We buy junk cars for cash in Washington, DC!

Washington, D.C. is teeming with politicians and other powerful people wheeling and dealing; all of them trying to get ahead by any means necessary. Unfortunately, that endless pursuit of power sometimes leads to rampant corruption and generally shady behavior. When you’re trying to sell your car, you might also run into a lot of companies and individuals who are looking to take advantage of you. That’s why The Clunker Junker provides some checks and balances on the used and car industry! We pay cash for cars in Washington, D.C. and do it with integrity. Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t try to hide our reputation, instead we wear it like a badge of honor.

We’re the best candidate to buy your car in DC.

Consider this the kick-off of our campaign to become your Washington D.C. car buyer. We are running on a platform of honesty, professionalism, and transparency. If elected, we promise the following:

  • We will pay you top dollar for your car
  • We will pick it up quickly and without any hassle
  • We will tow your car away completely free of charge.

Our opponents are focused on making the most money for themselves and do not care about what is best for you. One common tactic they will use is called the “bait and switch”. This is where they will give you one price for your car online or on the phone, and then will try and lower it when they arrive to pick the car up. What are you going to do about it? You need the car gone fast, so you end up being forced to take a lower offer for your car.

Do not stand for this behavior! Vote for The Clunker Junker because every offer we make is guaranteed never to change at the time of pickup, as long as the vehicle was described accurately. We buy junk cars in Washington DC, so we don’t expect them to be perfect and won’t nitpick every little thing wrong with it.

How to get the most cash for cars in Washington, DC

How do we plan on fulling our campaign promises, you ask? Easy! We have been buying cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and more for over 10 years and have created an extremely easy and streamlined process you can use to sell your car in Washington DC.

  1. 1. Tell us the details about the car you're selling
    There are a lot of wealthy people in DC driving around in brand new Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benz, and BMWs. Unfortunately, not all of us are so fortunate. Are you cruising down U Street in your beat up Ford Focus? (Stop at Ben's Chili Bowl!), or maybe you're enjoying the scenery on Beach Drive in DC with your sporty Mazda Miata. Whatever you're selling, we'll need to know the exact year, make, and model. We'll also ask about the condition of the vehicle and whether you have the title or not.
  2. 2. Consider our instant quote
    In most cases our website will create an instant quote for your car. We always try and pay the most money we can based on the information provided, so take a minute to consider our offer. If you choose to accept the offer, we'll kick off our car removal process as quickly as possible. Just let us know when and where to meet you. If your address is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, we may need advance notice.
  3. 1. We pick it up and pay you on the spot
    Our Washington DC car buyers will arrive in a timely fashion and give the car a quick look over to make sure the condition was described accurately. They will then hand over either cash or check in exchange for your keys, title (if needed), and vehicle. When the car is gone, you'll have time and extra money to check out the amazing exhibits at ARTECHOUSE or the International Spy Museum!

It really is that easy to sell your car in DC thanks to The Clunker Junker. To start the process, scroll to the top of the page and enter the details about your vehicle.

We buy all cars in Washington, DC, regardless of age or condition.

We buy cars in Washington DC, of course, but we buy all kinds of cars in varying conditions as well. Just because our name is The Clunker Junker doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in that used car you need to unload quickly because you’re moving away.

  • Junkers, Clunkers, and Jalopies
    When you hear someone say "junk car", these are the ones you imagine. The cars are old, do not run, have body damage, or have started rusting away. Usually we can pay anywhere from $50 to $300 for cars like this depending on their age, size, weight, and other factors.
  • Cars with salvageable parts
    Some cars might not have much resale value due to them having really high mileage, mechanical problems, or accident damage. However, they probably have some parts that can be salvaged and resold. Our car buyers in Washington DC always make sure to fully and properly dismantle vehicles by properly draining and disposing of hazardous fluids, and recycling the old scrap metal to be reused.
  • Cars that are still usable or desirable.
    Believe it or not The Clunker Junker buys used cars all the time. In fact, we can usually pay an order of magnitude more money for cars that can be resold on dealer lots or at auctions. This puts us one step ahead of the local DC yards who will mostly only crush the car for raw materials. They'll never be able to compete on price for newer and nicer vehicles, in fact we can often beat dealer trade in prices as well!

Ready to sell your junk car in DC? Give us a call.

When you want to sell your junk car in DC, there is only one name to circle on the ballot: The Clunker Junker. You won’t find a better car buyer in the metro DC area who will pay you more cash for cars than The Clunker Junker will. Of course, there is always the added bonus that we will pick up the car free of charge as well. Be careful when getting offers from others, as they sometimes hide their towing charges in the fine print. We do not believe in those kinds of business practices here at The Clunker Junker.

Washington, DC is full of amazing landmarks like The Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, and the amazing National Mall. Rather than let that broken down car in your yard become yet another monument in DC, let us take it off your hands. In many cases, we’ll be able to pick it up in a few business days or less, and even pick up cars on the same day in some cases. If you’re looking for a cash for cars Washington DC company, you’ve found the best one in the Nation’s Capital.

My fellow Americans, help us make your bank account great again by paying you cash for cars in DC. Can we buy your car in DC? Yes We Can!

How to sign your District Of Columbia car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your District Of Columbia title when you are selling your vehicle. If there are multiple owners listed on the title, they must all sign the title unless the names are separated with "OR".

  1. When you're ready to sign your Washington DC title, you'll want to do so on the back. At the top, there is a section titled "Title assignment by seller(s)". You should only sign and print here, do not write anything in the first, second, or third re-assignment by dealer sections.
  2. First, print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title, where it reads "Printed Name of Seller".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Next sign the back of the title where indicated by "Signature of seller" (see image).
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of District Of Columbia title
Front of District Of Columbia Title
Back of District Of Columbia title
Back of District Of Columbia Title

How to get a duplicate District Of Columbia title

The process for getting a duplicate or replacement District Of Columbia title is fairly simple. If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than District Of Columbia you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state. The registered owner should do the following:

  1. Fill out the District of Columbia Duplicate Title online form.
  2. Or mail the required documents to:
    DC DMV
    P.O. Box 90120
    Washington, DC, 20090
  3. Please note that titles will be mailed within 10 days of processing. The fee is $26.00 paid to the DC department of motor vehicles

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in District Of Columbia

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in District Of Columbia can be a difficult process. Unfortunately, you cannot just sell any junk car that ends up on your property if you do not own it. You'll need to follow the District Of Columbia abandoned vehicle removal procedures. We have given a general overview of what that entails below.

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

We don't buy cars in Washington, DC without a title

Unfortunately we cannot usually buy vehicles with no title in Washington, DC. Sorry about this! District Of Columbia has very strict laws around vehicle ownership and we are at the mercy of following those regulations. You would need to obtain a replacement or duplicate title from your local DMV (see below). Once you have your title in hand we'll be happy to buy your junk car!

If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Washington, DC 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 Washington DMV

955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20024
Tel: 202-737-4404

Washington DMV map

Will you pick up my vehicle on the same day?

We can often pick up the majority of vehicles in Washington, DC within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local buyer or carrier takes care of all their own pick up schedules, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific pickup time on the buyer's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Will I be paid by cash or check?

Whether you are paid by cash or business check depends on the requirements of the buyer near you who makes an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, some have moved to check for the safety of truck drivers and better record keeping. When you are paid via 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 offers made near Washington, DC

Recent vehicles sold in Washington, DC
We made a recent cash offer for Shamar's 2012 Toyota Corolla in Washington, District Of Columbia in 20008. Their Corolla starts and drives with approximately 76,000 miles on the odometer and has no title, one or more tires that are flat, and has no damage to any lights or glass. We offered Shamar $235.00 for their Corolla with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 1988 Nissan 300 Zx Gs Jan 04
    Washington, DC
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  • 2011 Nissan Xterra X 4 Wd Jan 03
    Washington, DC
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  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu Ltz Jan 03
    Washington, DC
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  • 1999 Infiniti I30 Base Jan 03
    Washington, DC
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    fa-check icon Clean Title
  • 2004 Kia Optima Lx Jan 03
    Washington, DC
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  • 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan Base Jan 03
    Washington, DC
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  • 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Jan 03
    Washington, DC
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Tevin's 1991 Honda Accord
    1991 Honda Accord

    "I was in a wreck and something is wrong with either the starter or the ground wire. All of the tires are brand new. It's missing the back left pane window. My apartment complex wants it gone by today. I honestly just wanted to sell it for scrap but have no means to get it to a junk yard."

  • Holly's 1994 Ford F150
    1994 Ford F150

    "This is my uncles truck. He just passed away and gave it to me, but I don't want it. The rear view mirror is missing the back window has duct tape, but other than that it drives very well."

  • Raquel's 1999 Suzuki Vitara
    1999 Suzuki Vitara

    "It is not a running vehicle. It has a soft top which has a zipper that is functional but, needs to sewn. Also, as far as I know the lights bulbs are just blown out. Parts in the vehicle which are missing are the door handle to the Driver's side, the stereo, battery, little trimmings around the stereo, and the speakers. "

  • Kristel's 2003 Ford Escape
    2003 Ford Escape

    "The passenger side was struck by two cars. The front door is completely damaged, and the rear passenger side is damaged. The bottom frame was hit from the passenger side which also damaged the driver's side. This also cracked the windshield. "

  • Brian's 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

    "The gear shifter is actually stuck in reverse as of today. Not sure of the problem, but we were getting ready to junk this vehicle anyways in about two months. So we're looking at options/pricing for junking it now."

  • Kellcey's 2000 Saturn SL
    2000 Saturn SL

    "The mirror on the passenger side it cracked. I could always get a new one, those are super cheap. There's also a crack on the front bumper cover. The car only has 205k miles. The interior is nice and clean. "

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Washington, DC?