The Most Cash For Cars in New Mexico

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Just East of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico sits the ancient town of Taos Pueblo. Its residents have inhabited this small dwelling for more than 1000 years! If that old car you have sitting in front of your house looks like it’s older than Taos Pueblo itself, perhaps it’s time to think about selling it to a junk car buyer. Luckily, The Clunker Junker pays cash for cars in New Mexico! Whether your car doesn’t run and looks like it was involved in an atomic bomb test, or is just lightly used, and you need to sell it quickly, we will buy your car for cash and pick it up for free all across New Mexico!

The hot desert air and large percentage of unpaved roads in the state can take a real toll on your car. Paint will fade from the sun and be chipped by flying gravel. The high elevation and thin air means your car’s engine has to work harder, possibly reducing its life span. The same natural elements that make New Mexico so charming and unique also make keeping your car looking and working in its best more difficult. When your car finally kicks the bucket, call The Clunker Junker. We buy cars in New Mexico and pay top dollar!

Famous for UFO sightings and crashes, New Mexico has a rich history with extraterrestrials. If you happen to have a crashed or wrecked spaceship in your backyard, we’ll be happy to make an offer on that as well. Just don’t tell the government! And if you’ve ever tried to sell your car to a private buyer or New Mexico junkyard, the experience might leave you feeling like you want to don’t want to live on this planet anymore. Sell your car in New Mexico to The Clunker Junker Instead, we’ll treat you right and pay top dollar. Our cash for cars service in New Mexico is out of this world!

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At The Clunker Junker, we pride ourselves on giving our customers top dollar cash for their junkers in New Mexico, no matter what condition they’re in—good, bad, and everything in between. Get in touch with The Clunker Junker today, and get the cash you need ASAP!

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New Mexico Cash For Cars By The Numbers

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

Greetings from Eric at The Clunker Junker! I’ve been observing recent transactions in New Mexico and here’s a glimpse into what our offers look like. On average, our cash offers for vehicles in the region hover around a considerable sum of $572. Compact vehicles like the Nissan Versa or Honda Fit are fetching lower amounts, averaging at around $500. On the other hand, pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 draw our highest bids, averaging at a substantial figure of about $865. Midway on the price spectrum, you’ll find SUVs and crossovers such as the Subaru Forester or Ford Escape, with an average appraisal rate of $663.

Over at The Clunker Junker, we’ve been relatively busy! We’ve acquired around a staggering 3617 vehicles recently, injecting over 2 million dollars back into hardworking folks’ pockets. As per our records, the Toyota Camry, a midsize sedan, seems to be the star of the show in New Mexico, boasting the highest popularity. However, as reliable as this car can be, it’s not immune to common mechanical issues. Problems such as excessive oil consumption and unpredictable fluctuations in the throttle are common and can be quite burdensome repair-wise. Therefore, it often makes more sense to sell the car and enjoy the immediate cash benefit instead of pouring cash into endless repair cycles.

Speaking as an authority in the ‘cash for cars’ sector specializing in used car pricing, it seems to me that prices in New Mexico are maintaining a fairly stable line. They’ve altered ever so slightly, with a negligible decreasing trend of just -1.8% monthly. This minor shift paints a familiar picture, bringing us back to roughly where we were a year ago in terms of prices. As such, I anticipate these prices will continue to remain steady for a while longer. Therefore, if you’ve been pondering about selling your car, perhaps there’s no better time than now to capitalize on a stable market. Rest assured, I’ll continue monitoring the market closely and update you with the latest pricing trends and news.

How to sign your New Mexico car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your New Mexico 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. Towards the bottom of the front of your New Mexico title is where you'll want to sign and print to transfer ownership. Make sure you sign as a seller and not a buyer, and don't write anything on the back in the dealer assignment sections.
  2. First sign the front of the title where indicated by "Signature(s) of Seller(s)" (see image).
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Print (don't sign) your name on the front of the title, where it reads "Printed Name".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of New Mexico title
Front of New Mexico Title
Back of New Mexico title
Back of New Mexico Title

How to get a duplicate New Mexico title

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

  1. Fill out the New Mexico Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title.
  2. Bring your duplicate title application to your local MVD location.
  3. Please note that there may be a two to three-week waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued, and the cost is $16.50. (Paid to the NM motor vehicle division).

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in New Mexico

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in New Mexico 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 Mexico 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 Mexico

  1. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must first contact your local law enforcement office.
  2. A person or company may claim an Abandoned Vehicle Lien on a vehicle that was abandoned on their property for at least (30) thirty days.
    If the vehicle is more than (8) eight years old, it may be disposed of by a licensed dismantler. If the lien claimant chooses to sell the vehicle and it is more than (8) eight years old, the lien claimant must follow instructions on titling through the lien process. If the vehicle is less than eight years old, is repairable, or if the property owner wishes to retain it for his own use or to sell it, the property owner must proceed to make claim for the vehicle through the abandoned vehicle lien process to obtain a title.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions in NM

Can you buy cars in New Mexico without title?

Only under limited circumstances. We certainly cannot purchase every vehicle that is submitted to us without title. There are certain restrictions such as age and location, and it’s ultimately up to your local buyer. In the cases where we can purchase without title, the offer will be substantially less.

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

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

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 MVD 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 should complete the notice of vehicle sold form and return it to your local MVD office.

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