We buy junk cars for cash in Iowa City!

  1. Junk car removal and towing is always included in your cash offer.
  2. We buy all cars! We'll pick up your junk car free of charge and tow it away.
  3. We are Iowa City's top junk car removal specialists

You had good intentions. You were going to take those junk cars in your driveway and turn them into something. You thought about fixing them up and flipping them. That was five years ago. The reality is if they haven’t moved yet, they probably aren’t going to anytime soon. If you need quick cash for your car in Iowa City, IA and you’re tired of procrastinating, why not sell your junk car to The Clunker Junker? Be honest with yourself. Are you ever going to get around to doing anything with those clunkers? If the answer is no, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll make it easy for you to sell your junk car so you can clean up your yard. You might even buy a car you can drive once you settle on a price that works for our company and for you.

We specialize in buying junk cars

We know how to make the most out of your junk cars. We are a Iowa City, IA junk car buyer and we’ll lead you through every step of the process. We’ll let you know what you can expect when you are inquiring about cash for your junk car. We’ll even take care of junk car removal at no charge. The only thing we can’t do is clean up your garage! We’ll still make it easier when that junk car is out of there! When you’re ready to give that clunker the heave-ho, we’re your go-to source to get cash for junk cars in Iowa City, Iowa.

Selling your junk car is hard, but we make it easy!

Selling a junk car takes work. You have to place an ad or at least put it out on the lawn with a sign. Then the waiting game begins as you hope someone shows an interest. The haggling is next. Everyone is looking for a bargain. Finally, you wait around for someone to show up. You hope they don’t back out on you. You hope you aren’t putting yourself or your family at risk when you open your home to a stranger. If you finally make a deal, you have to figure out how to get the car out to there. If you’re selling a junk car that doesn’t run, it’s going to be even more complicated. You might be stuck with that car forever.

We buy junk cars to make your life easier

We buy junk cars in Iowa City, IA. It’s what we do all year round. If we tell you we’re coming for your car and we’re going to give you a set price, you can count on it. The first thing you need to do is submit the details of your vehicle through our website. If you want to skip the conversation or you like fast and convenient, you can simply fill out our online form. We’ll ask you for some basics, beginning with what kind of junk car you have. Tell us about the year and the make. We’ll want the model too. We’ll need to find out exactly where you are so we can assign the closets Iowa City junk car buyer near you. You’ll need to give us the best way to contact you.

We can go back and forth by phone,email, or text. Once we get in touch, we’ll find out more details about the car. We’ll need to know if it runs, what kind of shape it is in, and if you have the proper documentation proving ownership. If you need cash for your junk car but have no title, sometimes we can even help with that (but not in all cases, sorry!). The final step is making arrangements with our Iowa City junk car removal specialist to pick up the vehicle. We’ll send a transporter to your address at a time that you agree upon. In some cases and locations we can do pick ups at night, on the weekends, or on the same day that you get in touch with us. Because we do not manage scheduling our selves we can never guarantee a specific time or day for pickup.

Got all that? Let’s break it down one more time:

  1. Tell us about your junk car, truck, van, or SUV
  2. You’ll get an instant offer right here on our website.
  3. Accept our offer and let us know where and when to pick it up.
  4. Our Iowa City junk car buyer will pay you on the spot and tow away your junk car for free!

It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Now is the time to get cash for your junk car in Iowa City

Is your clunker doing anything for you while it sits in your garage or driveway? Can you use more money in your wallet? If you know your junk car is just a waste of time and space, we’ll get rid of it. Better yet, you’ll have money in your pocket. You can make room for the next project vehicle that is actually going to get somewhere, a car you are going to drive, or that home improvement you have been hemming and hawing about for too long. Let us make your life easier.

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 Iowa City?

Today's average offer for vehicles near Iowa City, Iowa is $294 with free pickup. If you have a full size truck like a Ford F150 or SUV such as a Chevy Suburban, the average value is at $367, but could be $249 for smaller and mid-size vehicles like a Honda Accord. Obviously, your vehicle's real value depends on a number of factors:

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

We cannot buy cars in Iowa City, IA with no title

Unfortunately we cannot usually buy vehicles with no title in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, 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:

Your Iowa City DMV

913 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
Tel: 319-356-6091

Iowa City DMV map

Can you pick up my car on the same day?

We can usually pick up most vehicles in Iowa City within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer takes care of all their own schedules, so we can't ever guarantee a specific pickup time on their behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Will I be paid by cash or check?

Whether you are paid by business check or cash depends on the policy of the local buyer who places an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have moved to check for better book keeping and the safety of truck drivers. If you are paid by check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully backs up all payments and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent Junk And Used Cars Sold In Iowa City, IA

Recent vehicles sold in Iowa City, IA
The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Iowa City, Iowa was Jacqueline's 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Extended Length Passenger SXT in 52246. This Grand Caravan Extended Length Passenger does not start with approximately 122,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, four inflated tires, and has no damage to any lights or glass. We offered Jacqueline $335.00 for their Grand Caravan Extended Length Passenger with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (Not Sure) Jul 01
    Iowa City, IA
    52240
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  • 2012 Nissan Rogue S Fwd Jun 27
    Iowa City, IA
    52245
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  • 1998 Chevrolet Lumina (Not Sure) Jun 27
    Iowa City, IA
    52246
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  • 1996 Volvo 850 Wagon Glt Jun 26
    Iowa City, IA
    52241
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  • 1999 Lincoln Navigator Base 4 Wd Jun 23
    Iowa City, IA
    52240
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  • 2002 Honda Accord Sedan Se Jun 18
    Iowa City, IA
    52241
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  • 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Base 4 Wd Jun 15
    Iowa City, IA
    52240
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Here is what other cash for cars customers have said:

  • Crissy's 1998 Ford Explorer
    1998 Ford Explorer

    "The transmission won't go in reverse, the back passenger door handle is broken, the front passenger door is dented and hard to shut. The stereo system was taken out. It is a good winter vehicle. I loved it and hate that I have to junk it. "

  • John's 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

    "It's got a dent in the front-end, the hood is tied down, can't go faster then 55mph or the hood could come open. Other than that, it's a good running car. I could drive it in."

  • Joshua's 1998 Cadillac Seville
    1998 Cadillac Seville

    "Cadillac Seville STS with a great interior and exterior but a blown head gasket. The tires and rims alone should be worth $200 to $300 by themselves and the body is in very good condition. The wax has really protected it. Title is available and manual is included. It did start up and run until recently when I tried a head gasket sealant and the coolant seems to be mixing with the oil. Has a sunroof that can be opened manually, cruise control, rear speakers, CD player, and advanced anti-theft system. Temperature control, headlights, and radio are still working as well. Should be well worth the price in parts alone. This car is easily worth the price and I have been told the body itself could be worth double. "

  • Seth's 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
    1997 Volkswagen Jetta

    "Driver-side seat belt buckle does not work. Needs a new wheel baring. Power locks no longer work. Has a new starter and new master cylinder. New battery. Cracked front bumper. Car has cost me too much cash and I need to junk it."

  • Emmett's 1997 Lincoln Town Car
    1997 Lincoln Town Car

    "Vehicle has been parked for five-plus years, rear airbag suspension is out, and there is some sort of electrical short in the steering column, from what we were told."

  • Tristan's 1988 Lincoln Mark VII
    1988 Lincoln Mark VII

    "The serpentine belt broke, the air ride went out, and the driver-side door is beat up. The left mirror glass is broken but, other than that, the vehicle is in good condition. "

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Iowa City, IA?