We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks and pay cash in Indiana!
- We pay cash for junk cars in Indiana and give instant offers up to $10,000!
- We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Indiana. (not always)
- Sell us your used, wrecked, broken, or rusted junk car and get cash!
Hello Hoosiers! Do you have an unwanted junk car sitting around which you want to turn into cash? At The Clunker Junker, we pay cash for cars in Indiana. We’ll come to your location, tow away your junk vehicle, and pay you to do so. Indiana junk car removal has never been easier or more profitable!
Indiana is the Crossroads of America because so many major interstate highways meet in the middle of the state. If you’re at a crossroad about whether to sell your junk car in Indiana, we encourage you to choose the road that leads directly to The Clunker Junker’s cash for junk cars service! That’s right, we buy junk cars, trucks, Vans, and SUVs. Rather than trying to sell your junk car on a website like Craigslist, and dealing with all the headaches that come with it, we will buy your car, pay you cash on the spot, and remove it from your property at no charge.
Whether your car has been sitting so long that corn has started to grow through it, or it was wrecked in an auto accident, we will be happy to pay you cash for junk cars. Of course, if your car is still operable and in decent shape, we’d still love to buy it from you! Don’t be fooled by our name, we buy cars in all conditions in Indiana.
Can You Tell Me Right Now How Much I Can Sell My Junk Car For?
Not exactly but we can give you a pretty accurate range. Generally, all junk cars in the Hoosier State can be divided into three categories:
Junk Cars and clunkers
We buy every junk car you can imagine including cars which don’t run, have extensive damage and are otherwise unsafe and unfit for Indiana’s roads; as long as the vehicle is complete. If your car really has no usable parts, we’ll determine the value by weight and size. Typically, you can earn between $50 and $200 for the “junkiest” cars.
Not-So-Junked Junk Cars
These are cars which are in bad condition overall, but they still have some working components. The value of the car will vary based on what specifically works. You can earn several hundred dollars or more if your car has lots of complete, undamaged parts.
If you’re trying to sell a working, basically undamaged car, check out our free price quotes. We’ll probably be able to offer you more than you’re expecting. We base prices off of current auction value, so your car could be worth $15,000 or more.
Calling for quotes from multiple Indiana auto salvage yards and junk yards can be time-consuming and complicated. If you want your car sold quickly, we’re a much faster alternative to other types of car sales.
The Three Quick Steps to Getting Cash For Junk Cars in Indiana
Even though we’re the home of the Indy 500, not every car in the state is a champion racer. If your car’s glory days are long gone, we’re here to help. We’ll buy practically any type of unwanted car, truck or other vehicle. No matter where in Indiana you’re located, we’ll come to your location to pick up your car fast. From one Hoosier to another, we promise to always pay you a fair amount.
1. Tell Us What Type of Vehicle You Want to Sell
Use the form on this web page to get a free, instant quote. Simply input the make, model, year and trim for the car you want to sell. Be sure and detail all the damage. If you leave anything out, the accuracy of your price quote can be affected.
2. Setup a Time and Place to Meet
From Fort Wayne to Indianapolis and everywhere else in Indiana big or small, we’ll come to your location to pick up your junk car. While we can’t guarantee specific pickup times on our site, in many cases our junk car removal team will be able to meet you in one to three days.
3. Trade Your Junk Car for Cash
Our Indiana junk car buyers will tow away the vehicle at no cost to you. During pickup, we’ll also need the title and the car keys. Payment is delivered on the spot by either cash or check.
How to sign your Indiana car title
We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Indiana title when you are selling your vehicle. If there are multiple owners listed on the title, they must all sign the title unless the names are separated with "OR".
- In Indiana you'll want to sign and print your name on the back of the title towards the top, just ender the odometer section. Makes sure you don't write anything in the "re-assignment by registered dealer" sections!
- First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Signature of Seller"
Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
- Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title where it reads "Printed Name of Seller".
Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
How to get a duplicate Indiana title
The process for getting a duplicate or replacement Indiana title is fairly simple. If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Indiana you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state. The registered owner should do the following:
- Complete the Application for certificate of title or use the online myBMV system.
- Either bring your duplicate title application to your local Indiana BMV, or Mail your application to the IN division of motor vehicles at:
Indiana BMV 100 North Senate Avenue Room 411 Indianapolis, IN 46204
- The fee for a replacement Indiana title is $8.00 for standard processing. You can pay a $25.00 fee to expedite the title in 72 hours.
How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Indiana
Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Indiana can be a difficult process. Unfortunately, you cannot just sell any junk car that ends up on your property if you do not own it. You'll need to follow the Indiana abandoned vehicle removal procedures. We have given a general overview of what that entails below.
You can read more about selling an abandoned vehicle in Indiana
- Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
- If an abandoned vehicle is found on your private property for more than (48) forty-eight hours, you may submit a complaint your local law enforcement agency to have the vehicle towed.
- If the vehicle is not claimed by the last registered owner or lienholder within (20) twenty days of being notified by certified mail. the vehicle may be sold at public auction.
A notice of auction will be displayed before the public sale in a conspicuous place on the premises where the vehicle was removed.
- The new buyer of the abandoned vehicle will be issued a bill of sale to be used in applying for an Indiana State Title.
Frequently asked questions
Do you buy cars in Indiana without a valid title?
We can only buy junk cars with no title in some cases and in some areas. Your vehicle may have to meet certain age requirements and you’ll have to prove you are the legal owner of the vehicle by presenting a photo ID such as a driver’s license that matches your current and valid registration or insurance. Your offer may be much less and not all buyers in IN buy without title.
What if my title doesn’t look like the one pictured?
Indiana often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Indiana BMV.
Do I need to turn in my license plates?
Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle. You can return the plates to your local BMV office.
What should I do about my auto insurance?
You will need to notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.
Is there anything else I need to do?
You may need to notify your local BMV that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact the BMV with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.
The Best Way to Score Cash for Junk Cars in Indiana
At The Clunker Junker, our junk car buying team is as committed to winning as the Pacers or the Colts. And to us, winning means exceeding your every expectation. We want to give you as much cash for cars as possible while also making sure pick-up is fast and easy. Contact us anytime to start the car buying process right away!
"I bought this vehicle online. The guy told me it needed a new cylinder head. I replaced the cylinder head, and it still does not start. It turns over perfectly fine, but it does not have a spark. I also replaced the distributor. In all, I bought a new cylinder head, a new distributor and all new spark plugs. "
"The vehicle was my everyday driver delivering pizzas, but I lost my license, and now the car has just been sitting for a month. I can't seem to sell it, so figured I'd tried junking it for some cash."
"There is a problem with the engine light staying on for years now. We were able to temporarily fix the light for the car to pass the state's emissions testing, but we have come to a point where we are not willing to put more cash into the car."
"The power windows no longer work, they just need new motors to work again. The radio no longer works, either. The van is still drivable. It just needs to be inspected. The title is clean and under my name. However, I haven't had time to file for a lost title."
"The battery is dead. The car ran when it was parked two months ago. The car has a brand-new exhaust system including a catalytic converter that was installed just prior to the car being parked. The front bumper is damaged, and the hood will not stay closed."
"The front left of the vehicle is damaged. The front bumper is separated from the truck, but it's still with the truck. The front left light is broken, but there is a new, uninstalled light assembly. There's a dent on the lower mid-right side of the vehicle as well. It has no radio."