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Have you been searching high and low for a way to get rid of your old junk car? Some people hang onto an older car because they believe that it will one day be a classic car worth a pretty penny. Others drive a car into the ground so that they can avoid taking out a loan on a new car. In most cases, there comes a point when a vehicle can no longer reasonably be sold as a “used” car and it becomes a junk car. You may have already tried to get a trade-in offer from a local car dealership, and you may have already spent weeks waiting for a response to your online classified ad. The reality is that this vehicle has no value or use to you any longer, and it likewise seemingly has no value to other people. The one exception to this is The Clunker Junker. We pay cash for cars in Ames, IA.
The Clunker Junker is a reputable Ames, IA junk car buyer. You may think that we are just another junk car removal company that will charge a fee to tow your vehicle away, that is only interested in buying select models, or that is going to do a little bait and switch. Definitely not. We buy junk cars in almost any condition and we do have a price guarantee. You may have an old car that is ten years old and that makes a funny sound and strange vibrations when it runs. Perhaps your car is several decades old and has not turned on in years. Regardless of its condition, we are ready to give you cash for junk cars in Ames, IA without hassle or delay. We make it easy to sell your junk car for cash, and we are eager to give you a quote today.
At first getting cash for your junk car seems like a daunting process. It may even initially seem like it would be easier to just pay someone to haul your old clunker away. Before you give up and let the car sit there for another year, spend a minute filling out our simple questionnaire. It only asks you to provide a few essential details about the your junk car. You probably already know the year, make, model and condition without having to move from your spot! Once this info is entered we’ll give you an instant cash offer!
After you accept our cash offer, one of our trustworthy Ames, IA junk car buyers will make an appointment to meet with you. In most instances, this meeting takes place within a day or two, but we do not guarantee any time frame for pickup. At the time of pick up, they’ll do a quick check of the vehicle to ensure that its characteristics match the details that you provided us. We know it’s going to be a junk car, but if parts are missing we do need to adjust for that. You can expect to have money in hand within a few minutes after our arrival. Once the junk car buyer collects the title (if required) and keys he’ll tow your car away for free. Free junk car removal in Ames, IA is just another one of the services we offer.
Sometimes we buy junk cars with no title in Ames, IA. Just be upfront about it. We have many buyers who are able to take care of the necessary paperwork to get a new title. They do usually require a registration and driver’s license to prove ownership, so we need to know this before making an offer.
As you can see, getting cash for junk cars in Ames, IA is easy to do with TheClunkerJunker.com. We want that ease to continue on through the pick up so be sure to have your keys and the junk car’s title or registration ready. If this stuff is ready ahead of time, the junk car removal will only take a few minutes.
Just after our Ames, IA junk car buyers drive off with your junk car, you should plan to spend a few additional minutes contacting the Iowa DMV to see what is needed to cancel your registration, turn in or transfer your plates, and to just let them know you no longer own the car. The next call you should make will likely be to your insurance agent to cancel any insurance you had on the junk car. Not so daunting anymore, is it? We just want to give you cash for your car in Ames, IA and simplify your life.
You always have the option of trying to sell your junk car through traditional ways: Craigslist, eBay. We say trying because we know just finding someone interested in a car that can be classified as junk is going to be difficult. You’ll have to filter through the serious buyers and scam artist, and then hope you got it right. Plus there’s the people who seem serious, but really just want to waste your time by scheduling a time/day to see the junk car, then not showing. Why go through all of this when our cash for junk cars in Ames, IA service is way more efficient and your time is money.
Your old car may not have any substantial value to you, but to an established Ames, IA junk car buyer there is value. More than that, we are willing to make an instant cash offer and remove your junk car as soon as it’s convenient for you. And we do not charge for that junk car removal. If you are ready to get that vehicle off of your property and pad your bank account, get your instant cash offer today!
If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.
Today's average offer for vehicles in Ames, Iowa is $337 with free towing. If you have a full size pickup like a Dodge Ram or SUV such as a Honda Pilot, the average value is a bit more at $421, but is only $286 for smaller and mid-size vehicles like a Dodge Charger. Obviously, your vehicle's real offer depends on a number of factors:
Unfortunately we cannot usually buy vehicles with no title in Ames, IA. Sorry about this! Iowa has very strict laws around vehicle ownership and we are at the mercy of following those regulations. You would need to obtain a replacemnt or duplicate title from your local DMV (see below). Once you have your title in hand we'll be happy to buy your junk car!
If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Ames, IA 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:
We can usually pick up the majority of vehicles in Ames within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local buyer or carrier handles all their own scheduling, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific time or day for pickup on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by cash or check depends on the requirements of the buyer near you who places an offer on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have moved to check for better book keeping and the safety of truck drivers. When you are paid by business check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees every payment and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!
"Good runner. During this brutal winter, I lost my brake and my clutch hydraulics. Not worth fixing to me. Still runs well and I have put lots of new parts into it within the last two years. Rear shoes, brake lines, wheel cylinder, drum spring kits, front brakes, rotors, wheel bearing, drive shaft, U-joints, center carrier bearing, new 02 sensors, new coolant temp sensor, EGR sensor, throttle position sensor, new ignition coil wires and plugs, tires. Will pass inspection. I have also put a new catalytic converter, Y pipe, muffler, and tail pipe on it. If I am offered scrap for the truck, I'm taking the exhaust off. I've put too much cash in the exhaust to scrap it. I have put new rear leaf spring brackets on the rear. The truck is a 2x4 4.0l 5-speed clutch. It was good when the hydraulics worked, it had under 30k on it. It was an after market heavy-duty style clutch and pressure plate. It's rusty and needs work. I just want to junk it and get some cash out of it."
"The front end locked up driving it home and we had to have it towed. Still starts and runs but won't move out of gear. The only damage larger than a fist is the rear bumper which is tilted downward a bit."
"The car is drivable. However, it's leaking fuel and is unsafe to drive. It's been sitting for a while and I'm realizing I can no longer afford to maintain an old luxury vehicle."
"Vehicle runs but needs repairs. Tire will hold air long enough to roll onto carrier or hauler. Slow leak. Van was formerly used as a broadcast vehicle, so it has equipment racks inside, roof air conditioner, desk, etc."
"The car's motor makes a knocking sound when you start and go over the speeds of 30 to 45mph. That's why I'm junking the car. My mechanic said it'd cost too much to get fixed. He took the flex plate cover off but never put it back on. Also, the sunroof leaks when it rains, so the carpet gets wet."
"The car overheats, so it can't be driven for more than five to ten minutes at a time. I was told it wasn't worth getting fixed, so I got a new car. I just need to get the keys back from my brother. "
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