We Pay Cash For Cars in Des Plaines IL

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We buy junk cars, trucks, and SUVs and pay cash in Des Plaines!

  1. We are Des Plaines's top junk car and truck buyer.
  2. Sell us your used, wrecked, broken, or rusted junk car and get cash!
  3. Junk car removal and towing is always included in your cash offer.

The Clunker Junker and most of our partners are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, customer dropoffs have been suspended until further notice. Our staff is also working remotely, please excuse any background noise in phone calls! We are doing our best to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your business, and stay safe!

Do you have an old junk car sitting in your garage taking up space and gathering dust? Does your driveway look more like an automotive graveyard than part of your home? Do you wish you could sell your old junk car for cash right now? Keep reading to find out how you can find an immediate buyer in your area who pays cash for cars in Des Plaines, IL.

I know what you’re thinking: “Why should I sell my junk car to The Clunker Junker?” Well, for one your family will thank you for cleaning out the garage. Your neighbors will thank you for cleaning up your property. You won’t have to be embarrassed about the eyesore on display in front of your home.

We are professional junk car buyers in Des Plaines, IL specializing in old, unwanted, damaged, and totaled cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. We buy junk cars in Des Plaines and all across the great state of Illinois. Through our local buyers and extensive market for parts and components, we’re able to pay cash for junk cars every day.

Why sell your junk car to The Clunker Junker rather than a Des Plaines junk yard?

With The Clunker Junker, you’ll receive a fast, fair, and fully accurate quote instantly when you enter your vehicle information in our online quoting tool. Unlike many of our competitors, our detailed questionnaire allows you to give us details about the year, make, model, trim level, mileage, and physical and operating condition of your vehicle. That way, you get an exact quote instantly on your screen. There’s no need to worry about the quote changing at the last minute or when we come to pick the vehicle up.

Our junk car removal service is 100% guaranteed. We place a high premium on customer satisfaction. That’s why we ensure that you’ll be paid the quoted price you agreed upon. Our Des Plaines junk car removal specialists come prepared to assist you in filling out the vehicle title for proper transfer. Our local cash for junk cars partner pays you on the spot when they pick up the vehicle. Once the paperwork is complete, the hauler will write you a check for the full amount quoted, BEFORE they take the keys and haul your car away.

If there is ever a dispute or question about the payment, we are just a phone call away. Our headquarters will work closely with you to resolve any issues and ensure that you get paid by our local junk car buyer or directly from us.

We buy junk cars in Des Plaines, IL with an easy and efficient process

It’s fast and easy to sell your junk car or any other vehicle including SUVs, minivans, and trucks. Our process involves these simple steps”

  1. Get an instant quote. Start here by filling out our online form with your vehicle details and personal information so we know who to make payment to.

  2. Accept our offer. Our offers are competitive and more accurate than the estimates you’ll receive from other companies. You can accept our offer in confidence, knowing that the price you see is the price we’ll pay.

  3. Schedule a pickup. Let us know when and where to pick up the vehicle. In most cases, our local partner will pick up your vehicle within 24 to 48 hours of the time you accept our offer.

  4. Sign over the title. our Des Plaines, IL junk car removal specialist can answer any question and help you sign over the title. Be sure to remove the license plates and any personal property from the vehicle and give the hauler the keys.

  5. Get paid cash for your junk car. You’ll have a check in your hands and free space in your driveway or garage. Use the money to take a vacation, fix up your home, or save toward a goal.

We’re the most reputable junk car buyer in Des Plaines, IL

We buy junks cars using a process that is founded on honesty and integrity. Some car buying services give you an offer but charge you for towing and removal. Once all the hidden fees are deducted, you don’t get paid what was quoted to you. When you sell your car to us, we factor in all costs for towing and removal before we give you our quote. So, the price we quote is the price you’ll get when our removal specialist hands you the check.

Remember that you never pay any extra fees for towing and removal. And you’ll never be charged any hidden ‘handling’, ‘processing’, or ‘regulatory’ fees that other junk car and auto salvage companies charge.

We’re paying cash for junk cars in Des Plaines, IL right now. For a fast, simple, and effective way to sell your water-damaged vehicle fast, contact 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.

What is the value of my vehicle in Des Plaines?

Today's average value for vehicles near Des Plaines, Illinois is around $323 with haul away at no cost. If you have a full size truck like a GMC Sierra or SUV such as a Lincoln Navigator, the average value is a bit more at $403, but may only be $274 for small and mid-size sedans like a Chevy Malibu. Of course, your vehicle's real offer depends on a number of factors:

  • The year, make, and model. If we can resell the vehicle at auction, it's worth more than salvage values.
  • What size is the vehicle and how much does it weigh? Salvage offers are often based on vehicle size .
  • Has the vehicle been in a accident? Vehicles with usable parts are often worth more money.

Do you pay cash for junk cars in Des Plaines, IL with no title?

Yes! In many cases (though not all) we can buy junk cars in Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines DMV

1470 Lee St.
Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018
Tel: 312-793-1010

Des Plaines DMV map

Can you pick up my vehicle on the same day?

We can usually pick up the majority of vehicles in Des Plaines within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local buyer or carrier manages all their own scheduling, so we can never guarantee a specific pickup time on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Will I be paid by cash or check?

Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the policies of the buyer near you who makes an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have started using checks for the safety of truck drivers and better record keeping. If you are paid by check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In Des Plaines, IL

Recent vehicles sold in Des Plaines, IL
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Des Plaines, Illinois was Zijad's 2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SE (gas) in 60018. This Taurus Sedan starts and drives with approximately 120,000 miles on the odometer and has no title, one or more tires that are flat, and has no damage to any lights or glass. We offered Zijad $220.00 for their Taurus Sedan with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac ... May 21
    Des Plaines, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan Lt May 14
    Des Plaines, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2001 Volvo S40 Base May 10
    Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't start
    Clean Title
  • 2004 Volvo S40 (Not Sure) May 10
    Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't start
    Clean Title
  • 2002 Honda Accord Sedan Lx May 04
    Des Plaines, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2000 Saturn L Series Sedan Ls2 May 03
    Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't start
    No Title
  • 2004 Ford E Series Wagon Passe... Apr 29
    Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't start
    Clean Title

Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

  • Miguel's 1990 Lexus LS
    1990 Lexus LS

    "I crashed it from the front but it's not that bad. It has brand new tires and cold A\C. Other than the little bit of damage in the front, it's good. "

  • Craig's 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva
    1993 Oldsmobile Achieva

    "I've lost the use of my legs and can't drive anymore! Drivable, battery dead, haven't started it in a long time. and the engine and transmission are complete and under the hood."

  • Gary's 1990 Chevrolet 2500
    1990 Chevrolet 2500

    "It runs, but stalls. When idling it wants to rev up and down. It has lots of wear on the interior. The driver's side front panel is bent so the door is hard to open and close on occasion."

  • Will's 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
    2004 Pontiac Grand Am

    "I am junking the car. I have the original title. The car was totaled. I bought it back but am unable to get it registered. The state needs receipts from the shop where the new door and fender were bought. However, the person who fixed it cannot get those receipts. The vehicle does have hail damage. I have also taken the radio out as well as the back deck speakers. These were all aftermarket."

  • Fred's 1988 Mazda B2200
    1988 Mazda B2200

    "The engine was rebuilt within the last 600 miles of use. The tires are all in like-new condition. The truck will not pass inspection because of a vapor leak in the fuel system. The truck has a lot of rust and the floor panels have holes in them."

  • Jackie's 2003 Dodge Durango
    2003 Dodge Durango

    "Oil pressure problem with engine. It starts and runs but I was told it should not be driven. New tires six months ago. Going to junk it due to possibly costly repairs and high mileage."

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

Des Plaines Junk Car buyers

The Clunker Junker Des Plaines
Des Plaines, Illinois, 60007
(888) 383-4181

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The Clunker Junker offers the following services in Des Plaines

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

Des Plaines Illinois state outline

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The Clunker Junker Des Plaines is rated 4.3 out of 5.0 based on 115 reviews across the web.