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Aloha, our Pacific island friends! Are you looking to sell your used or junk car? At The Clunker Junker, we’ll pay cash for cars in Hawaii and pick them up completely free of charge! Hawaii’s unique geography and economy can make buying cars difficult, but we will always try our best to help the where we can. We can usually buy cars without much problem in the more densely populated parts of the island, such as Honolulu, Pearl City, and Hilo. Smaller and more remote places can be more difficult, so unfortunately we cannot make any guarantees about paying cash for cars in every Hawaiian city.

From The Big Island to, Oahu, to Kaua’i, Hawaiians have one of the most unique cultures in the United States. The economy of buying and selling used cars in Hawaii is also unique. With the large expenses required to import and export both vehicles and raw materials, car pricing in Hawaii often leaves something to be desired. The same vehicle that would sell for $1000 at auction in the continental US might only sell for $75 or $100 in Hawaii! That’s a huge difference, and it can be difficult to predict.

So while it can be difficult for us to make high offers for cars in Hawaii, we try our best to make up for it with the best customer service in the entire car industry. When we buy cars in Hawaii, you can be sure you are working with an honest, reliable, and trustworthy junk car buyer. When you’re hanging out at your next Luau, we want to tell your friends and family: “Lu’WOW, The Clunker Junker made it super easy to get cash for cars in Hawaii, I would highly recommend them!”

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From the tropical forests of Kauai to the white sands of Waikiki Beach, your beautiful state can be pretty rough on cars. Sun, water and even lava can really wear down a car. But don’t push your car into Mauna Loa – sell it to us instead! We pay top dollar for junk cars, even ones which don’t run. Selling your car is a simple three-step process:

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Sell your car in the Aloha state quickly and easily. Contact us today to get the process started. Get rid of your unwanted car, receive cash fast and let the Aloha vibes wash over you.

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Hawaii Cash For Cars By The Numbers

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Eric Mitz

Eric's Expert Take

Eric is our founder and CEO and has nearly 15 years of experience buying and selling used and junk cars in the state of Hawaii. He is also a data nerd with a finger on the pulse of the cash for cars industry and salvage vehicle values.

Hey, I’m Eric with The Clunker Junker! I’m taking a look at the latest offers we’ve made in Hawaii and wanted to give you an update. Generally, we’re providing around $195 for vehicles in the area, around $171 for pickup trucks such as the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, and up to $207 for sport utility vehicles and crossovers like the Honda Pilot or Toyota RAV4. For smaller cars like the Hyundai Accent or Kia Soul, our offers usually land somewhere in the middle at about $201.

Recently, The Clunker Junker has purchased over 1,334 vehicles and paid out more than $300,000 in cash for them! In particular, their most popular buy in Hawaii was the Honda Civic, a reliable 4-door sedan. Unfortunately, the Civic can be subject to some common issues such as rusting components, faulty brakes, worn-out tires and transmission problems. In such cases, it can be a better idea to sell the car instead of attempting to repair it due to the cost of parts and labor.

It looks like prices in the Hawaii car market have been stable for the last year, with average price increases of only 1.8% each month. This is great news for sellers, as now is a great time to list your vehicle with the surety that you are likely to get a favorable price for it. I will continue to monitor the market trends to keep you informed of any meaningful changes in car values.

How to sign your Hawaii car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Hawaii 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. In Hawaii you'll need to sign the front of the title in the section labeled "Assignment of title by seller". Don't write anything on the back under the "release of lien" or "re-assignment by dealer" sections!
  2. Sign and print your name on the front of the title, where it says "Printed name and signature of seller" (see image). Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section. Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Hawaii title
Front of Hawaii Title
Back of Hawaii title
Back of Hawaii Title

How to get a duplicate Hawaii title

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

  1. Fill out the Hawaii Application for Duplicate Title form.
  2. Bring the application to your local DMV office. Hawaii or Oahu
  3. The fee for a replacement Hawaii title is $5.00 in Hawaii County and $10.00 in Oahu.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Hawaii

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Hawaii 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 Hawaii abandoned vehicle removal procedures. We have given a general overview of what that entails below.

You can read more about selling an abandoned vehicle in Hawaii

  1. Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
  2. If the vehicle has been unattended on private property that has a posted notice prohibiting vehicles to park on the property without authorization, it may be removed by private tow. Otherwise, you will need to contact local law enforcement.
  3. Determine the name of the legal owner and the registered owner of the vehicle from the Department of Transportation or the County Department of Finance.
    Within (15) fifteen days from the tow, the legal owner of the vehicle must be notified of the vehicle removal via certified mail.
  4. If the vehicle has not been claimed within (30) days from mailing the notice, the vehicle may be disposed of as or be resold at the discretion of the towing company holding the abandoned vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Can you purchase my car without title in Hawaii?

Unfortunately, we cannot purchase any vehicles in Hawaii without a valid title. As the legal owner, you will need to apply for a duplicate or replacement title through your local DMV office. Please also note that to sell your vehicle in Hawaii, you must have a valid and current registration. The state requires this to ensure that there are no registration fees left unpaid.

What if my title doesn’t look like the one pictured?

Hawaii often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Hawaii DMV.

Do I need to turn in my license plates?

Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle. You can return the plates to your local DMV office.

What should I do about my auto insurance?

You will need to notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle, so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.

Is there anything else I need to do?

You should fill out a notice of transfer within twenty days of the sale of your vehicle

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