Get cash for your junk car in Los Angeles today!

Did you know that in 1982 oil was discovered near what is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles? In just a couple of decades, Los Angeles was producing almost a quarter of the world’s oil! Things have changed since then, but one thing is still true: If you’re looking for cash for cars in Los Angeles, you’ll feel like you’ve just struck oil yourself when you sell your car to The Clunker Junker! That’s right, we buy cars in the City of Angels and pay top dollar. As a resident of Los Angeles, CA (aka “Angelenos”) you know that the glitz and glamour of Hollywood is merely a facade on the city. While the world knows Los Angeles for its movie stars and celebrities, the truth is that most of the city is struggling to get by, just like anywhere else. When times are hard, and you need some financial help, let The Clunker Junker pay you cash for your car in Los Angeles! Not only do we buy cars in L.A. but we also pick them up and offer free car removal as well! Intrigued? Read on.

How to get cash for your car in L.A.

Is your old car or clunker broken down and so far past the point of repair that even West Coast Customs wouldn’t be able to make it cool again? You might be tempted to drive it right off Santa Monica pier and into the Pacific Ocean, assuming you could even get it that far! But there’s a better way to get rid of your car in Los Angeles: sell it for some quick cash to The Clunker Junker! We make the process of selling cars in Los Angeles as easy as finding an aspiring screenwriter in a Starbucks; okay, maybe it’s not that easy, but it’s close! Let us break down our Los Angeles cash for cars process for you. It’s really just three steps:

  1. What kind of junk car are you selling?
    Are you rocking a Toyota Prius because of your long commute on the 405? Maybe you have a Mazda Miata so you can carve through the beautiful canyon roads in the outskirts. Whatever it may be, we want to buy your car in Los Angeles. Tell us what the year, make, and model is to start. Next, let us know about the pink slip and what condition the vehicle is in. Don't be shy, we buy junk cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs in all kinds of conditions.
  2. Accept our instant cash offer
    If you like what you see, tap "Accept Offer" right on our website and we'll kick off the car removal process right away. Tell us how to reach you and where to pick the car up. Curious how long it will take to pick up your car in Los Angeles? Our local car buyers in L.A. manage their own schedules so we can never guarantee a specific time frame for pickup, but they are pretty quick and most cars are picked up within one to three business days.
  3. Our Los Angeles Junk Car buyers pick it up for free
    When you sell your car to The Clunker Junker in Los Angeles, CA you never have to worry about how to get your broken, wrecked, or otherwise immovable car to us. Instead, our car removal specialist will come out to you at your home, work, or on the side of the road to pick up your car. They'll exchange your cash or check payment for your keys, title, and vehicle, and then tow the car away. Of course, towing is always free so don't worry about having to pay any extra fees.

How much is my car worth in LA?

Ah yes, our most common question. “How much is my junk car worth in LA?”. As you can probably imagine, this is a tough answer to give without exact details of your vehicle. A 2009 Mercedes-Benz is going to be worth a lot more than a 1993 Geo Metro. But in general, we break down junk cars into three groups when we evaluate how much they are worth:

  • Real cars that are beyond repair
    These are the cars that most people think of when they hear the term. Rusted out beaters rotting away in a driveway somewhere. In most cases vehicles like that are simply recycled for their raw materials. Pricing on these types of vehicles is based more on the size and weight of the vehicle rather than whether it still runs or what the parts might be worth. You might expect anywhere from $50 to $225 for a vehicle in this condition.
  • The in-betweeners
    These vehicles are mostly considered cars, but they might have some sought after parts. Rather than simply crush them right away, the Los Angeles salvage yard will break it down and part it out. Once all the usable parts have been removed and added to inventory, then the rest of the stripped out vehicle will be crushed and turned into scrap metal. We can pay a little more for these than pure junk.
  • The "This car isn't !" group
    Don't let our name fool you. The Clunker Junker buys all kinds of cars in Los Angeles, not just . In fact, we can usually more cash for cars that aren't really junk than a local yard in LA possibly could. This is because these vehicles are sold at wholesale auction. So rather than basing value on the parts or raw materials, the price is calculated by looking at how much similar vehicles have sold for at auction recently. Because of this, the price may range anywhere from $200 to $10,000. It really depends on what kind of used car you're selling and what condition it is in.

We buy cars in Los Angeles, California, and we do it fast and free.

So why should you choose to get cash for your car in L.A. from The Clunker Junker? We can think of a few reasons. First, we pay top dollar for junk cars in Los Angeles. We know that the most important thing to you is getting the most money for your car, so we make sure our offers are as competitive as possible. When you sell your used car to us, we don’t want you to feel like you just got pick pocketed by a thief down at Venice Beach! The best part is that if your car is not ready to be recycled and crushed, we have the ability to resell your vehicle at auction, which means we can pay a TON more for it than a local Los Angeles junkyard or salvage yard.

We know you also have the option of selling your car on the Los Angeles classifieds, but just thinking about that gives us a migraine. Who wants to deal with a constant barrage of phone calls, text messages, or emails from potential junk car buyers on Craigslist who will probably just low ball you and not show up when they say they will? Of course, that’s just the best case scenario. Worst case, they want to try and murder you, and no one wants to be murdered over a car. When we buy cars for cash in Los Angeles, you can rest assured our local car buyers are all background checked and vetted as legitimate businesses. We make it safe and easy to sell your car in Los Angeles.

What do I need to sell my car in Los Angeles?

For one, you’ll need your car, that one is obvious. Additionally, you’ll want to have your keys and title (or pink slip) available and ready to go at the time of pickup. In some cases we can pay cash for cars with no title in Los Angeles, but we can never guarantee this as it depends on a few different things. Once our L.A. junk car buyer hands over payment, you’ll want to make sure you file a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability with the state. This lets the DMV know you sold the vehicle and that you are no longer responsible for it. We take care of the title transfer and fees, so you don’t have to worry about any of that.

When you finally have a minute to reflect on your experience with The Clunker Junker, we’re sure you’ll feel like you scored more than Kobe ever did with the L.A. Lakers. You’ll feel like such a star, you might as well leave your hand prints on the walk of fame! So what are you waiting for? If you need a fast car buyer in Los Angeles, reach out to The Clunker Junker today!

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

Do you buy junk cars in Los Angeles, CA with no title?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles DMV

3529 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, California, 90031
Tel: 800-777-0133

Los Angeles DMV map

How long does it take to pick up my vehicle?

We can often pick up most vehicles in Los Angeles within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local carrier or buyer handles all their own schedules, so we can never fully guarantee a specific pickup window on the buyer's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

What form of payment will be made, cash or check?

Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the policies of the buyer near you who makes an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, some have started using checks for the safety of truck drivers and better record keeping. If you are paid via check, don't forget that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees every payment and will pay you in full if there is any issue with the local buyer!

Recent offers made near Los Angeles, CA

Recent vehicles sold in Los Angeles, CA
We made a recent cash offer for Danny's 2009 Toyota Camry in Los Angeles, California in 90033. Their Camry starts and drives with approximately 102,000 miles on the odometer and has a salvage or rebuilt title, all body panels securely attached, and has all interior pieces intact and undamaged. We offered Danny $1,585.00 for their Camry with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2011 Audi A3 2.0 T Premium Plu... Dec 03
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • 2004 Saturn Ion Red Line Base Dec 03
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Dec 03
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • 1999 Lexus Gs 300 Base Dec 03
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan Sel Dec 03
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • 2003 Saab 9 3 Sedan Vector Dec 03
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe Base Dec 02
    Los Angeles, CA
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Robert's 2000 Hyundai Elantra
    2000 Hyundai Elantra

    "Will start with a jump or a new battery. Windows don't stay up without using a wedge or duck tape. Front headlight is duck taped. Needs blower for heater."

  • Jonathan's 1990 Ford F250
    1990 Ford F250

    "It's missing the tailgate and the truck was used as a farm truck so its a little beat up. I have pictures if needed. It's not in terrible condition, but not the greatest. I bought as a fixer upper, but ran out of time. The vinyl seat is torn on driver's side. Do have a replacement rear bumper and seat that I never got installed too. "

  • Chantel's 1996 Saturn SL
    1996 Saturn SL

    "My car is a 1996 Saturn. It's my first car, I've had it since 2009, so I'm not sure where the title is. The engine makes a loud noise but I'm not sure how much of that is due to old age. The front bumper has a pretty decent crack across it and the car feels like it shakes when I drive it. I drove it around my trailer park briefly but, other than that, I haven't driven it in about three months. I want to junk it to free up space."

  • Cheryl's 1988 Ford F150
    1988 Ford F150

    "It hasn't been started in four years. It has just been sitting in the yard. I'd like to get a nice cash offer for it. "

  • Dominique's 2002 Dodge Caravan
    2002 Dodge Caravan

    "The vehicle needs a water pump which I can't afford. It has brand new (one week old) thermometer and radiator. The middle seat is gone and it does not start cause it needs a working battery. Battery in it is now dead."

  • Michael's 2000 Mazda Protege
    2000 Mazda Protege

    "I have had problems with the alternator and the electrical system. I have been driving it for five years, but I have decided to buy another used car instead of paying for more repairs on this Mazda. "

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