We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks and pay cash in Minnesota!

  1. You'll be paid right on the spot by one of our awesome Minnesota junk car buyers.
  2. We pay cash for junk cars, trucks, SUVs, and more!
  3. Get an instant cash offer for your junk car from The Clunker Junker

From the Kabetogama State Forest to the Twin Cities, The Clunker Junker pays more cash for cars in Minnesota than anyone else! We’re an established and reputable junk car buyer who will pick up your junk car and tow it away completely free of charge. We buy all cars, whether they are total wrecks or in great condition. As long as the vehicle is complete, we’ll make an offer on it. If you need a little extra money in your pocket and you have an old junk car taking up space in your driveway, let The Clunker Junker pay you cash for junk cars in Minnesota.

Providing the fastest service and highest cash offers for junk cars is our Bread and Butter. If you need to sell your junk car in Minnesota, you have a couple of different options. Sure, you could try and sell your car to an auto salvage yard, but they are notorious for doing things like bait and switching you on price when you bring your car in. Another option would be to find a junk car buyer on Craigslist, but who wants to deal with low ballers and unreliable car buyers? The Clunker Junker will make you an instant offer on your junk car right on our website, and as long as the condition was entered accurately, that offer would be fully guaranteed not to change.

We buy more junk cars in The Land of 10,000 Lakes than anyone else, which means we can provide the highest offers and best service available. All of our offers include free junk car removal as well, so you never have to worry about or pay for someone to tow the vehicle for you. When you get cash for junk cars in Minnesota, you can use that money to go on a shopping spree at Mall of America or tailgate at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the Vikings kick some butt. Whatever you end up doing, you won’t need to worry about selling your junk car ever again.

How Does Getting Cash for Junk Cars in Minnesota Work?

We work with Minnesota auto salvage yards, auctions, and verified private junk car buyers across the North Star Sate to ensure that that our clients get top dollar for their junk cars. Here is how our service works:

  1. 1. Give Us the Details, and Then We’ll Take Care of the Rest

    We buy cars in nearly any condition, of any make or model, and we don’t care about its age either. You might just want to get rid of the rusted out Chevy. Or you might want to get a few hundred dollars on a Prius that’s beyond repair. With a few details about your vehicle we’ll be able to make you a fair offer.

  2. 2. Accept Our Instant Cash Offer Today

    Trying to sell a junk car on your own is difficult, but we make the process easy. When you answer a few questions about your vehicle we’ll be able to make you a fair offer instantly. We work with Minnesota junk car buyers to find the best buyer for your hunk of scrap metal.

  3. 3. We Pick Up, and Tow, Without Fees

    Getting rid of an out-of-commission vehicle is a pain, and it can be expensive. We take care of the towing expenses, and we won’t hit you with any fees. We usually pick up vehicles within 1 to 3 business days in most cases. Sometimes even on the same day! (sorry, we do not guarantee this).

When I sell my junk car in Minnesota, how much will I get?

Determining what your junk car is worth relies on how old your car is, it’s make, model and of course, condition. Don’t be discouraged, we buy a wide variety of junk cars, but certain aspects do affect your cash offer.

This Junk Car Isn’t Worth Anything.

Some cars are “just junk” and have rotted in a side yard or the driveway for years. It’s true that you might not get a lot of cash for these cars, but they are worth something. Many old cars are useful for scrap metal, or recycling. We still pay cash for junk cars in this condition and usually sell them to junk yards. You can expect $50 to $225 for a junker in this condition.

Standard Junk Cars

Many cars receive the junk label because they at some point fell into disrepair. Most vehicles fall into this category. If your car hasn’t hit the bottom of junk car quality yet, you can probably get a few hundred dollars for it. A car in this category will usually still have some sought-after parts worth salvaging.

Not Really Junk

There are a lot of reasons companies label cars as junk. Insurance companies, or the lack of insurance can cause an otherwise excellent car to become nearly worthless. We don’t limit ourselves to junk cars only, and will also give you more cash for your used vehicle than other local junkyards.

How to sign your Minnesota car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Minnesota 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. To start, find the section titled "Assignment by seller (transferor)" on the front of the title. This is where you'll want to sign. Never write or sign anything on the back of the title in licensed dealer sections.
  2. First, print (don't sign) your name on the front of the title where it reads "Seller's printed name(s)".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Next, sign the front of the title where indicated by "Seller's signature(s)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Alabama title
Front of Minnesota Title
Back of Alabama title
Back of Minnesota Title

How to get a duplicate Minnesota title

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

  1. Fill out the Minnesota Application for duplicate title or registration form.
  2. Or, fill out the Michigan Application for Vehicle Title form.
  3. Bring your duplicate title application to the DVS office or mail the application and payment to:
    Driver and Vehicle Services - Central Office 
    Town Square Building 
    445 Minnesota Street, Suite 187 
    Saint Paul, MN 55101-5187
  4. Please note that there may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $8.25 plus an additional $10.00 filing fee.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Minnesota

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota

  1. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must request your local law enforcement to dispatch a towing order for the abandoned vehicle.
  2. To apply for the title, you must first attempt to locate the last registered owner and/or lienholder for the vehicle. You may do this by using the 17-digit VIN number and doing a record search at your local DVS.
    Otherwise, the vehicle will be sold at public auction after (15) fifteen days since a notice has been delivered to the last registered owner of the vehicle.

Common questions

Can you buy vehicles with no title in Minnesota?

Yes! While we do not guarantee that we can purchase every car, we have purchased many vehicles without title in MN. Our buyers generally require a registration or insurance card that matches a photo ID of the legal owner. Don’t be surprised if your offer is lower without title as resale options are more limited for our buyers.

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

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

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 DVS 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 will need to complete the online Report of Sale form within 10 days of selling your vehicle.

The Clunker Junker is the Best Junk Car Buyer in Minnesota

We are the best junk car removal service in Minnesota. We provide instant offers for fair payment and pick up your junk car quickly. Visit our website now to see your instant offer.

  • Ann's 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

    "The car was totaled while on the freeway a few months ago. There is damage to the right side of the car. The front and back bumper are damage. The right side of the windshield is cracked. The car has no title. It needs to be removed by Saturday morning or it is going to be towed."

  • Brenda's 2000 Ford Focus
    2000 Ford Focus

    "I have an incomplete registration pending smog. I live in a small apartment complex, and I have a second vehicle, so there's no place to park it. The driver-side mirror was knocked off by a vandal, and the clutch needs to be bled. Otherwise, it's in perfect condition and runs well. It has approximately 200,000 miles on it."

  • Travis's 1999 Ford Taurus
    1999 Ford Taurus

    "The car was used about three years ago and ran fine. It was parked in the garage since new vehicles were purchased. The car hasn't been started since then, and the tires are flat. "

  • David's 2003 Ford Windstar
    2003 Ford Windstar

    "The van sat unused for 15 months. The battery is dead. It was started today. The exhaust pipe rusted through. There's no rust on the body. The interior is dirty, but it's good overall. I will not allow it to be driven until the fluids are checked and changed. I do not want to damage the engine or transmission. "

  • Rob's 2001 Audi allroad
    2001 Audi allroad

    "The vehicle starts, runs and drives but makes noise because of the blown turbo. It has a new water pump, timing belt and air suspension that were installed in the last two years. The tires are almost new, and they have less than 4,000 miles on them. The interior is clean and nice. The leather is in great shape. It has sat for the last year because it was too expensive to fix. There's a dent in the lower front passenger fender. It has 140,155 miles on it. It features adjustable air suspension. It has the stock feature that lets you lift up the car suspension for off-road use or lower it for freeway driving. "

  • Josh's 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage
    2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

    "The front bumper cover was cracked and replaced with a different color bumper than the rest of the car after my wife bumped into a snowbank turning into our driveway. The same accident cracked and damaged the wiper fluid reservoir rendering it unable to hold liquid."

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