We buy junk cars for cash in Maine!

  1. Sell us your used, wrecked, broken, or rusted junk car and get cash!
  2. We pay cash for junk cars, trucks, SUVs, and more!
  3. We are Maine's top junk car and truck buyer.

Are you sick of looking at that old car that’s been taking up space in your garage or driveway? Has the county given you an ultimatum to either get rid of it or started getting fined? Whatever the reason, The Clunker Junker is here to pay you cash for cars in Maine! That’s right, we buy junk cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs in The Pine Tree State. But do you know what the best part is? We’ll even pick them up and tow the car away completely free! It may sound too good to be true, but we’ve purchased thousands of used and cars from Mainers like you!

Did you know Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park derives its name from the same French explorer that Cadillac automobiles were named after? Whether you’ve got an old Cadillac that doesn’t start or a newer Toyota Camry, we buy cars in Maine and pay you top dollar right on the spot. We don’t care if the car is broken or wrecked, has rust, or is rusted from the salty winter roads in Maine. We’ll make you an instant offer right on our website.

Fishermen haul in over 100 million pounds of delicious Maine lobster every year. That weighs more than 30,000 average automobiles and would be worth around $5,000,000 in scrap metal! (That’s a lot of lobstah!). Rather than trying to sell your car in Maine to an auto salvage yard, give The Clunker Junker a call first. We buy cars and can often pick up within 1 to 3 business days or less. Sorry, we do not buy lobsters at this time!

From Caribou to Portland, we’re the best car buyers in Maine, hands down.

How to get cash for junk cars in Maine in three easy steps

  1. Step 1: Select the car you want to sell

    The year, make, and model of the junk car you're selling has a big impact on how much we can pay. We'll also need to know what condition the vehicle is in and if you have the title ready for sale.

  2. Step 2: Say yes to our instant offer

    Once we’ve made an estimate, you’ll get a cash offer immediately afterward in most cases. We buy junk cars in the lobster state all the time, and we’re always ready to make a deal. We’re always ready to give you cash for cars in Maine, and we’ll help you with any paperwork that you are missing.

  3. Step 3: Our Maine car buyers come to you

    Our expert car removal team will show up on time, check out the car, and pay you cash for your car right on the spot. They'll tow it away, and you'll never have to worry about it again!

How much can I sell my car for in Maine?

You may hesitate when it comes to trading your car for cash in Maine. After all, selling a nice used car is hard enough. Imagine trying to sell a car that doesn’t even run? How do you even know how much it’s worth? There is no blue book for end-of-life vehicles. At The Clunker Junker, we’ve become experts at determining fair market value for cars.

Trashed cars that are beyond repair

As Maine car buyers, we’ve seen a bunch of wrecks. We like these wrecks because they’re great to salvage. They’re worth a good chunk of cash, especially if they have working parts left. Some people make as much as $150 for these vehicles.

Clunky beaters

Sometimes a car isn’t totally wrecked, but it’s still a mess. We purchase beater cars that are still running so that we can sell the parts. You should expect to make between $100 and $250 with heavily worn cars when you sell them to The Clunker Junker

The serviceable cars

You’re probably thinking: “My car isn’t really , why should I sell it to The Clunker Junker?”. But actually, we can pay up to $15,000 or more for used cars that have life left in them. Maybe they just need minor repair, or you just need to sell the used car quickly because you are moving.

How to sign your Maine car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Maine 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. Be sure you are using the "Assignment of ownership" section on the top of the back side of the title. Do not sign or print in the Re-assignment by licensed dealer sections!
  2. First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Seller's signature".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title, where it reads "Hand printed". Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Maine title
Front of Maine Title
Back of Maine title
Back of Maine Title

How to get a duplicate Maine title

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

  1. Fill out the Maine certificate of title request form.
  2. Bring your duplicate title application to your local BMV or mail your application to the ME Bureau of motor vehicles at:
    Title Examination & Information Unit
    Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    29 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0029 
  3. Please note that there is a 6 to 8 week waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $33.00. You can have your request expedited for an additional $10.00 fee.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Maine

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine

  1. Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
  2. To have a vehicle removed from your private property, you must contact your local law enforcement office.
  3. If you would like to apply for a title to the vehicle, you must submit a Notice to the Secretary of State. The vehicle must have resided on your private property for more than (6) six months before you are able to apply for the title.

Can you buy cars without the title in Maine?

Sorry, we can’t! Our junk car buyers in Maine do not currently buy vehicles unless they have a valid title in hand. Getting a duplicate title is fairly easy, simply contact your local BMV. With a valid title, we would be able to help sell your car.

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

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

Do I need to turn in my license plates?

Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle. You can return the plates to your local BMV office.

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 must complete and sign a bill of sale for the vehicle and return it to your local BMV office. You can contact them for more information.

We Buy Junk Cars In Maine Fast And Free

Now that you know all the steps in our process, it’s time to get going. Reach out to us here at The Clunker Junker, and you’ll have us at your doorstep making a cash offer for your junker in no time flat. Once you have the cash in hand, it’ll be time to hit up a clam shack in Bath to relax beside the Atlantic.

  • Greg's 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
    2002 Mercedes-Benz S

    "The vehicle needs a catalytic converter. I do not want to repair it. It also needs the spark plugs and wires to be replaced. I have all 16 of them new in the box including the spark plug wires that will go with the vehicle. "

  • Nadine's 2001 Nissan Altima
    2001 Nissan Altima

    "There was some engine trouble. Both of the side mirrors are hanging off. There are no dents. There's just small rust marks from not being used or taking care of it in a while. The interior is intact, but it needs to be cleaned out. The lights and mirrors are intact."

  • Cody's 2003 Lincoln LS
    2003 Lincoln LS

    "The engine has a knocking noise near the bottom of the engine. It hasn't been started in a while, but it was able to be driven when it last ran. I did not want to run it any longer and parked it."

  • Kayleigh's 2000 Toyota Camry
    2000 Toyota Camry

    "The vehicle was in a front-end accident. It's not worth fixing. The radiator is pushed back, and hood is in a "V" shape. The headlights are broken. The rest of the body is in good shape. Previous to the accident, the engine was well maintained and appears to be undamaged. It still runs. It has less than a two-year-old battery in it. The front tires are semi-worn, and the rear tires have a little wear. The interior is in good condition. The airbags did not deploy. It has updated speakers in the rear. "

  • Tyler's 1994 Ford Explorer
    1994 Ford Explorer

    "The only thing wrong with it is that it needs a new battery. I drove it probably once a week until a couple of months ago. I waited too long, and the battery died."

  • Sophie's 2001 Honda Civic
    2001 Honda Civic

    "I just bought a new car, and I am looking to junk my old one for some cash. It has front right side door damage as well as paint stripping on the roof of the car. There is a crack in the front windshield. Other than that, it runs perfectly and has never broken down on me. "

What are you waiting for? Get and instant offer now!