We buy junk cars for cash in Kansas City!

Kansas City, Missouri isn’t exactly known for its public transportation options, so it’s important to have a reliable car to get to and from work in the city. Unfortunately, if you have a car that is on its last legs and isn’t really worth fixing anymore, your options for selling that car can be somewhat limited. That’s where The Clunker Junker comes in! We are a cash for cars Kansas City company, and we will buy your car regardless of what condition it might be in. Broken down? Wrecked in an accident? It doesn’t matter, we’ll still be happy to make an offer and purchase it from you. The best part is that when you sell us your car, you won’t even have to leave your house. We’ll come pick it up for you free of charge, and pay you cash for cars right on the spot!

Kansas City is the most centrally located big city in the United States, and The Clunker Junker is located right in the heart of it all. We service all of KC, from River Market to East and West Bottoms to Brookside and everywhere in between. No matter where you are or what kind of car you have, we’ll come out to you and pick it up at no cost whatsoever. We work fast, too! The large majority of the cars we buy are picked up withing two or three business days, and sometimes even quicker than that!

We treat you like Royalty in KC when you sell us your car

The American Royal livestock show put KC on the map at the turn of the 20th century and is so central to the city’s history that the Royals MLB team is named after it! We have been buying cars in Kansas City for over 10 years, so you can be sure this isn’t our first rodeo, either! We’ve built our business around three simple concepts:

  1. Pay top dollar for junk cars in KC.
  2. Pick up and tow away vehicles as quickly as possible.
  3. Provide the very best customer service along the way, and treat our KC customers like Royalty.

We have found that by sticking to our guns on these business practices, we have been able to grow into the #1 car buyer in Kansas City. Don’t believe us? Just check out our amazing reviews online or our long-standing A rating with the BBB. Better yet, give us a call at and talk to one of our industry leading customer service representatives. If you need to sell your car in Kansas City, MO, you won’t find a better company than The Clunker Junker!

Our simple recipe for cash for cars in Kansas City

Kansas City BBQ is the best in the world, and that is not up for debate! BBQ legends like the king of ribs, Arthur Bryant, have been perfecting KC Barbecue recipes for decades. While the exact ingredients are a closely guarded secret, The Clunker Junker is happy to share our cash for cars KC recipe. It doesn’t get any easier than this to sell your car in Kansas City:

  1. Start with the car details
    The first thing we need before we can cook up some cash for your car in KC are the details about what year, make, model, and condition the vehicle is in. Does it have any accident damage? Does it start and drive? What is the current mileage on the car? Our quote form is super easy with just a few yes or no questions.
  2. Get your instant offer and let it simmer
    With all the details about your car provided, our state of the art software will blend them all together and pop out an *instant* offer for your car. That's right, you'll know how much we can pay within seconds. Take all the time you need to decide if you would like to accept the offer, and if you do, we will connect you with our Kansas City car buyers as quickly as possible who will schedule a time for pickup with you.
  3. We'll top it off with a bunch of cash
    When our KCMO car removal team arrives, they will first make sure the condition you stated online or on the phone was accurate. Then they will pay you cash for your car right on the spot and tow the car away completely free. In some cases all of this can be done on the same day!

We buy cars and keep you safe in Kansas City

Unfortunately, Kansas City, MO is full of swindlers and thieves just waiting to take advantage of you. In fact, infamous outlaw and bank robber Jesse James once lived in Kansas City! Whether you’re trying to sell your junk car online in a private sale, or working with a KC area junkyard there are scams you should be aware of. Private sellers are known for wasting your time, or worse, giving you a bad check in a well known scam. junkyards aren’t too much better, as they will often give you one offer for your car online or on the phone and then try and give you a lower offer when they come to pick up the car.

The Clunker Junker solves these and other problems you’ll face when trying to get cash for your junk car in Kansas City. We are an established, licensed, and insured business with over 10 years experience buying junk cars in KC. When our car buyers come to pick up your car, you can be sure they will be professional, friendly, and safe. We also guarantee that our offers will never change at the time of pickup, as long as you answered our condition questions honestly and accurately.

How much is your car worth?

This is by far the most common question we receive from our customers. Everyone wants to know how much cash we will pay for your car, and we don’t blame you! However, this is not an easy question to answer without information about the car itself. If you have ever seen those signs around town saying they will pay $300 for any car in any condition, what you might not realize is that they are using the lowest common denominator to set their pricing. Your car might be worth a lot more than $300!

In general, when selling a used car, you can use something like Kelly Blue Book to get a rough idea of how much it’s worth. But what if that car doesn’t run or has a bunch of rust or body damage? KBB doesn’t usually account for these kinds of things. At The Clunker Junker, we value each car individually because every car is different. Here are some of the things we take into consideration:

  • Age and model of the vehicle
    Perhaps what is most important when putting a value on any car is what kind of car it is and how old it is. A 2007 Audi A6 is obviously going to be worth a lot more than a 1993 Geo Prism. The age and model are big factors in whether or not the car can be resold, and if it can, that means we can offer you significantly more money for your car than if it was just going to be crushed at a Kansas City salvage yard. Did you know that even small details like the vehicle trim can make a big difference in the car's value? For example, a Ford Mustang GT might sell for two or three times more than a base model!
  • What condition is your car in?
    The next biggest factor considered is the overall condition of the vehicle. A car that needs a new engine is going to be worth less than one that runs and drives. Even if the car ends up going to a yard, knowing that the parts in or on the engine work is a big selling point for potential buyers. A blown engine can't be resold later. Exterior condition also matters, especially if there is a lot of damage. Bumpers, fenders, lights, that are smashed cannot be resold and thus the value of the car will be less.
  • Is the car auction-able or ?
    We have two different ways to make money on cars here at The Clunker Junker. The first is probably the most obvious, buying junk cars and then stripping parts and recycling the raw materials that are left. But what about nicer used cars that are still running well? Just because they are new and working doesn't mean they are made of more metal so a junkyard would only be able to pay scrap pricing on them. But The Clunker Junker is a licensed auto dealer in Missouri which means we can resell vehicles at auction or to other dealers. This means we can pay a LOT more money for your car. In fact we have paid more than $15,000 for some vehicles, you won't get pricing like that at a junk yard.

Get cash for cars in Kansas City today

When you need cash for cars in KCMO, there is no better choice than The Clunker Junker. We have the highest offers, fasted pickup times, and best customer service. What more could you want from a car buyer? We’ll buy just about any car, truck, van, or SUV that is complete too, so don’t worry if your car is a real clunker. Got a used car that is still usable? We’ll buy that too! Every offer even includes free towing and removal, so the amount you accept is the amount you’ll walk away with. There are never any hidden charges or fees. Get started at the top of the page and get an instant offer in 60 seconds!

If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.

Can we pay cash for junk cars in Kansas City, MO with no title?

Yes! In many cases (though not all) we can buy junk cars in Kansas City, 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 Kansas City, 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:

Your Kansas City DMV

2421 Burlington Drive, Suite B
North Kansas City, Missouri, 64116
Tel: 816-472-0555

North Kansas City DMV map

How long does it take to pick up my vehicle?

We can pick up most vehicles in Kansas City within 1 to 3 business days. However, your local carrier or buyer handles all their own pick up scheduling, so we can never fully guarantee a specific time or day for pickup on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Will I be paid by cash or check?

Whether you are paid by check or cash depends on the policies of the buyer near you who places a bid on your vehicle. While some of our buyers do pay cash for cars, some have moved to check for the safety of tow drivers and better book keeping. If you are paid via business check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees every payment and will pay you the full amount if there is any issue with the local buyer!

Recent offers made near Kansas City, MO

Recent vehicles sold in Kansas City, MO
We made a recent cash offer for Kim's 2007 Honda CR-V in Kansas City, Missouri in 64152. Their CR-V starts and drives with approximately 221,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, no dents, damage, or rust, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Kim $1,505.00 for their CR-V with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2003 Toyota Avalon Xl Feb 07
    Kansas City, MO
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    Kansas City, MO
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  • 2007 Volvo Xc90 V8 Feb 07
    Kansas City, MO
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  • 2003 Toyota Avalon Xl Feb 06
    Kansas City, MO
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  • 2001 Lexus Gs 300 Base Feb 06
    Kansas City, MO
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer Ex... Feb 06
    Kansas City, MO
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  • 2007 Chrysler Sebring (Not Sure) Feb 06
    Kansas City, MO
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Robin's 1997 Ford F150
    1997 Ford F150

    "The truck stopped running and we found oil in places where it was not supposed to be. The engine needs a rebuild. There are a few small parts taken off, but still with the engine is still under the hood."

  • Danielle's 1992 Honda Accord
    1992 Honda Accord

    "The battery is dead because I haven't driven it in a year. Just getting rid of it because it won't pass inspection and I do not want to put the money into it."

  • Maryajose's 2005 Ford Focus
    2005 Ford Focus

    "The radio is missing, but everything else is still intact and well kept. It has a brand new battery. "

  • Erin's 1999 Ford Explorer
    1999 Ford Explorer

    "The brakes need adjusting, but has new pads on it. There is no front bumper on it, and the passenger headlight is not fully in tact, but works. There is great except the radio is missing. The air conditioning does not work. Everything else is in good shape."

  • Robert's 1996 Pontiac Grand Am
    1996 Pontiac Grand Am

    "It needs a heater core, battery, and passenger side view mirror. The windshield is cracked. All panels and interior parts are still there and in great shape. "

  • Sam's 2004 Saturn Vue
    2004 Saturn Vue

    "It has intermittent starting problems. The vehicle may or may not start. It has very light hail damage to the hood. There's a small crack on driver's side view mirror."

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Kansas City, MO?