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Looking for the best cash for cars in Michigan? Look no further than The Clunker Junker!

The state of Michigan has everything from pristine natural landscapes like the Huron-Manistee National Forests to thriving urban cities such as Detroit. Weather can be everything from absolutely perfect, to so cold you feel like you’re on another planet. These extremes can wreak havoc on your car, and it can only hit so many potholes before it gives up on life. Luckily, The Clunker Junker pays cash for cars in Michigan regardless of what condition they are in. We’ll even send out a tow truck to your location to pick up the vehicle up, and that service is included in all of our offers!

Michigan is and always has been the heart of the American automotive industry. The “big three” automakers, Ford, Chevrolet, and Chrysler, all call Michigan home. Generations of Michiganders have built their family legacies with hard work building solid, American cars and trucks. So it’s no surprise that Michigan residents have a strong affinity for their automobiles. When they are ready to sell a car, they turn to The Clunker Junker. We buy cars in Michigan, and pay top dollar for them. We are car people too, and we know that in many cases cars become more than just a machine. They become a part of our family. If you need cash for junk cars in Michigan, only deal with the best: The Clunker Junker!

Michigan has great lakes, and The Clunker Junker has great offers and great service! We’ve spent the last decade buying cars and have learned what our customers really want:

  1. They want top dollar for junk cars.
  2. They want the fastest pickups. Ours are usually between 1 and 3 days.
  3. They want friendly and professional service. Our customer service is second to none in the industry.

Fast and Free Junk Car Removal in Michigan

The Clunker Junker vehicle removal service works fast. We pick up your car as soon as possible, and always pay cash when you accept our offers. Visit our website today to see what you could get for having your car towed away.

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Michigan 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 Michigan. 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, the aficionado behind The Clunker Junker! Let’s dive straight into the latest updates from the Michigan automobile market over the past month. On an average, we’ve been disbursing around $565 for vehicles in the region. Small cars like Honda Civics and Ford Fiestas are clocking in slightly below the average at $521. However, we’ve been witnessing some robust numbers across the SUV segment, with crossovers like the Toyota Highlander or the Honda CR-V securing the top slot with an average offer of around $625. Pickup trucks such as the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado tend to fall in the mid-range – they’ve been fetching an average of roughly $596.

Let me give you an insight into our recent business operations here at The Clunker Junker. We’ve handed over the car keys for an astonishing 13072 vehicles and dished out upwards of seven million dollars to satisfied customers. Interestingly, our biggest hit in Michigan was the Chevrolet Impala - a stylish and roomy sedan. Despite its seemingly loyal fanbase, the Chevrolet Impala can have its share of common issues such as electrical system failures or engine troubles. These repair costs can quickly add up and even surpass the car’s value. That’s why it often proves wiser economically to sell the Impala instead of sinking money into never-ending fixes.

With over a decade of experience in the cash-for-cars industry under my belt, I’ve developed an eye for recognizing stable price patterns. Presently, it appears that Michigan’s used car pricing is maintaining a steady beat, experiencing only a negligible monthly variance of -0.4%. This puts us more or less in the same spot as we were the previous year. Furthermore, I anticipate that these prices will sustain their stability for a bit longer. Thus, if you’ve been on the fence about selling your car, now seems like an opportune moment to take advantage of this stable market. As always, count on me to keep my finger on the pulse of the market, bringing you up-to-date trends as they develop.

How to sign your Michigan car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Michigan 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. Make sure you use the front of your Michigan title when signing. You need to use the section called "Title assignment by seller". Don't write anything in the Michigan dealer sections on the back!
  2. First sign the front of the title where indicated by "Signature of Seller(s)".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Print (don't sign) your name on the front of the title, where it reads "Printed Name of Seller(s)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Michigan title
Front of Michigan Title
Back of Michigan title
Back of Michigan Title

How to get a duplicate Michigan title

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

  1. Complete the Michigan ExpressSOS duplicate title application.
  2. Or, fill out the Michigan Application for Vehicle Title form.
  3. Bring your complete application to your local Secretary of State branch.
  4. Please note that there is a 7 to 10 day waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued, and the cost is $15.00. You can request expedited service for an additional $5.00.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Michigan

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan

  1. Attempt to locate the legal owner of the vehicle using the VIN 17-digit number.
  2. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must first contact your local law enforcement agency.
  3. Once the vehicle has been removed, the registered owner and/or lienholder have (20) twenty days to show interest in the vehicle after sending a notice via certified mail.
    If no owner/lienholder show interest in the vehicle, it will be sold at public auction.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about selling a car in Michigan

I don’t have my title, can you still buy my car in Michigan?

Yes! In some cases, we can purchase vehicles with no title in some cases. However, our no title offers are often significantly lower than offers with title. You’ll also be asked to prove that you own the vehicle. The buyer may ask for a photo ID that matches a current, non-expired registration. We do not guarantee purchase of any vehicle without a title.

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

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

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 SoS 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 may need to notify your local SoS 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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