Cash For Cars in Johnston, IA

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Cash for junk cars in Johnston, Iowa. We work with the most reputable junk car buyers in Johnston to ensure a smooth process for you. Avoid the fees and hassle of selling your car to unreliable buyers from internet classified sites like Autotrader or Craigslist.

Quick and easy sale

Tell us a little bit about your car or truck like its make, model, and condition. Accept our cash or equivalent offer and you'll be ready to schedule a convenient pickup time! In Johnston, pickups can sometimes be scheduled for the same day during normal business hours (not guaranteed).

Paid on the spot

You'll get paid instantly, right on the spot when the tower arrives. Exchange your keys, documentation, and vehicle for payment at the time of pickup. Our Johnston car junkers are always friendly, professional and respectful. Payment will be either cash or check. Sell your junk car in Johnston today!


We buy cars in Johnston, IA

Our most recent offer:

The most recent junk car we have made an instant cash offer on near Johnston, Iowa was Paige's 1999 Ford Contour LX in 50131. This Contour starts but does not drive with approximately 188,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, some body damage larger than a fist, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Paige $45.00 for their Contour with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much we'lll pay for your vehicle!

This week's average offer in Johnston:

$350
 Free Pickup
 Paid on the spot
 Quick and Easy
We pay more for 2005 and newer!

Other vehicle's we've made offers on recently:

2000 Toyota Sienna Le
Johnston, IA
50131     Aug 08
Runs and drives
Clean title
1998 Chrysler Concorde Lx
Johnston, IA
50131     Jul 29
Doesn't start
Clean title
2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 St
Johnston, IA
50131     Jul 11
Doesn't start
Clean title
2002 Ford Escape Xlt Choice
Johnston, IA
50131     Jun 27
Runs and drives
No title
1998 Buick Century Limited
Johnston, IA
50131     Jun 20
Runs and drives
Clean title

 

Locations are approximate to protect our user's privacy

How do I get cash for my junk car?

   First, tell us about the car you're selling.

Got a junk car you want to sell? Start by filling out our simple and intuitive submission form above. We'll ask you some questions about your car or truck such as its year, make, model, and trim. Next, tell us about the condition of the vehicle like whether it can start and drive, how many miles are on the odometer (high mileage vehicles are fine!), and what kind of ownership documentation you have. If you're trying to sell your junk car with no title in Johnston, IA we may be able to help you with that!

Finally, we'll ask if the vehicle has any exterior damage such as missing or loose bumpers and body panels, large dents or hail damage, and broken or missing lights, glass, and mirrors. Answer the questions accurately and honestly and our offers will never change at the time of pickup like many bait-and-switch schemes online. Our integrity is very important to us!

Junk vehicle condition form

   We'll make you an instant cash offer for your junk car.

The Clunker Junker stands out from the crowd by making you an instant offer on your vehicle. That's right, in most cases you'll get an offer right here, right now! We understand that we live in a world that expects instant gratification, so we buy junk cars fast. Many other car buyers simply collect your information and might get back to you in a few days with an offer, if they ever get back to you at all. If for some reason we can't make you an instant offer, we will usually get you one within one or two business days. Unfortunately we can't buy every car, truck, or SUV that's submitted to us so we may not be able to make an offer.

We always strive to make you the fairest and highest offers and pay top dollar for your scrap car or truck whenever possible. The Clunker Junker only works with reliable, experienced, and professional junk car buyers in Johnston, IA to make sure you have the smoothest, fastest, and reliable service possible. We have great, modern customer service and let you choose how we get in touch with you including phone, email, and text message. We never, ever sell your information to third parties or send you promotional material. We're all business.

Get an instant offer on your car

   Quick and painless junk car removal

If you choose to accept our instant offer, we'll request a few additional details regarding pickup like the full name on the title or registration, address where the vehicle is located, vehicle identification number (VIN), and color. If you do not have a title for your car or it's not issued by the state of Iowa let us know right away. For some newer vehicles we may also request some simple photos to verify the condition and ownership.

When we have all the information we need, one of our friendly and professional carriers or auto recyclers will reach out to you to schedule a time for pickup. Most of our junk car buyers near Johnston are super flexible with scheduling and often do night and weekend pickups. We can usually have your car picked up and paid for within 24 to 48 business hours, and often pick up vehicles on the same day they are submitted! However, please note that we cannot and do not guarantee any specific day or time for removal. Towing and pickup is always free and there are zero hidden costs or fees to use our service. Payment is issued by the tow truck driver in the form of cash or check right there on the spot. There really is no easier or faster way to sell your junk car!

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Quick, same day pickup

Our Polk County junk car buyers have made offers on vehicle like these

  • 1995 Mercury Cougar XR7
    1995 Mercury Cougar Xr7
  • 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS
    2008 Hyundai Accent Gls
  • 1998 Chevrolet Venture LS
    1998 Chevrolet Venture Ls
  • 2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS
    2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 Xs

Junk Car Removal FAQ

When can you pick up my car? I need it gone today.

The Clunker Junker makes every effort to be or work with the fastest and best junk car buyers in Johnston. Once we collect all the required information (and photos in some cases), we'll forward it to our carrier or buyer immediately and they will reach out to you to schedule an exact day and time for pickup. Our carriers usually respond within a few business hours but can sometimes take longer. Because The Clunker Junker does not directly handle scheduling, we cannot fully guarantee any specific time or date. With that said, however, most of our junk car removals happen within two business days and many even happen on the same day as submission.

Can I sell my car without the title in Johnston?

It depends on a few different things like the age of your vehicle and what other documentation you may have available. We can buy some cars without titles in Iowa, but you will usually need a photo ID that matches a valid registration and/or insurance card to prove ownership. We cannot purchase abandoned vehicles or vehicles that have active liens under any circumstances. We will also not pay for impound fees if they are required to release a junk vehicle.

I have a title but it's not in my name. Can you still buy my vehicle?

In most cases, yes. A general rule of thumb is that payment will be made out to the name listed in the owner's section on the front of your Iowa title. If the title still has the previous owner's name printed on the front, you will likely need to have a new title issued in your name before it can be sold. Most states require this so that sales tax is collected properly between each sale. In some cases, other arrangements can be made to pay a person other than the legal owner.

Do I have to be present when you pick up my junk car?

Not necessarily. Usually someone needs to be present, but if you sign your title beforehand it doesn't always have to be the legal owner. In general our buyers will make payment out to whomever's name is on the title. Many of our customers have a family or friend handle the transaction on their behalf. We've even picked up vehicles when the vehicle was in Johnston but the owner was in a completely different state. Simply mail your title in to our carrier, and they can send you a check once it is received.

Do you buy campers, boats, motorcycles or other recreational vehicles?

No, we currently only buy passenger cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. In some cases we can purchase large commercial vehicles, but do not offer instant offers on these types of vehicles. Contact us directly if you have a commercial vehicle to sell.

What should I do if I signed my Iowa title incorrectly?

Titles are complicated and sensitive legal documents, so don't sweat it if you signed yours wrong, it can always be fixed! You should absolutely not try to erase, whiteout, scribble over, or otherwise try and correct the title as this will immediately invalidate it and require you to obtain a duplicate. The most common mistakes are signing in the wrong place or with the wrong name. These mistakes can be corrected by signing and notarizing an affidavit of correction that states the problem and states that there was "no fraud intended". Even if you're not a customer, we'll be happy to provide you with a generic affidavit.


Iowa Junk Car Title Transfer

How to sign your Iowa title when selling your vehicle

The registered owner of the vehicle should do the following:

  1. First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Seller(s) Signature(s)".

  2. Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title where it reads "Printed Name of Seller".

If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, both must sign the title.

Your local Johnston MVD

If you have any questions about selling your vehicle in Johnston you should contact your local MVD office at the following location:

2339 Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa, 50310
Tel: 515-244-1052

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    Iowa title (front)
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    Iowa title (back)

100% Payment Guarantee

Guaranteed Cash For Your Junk Car

The Clunker Junker stands by our service 100%. If for any reason you do not receive payment from one of our car junkers in Johnston, we will work closely and personally with you to resolve any payment or service issues. If payment from the buyer still cannot be arranged, The Clunker Junker will pay you cash for your car in the full amount accepted as part of our junk car removal service guarantee.

Please note that our service guarantee applies only to vehicles that have been successfully picked up and towed away with proper ownership documentation (e.g, title) provided. The Clunker Junker and our car junker partners reserve the right to retract on our offer at the time of pickup if the vehicle is not as described by the seller or if the seller changes or updates information after an offer has been accepted.



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