We buy junk cars, trucks, and SUVs and pay cash in San Diego!

  1. We are San Diego's top junk car and truck buyer.
  2. Junk car removal and towing is always included in your cash offer.
  3. Get an instant cash offer for your junk car from The Clunker Junker

San Diego, CA is America’s Finest City, and San Diegans are some of our favorite people. That’s why we are thrilled to be able to pay cash for cars in San Diego, CA! San Diego has the most beautiful weather in the country, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and is home to one of our favorite movies: Top Gun! So do you have a junk car that has seen better days? Would you say it’s in the danger zone? If so, let us be your wingman. The Goose to your Maverick. We will buy your car, truck, or SUV in San Diego and take it off your hands! When we buy your junk car, you’ll be feeling the need…the need for speed! That’s because we pay cash for junk cars in San Diego and tow them away fast. Usually in 48 hours or less in many cases.

Offering junk car removal to those who serve

San Diego, CA is a military town, and we are always honored to serve those who serve. We’ve helped so many of our nation’s finest sell their junk cars in San Diego. At Naval Base San Diego, you’ll often catch a glimpse of the USS Nimitz docked in port; a truly amazing sight to behold. At The Clunker Junker we have our own carriers, but we like to call them tow trucks. They may not be able to carry thousands of Naval officers or an F/A-18 Super Hornet, but they do help us pay cash for junk cars in San Diego, CA and provide free junk car removal! From your fleet to ours, let us buy your San Diego junk car today!

Sell your junk car in San Diego

Right now you’re probably weighing your options for how to sell your junk car in San Diego, CA. Sure, you could try listing it on Craigslist, but if you wanted to deal with a bunch of monkeys trying to make low ball offers on your car, you can just spend a day at the zoo. Let’s address the elephant in the room: junk car buyers on Craigslist are unreliable, rude, and sometimes more dangerous than a Bengal Tiger. Why deal with a heard of people sending you messages, asking questions you’ve already answered in the ad, and then not showing up when they say they will? There is an easier way to get cash for cars in San Diego. We buy junk cars, so get an instant offer from The Clunker Junker and sell your car faster than a Cheetah!

We’re paying cash for junk cars in San Diego, California

When you use The Clunker Junker to get cash for junk cars in San Diego, you can rest assured you’re working with the best of the best. We are proud of our hundreds of 5 star ratings across the web, and they all come from customers like you who have sold us their junk cars in the past. How do we maintain such a positive reputation? It’s so easy, we can’t figure out why our competitors struggle with it. It really comes down to three things. Pay top dollar for junk cars, pick them up as quickly as possible, and provide constant communication and customer service throughout the process.

We also strive to make our San Diego junk car buying process as easy as possible. Most people who come to our website got here by researching “How to sell a junk car in San Diego”, here is our answer. To sell your junk car:

  1. Submit your junk car to us
    Before we can make an offer we'll need to know what we'll be buying. In San Diego maybe you have a Ford Mustang convertible to cruise through La Jolla. Did you know that pickup trucks are more popular than cars in San Diego? Maybe you have an old F150. We buy all cars in San Diego so let us know the year, make, and model. We'll also need to know what condition it's in. Be honest and accurate and our offers will never change at the time of pickup.
  2. Get an instant offer.
    Completing our junk car condition questionnaire only takes a minute, and when done you'll be given an instant offer in most cases. Review your offer, discuss it with your husband or wife, and decide if you want to accept it. If so, we'll need to know who to contact and where to pick it up. Payment is made out to the name on the title. If you are looking for cash for junk cars with no title in San Diego, sometimes we can help with that! We can't guarantee it, but let us know and we'll work with you to make the sale happen the best we can.
  3. Get paid cash for your junk car
    The day has finally arrived, it's time to finally sell your junk car. Our San Diego junk car buyers will arrive on time with their tow truck to tow your car away. The driver will do a quick inspection and issue either cash or business check right there. The car will be loaded up and hauled off completely free, and you'll have some extra cash for a nice celebratory margarita at Ponce's Mexican restaurant.

When we said we made getting cash for your car in San Diego easy, we weren’t kidding. That’s really all their is to it. How long does it take you ask? Well, our local San Diego junk car removal specialists all handle their own scheduling but in general most vehicles are picked up within a few business days, with many being picked up on the same or next day.

We buy junk cars in San Diego, but we also buy operable used cars.

Our name is The Clunker Junker, and we certainly buy junk cars in San Diego, but did you know that we also buy used cars with plenty of life left in them? Not only that, but for cars that wouldn’t really be considered junk and have some re-sale value, we can offer up to 20X more than a San Diego area junk yard can. Why? Because we’ve established relationships with dealers and auctions in San Diego that let us resell vehicles for much higher than junk prices, and of course we pass that on to you. In fact, we pay cash for cars in almost all conditions. Most vehicles we buy fit into three buckets:

  • Clunkers and Junkers
    These vehicles are how we got our name, and how we started as a company. We're talking about cars that are at the end of their useful life. Cars that are old, do not run, or wrecked in an accident on the 805. These junk cars will be recycled, crushed, and used to help maintain a sustainable world, which we know San Diego residents care about.
  • The Parts Car
    Not all junk cars are created equal. Some are so old or broken that even the parts aren't worth much. But others can still play organ donor and use their parts to keep other cars running. Most of these will end up at a San Diego junk yard, dismantled, and the rest recycled into scrap metal.
  • The used cars and trade ins
    Not really junk, but we'll still buy these cars and pay cash for them. Used cars that aren't really junk, but you might need to sell as quickly as possible. Maybe you're moving out of San Diego and can't take it with you, or just want an easy down payment for the next car. We can sell these vehicles at wholesale auction for prices much higher than the sum of their individual parts, and we pass those offers on to you. Generally these are cars that are 2007 or newer, but for unique vehicles like Jeeps or special models we can even take older ones.

It doesn’t really matter what category your vehicle fits into, we will buy your car in San Diego and pick it up for free. Old, new, wrecked, or broken. Come one, come all. We pay cash for cars in San Diego! Your junk car will no longer haunt you like the ghost of Kate Morgan roaming the halls of the Hotel Del Coronado for eternity. Only you can set it free!

Don’t delay, sell your junk car to a trusted junk car buyer San Diego today!

San Diego is an amazing place, but there are a lot of less than stellar business out there who claim to be junk car buyers. Many of them are trying to pull the oldest tricks in the book. For example, many San Diego junk car buyers will do what is called the bait-and-switch. You’ll contact them and they’ll give you an offer for the vehicle that sounds reasonable. However, when they show up they will find some lame excuse to lower their offer and force you to take less money for your junk car. You agree because you’re busy and can’t waste any more time; congratulations, you just got scammed!

When you sell your junk car in San Diego to The Clunker Junker, you can be sure all of our San Diego junk car removal specialists have been fully vetted and background checked. Unless your junk car was grossly misrepresented during submission, our offers will never change and we never charge any hidden fees. The offer you accept on our website is the amount of cash you will receive for your junk car at the time of pickup, period. From Torrey Pines to Balboa park, we pay cash for cars in San Diego. So get your instant offer today!

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

How much will you pay for my car in San Diego?

Today's average value for vehicles in San Diego, California is around $289 with free towing. If you have a full size pickup like a GMC Sierra or SUV such as a Ford Excursion, the average value is a bit more at $361, but could be $245 for small and mid-size cars like a Honda Accord. Obviously, your vehicle's exact offer depends on various factors:

  • The year, make, and model. If we can sell the vehicle at wholesale auction, it's worth more than metal values.
  • What size is the vehicle and how much does it weigh? Salvage pricing is often based on vehicle size and weight.
  • Does the vehicle work correctly? Vehicles with good parts are often worth more .

Can we pay cash for junk cars in San Diego, CA with no title?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in San Diego, 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 regsitration 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego DMV

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

San Diego DMV map

How long does the process take?

We can usually pick up most vehicles in San Diego within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer takes care of all their own schedules, so we can never guarantee a specific pickup window on the carrier'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 cash or business check depends on the requirements of the local buyer who places an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, many have started using checks for the safety of tow drivers and better record keeping. If you are paid by check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In San Diego, CA

Recent vehicles sold in San Diego, CA
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near San Diego, California was Lauren Mac Gregor's 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible V6 Deluxe in 92109. This Mustang Convertible starts and drives with approximately 162,000 miles on the odometer and has no title, some body damage larger than a fist, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Lauren Mac Gregor $500.00 for their Mustang Convertible with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
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Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

  • Myles's 1991 Ford F150
    1991 Ford F150

    "It hasn't been started in six months. The battery is dead. Last time I went to drive it it started but wasn't running right. Sounded as if it was missing a cylinder or the timing was off. It's one of two older vehicles that I'm ready to just be done with. Time to up grade. If this truck was 4WD I'd rebuild it and keep it. "

  • Johanna's 1991 Ford Explorer
    1991 Ford Explorer

    "The car over-heated and as a result the head gasket is now damaged. Water and oil inter-mix. The title is at my parents' house, but they can most likely mail it to me."

  • Randall's 1993 Geo Storm
    1993 Geo Storm

    "I just bought this car and within eight hours after buying the vehicle the engine over heated and the car shut off on me while driving, and now it won't start again."

  • Tom's 1986 Ford Club Wagon
    1986 Ford Club Wagon

    "A tree branch fell on the roof and dented the top of the van. The van also has a lot of surface rust. The rear seats have been removed. The front windshield glass is cracked due to the tree branch damage. Side window behind driver seat is broken out and missing. A new alternator was installed a month before the tree damage. "

  • Vernon's 2004 Chrysler Concorde
    2004 Chrysler Concorde

    "The car overheats and I don't know why. I don't really have the money to fix it. I need to get rid of it and buy another car. I have a title loan out on the car from TitleMax."

  • Jon's 1986 Ford F250
    1986 Ford F250

    "This truck was a project of my friends. He never got the title and doesn't want it anymore. I am tired of it being in my yard. There is no bed, seats, carpet, windows, or hood and the motor was rebuilt but never started. "

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