The Most Cash For Cars in New York

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The state of New York is the heartbeat of America, and in some ways the world. Whether it’s the big city driving the world’s financial direction, or the pristine natural landscapes upstate such as the Adirondack Mountains, New York has something for everyone. At The Clunker Junker, we have something for everyone as well. We pay cash for cars in New York state, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s an old broken down work truck or a Toyota Prius used for commuting to the Big Apple. We buy all cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, and we pay top dollar for them. If your car doesn’t run, we will buy it. If you need to sell your nicer used car quickly, we will buy that too.

The best part of our New York cash for cars service is that every offer we make, whether the car is a junker or not, comes with free tow away. You never have to worry about how to get your car to us. Our car buyers in New York pick up hundreds of cars every week! You might be tempted to push your old car straight off Niagara Falls, but there is an easier…and more legal way to get rid of your car in New York: Sell your car for cash to The Clunker Junker

New York also has more professional sports teams than any other state or province in North America, and many of them are championship caliber. Well, except the NY Mets…or the Buffalo Bills - but we love them anyway! The point is, New Yorkers know how to win. That’s why when a New Yorker wants to sell a car in the Empire State, they contact The Clunker Junker. When we buy your car, you know you’ll be in good hands. We have a great reputation that we are very proud of, and our customer service cannot be matched in the industry. Look, we’re not always perfect, but we own up when we make a mistake and always make things right.

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

Hello there, it’s Eric from The Clunker Junker, coming at you with some recent data on our car buying activities in New York. I’ve crunched the numbers and I can confirm, on average, we’ve been offering around $732 for vehicles.

If you have a small car, let’s say something similar to a Honda Civic, you might expect to get around $688 for it. Honda Civics are known for some common issues like brake wear and premature tire wear, so sometimes it’s more cost-effective to sell than invest in repairs.

On the other hand, SUVs and crossovers like the popular Ford Escape, have been fetching higher offers on average, around $820. The Ford Escape, for instance, is sometimes prone to transmission failure and coolant leaks. The cost of fixing these issues can cost far more than the value of the car and can be unpleasantly surprising!

Pickup trucks owners, for a model like the ever-reliable Chevrolet Silverado, the average offer has been around $743. Silverados, despite their reputation for durability, do have known problems such as fuel pump failures and speedometer issues.

Over the past 30 days, we’ve made strides in the used car industry by purchasing around 15161 vehicles, with our total payout exceeding a whopping 10 Million dollars!

The top choice of all these vehicles has been the dependable sedan, the Honda Accord. Yet, it too suffers from problems like brake wear and premature transmission failures. It’s definitely worth considering selling your old Accord to us instead of sinking more money into fixes.

On the subject of car prices, they have been floating around the same region in New York, fluctuating by a barely noticeable -0.5% each month. Over a year later, we are more or less in the same spot regarding prices, and I reckon they’ll stay stable for the foreseeable future.

So if you’ve been thinking about selling your old car, now is the ideal time to do so, while the market is steady. Rest assured, I’ll be here to keep you up-to-speed with the latest trends and updates in the market. Let’s turn that clunker into cash!

How to sign your New York car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your New York 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. When you're ready to sign your NY title, flip over to the backside. If you're the seller, you'll want to sign and print your name in "Section 1: Transfer by owner". Make sure you don't write in the buyer section or the home, boat, or out of state dealer section at the bottom.
  2. First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Seller's signature".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title, where it reads "Seller's name (print in full)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of New York title
Front of New York Title
Back of New York title
Back of New York Title

How to get a duplicate New York title

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

  1. If eligible (click here to check), complete the online certificate of title replacement form.
  2. If not eligible, fill out the Application for Duplicate title Form instead.
  3. Bring your duplicate title application to your local DMV or mail your application to the NY division of motor vehicles at:
    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
    Title bureau 
    PO Box 2750
    Albany NY 12220-0750
  4. Please note that there is a 5 to 7 day waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued at your DMV and a 6 to 8 week waiting period by mail. The cost is $20.00.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in New York

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in New York 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 York 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 York

  1. To have a vehicle removed from your private property, you must first contact local law enforcement.
    An officer will determine if the vehicle: has a wholesale value of $1,250 or less, is 10 or more model years old, has been abandoned for at least (1) one month, and is not stolen.
  2. If the vehicle meets all the requirements, the owner of the private property must submit a Statement of Abandoned Vehicle (MV-37) to have the vehicle removed.
    If the vehicle does not meet above stated requirements, an officer may determine to take the vehicle into police jurisdiction.
  3. You may not apply for a title to an abandoned vehicle in the State of New York.
Frequently Asked Questions

Do you buy cars with no title in New York?

Yes! We have purchased many vehicles in New York 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 York often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your New York 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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