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Why oh why are you still hanging on to that old junk car? You’re ready for an upgrade. You’re ready for something new. You’re ready for something bigger. Or, maybe you just need to get that junk car as far away from our house as quickly as you can to avoid a fine from the city. Whatever it is, you’re ready to get cash for cars in Crystal Lake, IL from The Clunker Junker. We buy junk cars and we want to help! The Clunker Junker not only guarantees cash for junk cars, but we can come and pick it up from your home or workplace at no charge. We’ll load your car onto our tow truck and you’ll be left with nothing but a big check in your hand.
You’re probably wondering why you should sell your junk car to The Clunker Junker instead of selling it privately. “Surely I could get more cash for my car myself!”, you’re thinking to yourself. You might expect us to argue with you, but you might be right! The problem is, at what point is your valuable time worth more than the hassle and headaches you’ll face posting ads, responding to messages, and going on test drives? We buy junk cars in Crystal Lake, IL and can pick them up within a few days or less, in most cases!
There are a lot of drawbacks to trying to sell your junk car yourself, but what are they? Here are just a few off the top of our heads:
Selling a junk car can be a hassle. Selling a desirable used car can be hard enough, imagine how hard it is to sell a junk car that doesn’t run or has been wrecked! You can spend all the time you want creating the pefect ad that discloses everything wrong with the car, and people will still act surprised when they see it or ask you questions you’ve already answered. Assuming they show up at all, they’ll use this against you when trying to negotiate a final price.
Selling a car can be time consuming. It’s not just time consuming to list your car for sale. It also can take weeks to get cash for your car in Crystal Lake, IL from a private buyer. You can waste so much time negotiating price only to end up settling for less than you wanted in the first place. Plus, it can take time just to find an interested junk buyer in Crystal Lake to begin with, after all, there are often more cars available than buyers.
Selling a car can be a huge risk. There’s lots of risk involved in trying to get cash for junk cars yourself. Can you trust just anyone to come to your home? Or, meeting them somewhere and trusting them to test-drive your car? Then, can they pay with a check? Can you trust that? Do they get the title before the check clears?
Do you think you can avoid this mess with a local Crystal Lake junkyard sale or auto auction? There’s still the hassle and time-consuming nightmare of finding the right location and the giant risk of selling your car for next-to-nothing.
Why not side-step all of these issues and call The Clunker Junker. We buy junk cars in Crystal Lake, IL and you will have a trusted junk car removal agent arrive at your home to pick up your car. You will receive cash or a check from a trusted business to pay for it. Plus, no photo taking, no listings, no haggling, no strangers texting you all day asking about what size your cupholders are. Just a fair offer from a reputable Crystal Lake, IL junk car buyer.
The process is simple. First, you need to visit our website and fill out a simple form telling us a little about your vehicle. We’ll need to know the make and model, year, and condition. Then, we’ll need your contact information and we’ll send you an instant offer for your vehicle, based on your specifications. Remember, we buy junk cars regardless of their condition so always be honest and accurate when answering the questions to avoid any conflicts later.
If you accept our cash offer for your junk car we’ll set up a pick-up date for your junk car removal, usually within 48 hours. Our local buyers in Crystal Lake manage their own pickup schedules so we do not guarantee a time or day for pickup. The buyer will assess your vehicle to make sure it matches the specifications you gave us. Hand over your title if you have it and you’ll receive cash for your junk car right on the spot. We’ll load up your vehicle, and it’s out of your hands!
When we pick up your vehicle, make sure you have:
Ready to sell your junk car in Crystal Lake? Want it gone now? Just visit our website and get started submitting information about your vehicle. There are no hidden fees with The Clunker Junker, the offer you see on the site is the offer you’ll receive when we come to pick up your vehicle. We always include the cost of towing from your offer, so it’s already been considered when you receive you offer. As long as your car looks and operates the way you described, we’re ready to give cash for cars. So, what are you waiting for? Get cash for junk cars from The Clunker Junker today!
If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.
Today's average value for vehicles near Crystal Lake, Illinois is $319 with free pickup. If you have a full size truck like a Ford F150 or SUV such as a Honda Pilot, the average value is a bit more at $398, but may only be $271 for smaller and mid-size sedans like a Toyota Camry. Of course, your vehicle's real offer depends on various factors:
Yes! In many cases (though not all) we can buy junk cars in Crystal Lake, 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 Crystal Lake, 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 usually pick up the majority of vehicles in Crystal Lake within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local carrier or buyer handles all their own pick up scheduling, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific pickup time on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by business check or cash depends on the policy of the local buyer who makes a bid on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have started using checks for the safety of tow drivers and better book keeping. When you are paid via check, don't forget that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you the full amount if there are any issues with the local buyer!
"Engine threw a rod and most of the oil drained out when it happened. Hood dented in front, it was pushed back from earlier minor accident. Front side panels intact but single hairline crack near top, close to windshield."
"Emergency brake is not functional. It is a manual transmission and second gear does not work. Windows will go down but will not go back up straight, I think they are off track. One of the grills are missing in the front."
"The car was in a minor accident and the left side back small window is missing. The car starts runs rough and drives rough. The hood does not latch, so the battery was stolen from the vehicle. I would like to know what kind of cash offer I can get for this car and have it picked up as soon as possible."
"This car has an engine and transmission that were either replaced or rebuilt in the 110,000 mile range but will need work to be sold at a regular dealership. The title will be picked up this Saturday, free of liens."
"Bought it from a family member for next to nothing. It's not the prettiest Explorer but it's a good car once fixed. Only small minor fixes, the fuel pump, starter connection, and oil leak. Don't have time to fix it."
"The truck overheats and i'm looking for to sell it. The interior is in pretty good shape. "
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