Cash For Cars in San Diego, CA

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Cash for junk cars in San Diego, California. We work with the most reputable junk car buyers in San Diego to ensure a smooth process for you. Avoid the fees and hassle of selling your car for cash to unreliable buyers from internet classified sites like Autotrader or Craigslist.

Quick and easy sale

Tell us a little bit about your car or truck like its make, model, and condition. Accept our cash or equivalent offer for your car and you'll be ready to schedule a convenient pickup time! In San Diego, pickups can sometimes be scheduled for the same day during normal business hours (not guaranteed).

Paid on the spot

You'll get paid instantly, right on the spot when the tower arrives. Exchange your keys, documentation, and vehicle for payment at the time of pickup. Our San Diego car junkers are always friendly, professional and respectful. Payment will be either cash or check. Sell your junk car for cash in San Diego today!


We buy junk cars for cash in San Diego, CA

Our most recent cash offer:

The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near San Diego, California was Amy Harney's 1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary in 92121. This Accord does not start with approximately 197,000 miles on the odometer and has no title, four inflated tires, and has damaged windows, mirrors, or lights. We offered Amy Harney $75.00 for their Accord with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!

This week's average offer in San Diego:

$282
 Free Pickup
 Paid on the spot
 Quick and Easy
We pay more for 2005 and newer!

Other vehicles we've made offers on recently:

2001 Mazda 626 Es
San Diego, CA
92111     Nov 21
Runs and drives
Clean title
1999 Ford Mustang Base
San Diego, CA
92110     Nov 21
Engine starts
Clean title
2000 Ford Expedition Xlt
San Diego, CA
92102     Nov 21
Runs and drives
Salvage title
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth...
San Diego, CA
92103     Nov 21
Runs and drives
No title
1999 Pontiac Sunfire Se
San Diego, CA
92154     Nov 19
Doesn't start
Salvage title

 

Locations are approximate to protect our user's privacy

How does San Diego cash for junk cars work?

   First, tell us about the car you're selling.

Got a junk car you want to sell for cash in San Diego? Start by filling out our simple and intuitive submission form above. We'll ask you some questions about your car or truck such as its year, make, model, and trim. Next, tell us about the condition of the vehicle like whether it can start and drive, how many miles are on the odometer (high mileage vehicles are fine!), and what kind of ownership documentation you have. If you're trying to sell your junk car for cash with no title in San Diego, CA we may be able to help you with that!

Finally, we'll ask if the vehicle has any exterior damage such as missing or loose bumpers and body panels, large dents or hail damage, and broken or missing lights, glass, and mirrors. Answer the questions accurately and honestly and our offers will never change at the time of pickup like many bait-and-switch schemes online. Our integrity is very important to us!

Junk vehicle condition form

   We'll make you an instant cash offer for your junk car in San Diego.

The Clunker Junker stands out from the crowd by making you an instant offer on your vehicle. That's right, in most cases you'll get an offer right here, right now! We understand that we live in a world that expects instant gratification, so we buy junk cars for cash in San Diego fast. Many other car buyers simply collect your information and might get back to you in a few days with an offer, if they ever get back to you at all. If for some reason we can't make you an instant offer, we will usually get you one within one or two business days. Unfortunately we can't buy every car, truck, or SUV that's submitted to us so we may not be able to make an offer.

We always strive to make you the fairest and highest offers and pay top dollar for your scrap car or truck whenever possible. The Clunker Junker only works with reliable, experienced, and professional junk car buyers in San Diego, CA to make sure you have the smoothest, fastest, and reliable service possible. We have great, modern customer service and let you choose how we get in touch with you including phone, email, and text message. We never, ever sell your information to third parties or send you promotional material. We're all business.

Get an instant offer on your car

   Quick and painless junk car removal in San Diego

If you choose to accept our instant offer, we'll request a few additional details regarding pickup like the full name on the title or registration, address where the vehicle is located, vehicle identification number (VIN), and color. If you do not have a title for your car or it's not issued by the state of California let us know right away. For some newer vehicles we may also request some simple photos to verify the condition and ownership.

When we have all the information we need, one of our friendly and professional carriers or auto recyclers will reach out to you to schedule a time for pickup. Most of our junk car buyers near San Diego are super flexible with scheduling and often do night and weekend pickups. We can usually have your car picked up and paid for within 24 to 48 business hours, and often pick up vehicles on the same day they are submitted! However, please note that we cannot and do not guarantee any specific day or time for removal. Towing and pickup is always free and there are zero hidden costs or fees to use our service. Payment is issued by the tow truck driver in the form of cash or check right there on the spot. There really is no easier or faster way to sell your junk car for cash in San Diego, CA!

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Quick, same day pickup

Our San Diego County junk car buyers have made offers on vehicle like these

  • 2004 Chevrolet Impala Base
    2004 Chevrolet Impala Base
  • 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS
    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Ls
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gs
  • 1998 Subaru Forester Base
    1998 Subaru Forester Base

San Diego, CA Junk Car Removal FAQ

When can you pick up my car? I need cash for it today.

The Clunker Junker makes every effort to be or work with the fastest and best junk car buyers in San Diego. Once we collect all the required information (and photos in some cases), we'll forward it to our carrier or buyer immediately and they will reach out to you to schedule an exact day and time for pickup. Our carriers usually respond within a few business hours but can sometimes take longer. Because The Clunker Junker does not directly handle scheduling, we cannot fully guarantee any specific time or date. With that said, however, most of our junk car removals happen within two business days and many even happen on the same day as submission.

I have a title but it's not in my name. Can you still buy my vehicle for cash?

In most cases, yes. A general rule of thumb is that payment (cash or check) will be made out to the name listed in the owner's section on the front of your California title. If the title still has the previous owner's name printed on the front, you will likely need to have a new title issued in your name before it can be sold. Most states require this so that sales tax is collected properly between each sale. In some cases, other arrangements can be made to pay a person other than the legal owner.

What should I do if I signed my California title incorrectly?

Titles are complicated and sensitive legal documents, so don't sweat it if you signed yours wrong, it can always be fixed! You should absolutely not try to erase, whiteout, scribble over, or otherwise try and correct the title as this will immediately invalidate it and require you to obtain a duplicate. The most common mistakes are signing in the wrong place or with the wrong name. These mistakes can be corrected by signing and notarizing an affidavit of correction that states the problem and states that there was "no fraud intended". Even if you're not a customer, we'll be happy to provide you with a generic affidavit.

What happens to my junk vehicle once I sell it for cash?

It depends! For cars that are very old, have severe body damage, or are beyond mechanical repair, they may be dismantled and recycled by a local auto recycler. Cars or trucks that have not yet reached end of life may be re-marketed to wholesale car buyers, exporters, or interested private parties at auction.

Will I be paid in cash or check?

The Clunker Junker cannot guarantee any specific payment method. Some buyers do pay cash for cars in San Diego, especially for lower amounts, but not all of them do. Carrying large amounts of cash into an unknown situation can pose a serious safety risk for drivers and many buyers are opting to pay in via check. Please keep in mind that The Clunker Junker backs up all checks written by third parties 100% and is proud to have never had an unresolved payment issue.

Can I sell my car for cash without the title in San Diego?

It depends on a few different things like the age of your vehicle and what other documentation you may have available. We can buy some cars for cash without titles in California, but you will usually need a photo ID that matches a valid registration and/or insurance card to prove ownership. We cannot purchase abandoned vehicles or vehicles that have active liens under any circumstances. We will also not pay for impound fees if they are required to release a junk vehicle.


California Junk Car Title Transfer

How to sign your California title when selling your vehicle

The registered owner of the vehicle should do the following:

  1. First, sign your name on the front of the title on line "1a" (Signature of registered owner)

  2. If your vehicle is less than 10 years old, sign your name in the odometer section at the bottom where it reads "Transferor/Seller Signature"

If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, both must sign the title.

Your local San Diego DMV

If you have any questions about selling your vehicle for cash in San Diego you should contact your local DMV office at the following location:

3960 Normal St.
San Diego, California, 92103
Tel: 800-777-0133

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    California title (front)
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    California title (back)

100% Payment Guarantee

Guaranteed Cash For Your Junk Car

The Clunker Junker stands by our service 100%. If for any reason you do not receive payment from one of our car junkers in San Diego, we will work closely and personally with you to resolve any payment or service issues. If payment from the buyer still cannot be arranged, The Clunker Junker will pay you cash for your car in San Diego in the full amount accepted as part of our junk car removal service guarantee.

Please note that our service guarantee applies only to vehicles that have been successfully picked up and towed away with proper ownership documentation (e.g, title) provided. The Clunker Junker and our car junker partners reserve the right to retract on our offer at the time of pickup if the vehicle is not as described by the seller or if the seller changes or updates information after an offer has been accepted.