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Having a junk car is no fun. Des Moines, Iowa has a lot to offer, and if you don’t have reliable transportation to get around you’re going to miss out on awesome events like the Iowa state fair and the 80/35 Music Festival. It’s time to upgrade your ride and never be left stranded again.
That’s why The Clunker Junker pays cash for cars in Des Moines and picks them up for free within just a few days. You can have a guaranteed offer to buy your car in just minutes by using the form above to tell us about your vehicle or giving us a call at (888) 383-4181.
A principal drawback of living in Des Moines is the difficulty of maintaining vehicles in a punishing humid continental climate. If you don’t want to thumb a ride to Wells Fargo Arena to catch a Barnstormers game or a concert, reliable transportation is a necessity. Fortunately for you, The Clunker Junker makes getting cash for your junk car in Des Moines a snap no matter what you’re driving.
Thanks to civic amenities like Principal Riverwalk and the Neal Smith Trail, Des Moines is one of the most attractive cities in the country. What’s more, Des Moines is home to outstanding cultural institutions like the Des Moines Art Center and the Science Center of Iowa which has a super cool IMAX domed theater. If your car looks like a failed science experiement, it might be time to consider selling it to The Clunker Junker. We buy junk cars in Des Moines regardless of what condition they are in, as long as they are complete.
As the name implies, The Clunker Junker is a Des Moines junk car buyer that specializes in older or well-traveled used cars past their prime. We make reasonable offers of cash for cars Des Moines residents can bank on. If you have an old clunker that’s collecting dust in the driveway, The Clunker Junker is interested in buying it. Here is how everything works:
First tell us about your car. To sell your junk car in Des Moines, IA with The Clunker Junker, you’ll need to tell us a little about your old vehicle. Enter the make, model and condition of the automobile into our user-friendly online form. We’ll also need to know if you have the title, but we can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Des Moines so don’t be shy.
We’ll make you an instant offer. One of our claims to fame is making instant offers based on the information you provide. We live in a world of instant gratification, and no one wants to wait around to (maybe) hear back from someone. If you accept the offer one of our Des Moines junk car buyers will be in touch right away to schedule a time for pickup.
You’ll get paid cash on the spot. You should never sell a car without having payment in hand, and selling a junk car is no different. That’s why The Clunker Junker’s junk car removal specialists will bring either cash or check with them when they come to pick up the vehicle. They’ll exchange payment for your title (if needed), keys, and your junk car. You can wave goodbye as it’s towed away into the beautiful Des Moines sunset!
Once the deal is done, you’ll have plenty of time to grab some of the most delicious pizza in the world at Fong’s Pizza, or bring the kids for a day of family fun at Blank Park Zoo. Whatever you choose to do, stressing about the best way to get cash for cars in Des Moines will not enter your mind!
The only things necessary to get cash for cars in Des Moines residents with The Clunker Junker are titles and keys. If you have those things handy, we can get rid of your automobile tomorrow. If you can’t find your title, a photo ID and the registration may be sufficient but this depends heavily on each situation. We cannot guarantee we can buy every car without a title.
It’s also smart to make sure you’ve cleaned out all of your personal stuff from the car prior to the sale, and if possible, remove your license plates. You’ll want to return those to the DMV when you cancel your registration and insurance after the sale.
While there are plenty of ways to get cash for junk cars Des Moines locals can utilize, The Clunker Junker has a few enticing advantages including:
The Fastest Turnaround Times Possible. At The Clunker Junker, our goal is getting your junk car out of your driveway faster than any other competitor. We work with the best local towers in the area to ensure that you can get rid of your old car at a moment’s notice once you’ve decided to sell your vehicle.
The Least Amount of Bureaucratic Hassle When you use The Clunker Junker to sell your used, broken, or damaged vehicle, you won’t have to perform a full audit on your file drawer. We won’t make you find receipts for every oil change or gasket replacement you’ve completed in the last 10 years before hauling away your rust bucket.
The Best Deal on Your Old Automotive Hardware Simply put, letting The Clunker Junker buy your junk car is a surefire way to get the most money for your car regardless of its condition. We work with experienced salvage professionals that know how much a car or its parts are worth to pass along the most revenue to you.
If you care at all about the environment, you should know that most junked vehicles are sold for scrap metal value only. This results in a lot of landfill waste that could easily be avoided. The Clunker Junker partners with mechanics and salvage technicians that recycle as many parts as possible. All fluids are drained and disposed of according to EPA guidelines.
While many local junk car buyers claim to pay you top dollar for your junk car, most fail to follow up on those promises. For starters, many will low-ball the value of your car and pressure you into selling for pennies on the dollar. Furthermore, many local junkers make you pay for towing by deducting it from the sales price. And the worst scam that’s run is when a junkyard tells you one price over the phone and then offers you a lower amount when they show up. This is called a “bait and switch” and it is a cardinal sin here at The Clunker Junker.
We know you have other options when you want to get cash for junk cars in Des Moines, so we always try and go above and beyond everyone else. Our goal is to pay the most, pick up the quickets, and provide world class customer service along the way. Our agents are knowledgable and always here to help you with any questions you might have about junking your car in Des Moines.
Skip all the hassles of trying to sell your car yourself and dealing with a bunch of crazy strangers who will just waste your time and test your patience. We will buy your car today without any of the trouble.
At The Clunker Junker, our modus operandi is simple: we buy junk cars in Des Moines and make sure that sellers are extremely happy about their deals. Talk to us today to see what we can do for you if your old junker needs to be retired.
If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.
The current average value for vehicles in Des Moines, Iowa is $324 with haul away at no cost. If you have a full size pickup like a GMC Sierra or SUV such as a Ford Excursion, the average value is a little more at $405, but is only $275 for small and mid-size sedans like a Honda Accord. Of course, your vehicle's exact value depends on a number of factors:
Unfortunately we cannot usually buy vehicles with no title in Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 pick up most vehicles in Des Moines within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local buyer or carrier manages all their own pick up schedules, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific pickup window on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the requirements of the local buyer who makes an offer 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. If you are paid by check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees every payment and will pay you in full if there is any issue with the local buyer!
"Vehicle was our primary means of transportation until recently. Engine turns over but does not start. If you put starter fluid in the intake of the air filter box, it will start, then it dies as soon as the fluid is burned up. Most likely a malfunctioning fuel pump or clogged fuel line. Too much work for me to fix. The starter and alternator have been replaced somewhat recently. The part of the dash that houses the radio is aftermarket, not OEM, and one of the plastic control knobs is missing."
"I just bought the vehicle and was driving home when the motor completely died out on me and didn't want to start back up. I have pictures of it. The front driver side is missing the blinker light and there's some body damage cosmetic wise. "
"The car was rear-ended back in August of 2014, so now the back bumper is hanging on by a thread. The trunk was smashed in along with the gas tank and the back window was blown out. The car ran great prior to this accident. It never threw an engine light, it ran great, and it looked even better. I have been looking for another shell to transfer everything into but have had no luck and I'm seriously sick of looking at it."
"The odometer broke at 75,000 miles. The car is likely up to 170,000 by now. It started when I jumped it last week and drove it for a little bit. Wouldn't trust it on a main road."
"The passenger door has damage due to the car accident and the passenger mirror as well. I'm junking it because it was given a total loss but, besides that, all the other parts are good and I had changed few components in it before the accident."
"The engine works but it does not have a battery. The car is missing the front and rear bumpers. The radio is missing from the inside. There is a dent on the drivers side up front."
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