The Most Cash For Cars in Kentucky

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Want to sell your junk car for cash in Kentucky? The Clunker Junker can help.

There’s nothing like driving around the bluegrass state of Kentucky. With rich national parks and a huge number of streams and lakes, relaxing in Kentucky is easier than ever. But if you want to keep relaxing, you might want to get a bit of spare cash by trading in your old car. That’s where we come in! The Clunker Junker is the best way to get cash for cars in the state of Kentucky. Not only that, but we’ll even pick up your car completely free of charge.

Kentucky has a long history with automobiles. Ford Motor Company started producing their famous Model T cars in Louisville over 100 years ago in 1913. Since then, Kentucky has been a hotbed for automobile production, including Ford F150s, Chevrolet Corvettes, and Toyota Camrys. It’s no surprise Kentuckians love their automobiles! That’s why The Clunker Junker is committed to offering top dollar for junk and used cars! We buy cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs all across the state of Kentucky and pride ourselves on having world-class customer service to boot.

If that old clunker sitting around in your driveway hasn’t aged quite as well as a Kentucky bourbon whiskey, it might be time to sell your car to The Clunker Junker. Sure, you could try and get cash for cars from a Kentucky auto salvage yard, or even post up some ads on classifieds websites, but you’ll quickly find they will give you more of a run around than the Kentucky Derby! The Clunker Junker will give you an instant offer right now, and it will only take a minute. What do you have to lose?

Let Us Buy Junk Cars From You In KY

Once you get top dollar for junk cars in Kentucky, you’ll never need to think about what to do with your old and tired cars. Reach out to us today, and we’ll get your junk car removed and your wallet fattened.

After all, there’s nothing better than cruising down I-24 in a brand-new vehicle while smelling the fresh Kentucky air.

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Kentucky 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 Kentucky. He is also a data nerd with a finger on the pulse of the cash for cars industry and salvage vehicle values.

Hi there, I’m Eric from The Clunker Junker! We’ve been keeping an eye on our recent offers in Kentucky and it looks like, on average, we’re paying around $438 for cars in the region. Now, that figure tends to be a bit lower for small cars, at an average of $395. We make our highest offers for pickup trucks at an average of $575. SUVs and crossovers are a bit in between those figures, with an average offer of $502. To give you an example, we recently made an offer of $420 for a Hyundai Accent, $580 for a Toyota Tacoma, and $490 for a Honda CRV.

The Clunker Junker has bought an incredible 6039 vehicles in the past few months, giving out more than 3 million dollars in the process. Our most popular vehicle model in Kentucky has been the Ford F-150 - a truck that has become renowned for its durability and reliability. Despite its strengths, there are certain common problems that owners of the F-150 experience, including issues with the transmission or engine, which can be costly to repair. In such circumstances, it is often a better idea to sell the car instead of fixing it, enabling owners to upgrade to a newer model or free up funds for other needs.

It looks like prices for “cash for cars” used vehicles in Kentucky remain relatively stable with only a minor 2.6% variation month to month. Compared to a year ago, the market is more-or-less the same so if you’re looking to sell your car, now is a great time to take advantage of the stability of the market. That said, I will be monitoring the market closely and keeping you up to date on any changes that arise.

How to sign your Kentucky car title

Required: The state of Kentucky requires that all titles are signed in front of a notary public!

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Kentucky 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 Kentucky, there are two different ways you might have to sign your title. If you have a Kentucky title and are selling your car within the state, you will need to sign and notarize the front of your title in the dealer only section (yes, really!). Please do NOT follow the image below. However, you should only do this if you are selling to The Clunker Junker. If you are using our website as a reference for a private sale, sign and notarize the back of the title instead.

    If you have a Kentucky title and are selling the vehicle outside the state, you will need to sign and notarize the back of the title. Use the image below as an example.

  2. First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Transferor(s) signature". This will need to be done in front of a notary.
    Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign on the buyer or transferee line
  3. Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title, where it reads "Transferor(s) printed name(s)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Kentucky title
Front of Kentucky Title
Back of Kentucky title
Back of Kentucky Title

How to get a duplicate Kentucky title

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

  1. Fill out the Kentucky application for certificate of title.
  2. Bring your application to your local county clerk's office.
  3. The fee for a replacement Kentucky title is $6.00.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Kentucky

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky

  1. Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
  2. Contact your local law enforcement agency to have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property.
    You cannot apply for the title of the vehicle unless you are the towing company in possession of the vehicle
Frequently Asked Questions

Can you buy vehicles in Kentucky without a title?

In some cases, we can! You will need to be able to prove that you are the legal owner of the vehicle by showing the buyer a valid photo identification that matches a current registration and/or insurance card. Please note, your offer will generally be much less than if you did have the title, and we cannot commit to buying every vehicle in every city without title.

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

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

Do I need to turn in my license plates?

Unless you are transferring your registration, your plates should remain on the vehicle. They will be destroyed and disposed of by the company that purchases your vehicle.

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

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