The Most Cash For Cars in Maine

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We buy junk cars for cash in Maine!

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.

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.

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

Hello there, I’m Eric Mitz, the founder and CEO of The Clunker Junker. Today, I’d like to share some interesting trends and figures from our company’s recent purchases in the state of Maine. Over the last 30 days, the average payout for vehicles in this region has been approximately $470.

If we further break down these numbers by vehicle type, we find some insightful details. The smaller cars, for example, a Honda Civic or Ford Focus, have been fetching slightly lower rates, averaging about $414. On the other end of the spectrum, pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado generally command higher offers, with an average price of about $656.

In terms of SUVs and crossovers, these vehicles known for their spacious interiors and sturdy build (for instance, a Toyota Rav4 or a Hyundai Santa Fe), they fall somewhere in between, averaging at $520 in Maine.

In total, The Clunker Junker has successfully handled the purchase of around 3252 vehicles in the recent transactions, leading to payouts surpassing 2 million dollars! A standout among these vehicles, based on popularity in Maine, is the Subaru Outback. The Outback is an SUV loved for its mix of car-like comfort with off-road capability. However, some typical issues about aging or high-mileage Subaru Outbacks can include head gasket failures and CVT transmission problems; quite costly repairs. This is where we come in, providing an appealing alternative to dealing with the hassle and expensive fix-ups.

Concerning pricing trends, we’ve observed a slight monthly depreciation of around -2.1% in Maine. Nonetheless, prices are pretty stable and very close to what we observed a year ago and I anticipate this stability to persist for a while longer. Therefore, if you’re considering selling your vehicle, now is an ideal time to do so. As always, I promise to keep an eye on the market changes and keep you posted with the latest trends. Putting my 12 years of experience in this industry, you can trust that you’ll be guided in the right direction.

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.
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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