Want to sell your junk car for cash in Irvine? The Clunker Junker can help.

Irvine, California may be home to what many view as the most bizarre and interesting mascot for a university: the UC Irvine Anteaters. But many Irvinites who are looking to sell a car are not even thinking about their local university. That’s because their primary focus is to look for a reputable Irvine car buyer. They want their car sucked up like an anteater sucks up those tens of thousands of ants every day. Fortunately, The Clunker Junker has been offering cash for cars in Irvine for some time and is a great resource.

Additionally, many living in Irvine are also UCI students with little money, and the cars that they use to drive around this community sometime break down and become clunkers. However, there’s no need to stress as we can help you sell your junk car in Irvine and put some cash in your pocket. Either give us a call at (888) 383-4181 or use the form at the top of this page to tell us all the details about your junk car!

How do I get cash for cars in Irvine, CA?

It can be a stressful experience to have a car that you need to sell for cash. Fortunately, The Clunker Junker has made the process easy, quick and pain-free so that you don’t need to go through the hassle, devote all the time, and take a bit of risk in attempting to sell your car through a website like Craigslist or eBay or through a disreputable local junkyard in Irvine. We buy cars in Irvine and make it safe, simple, and fast.

Here is how our Irvine cash for cars system works:

  1. Tell us all the details about your junk car. Some of the information that will be asked for includes your car’s model year, make, model, condition and pink slip. And, yes, we can often buy cars in Irvine with no title. One thing that many do not realize is that we also take top-notch vehicles too and pay a bit more money for those before selling them as is.

  2. Accept our guaranteed offer. If you approve the amount that we offered seconds later, click, “Accept Offer,” and we’ll come pick up your car wherever it is, whether it’s at the beach, on the UCI campus, at the Irvine Spectrum Center, at Bren Events Center, in your driveway or at the parking lot at your office. How long does it take? It depends. Although sometimes pick-ups occur on the same day, it’s best to allow up to three business days for our Irvine car buyers to arrive.

  3. Get paid top dollar on the spot. One everything is finalized, our local car buyers will head out to your location to complete the sale. Our Irvine based car removal team will first look over the vehicle and make sure the condition matches what you told us online or over the phone. Then they will pay you via check or cash for your car and load it up on their tow truck.

Selling your car in Irvine, California doesn’t have to be a headache, The Clunker Junker buys cars quickly and puts some extra money in your pocket at the same time.

How much can I sell a car for in Irvine?

This is the question that you likely had when you left the Orange County SC game at Orange County Great Park only to find out that your car no longer works. Generally the value of your car depends on many different factors such as age and condition, what kind of car it is, and whether it will be recycled or re-sold.

For cars that are really junk, they will most likely end up at an Irvine area junkyard or salvage yard. Prices for vehicles like this are around $100-$250 depending on what parts are still usable. The Clunker Junker’s cash for cars Irvine service also buys nicer used cars as well! In fact, we can pay a lot more for cars that are still driveable. We’ve paid more than $15,000 for some vehicles in Irvine, California.

What should you do after we buy your car in Irvine?

We buy junk cars in Irvine every day, but we realize not everyone knows exactly what needs to be done when they sell a car.

The first thing you want to make sure you take care of after the sale is notifying the California DMV that you have sold your vehicle by filling out a “notice of transfer and release of liability”. This will protect you from any liability after the vehicle has been sold to one of our car buyers in Irvine so that you don’t receive an unexpected bill months down the road ruining the buzz that you got after surfing over at Laguna Beach that morning.

It’s also a good idea to cancel your insurance as well. Sometimes you can transfer the policy to a new car, but ultimately you don’t want to be paying insurance on a vehicle that you have sold and no longer own! Getting cash for cars is no different from any other motor vehicle sale!

But the most important thing to do after you sell us your car is to go enjoy the money you just made! Grab a bite to eat at the delicious Il Fornaio Irvine restaurant or take the family for a day of karting at K1 Speed Irvine. Once our car removal service is complete, it’s one less thing you have to worry about!

Why should I choose The Clunker Junker for car removal in Irvine, CA?

We get it, you have a lot of options when you want to sell a car in Irvine, CA. The Clunker Junker sets ourselves apart by offering the following benefits that many of our competitors do not have:

  1. We make instant offers right on our website. You don’t have to fill out a form and then wait for someone to email you back.
  2. We pay top dollar for junk cars in Irvine. We know that money talks, and we speak your language!
  3. We pick up vehicles faster than anyone else. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but usually within a few business days at most.
  4. We buy cars in Irvine and always have the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff to help you through the paperwork.

Whether you have lived in Irvine ever since it was incorporated in 1971, you are the head coach of the UC Irvine Anteaters basketball team, or you work for one of the many corporations that are headquartered here, our cash for cars Irvine service is ready to help you should you end up with a car that either doesn’t run anymore or it does, but it just does not meet your needs anymore. In that case, navigate over to our intuitive form and get an instant offer today so that you can get rid of your eyesore and have some cash in your pocket too.

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

Can you buy junk cars in Irvine, CA with no title?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Irvine, CA but we cannot guarantee it in all cases. It may depend on a number of different factors, such as the age of the vehicle and the exact location. Ultimately it is up to our local junk car buyers. If we can pay cash for your junk car without your pink slip you will need to have a photo ID matching a valid registration to prove ownership. Also note that offers for cars with no title or pink slip may be significantly lower!

If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Irvine, CA 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 Irvine DMV

1330 E. First St.
Santa Ana, California, 92701
Tel: 800-777-0133

Santa Ana DMV map

How long does it take to pick up my vehicle?

We can pick up the majority of vehicles in Irvine within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer handles all their own pick up scheduling, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific pickup time on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Will I be paid by cash or check?

Whether you are paid by cash or check depends on the policies of the buyer near you who places an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have moved to check for the safety of tow drivers and better record keeping. If you are paid via business check, remember 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 Irvine, CA

Recent vehicles sold in Irvine, CA
We made a recent cash offer for Marvin's 2004 Volvo S80 in Irvine, California in 92620. Their S80 starts and drives with approximately 103,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, all body panels securely attached, and has all interior pieces intact and undamaged. We offered Marvin $490.00 for their S80 with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2011 Nissan Cube 1.8 Dec 31
    Irvine, CA
    fa-exclamation-triangle icon Engine Starts
    fa-check icon Clean Title
  • 2008 Dodge Sprinter Cargo 2500... Dec 26
    Irvine, CA
    fa-check icon Runs and Drives
    fa-check icon Clean Title
  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Pre... Dec 23
    Irvine, CA
    fa-check icon Runs and Drives
    fa-check icon Clean Title
  • 2014 Hyundai Sonata (Not Sure) Dec 23
    Irvine, CA
    fa-times icon Doesn't start
    fa-check icon Clean Title
  • 2009 Mercedes Benz C Class (No... Dec 22
    Irvine, CA
    fa-check icon Runs and Drives
    fa-check icon Clean Title
  • 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Se Dec 21
    Irvine, CA
    fa-times icon Doesn't start
    fa-times icon No Title
  • 1997 Dodge Ram Van Extended Le... Dec 19
    Irvine, CA
    fa-check icon Runs and Drives
    fa-check icon Clean Title

Here is what other customers have said:

  • Lisette's 2002 BMW 745
    2002 BMW 745

    "I own two cars and am looking to consolidate to one new car. I'm hoping to be able to get a good deal. The car has heated seats, a sunroof, automatic sun shades, power seats, memorization seats, and parking sensors. "

  • Jordan's 2001 Honda Civic
    2001 Honda Civic

    "The car has engine problems (blown head gasket) and the engine vibrates while the car is idling. It will still start, but will most likely break down within the next few months. There are also small electrical issues. Driver's rear and passenger front windows both aren't functioning. The check engine light is on, but the car is still running in good fair condition."

  • Nicole's 1997 Buick Park Avenue
    1997 Buick Park Avenue

    "The serpentine belt is broken. It has dual power leather seats, power windows/doors, AC, CD player. The paint is chipping, but the interior is in good condition. "

  • Wesley's 1995 Toyota Celica
    1995 Toyota Celica

    "The car will start but has a hard knock. It was ran into a ditch and has damage to the front driver fender and a dent in rear driver quarter panel. I have taken the front seats and gearshift knob and put them in my truck. The car has 158,880 miles on it and the top half of the motor was rebuilt at 157,400 miles by my father who is a certified mechanic and has been for 30+ years. The heads, air plantum, air conditioner, and alternator are in great condition, if relevant for selling parts. The car loan was paid off about two years ago but I have never received the title back from the bank. It is paid off and registered to me and I could get the title in a few days if it makes a difference in your offer. You can check ownership on the car. I slid off the road into a ditch, breaking a motor mount which took only two days to offset the motor, resulting in the knock it has now. The car has been sitting for about fourteen months. Anything else you need to know, please give me a call. Thanks for your time. "

  • John's 1997 Ford Ranger
    1997 Ford Ranger

    "The rear axle is off. Axle is currently sitting in the truck bed. I was trying to fix it but I don't have the time. Have the old leaf springs and old axle as well. Still have the rear wheels."

  • Callesta's 2001 Ford Taurus
    2001 Ford Taurus

    "I destroyed the cars anti-lock brake system by putting transmission fluid in the brake fluid container and driving it for about 2 weeks with transmission fluid in the wrong area. Then I made the problem worse by not draining the fluid and bleeding the brakes when I realized the mistake caused the rubber on the brake system to swell and ruining the entire anti-lock brake system which is over $2,000.00 to fix and not something I am able to invest in at this time. Only other problem is the windshield has a major crack in it."

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Irvine, CA?