Cash For Cars in Chicago, IL

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Cash for junk cars in Chicago, Illinois. We work with the most reputable junk car buyers in Chicago to ensure a smooth process for you. Avoid the fees and hassle of selling your car for cash to unreliable buyers from internet classified sites like Autotrader or Craigslist.

Quick and easy sale

Tell us a little bit about your car or truck like its make, model, and condition. Accept our cash or equivalent offer for your car and you'll be ready to schedule a convenient pickup time! In Chicago, pickups can sometimes be scheduled for the same day during normal business hours (not guaranteed).

Paid on the spot

You'll get paid instantly, right on the spot when the tower arrives. Exchange your keys, documentation, and vehicle for payment at the time of pickup. Our Chicago car junkers are always friendly, professional and respectful. Payment will be either cash or check. Sell your junk car for cash in Chicago today!


We buy junk cars for cash in Chicago, IL

Our most recent cash offer:

The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Chicago, Illinois was Shardae's 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited in 60619. This LeSabre does not start with approximately 192,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, four inflated tires, and has no damage to any lights or glass. We offered Shardae $165.00 for their LeSabre with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!

This week's average offer in Chicago:

$261
 Free Pickup
 Paid on the spot
 Quick and Easy
We pay more for 2005 and newer!

Other vehicles we've made offers on recently:

2005 Buick Le Sabre Custom
Chicago, IL
60620     Dec 10
Doesn't start
Clean title
2001 Mercury Villager Estate
Chicago, IL
60617     Dec 10
Runs and drives
No title
2007 Audi A8 L Quattro
Chicago, IL
60633     Dec 10
Engine starts
Clean title
1994 Honda Accord Lx
Chicago, IL
60644     Dec 09
Doesn't start
No title
2002 Nissan Sentra Gxe
Chicago, IL
60649     Dec 09
Runs and drives
Clean title

 

Locations are approximate to protect our user's privacy

How does Chicago cash for junk cars work?

   First, tell us about the car you're selling.

Got a junk car you want to sell for cash in Chicago? Start by filling out our simple and intuitive submission form above. We'll ask you some questions about your car or truck such as its year, make, model, and trim. Next, tell us about the condition of the vehicle like whether it can start and drive, how many miles are on the odometer (high mileage vehicles are fine!), and what kind of ownership documentation you have. If you're trying to sell your junk car for cash with no title in Chicago, IL we may be able to help you with that!

Finally, we'll ask if the vehicle has any exterior damage such as missing or loose bumpers and body panels, large dents or hail damage, and broken or missing lights, glass, and mirrors. Answer the questions accurately and honestly and our offers will never change at the time of pickup like many bait-and-switch schemes online. Our integrity is very important to us!

Junk vehicle condition form

   We'll make you an instant cash offer for your junk car in Chicago.

The Clunker Junker stands out from the crowd by making you an instant offer on your vehicle. That's right, in most cases you'll get an offer right here, right now! We understand that we live in a world that expects instant gratification, so we buy junk cars for cash in Chicago fast. Many other car buyers simply collect your information and might get back to you in a few days with an offer, if they ever get back to you at all. If for some reason we can't make you an instant offer, we will usually get you one within one or two business days. Unfortunately we can't buy every car, truck, or SUV that's submitted to us so we may not be able to make an offer.

We always strive to make you the fairest and highest offers and pay top dollar for your scrap car or truck whenever possible. The Clunker Junker only works with reliable, experienced, and professional junk car buyers in Chicago, IL to make sure you have the smoothest, fastest, and reliable service possible. We have great, modern customer service and let you choose how we get in touch with you including phone, email, and text message. We never, ever sell your information to third parties or send you promotional material. We're all business.

Get an instant offer on your car

   Quick and painless junk car removal in Chicago

If you choose to accept our instant offer, we'll request a few additional details regarding pickup like the full name on the title or registration, address where the vehicle is located, vehicle identification number (VIN), and color. If you do not have a title for your car or it's not issued by the state of Illinois let us know right away. For some newer vehicles we may also request some simple photos to verify the condition and ownership.

When we have all the information we need, one of our friendly and professional carriers or auto recyclers will reach out to you to schedule a time for pickup. Most of our junk car buyers near Chicago are super flexible with scheduling and often do night and weekend pickups. We can usually have your car picked up and paid for within 24 to 48 business hours, and often pick up vehicles on the same day they are submitted! However, please note that we cannot and do not guarantee any specific day or time for removal. Towing and pickup is always free and there are zero hidden costs or fees to use our service. Payment is issued by the tow truck driver in the form of cash or check right there on the spot. There really is no easier or faster way to sell your junk car for cash in Chicago, IL!

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Quick, same day pickup

Our Cook County/Du Page County junk car buyers have made offers on vehicle like these

  • 2004 Ford Explorer XLS
    2004 Ford Explorer Xls
  • 1997 Mercedes-Benz E 320
    1997 Mercedes Benz E 320
  • 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX
    2002 Buick Rendezvous Cx
  • 1991 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Silverado
    1991 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Silverado

Chicago, IL Junk Car Removal FAQ

Can I sell my car for cash without the title in Chicago?

It depends on a few different things like the age of your vehicle and what other documentation you may have available. We can buy some cars for cash without titles in Illinois, but you will usually need a photo ID that matches a valid registration and/or insurance card to prove ownership. We cannot purchase abandoned vehicles or vehicles that have active liens under any circumstances. We will also not pay for impound fees if they are required to release a junk vehicle.

Can you purchase or remove abandoned vehicles for cash?

In most cases, no. By definition an abandoned vehicle is one in which the legal owner is unknown or cannot be contacted. In this case our best recommendation is to contact your local police department and report the vehicle as abandoned. Usually your municipality will have the vehicle removed and impounded, but you will generally not be paid any cash.

When can you pick up my car? I need cash for it today.

The Clunker Junker makes every effort to be or work with the fastest and best junk car buyers in Chicago. Once we collect all the required information (and photos in some cases), we'll forward it to our carrier or buyer immediately and they will reach out to you to schedule an exact day and time for pickup. Our carriers usually respond within a few business hours but can sometimes take longer. Because The Clunker Junker does not directly handle scheduling, we cannot fully guarantee any specific time or date. With that said, however, most of our junk car removals happen within two business days and many even happen on the same day as submission.

Do you also sell vehicles? Can I buy a car from you?

We do not sell vehicles to the general public. We only sell vehicles to wholesalers, dealers, dismantlers, and similar. If you are a licensed dealer and are interested in purchasing junk vehicles on a regular basis, we'd love to talk to you and have you become a cash for cars partner in Chicago.

Why should I sell my junk car to you? I can get more cash on the Chicago Craigslist classifieds.

You're absolutely right! We simply cannot compete on price against private buyers, and we do not try to. However, The Clunker Junker can save you from a lot of the hassle of dealing with private buyers who may not be serious, don't show up when they say they will, or may not be safe or trustworthy. We can usually have your car or truck picked up within 48 hours and you'll be paid cash or check right on the spot with no gimmicks. Of course, towing is always free. It's fast, simple, and safe.

Is The Clunker Junker the car buyer, or a third party?

Most true junk or scrap vehicles are sold to a third party buyer, dismantler, or recycler. We do not own or operate our own junk yard or salvage yard in Chicago. The Clunker Junker is always working to ensure our third party buyers operate with the highest business standards and ethics. However, The Clunker Junker does directly buy cars for cash in Chicago that have not reached end of life and we'll generally pay much more than a junk yard would for these vehicles.


Illinois Junk Car Title Transfer

How to sign your Illinois title when selling your vehicle

The registered owner of the vehicle should do the following:

  1. First sign the front of the title where indicated by "Signature(s) of Seller(s)".

  2. Print (don't sign) your name on the front of the title where it reads "Printed Name(s) of Seller(s)".

If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, both must sign the title.

Your local Chicago DMV

If you have any questions about selling your vehicle for cash in Chicago you should contact your local DMV office at the following location:

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

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    Illinois title (front)
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    Illinois title (back)

100% Payment Guarantee

Guaranteed Cash For Your Junk Car

The Clunker Junker stands by our service 100%. If for any reason you do not receive payment from one of our car junkers in Chicago, we will work closely and personally with you to resolve any payment or service issues. If payment from the buyer still cannot be arranged, The Clunker Junker will pay you cash for your car in Chicago in the full amount accepted as part of our junk car removal service guarantee.

Please note that our service guarantee applies only to vehicles that have been successfully picked up and towed away with proper ownership documentation (e.g, title) provided. The Clunker Junker and our car junker partners reserve the right to retract on our offer at the time of pickup if the vehicle is not as described by the seller or if the seller changes or updates information after an offer has been accepted.