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If you’re looking for cash for cars in Chicago, The Clunker Junker is here to help! The Windy City is one of the greatest cities in the USA with amazing art, culture, food, and sports teams. We think our Chicago junk car buying service will also blow you away! Wouldn’t it be nice to simultaneously free up some space in your yard or driveway, and get some cash for your car that you can use to check out a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley field, or take the kids to the Shedd Aquarium or Lincoln Park Zoo for a day of fun? Don’t let yourself get underwater on your car. We buy junk cars in Chicago, IL and we pay more than the other guys!

It doesn’t matter if your junk car was run into while shopping at Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” and is beyond repair, or if the transmission has failed and even L&L Auto service says it’s not worth fixing. We will pay you cash for your junk car in Chicago no matter what kind of car, truck, van, or SUV you might have or what condition it is in. Not only will we pay cash for your car, but we’ll also tow it away absolutely free of charge! You might feel like driving your old clunker right into the Chicago River, but we are sure it still has some value so get an instant offer from The Clunker Junker in Chicago today!

If you have ever driven by the Cloud Gate bean sculpture in at Millennium Park, caught a glimpse of your unsightly junk car and thought: “What a sight for sore eyes!”?, then it might be time for an upgrade. Rather than trade in your used car at a dealer, The Clunker Junker will pay you cash for your junk car and pick it up in or around Chicago, IL for free. Don’t let our name fool you, we may buy junk cars, but we have paid up to $15,000 for used cars that are definitely not junk! You won’t find an auto salvage yard in Chicago that can pay cash for cars like this!

Logan's 2000 Lexus ES
2000 Lexus ES

"Recent crash, reported to DMV. The other guy didn't have insurance, so my car is a total loss. Battery is now dead. Engine still runs. Only damage was the rear driver door being hit and the passenger rear tire is bent in."

Logan searched for Cape coral cash for cars to sell their 2000 Lexus ES

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Chicago?

Ready to get cash for your junk car in Chicago? Here’s how it works:

At The Clunker Junker our goal is to make the junk car removal process as easy as possible. We know that selling your junk or used car on sites like Craigslist or Ebay can be a down right miserable experience, so we’ve created a service that makes selling your junk car in Chicago completely painless! Rather than deal with local tire kickers or potential scammers, check out our three step process for selling your junk car:

  1. Share the details of your junk car
    Is it a Toyota Camry or Ford F150? Maybe an old Chevy Pickup truck? Let us know the exact year, make, and model, then let us know if you have the title and whether it starts and drives. After a few short questions we'll give you an instant offer for your junk car right on our website! You don't have to wait for anyone to call you back.
  2. Click "Accept Offer"
    Once you accept our offer on your car through our website, we'll collect some information about how to contact you and where your junk car is located so we can assign a local Chicago junk car removal specialist to pick it up.
  3. We'll tow your car away free of charge
    That's right, not only will we pay cash for your junk car but all of our offers also include FREE pickup. There are absolutely no hidden fees or charges. The amount you accept for your car is the amount we pay, period!
Chad's 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
1999 Dodge Ram 1500

"The truck has some rust, but the engine runs fine except that the Alternator went bad causing the battery to be drained. So both would need to be replaced. Also the brake lines will need to be replaced as well due to sitting for awhile without being used. "

Chad searched for We buy junk cars in hollywood to sell their 1999 Dodge Ram 1500

How much is my Chicago based junk car worth?

As you can probably imagine, this is one of the most common questions we get here at The Clunker Junker. You have a junk car, and one of the most important things you need to know is how much money you’re going to get for it. While every car has a different value, and those values can range between $50 and $3000, we break our valuations down to three basic things, which happens to be two more than the number of Super Bowls “Da Bears” have won (yeah, we’re a little biter!).

  • What kind of car is it?
    As you can imagine, a 2005 Mercedes Benz will be worth more than a 1999 Dodge Stratus. The year, make, and model of your car is the single largest factor when quoting you a price. It's important that you accurately tell us the exact model of your car. Prices can actually be much different for a Honda Civic LX compared to Civic EX for example. If you're not sure, send us the VIN and we can get all the information we need from that.
  • Is the car really junk or not?
    Not every car we buy in Chicago can be considered junk. If your car is newer and can be repaired or still has life left in it, we can sell that car at a local Chicago auto auction. This means we can pay MUCH more than your local Chicago junk yard can. In that case pricing is based mostly on how much similar cars have sold recently in the Chicago area. However, if the car really is junk and is not worth saving, we'll refer you to one of our fully vetted, licensed, and insured junk car buyers in Chicago to take the car off your hands. Pricing will be based on the desirability of parts, and the size and weight of the vehicle.
  • Is the title for the car clear and in hand?
    While we can often buy junk cars with no title in Chicago, it's not always the case. And when we can, the offers for cars with either no title or a salvage title are much less. This is because not having a title limits our options after the sale. In general the price of junk cars with no title will be somewhat similar as those with, but newer nicer cars with no title will have significantly reduced offers due to the inability to re-sell it. It can be worth paying the small fee or waiting for a few days to get a new title from the state.
What are you waiting for? Get and instant offer now!
Larry's 1995 Honda Civic
1995 Honda Civic

"Put a lot of work into the car. New head gasket, radiator, rack and pinion, brakes, rotors, thermostat, starter, plugs and wires, battery, battery cables, catalytic converter, muffler, new tires with less than 200 miles on them, belts. Just bought a new car, got to get this thing out of my parking lot. "

Larry searched for We buy junk cars in houston to sell their 1995 Honda Civic

Our Chicago Junk Car Removal never has hidden fees or additional charges

One of the great things about selling your junk car to The Clunker Junker in Chicago is that our service always includes free pickup and junk car removal. Other companies will often quote you a price, and then try and charge you a tow fee to pick it up! So while their offer may seem higher on the face of it, watch out for those hidden fees in the fine print. We never charge to tow away your junk car. We have a sophisticated system that allows us to accurately estimate how much towing will cost and include that right in your instant offer.

I already know what you’re thinking though: “How long will it take to pick up my junk car?”. You’re not alone. Many of our customers need to have their car removed as quickly as possible. Maybe it’s at an impound lot and accruing fees. Maybe the city has threatened to tow the car away if it isn’t moved immediately. Whatever the case, we always try and pick up your car as quickly as possible. Unfortunately we can’t always guarantee immediate same day pickup, but on average most of our vehicles are picked up within 1 to 3 business days. Got a tricky schedule? Don’t worry about it. Our cash for cars buyers in Chicago can often pick up vehicles in the evenings or even on weekends.

Can you pay cash for junk cars without title in Chicago, IL?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Chicago, IL 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 with no title you will need to have a photo ID matching a valid regsitration to prove ownership. Also note that offers for cars with no title may be significantly lower!

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

100 West Randolph, Concourse Level
Chicago, Illinois, 60601
Tel: 312-793-1010

Chicago DMV map

Here’s how we helped Stephanie from Chicago Illinois sell her used 1997 Buick Skylark

Chicago resident Stephanie, who makes a living as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, submitted her 1997 Buick Skylark Custom to The Clunker Junker recently. There were rims removed from the vehicle and her vehicle could start, however, it wasn't driveable. There is some moderate body damage on the car such as cracks, rust, paint damage, etc and the car had approximately 183,000 miles on it when she sold it. She did have her title ready to sign over. We hauled her car away for free around Aug 27 and paid her $150 payment on the spot at the time of pickup.

We asked Stephanie a few questions about her car and her experience with The Clunker Junker

Here's what Stephanie had to say about her 1997 Buick Skylark and about us:

Were there any pieces or parts missing from the vehicle?

My car was all there, nothing removed from the motor, inside of the car, etc. Only some broken molding pieces.

Could you start the engine and let it idle?

Yup, it would start fine but it had a flat battery. You had to jump it

Was your 1997 Buick Skylark safe to drive?

The car was not able to drive. It had a bad CV joint and would not move.

What mileage was on the car when you sold your vehicle?

My vehicle had approximately 183,000 miles on the odometer when I sold it. Most of them were from some super fun road trips we took!

How much money did The Clunker Junker offer you for your 1997 Buick Skylark?

I was quoted $150 for my car. That was a lot more cash than the three other junk yards we requested offers from. Selling my junk car to The Clunker Junker was so much easier than trying to sell it online. Simply not needing to mess with flakes and non-serious buyers was well worth it.

Jordan's 1992 Plymouth
1992 Plymouth

"The vehicle starts half of the time, the tires may be leaking air, the tire rods are shot, its not drivable at all. The dashboard is out, except for the speedometer."

Jordan searched for Chandler car buyers to sell their 1992 Plymouth

Lorraine's 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

"The car needs a new clutch. I just had it replaced about thirteen months ago, so it's not under warranty any longer. The a/c needs a compressor, and the passenger door needs to have two bolts replaced. Other than that, it was running fine. It has new brakes, alternator, radiator and fuel pump. The windshield does have cracks, but it was running just fine before the clutch went out AGAIN. "

Lorraine searched for Junk car buyers in ann arbor to sell their 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

Nicholas's 2003 Volkswagen Jetta
2003 Volkswagen Jetta

"I don't want to invest any more money into the car. It broke down a month ago. A mechanic looked at it and told me he could get it running for $300, but there may be other damages. I don't really need a car right now, so I just didn't bother to get it fixed."

Nicholas searched for Columbia junk car removal to sell their 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Chicago Junk Car buyers

The Clunker Junker Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, 60007
(888) 383-4181
[email protected]

Business Hours

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Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
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The Clunker Junker offers the following services in Chicago

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

Average Junk Car Value in Chicago:

We pay up to $15,000 for newer running vehicles!

Recent Junk Cars In Chicago, IL

Recently paid cash for cars in Chicago, IL
  • 1991 Cadillac Eldorado Base May 02
    Chicago, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Salvage Title
  • 2004 Ford Mustang Base May 01
    Chicago, IL
    Engine Starts
    Clean Title
  • 1997 Honda Civic Ex Apr 30
    Chicago, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2003 Acura Tl 3.2 Type S Apr 30
    Chicago, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 1995 Bmw 3 Series 318ti Apr 29
    Chicago, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2001 Mazda Protege Lx Apr 29
    Chicago, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Gl Apr 29
    Chicago, IL
    Engine Starts
    Clean Title
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Chicago, Illinois was Demitra's 2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort in 60619. This Passat does not start with approximately 177,000 miles on the odometer and has no title, four inflated tires, and has damaged windows, mirrors, or lights. We offered Demitra a fair amount for their Passat with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!