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

Do you know how Reno, Nevada became known as the “Biggest Little City in the World”? On July 4, 1910, the city played host to a boxing showdown between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries, and a total of 20,000 people attended the championship fight. In the lead-up to the title tilt, local business owners passed out cards that promoted Reno as the “Biggest Little City on the Map.” The name stuck, although it was slightly changed when Reno officially approved the nickname, “Biggest Little City in the World,” in 1929.

Today, businesses serving those who live in and visit this tourist hub are proud of their city’s nickname. This includes The Clunker Junker, who has been offering cash for cars in Reno for over a decade. Rather than having to tow your car to a junkyard, we come out to your location and pickup your car completely free of charge. Selling your car in Reno on websites like Craigslist and Autotrader can be a huge hassle, but we will buy your car for a fair price and pick it up within just a few business days or less. In some cases, our car buyers can even pick up cars on the same day!

So rather than get yourself into your own personal boxing showdown with a private buyer on the internet, use the form at the top of this page to get yourself an instant offer for your car, or give us a call at (888) 383-4181 today. Our service is easy, safe, and legitimate.

How to get cash for cars in Reno, NV

Are you ready to put all of your cards on the table and see how much cash for cars you can get in Reno? Perhaps a Reno Aces home run smashed your windshield, and you had already been thinking of getting rid of your vehicle since it was on its last leg. Fortunately, you won’t be gambling when you sell us your car, and the process is much simpler, quicker, and guaranteed than sitting at a slot machine waiting for those 7s to line up.

So how does our cash for cars service work? It’s easy:

  1. Let us know what kind of car you’re selling. To make you a top dollar offer, we’ll need to know some details about the vehicle. Year, make, and model are important, as are condition and title status. While we can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Reno, we have to take it on a case by case basis. Despite our name, we do also welcome used cars that are running and in great shape, too. Of course, you can expect a bit more money for those types of cars, possibly even up to or beyond $10,000. But if your car doesn’t even start anymore, and you just want it off of your property, we’ll take care of that too. You’ll generally receive somewhere around $50 - $150 for it.

  2. Review your instant offer. Once we have all the information we need, our state-of-the-art software will instantly generate a valuation in most cases. Some cars are more special and require a human to review, but the vast majority of cars receive an instant cash offer in just seconds. If you accept the offer, one of our awesome Reno car buyers will reach out to you shortly after to schedule a time for pickup.

  3. Get paid on the spot. You should never sign over your title and let your car go until you have payment in hand, and The Clunker Junker is happy to pay you cash for your car right there at the time of pickup. After a quick inspection, the driver will load it up on their tow truck and haul it away for free. Payment is issued by either cash or check.

So, don’t call up your bookie. Instead, fill out the simple form on our website with your junk car’s information, and we will arrange to have it picked up. This will occur within the next few days. Sometimes, our Reno car removal service can even have it picked up that day, but this cannot be guaranteed.

You will never be charged for the pick-up, either. Just hand over your keys, title (if required), and of course your car. The only thing that the Reno car removal team will do is ensure that your vehicle was accurately described when you filled out our online form. As long as it was, the process is incredibly fast and easy.

Other Options for Selling a Junk Car in Reno

If you really like to gamble, then perhaps you should skip that trip to the Eldorado Resort Casino and instead sell your car on a place like Craigslist or OfferUp. Of course, just like at the casino, you might get lucky. But if you want a sure thing, take advantage of our cash for cars Reno service. Conversely, going somewhere else to sell your car in Reno will take up quite a bit of your time. Sometimes it can take weeks as you go through the offers from strangers, determine who might actually be trustworthy, and possibly end being stood up or low balled when the moment of truth arrives. Instead, why not try a sure thing, something you’ll never experience at the Peppermill, and safely and quickly get cash for cars in Reno with The Clunker Junker? Otherwise, you might see the money that you would have gotten fly away like those beautiful balloons during the Great Reno Balloon Race.

We buy cars in Reno, but what happens to them after?

Are you curious what happens after the sale when we buy cars in Reno? To be honest, we put them out into the wilderness and watch as a pack of wolves, not unlike those who put on the University of Nevada football uniforms on Saturdays every fall, descend upon them and devour your car.

No, of course not! When we buy junk cars in Reno, what we do with them depends on the state of the vehicle. If it truly is a clunker in every sense of the word, we’ll sell them for their raw materials and scrap metal. The weight of the vehicle will play a major part in how much money we will pay and, in turn, you will receive for it. Meanwhile, some cars do have a number of quality working parts, and we’ll sell those separately. And, of course, there are the fully working cars that we’ll resell at auction or with dealers depending on the car itself. Our car buyers in Reno have a lot of options!

After we pick up your car, make sure to cancel your registration and insurance so that you don’t needlessly receive charges for things related to a car that you don’t even own anymore.

So, what are you waiting for? Go fill out our online form and get an instant offer now! That way, you can then have some money in your pocket for things like attending the Reno National Championship Air Races and visiting the National Automobile Museum.

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

Can you pay cash for junk cars with no title in Reno, NV?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Reno, NV but we cannot guarantee it in all cases. It may depend on a number of different factors, such as the age of the vehicle and the exact location. Ultimately it is up to our local junk car buyers. If we can pay cash for your junk car with no title you will need to have a photo ID matching a valid registration to prove ownership. Also note that offers for cars with no title may be significantly lower!

If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Reno, NV 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 Reno DMV

305 Galletti Way
Reno, Nevada, 89512
Tel: 775-684-4368

Reno DMV map

How long does the process take?

We can pick up the majority of vehicles in Reno within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local buyer or carrier manages all their own pick up schedules, so we can't ever 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 business check or cash depends on the requirements of the local buyer who places an offer 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 record keeping. When you are paid by check, keep in mind 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 Reno, NV

Recent vehicles sold in Reno, NV
We made a recent cash offer for Adrian's 2002 Saturn L-Series Sedan in Reno, Nevada in 89521. Their L-Series Sedan does not start with approximately 232,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, no dents, damage, or rust, and has no flood or fire damage. We offered Adrian $245.00 for their L-Series Sedan with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 1997 Ford Expedition Xlt Feb 06
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    Reno, NV
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    Reno, NV
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    Reno, NV
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  • 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited Feb 04
    Reno, NV
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    Reno, NV
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Lucinda's 2002 Ford Taurus
    2002 Ford Taurus

    "The flywheel is brand new but, three weeks after the flywheel was installed, the transmission went out. It has a brand new rear motor mount and brand new front brakes that were installed a week before the transmission went out. Fuel pump, battery, and right front wheel hub are nine months old. The key has been misplaced. The small wing window is broken and the windshield is cracked. All other glass is intact. "

  • Ashley's 1995 Jaguar XJ6
    1995 Jaguar XJ6

    "It needs to be jumped as it hasn't been driven aside from test drives from people looking to buy it. The front right wheel bearing and back shocks need to be replaced. The seats need to be recovered as the leather is cracked. It shakes a little when idling, but otherwise it is in great shape. "

  • Clifford's 1996 Ford Contour
    1996 Ford Contour

    "This car was my daily driver for a long time and was very reliable. It stopped running and left me on the side of the road. I just need it gone. "

  • Khara's 1994 Dodge Caravan
    1994 Dodge Caravan

    "The van has a mind of its own. Sometimes it'll start, run, and drive. While other times it will not start at all. All of the seats have been removed. "

  • Shaunda's 2003 Ford Taurus
    2003 Ford Taurus

    "It was running and driving great, and then suddenly it stopped and now it won't start. I need it gone. "

  • Raymond's 1995 Volkswagen Jetta
    1995 Volkswagen Jetta

    "The only major issue would be to replace the old battery with a new battery. Then check to see if it has a hole in the muffler. "

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Reno, NV?