We Pay Cash For Cars in Chicago IL

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We buy junk cars for cash in Chicago!

  1. Get an instant cash offer for your junk car from The Clunker Junker
  2. We buy all cars! We'll pick up your junk car free of charge and tow it away.
  3. Sell us your used, wrecked, broken, or rusted junk car and get cash!

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!

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 used when we buy cars in Chicago:

  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 junk cars in Chicago 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! Our Chicagoland junk car buyers will do a quick inspection and then load the vehicle on their truck to be hauled away.

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.

When I sell my junk car in Chicago, how much is it 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. 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!).

  • 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 Illinois 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, IL 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.

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.

We buy junk and used cars in Chicago IL fast and pay top dollar

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 an offer over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.

Do you pay cash for junk cars with no 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

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In Chicago, IL

Recent vehicles sold in Chicago, IL
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!
  • 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

Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

Vivian's 1997 Mazda 626
1997 Mazda 626

"It's missing the light shields for the two front lights but the bulbs are there and they work. The passenger side view mirror is attached but it's hanging off and still works. There is only one dent on the car but it's not that big. New battery, new radiator, new tires. I'm junking it so I can pay my rent."

Vivian searched for Cape coral cash for cars to sell their 1997 Mazda 626

Jeremy's 2007 Mercury Mountaineer
2007 Mercury Mountaineer

"There is some mechanical work that needs to be done on the vehicle to pass inspection. The ABS has stopped working and I was told it would cost about $1,500 to get it going."

Jeremy searched for We buy junk cars in hollywood to sell their 2007 Mercury Mountaineer

Anthony's 1999 Saturn SC2
1999 Saturn SC2

"My SC2 needs a new motor, is missing the radio, and has a broken drivers seat locking mechanism. It has brand new brakes and a water pump (within a month). Newer tires and tie rods. Working AC, Windows, and Speakers. Transmission is good."

Anthony searched for We buy junk cars in houston to sell their 1999 Saturn SC2

Christy's 2003 Saturn L200
2003 Saturn L200

"Front windshield broken. Front bumper falling off. The power steering rack is going out, as well as the rear brakes. I'm junking it because I cant afford to fix it. It drives but I don't know for how much longer and I don't want to be driving it when it goes out. "

Christy searched for Chandler car buyers to sell their 2003 Saturn L200

Kathy's 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

"Linkage is out on the car. It was my mom's car. She died in September of 2014. Car is in good shape, other than the linkage. Lots of new parts on the car. New tires with lifetime transferable warranty, new alternator, starter, fuel pump, and brand new battery."

Kathy searched for Junk car buyers in ann arbor to sell their 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Cathy's 1995 Ford Taurus
1995 Ford Taurus

"It's my husband's car. He's incarcerated and agreed to junk the car. He signed the title. Engine trouble may be the alternator. Battery light comes on when idle or at a low speed. No A/C. Radio doesn't work and some interior lights don't come on. There's some cosmetic damage to the seat. Not sure if the radio is still in the car, my husband bought another one and never installed it, the new one is in the trunk. Car is parked at in-laws' house. My father-in-law has Alzheimers and thinks the car is his. It's difficult to junk because he says he wants to drive it but he doesn't need to be driving. I need to junk the car since my husband is incarcerated, I'm living on one income, and need the cash to pay bills. I drove the car to my in-laws' two months ago. My father-in-law cranked it up last week and it started fine. Tires are good."

Cathy searched for Columbia junk car removal to sell their 1995 Ford Taurus

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Chicago, IL?

Chicago Junk Car buyers

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

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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!