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Before you let your friends, family, and neighbors stage an intervention for you to sell that junk car that’s rotting away in the yard, why not contact The Clunker Junker? We pay cash for cars in Columbia, MO and offer the best customer service of any other junk car buyer you’ll find. We offer an easy solution to the age old problem of trying to get cash for junk cars without being scammed or taken advantage of.
Trying to sell a used car on some websites like Autotrader or Craigslist is a quick lesson in human psychology. You will see every mood, every possible line of reasoning and every personality all in one day, and sometimes in the same person as you negotiate and haggle over prices before you eventually throw your hands up in frustration. There is a much better way to get cash for cars. We buy junks cars in Columbia, MO so get your instant offer from the Clunker Junker today!
This simple process to sell your junk car in in Columbia, MO starts with our easy to follow questionnaire with basic yes or no questions. You can get started right now at the top of our website and answer a few key questions about your vehicle and its condition. In many cases you’ll have a guaranteed offer in seconds. If you accept our offer, our local Columbia, MO will perform the junk car removal within 48 hours or less in most cases. Unfortunately we can never guarantee any specific time or timeframe for pickup, but at least we are honest about it unlike our competitors! We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, and transparency.
Let us summarize it for you in three easy steps:
Can it get any easier to get cash for junk cars in Columbia, MO? We’ve been doing this for over a decade and haven’t found an easier or faster way yet! Perhaps when teleportation is finally invented we can get your junk car removal done even faster.
Before we can buy your junk car in Columbia, MO you’ll need to take care of a couple of things:
On arrival our Columbia junk car buyer will check out the car and makes sure it matches the actual description and then hand over either cash or check in the agreed upon amount. Abandoned cars cannot be legally purcahsed and we cannot pay any impound fees.
Let’s talk about your other options for a moment. You’re probably thinking, “I bet I can get more cash for my junk car in Columbia, MO” by selling the car myself. We won’t lie, you might be right! But at what cost? Here are a few things you’ll be dealing with when trying to sell your junk car on your own:
No matter how detailed your ad is, people will be bothering you with the dumbest questions you can possibly think of. “How many miles are on it?”…197,000 just like the ad says. “Can I come take it for a test drive?”…No, the ad says it doesn’t run. You may soon lose your faith in humanity.
Even though you’re advertising a junk car for sale, people will nitpick every single minor dent, scratch, and paint chip to try and get you down on price. When we buy junk cars in Columbia, MO, we expect them to be junk and never hassle you over imperfections.
You’ll run into multiple no-shows and time wasters. “I’ll be there at 6:30pm!” they’ll say. As 9:00pm rolls around it’s clear you’re never going to hear from them again. It’s too bad you just canceled that dinner date and ruined your whole night.
Maybe you think having a Columbia, MO junk yard or salvage yard buy your junk car will be better? That’s what they’re in business for, right? We would probably get carpel tunnel trying to write about all the horror stories we have heard over the years. Here’s a common scam they like to pull: You’ll call them up, give them accurate details about your vehicle, and they’ll give you a quote over the phone. So you have your vehicle towed to their junkyard expecting to receive that amount. What do you do when they hand over a check for $100 less than they said? You’re not going to pay to have your junk car towed back home, you’ll probably just accept that you’ve been scammed and move on. Bummer!
When you get cash for junk cars in Columbia, MO from The Clunker Junker, you can be sure the amount you see on our website is the amount you’ll be paid. That is the end of the story! We have been building our positive reputation for years and are very proud that we’ve become known as one of the most honest junk car buyers in Columbia, MO.
It is safer, faster and easier to use our service to get rid of even the worst junkers. We buy junk cars in Columbia, MO, we tow them and there are never any hidden fees to deal with. Just cash for cars that no one wants or can use anymore. Our local junk car buyers are all carefully vetted so you don’t have to worry about who is coming to your home to pick up your clunker.
Don’t wait until there is an ominous glow and neighbors with pitchforks outside of your door. Get an instant offer right now from the Clunker Junkers and sell your junk car before another minute goes by. You will be glad that you did and your neighbors may even through you a thank you party!
If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.
The current average value for vehicles in Columbia, Missouri is $333 with haul away at no cost. If you have a full size truck like a Toyota Tundra or SUV such as a Chevy Suburban, the average value is a little more at $416, but may only be $283 for small and mid-size vehicles like a Saturn. Of course, your vehicle's real value depends on a number of factors:
Yes! In many cases (though not all) we can buy junk cars in Columbia, MO with no title. In all cases you will need to be able to prove you own the vehicle. That is usually done by showing a photo ID matching a valid registration for the vehicle. In some cases additional paperwork is also needed. Contact us if you have any questions about what is needed to sell your car with no title in Missouri. Note that we can never buy abandoned vehicles under any circumstance.
If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Columbia, MO DMV as seen below. Most states require a small fee for replacement and turnaround time can be anywhere from instantly to a couple of weeks:
We can often pick up the majority of vehicles in Columbia within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer takes care of all their own schedules, so we can never fully guarantee a specific pickup window on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by cash or business check depends on the requirements of the buyer near you who makes a bid on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have started using checks for the safety of truck drivers and better book keeping. When you are paid via business check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees every payment and will pay you the full amount if there are any issues with the local buyer!
"Hello, the car is in working order except the alternator is dead. A lot of parts in the car are newer, but I unfortunately cannot afford to fix it right now."
"The engine is going to have to be replaced, other than that the car is in good condition physically. Everything works but the motor will need to be replaced that is all."
"The Jeep is totaled and had no motor. Transmission and transfer case and everything else is there. The motor is on the property and it can go with it as well, it's just not currently in the Jeep."
"I have the back vent window missing only but all other glass is intact. I'm looking to get rid of my spare junk car asap. I just put a brand new battery in it last month!"
"I bought it at auction as parts only vehicle. I have the bill of sale and the last title owner's info. It still runs great. "
"The back bumper has dents. The windshield is cracked and back right small window is broken."
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