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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!
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 used when we buy cars in Chicago:
Selling a junk car in Chicago doesn’t really get any easier than this! You can score some extra money in your pocket and have your junk car towed away in a little as a few days.
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. When you sell your car in Chicago, there are a lot of variables taken into consideration to generate a 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 bitter!).
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 Chicago buyers can often pick up vehicles in the evenings or even on weekends.
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 Chicago, Illinois is around $328 with free pickup. If you have a big pickup like a Toyota Tundra or SUV such as a Honda Pilot, the average value is a bit more at $410, but could be $278 for smaller and mid-size cars like a Saturn. Obviously, your vehicle's exact value depends on a lot of factors:
Yes! In many cases (though not all) we can buy junk cars in Chicago, IL with no title. In all cases you will need to be able to prove you own the vehicle. That is usually done by showing a photo ID matching a valid registration for the vehicle. In some cases additional paperwork is also needed. Contact us if you have any questions about what is needed to sell your car with no title in Illinois. Note that we can never buy abandoned vehicles under any circumstance.
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:
We can pick up most vehicles in Chicago within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local buyer or carrier handles all their own scheduling, so we can't ever guarantee a specific time or day for pickup on the buyer's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the policies of the local buyer who places an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, some have started using checks for better record keeping and the safety of tow drivers. If you are paid by business check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!
"I got the car in September of 2014 with 240,783 miles and drove it for two weeks. While picking up my insurance paperwork, the car stopped starting. I had it towed to an auto shop who diagnosed it as having a bad starter and ignition coil. I haven't had time to get it into the shop or fix it myself. I am getting ready to go on deployment soon and need to get rid of it quickly, as the registration expires after I'll be gone."
"It didn't start, although it did until yesterday! Honestly, it's old and we're just not interested in keeping it and maintaining it anymore. When it didn't start yesterday (I have no idea why), I just decided to go ahead and let it go."
"I'm going to junk this car and get something more reliable. The left side mirror is gone and the bumper is off. Inside, there are just wires showing by the feet on the driver side. "
"It is a nice convertible Celica, but it quit running and I don't have the money to work on it. It has good tires, a new battery (1000 cranking amps), and a brand new radiator. Just been sitting there for a month since it quit running."
"It has a blown head gasket. I don't have the title. It is free and clear but would need time to get it from the state."
"The reason I want to junk it is because it has a problem with the transmission. I already invested a lot of cash in this vehicle. I paid for the A/C to get fixed and for a better fuel pump. "
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