The Most Cash For Cars in Iowa

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Junk cars for cash in Iowa with free pickup.

Is your car a clunker you’re looking to get rid of? Would you like to earn some money while you do so? We’re The Clunker Junker, and we’re Iowa’s number one choice for anyone looking to sell their car for cash. Our prices are competitive, our service is fast, and we’re 100% committed to your complete satisfaction. Looking to turn your unwanted or car into cash? We make the process easy, quick and profitable.

Did you know that sliced bread was invented in Iowa? Well, The Clunker Junker’s cash for cars service is the best thing since! Rather than deal with Iowa car buyers who are more crooked than Snake Alley in Burlington, let us make an instant offer on your vehicle. We buy cars of all makes, models, and conditions. So don’t waste your time putting up ads online when you can answer a few simple questions about your car and have a guaranteed instant offer right now.

You might be tempted to just roll your car into West Okoboji Lake, so you don’t have to deal with it anymore, but we’ve made it so easy to sell your car in Iowa, there is no need! (That’s also very illegal). We’ll give you a deal on your car that is sweeter than Iowa corn.

Selling Your Junk Car for Cash in Iowa

As tempting as it may be to simply hide your unwanted car in a corn field, there’s an easier way. We buy cars from all across the Hawkeye State. We provide fast service to all the major cities such as Des Moines, Cedar Rapid and Davenport. But we haven’t forgotten about the rest of the state. We buy plenty of cars from the residents of Clive, Newton and other small towns throughout the state. Basically, we’re able to reach more Iowans than the Iowa State Fair!

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Iowa Cash For Cars By The Numbers

We buy cars. A lot of cars.

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Eric Mitz

Eric's Expert Take

Eric is our founder and CEO and has nearly 15 years of experience buying and selling used and junk cars in the state of Iowa. He is also a data nerd with a finger on the pulse of the cash for cars industry and salvage vehicle values.

Hey there, it’s Eric from The Clunker Junker checking in. You know, I was just going through our most recent offers out in Iowa and here’s what I found. On a general note, we’re offering an average of $451 for vehicles in that locality. But the kind of car you own makes a difference. For instance, owners of smaller cars might pocket project a bit lesser around $410 averagely. Now if you’ve got a pickup truck in your garage, that’s good news because our highest average offer comes in for these handy vehicles at quite a neat $599. Have an SUV or a crossover? You’d be looking at getting something close to $497 on average for that.

So let me share some numbers with you. Over the recent period, we’ve succeeded in acquiring 3931 of vehicles with a payout that crosses the 2 Million dollar mark. That’s a lot of cars! In particular, in Iowa, the Chevrolet Impala has been a crowd favorite. Now the Impala is a sleek, well-designed sedan but sometimes its issues could outweigh its benefits. Common problems we’ve noticed with the Impala range from the transmission system failures to electrical problems, and engine troubles. Oftentimes, fixing these issues become costlier than the car’s worth, which is why selling it could be the ideal choice.

As your go-to expert in the ‘cash for cars’ market, I’ve noticed the used car prices in Iowa staying pretty tenacious. There’s only a tiny fluctuation of around 0.5% each month, which in all honesty, is fairly insignificant. The current market feels like déjà vu, finding itself almost at the same spot as we were a year ago. So, if you ask me, it’s a fantastic time to sell off your car and get the most out of a stable market. Rest assured, I’ll continue monitoring these numbers and keep you folks posted on where the market swings next.

How to sign your Iowa car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Iowa 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".

  1. In Iowa you should be signing and printing your name on the back of the title towards the top in the "Assignment of title" section. Do not write anything in the re-assignment by dealer sections of the title.
  2. First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Seller(s) Signature(s)".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. 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.
Front of Iowa title
Front of Iowa Title
Back of Iowa title
Back of Iowa Title

How to get a duplicate Iowa title

The process for getting a duplicate or replacement Iowa title is fairly simple. If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Iowa you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state. The registered owner should do the following:

  1. Fill out the Iowa form 411033 Application for Duplicate Title.
  2. If you have liens on the vehicle, you must get a cancellation of security interest
  3. Bring the form to your local county treasurer's office.
  4. The fee for a replacement Iowa title is $25.00.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Iowa

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa

  1. Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
  2. To have a vehicle removed from your property, you must submit an Application for Authority to Transfer a Vehicle to a Demolisher to your local law enforcement.
  3. After review and processing, if the applicant is approved, the responsible law enforcement office will grant a Certificate of Disposal of an Abandoned Vehicle.
  4. After you have received a Certificate of Disposal of an Abandoned Vehicle, you may apply for a Junking Certificate.
  5. You may use a Junking Certificate in lieu of title to dispose of the vehicle. In some cases, law enforcement may remove the vehicle on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions we’ve answered in Iowa

Will you still buy my car in Iowa if I don’t have the title?

No, we cannot purchase your car, truck, or SUV unless you have a valid title in your name. However, as the legal owner you will be able to easily obtain a duplicate title from the Iowa MVD, at which point we would be able to help you sell your vehicle.

What if my title doesn’t look like the one pictured?

Iowa often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Iowa MVD.

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 MVD 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 MVD that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact them with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.

Iowa’s Top Choice in Junk Cars for Cash

Iowa’s too beautiful to let a car clutter up your life. We’ll meet you at your location quickly to give you the cash you need and remove the car you don’t. Contact us today to start the process.

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