Get cash for your junk car in Indianapolis today!

  1. We are Indianapolis's top junk car removal specialists
  2. Sell us your used, wrecked, broken, or rusted junk car and get cash!
  3. Get an instant cash offer for your junk car from The Clunker Junker

Indianapolis, Indiana has six major interstates that pass through town, earning it the nickname “The Crossroads of America”. If you’re at a crossroads about whether to sell your car, maybe we can help convince you! We’re a cash for cars Indianapolis service that buys junk and used cars in almost any condition. We make the process of selling your junk car so easy that you’ll jump at the idea of trading up to something much nicer. In many cases we will buy your car and pick it up in just a couple of business days or less. We’ve even been known to remove junk cars on the same day!

We’ve been helping Hoosiers get cash for junk cars in Indy for over a decade. You won’t catch us sleeping on the job in Naptown. Our junk car buyers in Indianapolis, IN are always punctual, friendly, and professional. We’ve earned the title of best junk car removal service in Indy by paying top dollar for junk cars and picking them up quicker than anyone else. We also have the most responsive and knowledgeable customer service in the industry! Starting with the form at the top of the page, you can have an offer for your car in just a minute or two. If you prefer to talk to a human, you can also get an offer by calling us at (888) 383-4181, Monday through Friday.

The fastest cash for junk cars in Indianapolis

Every Memorial Day Weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway becomes a temple of speed as the Indy 500 takes over the month of May. The pagoda rises above the city as more than 200,000 race fans fill the stands; making it the largest single day sporting event in the world. The history, pageantry, and raw speed are a spectacle to behold.

When you need to sell a junk car in Indy, let The Clunker Junker help you get across the finish line. We pay cash for junk cars and always pick them up completely free of charge. There are never any hidden fees for things like towing, title, or taxes. The amount you accept on our website or on the phone is the exact amount that will be paid at the time of pickup, guaranteed! When the deal is done and you have cash in your pocket, you’ll feel like a champion! If you want, we can even bring you a giant wreath and a bottle of milk for the celebration.

Don’t get scammed selling your junk car in Indy

One of the hardest parts of selling your car online in Indy is making sure you aren’t getting scammed. Unfortunately there are a lot of individuals and “businesses” out there who are just waiting to take advantage of you. Like infamous Indianapolis native and bank robber John Dillinger, Indy is full of thieves and swindlers. You can try and get cash for cars in Indy by posting up an ad on Craiglist, but you never really know who you are dealing with. At best junk car buyers on classifieds sites will give you the run-around and waste your time. At worst, they may try and actively steal from you or cause you harm!

When we buy your car you can be absolutely sure you are dealing with an established, licensed, and professional company that cares deeply about their reputation and will always go above and beyond to earn your business and your respect. How can you be so sure? We encourage you to do all the research you need. We have dozens of 5-star reviews and have a long standing A rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’ll be honest, sometimes things go wrong and we are far from perfect! But we guarantee that we’ll drop everything to make things right the best we can.

Here’s how the cash for cars process works

With top tier Universities in Indianapolis like Purdue and Butler, there are a lot of smarty pants hanging around Indy. But you don’t need to be a genius or have an advanced degree to use our cash for junk cars service. We’ve been streamlining and perfecting our process for over ten years, and we’ve made it about as simple as possible.

  1. Start your engine and share the details
    Actually, it doesn't matter if your engine can start or not, but we do need to know that information! We'll need to know what condition your car is in, and of course what year, make, and model the car is. We'll ask a few easy yes or no questions to get an idea of how much to offer.
  2. Take a pit stop and consider our offer
    The Clunker Junker has a proprietary instant valuation system we use to generate quotes for your car. In most cases you'll receive an instant offer in seconds based on the information provided. If you choose to accept the offer, one of our Indianapolis junk car buyers will reach out to you to schedule a time for pickup as soon as possible.
  3. Take the checkered flag and get cash for your car
    At the scheduled time of pickup our junk car removal specialists will arrive at your location. They'll do a quick inspection of the vehicle to make sure it is the right car and is in the stated condition. Then they'll hand over payment in the form of either cash or a check and load the car up on the truck. Easy!

We buy all cars in Indianapolis, junk or used!

When you hear the name “The Clunker Junker”, I bet you’re thinking we are only interested in cars that are in really bad shape, don’t drive, have accident damage, etc, right? It’s actually not true! We buy a wide variety of cars in all kinds of conditions, as long as all the parts and pieces are there. Whether you broke the suspension on your car on one of Indy’s potholes and it’s no longer driveable, or the vehicle was involved in a wreck on I70, we want to make an offer.

How much money we can pay for cars depends on a number of factors. Here are some examples:

  • Value of the raw materials
    Cars are made of steel, aluminum, and other metal alloys. Those raw materials can often be melted down and recycled for new projects, or even new cars! As a general rule of thumb a vehicle that is large (like a Chevy Tahoe) would be worth more in scrap value than a small Honda Civic. Some metals like aluminum and copper can be worth a lot more than steel, which means if your car has fancy alloy wheels it may be worth more than if it has standard steel wheels. When we put a value on junk cars in Indianapolis we take all of these things into consideration if the car will be going to a salvage yard.
  • What condition is the car in?
    You might wonder if the value of a junk car is based on its size and weight, why does it even matter if the vehicle can start and drive or not? Cars that are still running can be worth more because it is more of a guarantee that the parts are all in working order and can be resold. The same goes for a vehicle with major body damage. All of those panels that may be damaged (bumpers, doors, hood, etc) usually become worthless and can't be sold to someone who needs them. All of these things are considered when figured out how much your car is worth.
  • Do you have a title for the car?
    Believe it or not, we can sometimes buy junk cars in Indianapolis without a title. However, this is taken on a case by case basis and we cannot buy every car without one. If we can make an offer, however, it is often a bit lower without a title than with. Why? For one there is a lot more inherent risk in buying a car with no title. Maybe there is a hidden lien on the vehicle, for example. Plus, after the sale the options available for making money are greatly reduced. All of this leads to a lower offer if you don't have a title.

What should I do before and after I sell my car in Indianapolis?

So you’re ready to take the plunge and get cash for your junk car in Indy from The Clunker Junker? Great! Here are some things you should do before and after the sale to ensure a smooth and successful process. You can never be too prepared!

  • Clear out all your personal stuff from the car. Hats, jackets, children, etc.
  • If possible, remove your license plate(s) from the car.
  • Pull your title out of the file cabinet, safe deposit box, or dig it up from the backyard.
  • After the sale, you’ll want to notify the BMV that you sold your car and cancel the registration.
  • Also let your insurance company know the car is gone as well.

Once the sale is a done deal, you’ll finally be able to stop worrying about selling your car and enjoy some of the great attractions in Indianapolis. Bring the kids to the Indy children’s museum or Zoo, or tailgate at Lucas Oil Stadium before a Colts game. Whatever you do, put that junk car out of your mind and the cash into your pocket! We are ready to buy your car today in Indy, so reach out to us to get an instant offer!

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 Indianapolis?

Today's average value for vehicles in Indianapolis, Indiana is around $349 with free pickup. If you have a full size pickup like a Dodge Ram or SUV such as a Nissan Armada, the average value is a bit more at $436, but may only be $296 for small and mid-size cars like a Ford Fusion. Of course, your vehicle's exact offer depends on various factors:

  • The year, make, and model. If we can resell the vehicle at wholesale auction, it's worth more than junk values.
  • What size is the vehicle and how heavy is it? Junk pricing is often based on vehicle size .
  • Does the vehicle work correctly? Vehicles with usable parts are sometimes worth more money.

Can you pay cash for junk cars with no title in Indianapolis, IN?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis DMV

1400 Madison Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46225
Tel: 888-692-6841

Indianapolis DMV map

How long does it take to tow away my vehicle?

We can usually pick up most vehicles in Indianapolis within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local carrier or buyer handles all their own schedules, so we can never fully guarantee a specific pickup window on the carrier'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 check or cash depends on the requirements of the local buyer who makes a bid on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, some have started using checks for the safety of tow drivers and better book keeping. When you are paid by business check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully backs up every payment and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In Indianapolis, IN

Recent vehicles sold in Indianapolis, IN
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Indianapolis, Indiana was Michael's 2006 Ford Freestyle SEL FWD in 46224. This Freestyle starts but does not drive with approximately 171,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, no dents, damage, or rust, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Michael $555.00 for their Freestyle with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan (Not Sure) Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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  • 2002 Pontiac Montana Passenger... Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird (Not Sure) Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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  • 2002 Buick Rendezvous Cx Awd Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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  • 1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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  • 2008 Kia Rio Base Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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  • 1997 Toyota Camry Ce Apr 28
    Indianapolis, IN
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Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

  • Samantha's 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

    "The water pump and timing belt are broken, so it overheats. Brand new tires, complete exhaust, front brakes, spark plugs, PIL change, all new in last three to seven months."

  • David's 2003 Hyundai Accent
    2003 Hyundai Accent

    "Dash ripped out in a car theft, passenger window locked in place with wood. Two brand new tires (less than 100 miles on them) and new battery installed 12/14."

  • Judith's 2005 Toyota Camry
    2005 Toyota Camry

    "The engine is in the trunk because the car is at an auto shop. They messed with the car after we told them not to. All car parts should be there, along with a new/redone RBL cylinder head. "

  • Brogan's 1993 Chevrolet Corsica
    1993 Chevrolet Corsica

    "It has been sitting in front of my house since October, so I do not think it will start but I honestly have not tried. Sorry for the confusion. There is no flood damage, it just has some water damage."

  • Robert's 1995 Ford Explorer
    1995 Ford Explorer

    "I'm looking to junk my car. I replaced the motor and I could hear metal grinding inside. It has damage from a large tree limb falling on it. The transmission and 4WD still work pretty well. The interior is in decent condition. "

  • Tricia's 1998 Toyota Camry
    1998 Toyota Camry

    "The battery is dead but the vehicle will start and makes a horrible noise that leads me to believe the engine is going. It has minor dents, decent scratches, but no rust. Transmission was replaced last year and it has two tires that only have 250 miles of wear, tops. The third brake light needs replaced and the car comes without a stereo. "

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Indianapolis, IN?