We buy junk cars for cash in Phoenix!

Greetings Phoenicians! Are you looking for cash for cars in Phoenix, AZ? If so, you’ve found the right junk car buyer! The Clunker Junker buys and used cars in the greater Phoenix area. Not only that, but we will pick up your car and tow it away completely free of charge. Pretty cool, right? Arizona may not observe Daylight Savings Time, but we can save you time and money when you need to sell your car for cash in Phoenix.

Picture this: You’re cruising through the Valley of the Sun to an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field when all of a sudden your old car overheats in traffic because of the hot, arid, Phoenix air. Steam is pouring out of the hood of your old clunker and has left you stranded on Interstate 10. What a bummer! As frustrating as it is, there’s a silver lining. You now have an excuse to sell your junk car in Phoenix to The Clunker Junker! Unfortunately, when your engine overheats, it can sometimes do internal damage and will no longer run. Selling a junk car that does not run can be a lot harder than you think. Sure, you could post it to the Phoenix classifieds online, but most people are looking for operable used cars and are not car buyers. That’s where we come in!

We buy cars in Phoenix, AZ and we don’t care if they don’t run, have been wrecked by one of the 400,000 snowbirds who visit Phoenix every year, or have been submerged in the Salt River. We are the top car buyers in Phoenix, Arizona, and we pay top dollar for cars! You may live in the desert, but that doesn’t mean your bank account has to stay dry. The Sonoran Desert just happens to be one of the greenest deserts in the world, so let The Clunker Junker put some green in your pocket when we pay you cash for your car in Phoenix, AZ.

How our Phoenix cash for cars service works

Our main goal is two-fold: First, we want to make sure you get the most cash for your car as possible, that’s a no-brainer. Second, we want to pick up and remove your car as quickly as possible because you’re busy working downtown and don’t have time to waste. We have over a decade of experience buying cars in Phoenix, and we’ve learned what our customers need. We’ve come up with a streamlined process to sell your car in Phoenix, here is how it works:

  1. What kind of car are you driving?
    Maybe you're driving a Ford Mustang convertible to take advantage of the over 300 days of sunshine Phoenix, AZ gets every year. Or, a Chevy Silverado 1500 that you use to tear up Bulldog Canyon. Whatever it is, we're prepared to make you an instant cash offer. Let us know the exact year, make, and model and tell us what condition the vehicle is in. Remember, being honest and accurate with your information will guarantee that there is no dispute at the time of pickup. In Arizona you'll need to have your notarized title, so make sure that is readily available as well. We usually can't pay cash for cars in Phoenix unless you have a title.
  2. Accept our instant offer
    When you finish our short vehicle condition questionnaire, our valuation system will kick in to overdrive and pop out an instant offer for your car right on the website in about 30 seconds or less. That's right, you won't be waiting for anyone to "Call you back" with an offer. When you accept the offer, we'll collect some contact information so our local car buyer in Phoenix can schedule a time for pickup. How long will it take? Usually around 1 to 3 business days but as we don't handle scheduling we can never make any guarantees.
  3. Schedule a convenient pickup time
    When we have all the info we need on of our local car removal specialists in Phoenix will be reaching out to you to schedule a time for pickup. They'll do their best to work within your schedule. Evening and weekend pickups are sometimes possible and they can even pick up on the same day under certain conditions (we cannot guarantee this).

How much can I sell my junk car for in Phoenix?

I bet it’s no surprise that this is the most common question we receive here at The Clunker Junker. Our offer range is pretty wide, between $25 and $11,000, because there are a wide variety of vehicles that come through our system on any given day. It’s a little difficult to answer without specifics about the vehicle, but here is some insight into how we put a value on cars in Phoenix:

  • Year, make, and model matter the most.
    There's a big difference between a 2008 BMW 5 series and a 2001 Kia Rio. Obviously the BMW is going to be worth a lot more. In fact, we can pay more for cars like the BMW because rather than crush or recycle them as you might expect for a junk car we can usually sell them at a Phoenix area auto auction. That means we can pay more cash for cars in Phoenix than a local yard! Conversely, something like the Kia would probably end up at a salvage yard and eventually be crushed. The offers for the respective vehicles will reflect this difference.
  • How's the condition of the vehicle?
    Junk cars that do not start or drive are worth less than those that do. "Why does that matter for a car?", you might be asking. The reason is because when a car buyer can be sure that the engine is not damaged, they can have more confidence that the parts on the vehicle can be removed and re-sold, thus making the value of that car more than if the parts were not usable. The same thing goes for cars that have been involved in a wreck. If the entire front end is damaged the buyer can no longer sell parts light headlights, hoods, bumpers, etc.
  • Do you have a title for the car?
    The ownership status of your car is a big deal. In the rare case that we can pay cash for cars in Phoenix with no title, the offer is always going to be less than if the title was available. Remember when we talked about auctions before? We can't sell junk cars with no title at auction, so that really limits the options available once our Phoenix car buyer takes the car off your hands. There are also often fees associated with properly getting rid of a car with no title in Phoenix.

We buy cars in Phoenix and don’t mess around.

There are a lot of auto salvage yards and junkyards in Phoenix, AZ that will try and buy your car, but none of them can provide the offers or level of service The Clunker Junker can. Many of these businesses are extremely antiquated. Don’t even think about getting an instant offer from them, you’ll be lucky if they don’t make you send a fax! We pride ourselves in being a modern company with awesome technology and communication. Many other car buyers in Phoenix will also try and pull a fast one on you by making an offer over the phone, and then trying to give you a lower amount when they show up to remove your car. Shade is a valuable resource in the hot Phoenix sun, but a shady junkyard isn’t going to do you any favors, that’s for sure!

The Clunker Junker maintains a positive reputation in the industry, and we work hard to go above and beyond for our customers. We show up on time and pay cash for cars in Phoenix in the amount we promised, always. When selling your car in Phoenix, don’t let the other guy’s Haboob of lies cast a shadow on your experience. Instead, choose The Clunker Junker when you need fast cash for cars in Phoenix, AZ!

If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.

We don't buy cars in Phoenix, AZ with no title

Unfortunately we cannot usually buy vehicles with no title in Phoenix, AZ. Sorry about this! Arizona has very strict laws around vehicle ownership and we are at the mercy of following those regulations. You would need to obtain a replacement or duplicate title from your local DMV (see below). Once you have your title in hand we'll be happy to buy your junk car!

If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Phoenix, AZ DMV as seen below. Most states require a small fee for replacement and turnaround time can be anywhere from instantly to a couple of weeks:

Your Phoenix DMV

221 E Olympic Dr
Phoenix, Arizona, 85040
Tel: 602-255-0072

Phoenix DMV map

How long does it take to tow away my vehicle?

We can pick up most vehicles in Phoenix within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer handles all their own pick up schedules, so we can never fully guarantee a specific pickup time on their behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Do you pay cash or check at pickup time?

Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the policies of the local buyer who places a bid on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have started using checks for better book keeping and the safety of truck drivers. If you are paid by check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you the full amount if there is any issue with the local buyer!

Recent offers made near Phoenix, AZ

Recent vehicles sold in Phoenix, AZ
We made a recent cash offer for Adam Veliz's 2005 Volvo V70 in Phoenix, Arizona in 85032. Their V70 starts and drives with approximately 170,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, no dents, damage, or rust, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Adam Veliz $520.00 for their V70 with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2004 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Gls Jan 03
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    Phoenix, AZ
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  • 1998 Nissan Sentra Se Jan 03
    Phoenix, AZ
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  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab Sr V6 Jan 03
    Phoenix, AZ
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  • 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Base Jan 03
    Phoenix, AZ
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  • 2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 S Jan 03
    Phoenix, AZ
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Donna's 1994 Toyota Camry
    1994 Toyota Camry

    "Only three out of the five windows work. Both doors on the passenger side needs some "loopty loo" to open, but are accessible. Driver's side mirror is damaged (the fish lens is the only useful part). Of course, some sun damage on the paint on the hood. Oh, and most importantly it runs! Everyday last week, I took the car to my job in downtown Kalamazoo, via the highway. However, for about a year now, the suspension had a tension that finally decided to give this past weekend. So, the driver's side axle has dented the hood of the car, causing it to rumble while in motion. I'd feel terrible selling this car to a stranger on craigslist for it to be their problem. Instead, i'm hoping to sell my junk car for a fair cash price to someone with the passion of pulling apart and putting together large and complicated metal contraptions. I can also bring the car to you! I know that this car still has the possibility of making a freshman look cool in front of the ladies. "

  • Kramer's 1991 Volkswagen Jetta
    1991 Volkswagen Jetta

    "The vehicle has no axles, wheels, front sub-frame, cross-member, and everything in the front besides two damaged fenders and a damaged hood. The entire interior of the car is dismantled and removed."

  • Mary's 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    "I recently bought this Jeep for my son. In the process of him going from his learners to provisional license I parked it at a coworkers. Now the truck starts only when it wants. "

  • Anthony's 2001 Toyota Camry Solara
    2001 Toyota Camry Solara

    "This car is a soft top and has 200,000 highway miles. Hurry before its gone."

  • Garrett's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
    1999 Pontiac Grand Am

    "The vehicle has around 117,000 miles and normal wear from CA climate. It's got a new battery, new tires, and a new engine only about a year and a half old."

  • Jessica's 2001 Ford Focus
    2001 Ford Focus

    "I'm getting rid of the car because, although it runs perfectly with no engine trouble, the rear end suspension is bent, causing the tires to wear quickly. I don't have the money to replace the rear end."

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Phoenix, AZ?