere in between at around $189. They’re not quite as desirable as pickups but still hold a fair value.

Over the recent 30 day period, we’ve bought about 403 vehicles and disbursed over $80,000! Quite an indicator of how active the market is, right? In particular, the Ford Explorer, an SUV, has been the hot cake in Alaska. However, there is a reason why these cars are often sold. Common problems with the Ford Explorer include transmission and electrical system issues which can be expensive to fix. Sometimes, it’s much more economical to sell these troublesome cars instead of trying to fix them.

Encouragingly, after taking some hits during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re finally witnessing a rebound in the used and junk car market in Alaska. There has been an 11.1 percent monthly increase in selling prices over the past year. The demand continues to surge as we recover, so this is undoubtedly an opportune time to consider selling your vehicle while prices are hot.

Be assured that as the founder and CEO of The Clunker Junker, I’ll continue to keep tabs on the market trends and share valuable insights with you. Feel free to connect anytime for firsthand market updates or if you’re considering selling your vehicle!

How to sign your Alaska car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Alaska 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 vehicle title by owner" section on the top of the back side of the title. Do not sign or print in the dealer only sections!
  2. Sign your name on the back of the title where it says "Seller (signature)"
    Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title where it says "Seller (name)" Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
  4. You will need to fill out the notice of vehicle sale transfer. This should be attached to the bottom of your title, but you can also find Form 820 here.
Front of Alaska title
Front of Alaska Title
Back of Alaska title
Back of Alaska Title

How to get a duplicate Alaska title

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

  1. Fill out the Alaska Application for Replacement Title form #809. This document must be notarized.
  2. Either bring your duplicate title application to your local Alaska DMV, or mail your application to the AK division of motor vehicles at:
    
    State of Alaska
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE
    1300 W. Benson Blvd
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    
    The application should have the following information:
    
    Your name (printed) 
    Complete/Correct Serial Number (VIN) 
    Description of the item that you need the title for Signature (Must be notarized)
    
  3. The fee for a replacement Alaska title is $15.00.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Alaska

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Alaska 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 Alaska 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 Alaska

  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.
  2. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your property, you must first contact your local law enforcement agency.
    The owner of private property where the vehicle is abandoned must request in writing to the municipality that the vehicle be removed. The State may then sell the vehicle at public auction. The buyer of the vehicle at public auction may then use the affidavit of sale to apply for a title.
  3. If a vehicle is abandoned on private property without the consent of the private property owner for (6) six months or more is presumed to be an abandoned vehicle and title to the vehicle may be transferred to the private property owner.
  4. Contact your DMV for further instructions on what to bring with you.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions in Alaska

Can you buy my car without a title in Alaska?

No, unfortunately, we cannot purchase vehicles in Alaska unless you have a valid title in hand. However, the legal owner of the vehicle should be able to easily obtain a duplicate through your local DMV. See instructions for a duplicate title above.

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

Alaska often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Alaska DMV. In general, you want to sign and print in the assignment of title section (not dealer!) on the signature of seller and printed name of seller lines.

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 should also notify your local Alaska DMV that the vehicle has been sold.

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