We Pay Cash For Cars in Santa Barbara CA

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Want cash for your junk car in Santa Barbara? Look no further than The Clunker Junker!

  1. Junk car removal and towing is always included in your cash offer.
  2. We pay cash for junk cars, trucks, SUVs, and more!
  3. Sell us your used, wrecked, broken, or rusted junk car and get cash!

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Do you have an old car sitting in your driveway that you now consider to be a piece of junk? Is your junk car an eyesore for both you and your neighbors? If so, The Clunker Junker can pay cash for cars in Santa Barbara, CA and take it off your hands. We make the process fast and easy for everyone. Best of all, you’ll get paid when you sell your junk car to us and finally be able to get rid of it once and for all. Don’t waste your precious time trying to sell your junk car yourself when The Clunker Junker will buy your junk car today.

How our Santa Barbara, CA cash for junk cars process works

We buy junk cars in Santa Barbara, CA and have simplified the process to save people like you a lot of time and headache. Just follow these easy steps, and you’ll be on your way to getting cash for your junk car to pad your wallet:

  • Tell Us About Your Vehicle. We ask that you provide us with details on our website about your junk car so that we can make a fair offer. This includes information such as the make, model and year of the vehicle along with whether or not it’s still in drivable condition. Don’t be shy over telling us about any dents, dings or other damage the vehicle has. No matter if your car went out of style with the 80s or hasn’t been driven since Richard Nixon was president, we buy junk cars in Santa Barbara, CA in all types of conditions. Providing us with honest information will help us make an accurate assessment and avoid any conflicts when our junk car buyers come to take your vehicle and hand you your payout.

  • Review Our Instant Offer After you’ve submitted the information about your junk car to us, you’ll receive an instant offer with a specific and guarnateed dollar amount that we’re willing to pay. If you like the offer, go ahead and click the “Accept Offer” button. We’ll need collect some additional information from you. Please fill out your name, contact details and let us know where in Santa Barbara your junk car is located. In some cases, like when you’re triyng to sell a newer used car, we may also ask you to send us some photos of the vehicle and ownership documentation so that we can verify.

  • Schedule Your Pickup Once our offer has been accepted and the requested information has been provided, we’ll make arrangements for one of our local Santa Barbara, CA junk car buyers to come and haul away your junk car. Please note that our junk car byuers set their own pickup schedules and are available at different times. Fortunately for you, many of these carriers work weekends, nights and holidays. You might even be able to get someone to come to you the same day that you want to sell your junk car.

  • Get Paid We put our money where our mouth is when it comes to paying cash for cars in Santa Barbara. Once our junk car removal specialist arrives at your location, a quick inspection of the vehicle will be performed so that the details you provided us can be compared to what is seen. If everything matches up, we’ll happily fork over the cash for your junk car and ask for the keys to the vehicle. The car’s title may also be requested if you have it. If you are selling your junk car with no title in Santa Barbara, CA we can sometimes help with that, but not always. In addition to buying old vehicles, we offer free Santa Barbara, CA junk car removal as well so that you won’t have to worry about paying for towing or any hidden fees.

What should you do after you get cash for your junk car?

As a premier junk car buyer in Santa Barbara, CA, we want to make sure that no loose ends are left behind for our customers. After you’ve exchanged your vehicle for cash with us, it’s important that you notify the DMV to cancel the registration. You should also contact your insurance company right away so that coverage on the vehicle can be stopped.

Don’t waste your time trying to sell your junk car in Santa Barbara, CA

You may be tempted to sell your junk vehicle to a local Santa Barbara junkyard or list it on a classifieds site like Craigslist just to get it off your hands. The problem with either of these scenarios is that you might end up dealing with a dishonest buyer who may try to scam you and is in the business of setting up fraudulent deals that promise cash for junk cars. The Clunker Junker is a reputable junk car buyer with verifiable references and customer reviews. We’re also known for giving everyone superior customer service and streamlining the process of selling your junk car.

The Clunker Junker is in the business of paying cash for cars that only a company like ours can appreciate. We buy junk cars while upholding the principles of honesty and integrity in our business practices. If you’re ready to get rid of your old car, let us know about your junk vehicle so that we can make an offer.

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

What is the value of my vehicle in Santa Barbara?

Today's average offer for vehicles near Santa Barbara, California is $246 with free pickup. If you have a full size truck like a GMC Sierra or SUV such as a Chevy Suburban, the average value is at $307, but may only be $209 for small and mid-size vehicles like a Nissan Altima. Of course, your vehicle's exact offer depends on a number of factors:

  • The year, make, and model. If we can sell your vehicle at wholesale auction, it's worth more than scrap values.
  • What size is the vehicle and how much does it weigh? Scrap pricing is often based on vehicle size and weight.
  • What condition is the vehicle in? Vehicles with good parts are sometimes worth more money.

Do we pay cash for junk cars in Santa Barbara, CA without a title?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara DMV

535 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, California, 93101
Tel: 800-777-0133

Santa Barbara DMV map

Will you pick up my vehicle on the same day?

We can often pick up the majority of vehicles in Santa Barbara within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer takes care of all their own scheduling, so we can never fully guarantee a specific pickup time on their 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 policies of the local buyer who places a bid on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, many have moved to check for the safety of truck drivers and better record keeping. When you are paid by business check, don't forget that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees all payments and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In Santa Barbara, CA

Recent vehicles sold in Santa Barbara, CA
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Santa Barbara, California was Carrie's 2004 BMW X3 2.5i in 93101. This X3 starts but does not drive with approximately 117,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, four inflated tires, and has no damage to any lights or glass. We offered Carrie $395.00 for their X3 with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2005 Ford Escape Limited Awd Nov 12
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Runs and Drives
    Salvage Title
  • 1998 Dodge Caravan Passenger (... Nov 11
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 1998 Ford Ranger Extended Cab ... Nov 11
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Engine Starts
    Clean Title
  • 2003 Lexus Rx 300 Base Awd Nov 10
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Engine Starts
    Clean Title
  • 2007 Honda Civic Coupe Dx Nov 10
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't start
    Salvage Title
  • 2002 Nissan Altima (Not Sure) Nov 09
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Nov 09
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't start
    Clean Title

Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

  • Fred's 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass
    1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass

    "The car runs fine and the ac blows cold air. The heat works. The power doors/windows work. The leather interior (drivers seat) has a tear. It has four newer tires with less than 10k miles on them. I'm just tired of paying insurance on two cars and can only drive one at a time."

  • Aracely's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

    "The only thing missing from the car is the dash is broken. There's a flat tire. The reason why I'm selling the car is I've got a loan on it and the people from the lien holder don't want the car they want the money. The car is just sitting there waiting and I really don't want it to go to waste. I have a car and I don't really need a second one."

  • Vanessa's 1997 Honda Accord
    1997 Honda Accord

    "I'm trying to get rid of the vehicle because I don't have the time or money to fix it. I just got a new vehicle, and this one is just sitting around. The car starts up, but once I change gear into drive or reverse, it shuts off."

  • Jen's 2001 Chevrolet Blazer
    2001 Chevrolet Blazer

    "I put $2,000 in it this year on a new intake manifold gasket, battery, fuel pump and filter, radiator, plugs, and wires cap. It has Goodyear Scorpion tires a bit over one year old. I'm getting the same gas millage as when I first bought in 2008. It purrs like a kitten and runs like a champ when started...if you can get it started. For some reason it starts fine in the mornings and after work, but gives trouble when you want to make a quick stop on way home. Stick a fork in me I'm done. I'm not putting any more money into it. "

  • Adam's 2003 Saab 9-5
    2003 Saab 9-5

    "There's a hole in the head gasket, so the coolant and oil leaks. The rear view mirror hangs funny. It just doesn't run anymore. There was too much to fix so I decided to junk it instead."

  • Frank's 2004 Chrysler 300M
    2004 Chrysler 300M

    "The engine pistons busted which is a reason why I am getting rid of the car. No point in fixing it and it's cheaper to buy a new one. The interior speakers were the only thing removed from the inside of the car. They were purchased a part from the car and therefore, I will be keeping them. "

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

Santa Barbara Junk Car buyers

The Clunker Junker Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93101
(888) 383-4181

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The Clunker Junker offers the following services in Santa Barbara

  • Cash For Junk Cars in Santa Barbara
  • Free Junk Car Removal
  • Sell your junk car fast
  • Cash payed on the spot
  • We buy all cars, junk or not!

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