We Pay Cash For Cars in Elgin IL

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Want cash for your junk car in Elgin? Look no further than The Clunker Junker!

  1. You'll be paid right on the spot by one of our awesome Elgin junk car buyers.
  2. We are Elgin's top junk car and truck buyer.
  3. We can often buy junk cars with no title in Elgin, IL.

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There was a time many years ago when you may have loved cruising around town in your car. It was shiny and pristine, and all of the features seemed impressive. However, when you look at that old junk car sitting in you garage today, you may almost cringe at its sight. It may seem like none of the features work right, and the engine may not even smell or sound right when you turn it on. That is, of course, if you are able to turn the engine on at all. At The Clunker Junker we pay cash for cars in Elgin, IL regardless of what condition it’s in. As they say, one man’s junk is The Clunker Junker’s treasure.

Even though your old junk car is paid off, it may be hard not to see money flying out the window when you look at it. After all, it may need hundreds or thousands of dollars of work to make it functional. The idea of selling it for a profit may be almost humorous. In fact, you may have already contacted a few junkyards in Elgin to learn how much it would cost to have someone tow it away and dispose of it for you.

We buy junk cars in Elgin, IL, so help us help you!

If you have decided that you have finally had enough of your old vehicle, The Clunker Junker is ready to help you with this bothersome problem. We will pay you cash for your junk car in Elgin, IL regardless of its age or condition. We buy junk cars in Elgin and all over Illinois, and we work fast. We understand that you cannot get rid of that old car fast enough, and the good news is that we are a reputable junk car buyer who can tow your vehicle off within two days or less in most instances. Sorry, since we don’t manage scheduling we can never guarantee any specific time for pickup.

The unfortunate reality is that many people who have been in your shoes in the past have paid for junk car removal services. Others have had hopes of finding a junk car buyer in Elgin through online used car listing services or classified ads. Such efforts can be frustrating slow and unproductive. After all, if you do not want your junk car, it makes sense that nobody else would want to give you money for it. You may be ready to throw your hands in the air and give up, but rest assured that we offer fast cash for junk cars in Elgin, IL, and we are available to give you an immediate quote on your vehicle.

How to sell your junk car to The Clunker Junker in Elgin

Before you decide with certainty that you want to sell your old car to us, you may want to know how the process works and what to expect.

  1. Vehicle information. To receive a cash offer from us, take a few minutes to complete the online quote request form. This form asks you to provide pertinent details about the car, including its make and model, its condition and its mileage. Based on that information, we will extend a cash offer to you for junk car removal service.

  2. The offer. In most cases you’ll get an offer right away. Once you agree to the offer, we will create an appointment for one of our junk car removal agents to take the car off of your hands and pay you cash for your car. In many instances this appointment is within two days or less. If the vehicle is not drivable, we will tow it away without cost to you. You can see that this is a fast, hassle-free way to sell your junk car.

  3. Pickup and payment. When we arrive at the scheduled time to take the vehicle off of your hands, we will need to inspect the vehicle to ensure that it lives up to the details that you provided in the quote request form online. We will also usually obtain the vehicle title document from you at this time. If you are looking for cash for your junk car with no title in Elgin, IL, contact us to see if we can buy your vehicle.

Before the junk car removal team leaves, they will place the full amount of cash that was agreed upon in your hand. This is truly a fast and convenient way to get cash for cars in Elgin. Remember to cancel your auto insurance policy on the car and to update the motor vehicles department with the new ownership information after the sale.

Why you should let us give you cash for your junk car in Elgin, IL

Some people view an old clunker as an inconvenience that takes up valuable space in the garage or driveway. Others may find it to be embarrassing or even a money pit. You can see that we buy junk cars like yours in Elgin, IL every day, and we are eager to make an offer on your old clunker today. Through our service, you can generate a profit from the sale rather than having to pay someone a pile of cash to haul the junk car away. You also can unload the old car on us within a few days or less.

All vehicles have some value regardless of their age and condition. If you are frustrated by or sick of an old car, now is the time to request a cash offer from us through the website.

If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.

How much will you pay for my car in Elgin?

Today's average offer for vehicles near Elgin, Illinois is $240 with free pickup. If you have a big truck like a Ford F150 or SUV such as a Ford Excursion, the average value is a little more at $300, but may only be $204 for small and mid-size cars like a Dodge Charger. Of course, your vehicle's exact offer depends on a lot of factors:

  • The year, make, and model. If we can sell the vehicle at wholesale 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 and weight.
  • What condition is the vehicle in? Vehicles with good parts are often worth more .

Do you pay cash for junk cars in Elgin, IL without a title?

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

595 S. State St.
Elgin, Illinois, 60123
Tel: 312-793-1010

Elgin DMV map

Can you pick up my car on the same day?

We can pick up the majority of vehicles in Elgin within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer takes care of all their own pick up schedules, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific time or day for pickup on the buyer's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

What form of payment will be made, cash or check?

Whether you are paid by business check or cash depends on the policies of the buyer near you 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 record keeping. When you are paid via check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully backs up every payment and will pay you in full if there is any issue with the local buyer!

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In Elgin, IL

Recent vehicles sold in Elgin, IL
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Elgin, Illinois was Sondra Moore's 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE in 60123. This Camry Solara Coupe starts but does not drive with approximately 284,000 miles on the odometer and has no title, all body panels securely attached, and has all interior pieces intact and undamaged. We offered Sondra Moore $155.00 for their Camry Solara Coupe with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2004 Ford Explorer (Not Sure) Jul 07
    Elgin, IL
    Engine Starts
    Clean Title
  • 1998 Chevrolet Blazer Suv (4 D... Jul 03
    Elgin, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser Wagon... Jul 01
    Elgin, IL
    Doesn't start
    No Title
  • 2001 Nissan Altima Gle Jun 30
    Elgin, IL
    Runs and Drives
    No Title
  • 2006 Ford Focus Hatchback (4 D... Jun 26
    Elgin, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2003 Acura Tl 3.2 Jun 25
    Elgin, IL
    Runs and Drives
    Clean Title
  • 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Ls Jun 25
    Elgin, IL
    Doesn't start
    Clean Title

Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

  • Nancy's 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
    1997 Pontiac Grand Am

    "Body has no dents or rust, has good tires, radio, interior fair with no rips. Engine ran without oil, so it's probably blown. Does not start. "

  • John's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

    "Airbags deployed, so fuel is cut off and it won't start. Front right tire is bent in, damage to front right suspension. All tires and rims in good condition. Windshield damaged from airbag but all the rest of the glass in good condition. Engine and transmission seems to have no damage. "

  • Dawntay's 2000 Buick LeSabre
    2000 Buick LeSabre

    "I got a bad tune up on my car and my car stopped turning on. I'm sure with a real tune up it will start up. I don't have the patience to keep dealing with bad mechanics."

  • Rosanna's 1999 Mercury Cougar
    1999 Mercury Cougar

    "It has a dent on the passenger side (rear). I'm not sure why but it won't drive very far all of a sudden and I don't have a garage for my boyfriend to work on it and really need cash for rent. "

  • Porcia's 1997 Ford Taurus
    1997 Ford Taurus

    "The car is drivable but takes a lot to crank up. Sometimes it doesn't start until trying a few times and then letting it sit a while. After that, it usually starts. I have no idea what's wrong. I bought it from a guy less than a month ago and have not gotten it to run right. I have replaced parts on it. Has brand new alternator, starter, spark plugs and wires, and brand new power steering pump. Have not switched the title over to my name yet because I could never get it running well enough to keep it. Just want to junk it and get some of my cash back."

  • Sierra's 1999 Volkswagen Passat
    1999 Volkswagen Passat

    "The alternator went out and the belt broke. It will start, but the mechanic advised against driving it. I don't want to bother having it repaired and now that it has been sitting mold has started to grow. The glass on windows is intact, but the taillight panel, and front turn indicator are missing. "

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

Elgin Junk Car buyers

The Clunker Junker Elgin
Elgin, Illinois, 60103
(888) 383-4181

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The Clunker Junker offers the following services in Elgin

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

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