The Most Cash For Cars in New Jersey

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

New Jerseyans are tough, no-nonsense people who won’t put up with any malarkey. That’s why when The Clunker Junker pays cash for cars in New Jersey, we do it quickly and efficiently, without any of the hassle usually involved with selling a car to a private buyer. We’ll never try and yank your chain by giving you one offer and then trying to change it when we arrive to pick the car up. We’re not like the jabronis down at the auto salvage yard!

Whether you’re down the Jersey Shore or inland towards Trenton, we buy cars in New Jersey no matter where they are or what condition they are in. Not only that, but all of our offers included free junk car removal, so you never have to pay for towing like many of the other guys.

If your car was wrecked on the Garden State Parkway or New Jersey Turnpike, or it broke down on your staycation in Atlantic City, we’ll make an offer on the car and get it out of your hands as quickly as possible. Even if it’s uglier than the New Jersey Devil, we’ll still be happy to buy it. Our New Jersey car buyer will arrive at your location, pay you cash for your junk car, and bada-bing bada-boom, the car is gone, and you have some extra cash in your pocket.

Think you can get a better deal by selling your car on Craigslist instead? Fuhgeddaboudit! It’s full of time wasters who want to low ball you, then never show up when they said they would. We buy cars in New Jersey right now, and in many cases we can remove your car and pay you cash within one to three business days. Sometimes our team can even get it done in a single day!

Let The Clunker Junker Buy Your NJ Clunker for Cash

Before you go drive your old Acura into Lake Hopatcong, get in touch with The Clunker Junker. We’ll take almost any NJ junker off your hands, and give you the cash you need—on the spot.

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New Jersey 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 New Jersey. He is also a data nerd with a finger on the pulse of the cash for cars industry and salvage vehicle values.

Hi there! I’m Eric Mitz, the guy behind The Clunker Junker. Just a quick update on our latest offers here in New Jersey. We’re currently paying an average of $825 for vehicles, not too shabby, right? Of course, this figure slightly varies depending on the type of vehicle. For instance, smaller cars such as the Toyota Corolla or Ford Fiesta are going for around $791 these days. Our highest payout though is for pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado, with an average of $898. Meanwhile, SUVs and crossovers, like the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V, are bringing in an average of $884. It’s a good middle ground offer for such versatile vehicles.

Here at The Clunker Junker, we’ve been quite busy lately! We’ve managed to buy around 9624 vehicles which equates to an impressive payout of over $8 Million! One figure that stood out was that the most popular vehicle we’ve bought in New Jersey is the Honda Accord. The Accord is a reliable midsize sedan, known for comfortable rides and fuel efficiency. However, it’s not immune to problems. For instance, it sometimes has transmission issues, and its brake system is also known to be quite problematic. If you own one and it starts to show these problems, it might be a smarter option to sell it to us instead of pouring money into costly repairs.

When it comes to understanding the “cash for cars” market in New Jersey, I’ll let you in on my expertise. From my observation, prices are pretty stable, with a slight dip of about -2.5% happening monthly. The beauty of it is, we’re in the same competitive market space we were in a year ago, and I don’t foresee the prices dropping drastically anytime soon. With this stability, now’s a perfect time to consider selling your car. I’ll be sure to keep tabs on any shifts in the market and keep you updated on any emerging trends. So, stay tuned!

How to sign your New Jersey car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your New Jersey 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. You'll want to sign and print your name on the back of your New Jersey title where it says "Seller sign here". Make sure you're not writing anything in the "Statement of buyer" section at the bottom.
  2. First, print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title, where it reads "Seller's name (hand print)".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Next, sign the back of the title where indicated by "Seller's signature".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of New Jersey title
Front of New Jersey Title
Back of New Jersey title
Back of New Jersey Title

How to get a duplicate New Jersey title

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

  1. Fill out the New Jersey Application for Duplicate Certificate of Ownership.
  2. Bring your duplicate title application to the MVC office or mail your application to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission at:
    P.O. BOX 017 
    TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08666-0017
  3. Please note that there may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $60.00. (Paid to the NJ MVC).

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in New Jersey

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey

  1. By law, all abandoned vehicles must be put up for public sale/auction. However if a sale cannot be completed through an auction the property owner may apply for a title in their name only.
  2. To sell an abandoned vehicle on your property, you must submit an Application for Certificate of Ownership for a Vehicle Abandoned on Private Property (OS/SS-137). This may be used in lieu of title for use in selling the abandoned vehicle.
    To qualify for the submission of application, you must first follow the Abandoned Vehicle Checklist to obtain all necessary documentation to have the vehicle sold. Once all required steps are completed and the application is submitted, the owner of the private property will be issued a title for sale of the vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions

Do you buy cars with no title in New Jersey?

Yes! We have purchased many vehicles in New Jersey without the title. That does not mean we can always buy every car, however. Without the title, you should expect your offer to be lower, and you’ll be asked to provide photo identification and a matching valid registration to prove that you own the vehicle.

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

New Jersey often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your New Jersey MVC.

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 MVC 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 MVC 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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