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Picture this: You have a junk car you’re ready to sell because it’s wrecked or no longer runs. “How hard could it be to find someone to pay cash for cars in Vista, CA?”, you think to yourself. You spend a few hours getting photos, writing up an amazingly detailed ad outlining everything that’s wrong with your car, and spend $25 or $50 to list it for sale on Autotrader and Craigslist. And then you wait. And wait..and wait some more. Nothing. After a week, you finally receive an email from a prospective junk car buyer in Vista, CA who seems interested and wants to come take it for a test drive. The only problem is, your car doesn’t start, which you already made clear in your ad; but of course no one read it thoroughly. Another couple of weeks go by, maybe someone finally says they’ll come out to take it and never shows up and you never hear from them again. This is a common experience for anyone trying to sell a junk car in Vista, CA, but we are here to help by paying cash for junk cars!
The Clunker Junker buys junk cars in Vista, CA and we pay top dollar and pick them up completely free. In many cases we can get all of this done in 48 hours or less. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, let us prove to you just how easy and quick we make the process of selling your junk car in Vista, CA. Not only that but we provide industry leading customer service and always go way above and beyond anything our competitors are able to do.
So how does all of this work? Here’s how to get cash for your junk car:
Describe your junk car. To make you an accurate offer, we’ll obviously need to know what kind of junk car you are selling and what condition it’s in. We’ve made our online questionnaire very simple with basic yes or no questions. Remember, we’re buying junk cars so we expect vehicles that do not run, have body damage and rust, or are otherwise not in great shape.
Check out your offer. You probably think someone has to review your submitted information and will give you a call back hours later, right? That’s what most of our competetors are doing after all. But you’ll be happy to learn that with The Clunker Junker we can give you an instant offer in seconds in most cases. No waiting or wondering.
Get paid cash for cars. This is everyone’s favorite part for obvious reasons. If you accept our offer, one of our local Vista, CA junk car buyers will reach out to you to come pick up your car. They’ll pay you cash or check right on the spot and then load the car up on their tow truck. As long as you accurately describe your vehicle to us, you never have to worry about the price changing from what you agreed to on the website.
That’s pretty much all there is to it! We weren’t kidding when we said we make it easy to get cash for junk cars in Vista, CA
If you have accepted our offer on your junk car you’ll need to gather and take care of a few things prior to and after the sale:
Make sure you have all your documentation ready. While we buy junk cars with no title in Vista, you’ll often get a higher offer if you have a title in your name ready to go. Please note that we never guarantee being able to buy a car without a title, but we can work with you within the laws set forth by the state of California.
Clear out all your junk from the inside of your junk car! You don’t want to leave clothes, electronics, or other personal belongings in your car when it gets towed away, right?
At the time of pickup you’ll want to have your keys, title (if required), and of course your vehicle ready to go.
After the sale you’ll be responsible for letting the DMV know you sold your car and to cancel your registration and insurance.
When we pay you cash for cars, we’ll also offer free junk car removal in Vista, CA with every offer. If you’ve ever tried to sell a junk car to a Vista junk car buyer or junk yard you might have realized that you have no way to get your vehicle to their facility. Many will make you either handle towing yourself or will deduct a fee to cover the cost of towing. Any offer you receive for your car from The Clunker Junker is always the exact amount you’ll be paid. We don’t have any hidden charges or fees to cover towing, title, taxes, or anything else. What you see is what you get.
We hope we’ve convinced you to at least get an instant cash offer from us. We are buying junk cars in Vista, CA and we hope yours is next! Our team of junk car buying experts is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have and our website has a number of resources explaining how everything works and answers a number of common questions people have about the cash for junk cars process. To get started simply fill out the form at the top of this page!
If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.
The current average offer for vehicles near Vista, California is around $277 with free pickup. If you have a big pickup like a GMC Sierra or SUV such as a Honda Pilot, the average value is a bit more at $346, but is only $235 for small and mid-size cars like a Ford Fusion. Of course, your vehicle's real value depends on a lot of factors:
We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Vista, 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 Vista, 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:
We can pick up the majority of vehicles in Vista within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer manages all their own scheduling, so we can't ever guarantee a specific time or day for pickup on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by cash or 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 started using checks for the safety of truck drivers and better record keeping. When you are paid by check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you the full amount if there are any issues with the local buyer!
"The transmission is bad. There are small dents on the hood from hail storms and the windshield is cracked. The main thing is it will crank and go into first gear but that is it."
"My car stereo was stolen back in 2009 so my dashboard is cracked a little from them prying it out. I've replaced the stereo, but the dash isn't fixed. I got hit in the rear back in 2013 and the frame underneath got crushed in a little. The bumper is sagging, and the muffler strap broke so it's just hanging a little. Just recently I was going to get my license renewed for the vehicle but it started doing this lunging when keeping it at a certain speed. I tried to take it somewhere to get fixed and they said that they thought it might be the transmission, but wasn't sure. He said I'd be able to drive on it for a while which I did, but now it's starting to overheat when sitting still or idling. I'm tired of pumping money into this car so I want to get rid of it and get some cash for it while it's still running. "
"The vehicle was in a car accident. The front bumper fell off, but is available. The engine is likely fine, but the battery was removed so I can't test it. The front windshield is cracked. The air bags deployed and insurance declared it a total loss."
"Front end crashed, hood will not open, running lights, broken on one side. Cash offer for cheap vehicle to replace this one. $2,000 trade in value. "
"No missing parts. We're junking the vehicle because the transmission is failing (works on and off) and we don't want to pay to replace it. It also needs a tune-up (plugs, wires)."
"The car's transmission is really touchy, too much for it to be emissions tested. The repairs would be too costly, so I'm junking it. The seats have seen better days but the rest of the car isn't too bad past the cracked windshield and some rust spots. Relatively new engine and starter. "
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