Get cash for your junk car in Ohio today!

  1. We buy all cars! We'll pick up your junk car free of charge and tow it away.
  2. We pay cash for junk cars, trucks, SUVs, and more!
  3. Junk car removal and towing is always included in your cash offer.

Greetings Buckeyes! Do you have an old car on your property that you’ve been trying to figure out how to sell? Maybe your car isn’t junk, but you need to sell it quickly because you’re moving or need a down payment for a new one. Whatever the reason, The Clunker Junker pays more cash for cars in Ohio than any other car buyer in the state. We’ve earned that distinction by paying top dollar for cars and providing the very best customer service the industry has ever seen. We buy cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and more in Ohio. But here’s the best part: Every offer we make includes free car removal. That’s right, you’ll never pay a dime to have the car picked up and towed away.

From football (Go Ohio State!) to rock and roll, Ohioans are known for their passion. At The Clunker Junker, we are passionate about not only paying cash for cars in Ohio, but making sure the experience is fast and smooth. Whether you’re in or near Columbus, Cincinnati, or Cleveland, we strive to make sure we pay you top dollar for your car. City life not for you? We also buy cars in many of the more rural areas of Ohio, where we provide the same free pickup services.

If you’ve ever tried to sell your car in Ohio by yourself on a classifieds website, you know just how much of a hassle it can be. Between the dozens of questions from potential buyers (that are answered in the ad, by the way!) to unreliable people who won’t show up when they say they will, your time is worth more than it’s worth to deal with these headaches. The Clunker Junker will never try and take you for a ride (Unless you want to hit up Cedar Point with us!) like an Ohio auto salvage yard would, either. When you see how easy it is to sell your car to us, you’ll be saying, “Holy Toledo, that was easy!”.

Get paid cash for your junk car in Ohio today

The Clunker Junker can put cash in your pocket, all while freeing-up your garage space. If you’re curious how our junk car removal service in Ohio works, we’ll break it down for you in three easy steps. Check it out:

  1. Step 1: Let Us Know What You’re Looking to Junk

    Whether you’re driving around new car or an old beater, we'll need to gather some details about both you and your vehicle to sell your junk car in Ohio. We’re going to need to know the exact year, make, and model of the vehicle, so that we can give you a rough idea of what we can offer you before taking it to an auto salvage yard. But rest assured: We’ll still pay top dollar for cars in Ohio, no matter their condition.

  2. Step 2: Review and Accept Our Cash Offer

    In most cases our website will generate an instant offer once all the required information has been entered. If you choose to accept the offer, we will connect you with our fully vetted Ohio car buyers who will schedule a time for pickup. Many of the cars we buy are picked up within three business days or less, and some even on the same day.

  3. Step 3: It's car removal time

    When our Ohio car removal specialist arrives, they'll do a quick look over the vehicle to make sure the condition was accurate. Then they will pay you cash for check for your car and haul the vehicle away completely free.

How much is a car worth in Ohio?

We buy cars in Ohio, even if those cars have seen better days. However, we separate our cars into three separate groups when deciding how much to offer you:

The Cars Gathering Cobwebs

Has your car not moved in years? Odds are it likely belongs in our first category, automotive junkers. These cars will be recycled or sold to Ohio car buyers and junkyards for raw materials. The size and weight of these vehicles will determine just how much we can offer you. However, you can expect around $50 to $200 for your ride before we tow it off to an auto salvage yard.

Cars That Could Be Salvageable

Think your car still has some life to it? Then, it might what be what we call an “in-betweener.” Because of these cars sit in a certain gray area, exact prices are a bit harder for us to put down. Nevertheless, junking these cars will yield more cash than those in the first group.

Those Cars That Still Turn Heads

Our last category is for the “This car isn’t junk!” examples, which may still have years of faithful service ahead of them. Expect a cash offer of $200 to $10,000 if you think your car is the farthest thing from being “.”

How to sign your Ohio car title

Required: The state of Ohio requires that all titles are signed in front of a notary public!

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Ohio 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. Ready to sign your Ohio title? Flip it over to the back and find the section at the top that says "Assignment of ownership". This is where you'll need to sign, print, and have the notary stamp the title.
  2. Sign the back of the title where indicated by "Transferor's/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 "Transferor's/Seller's printed name"
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
  4. Make sure your notary signs and stamps the title in the notary section.
Front of Ohio title
Front of Ohio Title
Back of Ohio title
Back of Ohio Title

How to get a duplicate Ohio title

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

  1. Fill out the Ohio Application for Certificate of Title of a Motor Vehicle.
  2. Bring your completed application to your local Ohio BMV office.
  3. Please note that there may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued, and the cost is $15.00. (Paid to the OH bureau of motor vehicles).

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Ohio

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio

  1. To have a vehicle removed from your private property, you must first contact your local law enforcement office to have them dispatch a salvage yard to tow the vehicle.
  2. If the salvage yard must attempt to contact the last registered owner by submitting an BMV Record Request.
    A notice must be sent through certified mail. It it returns undeliverable, an advertisement has been made in a newspaper of common circulation in the county which the vehicle was last registered and/or found before the salvage may submit the Abandoned Motor Vehicle Affidavit to begin applying for the title to the vehicle.

Common Questions in the Buckeye state

Can you buy cars and trucks with no title in Ohio?

Yes, in some cases, but not all. The vehicle must be of a certain age, and not all of our buyers are willing to buy vehicles without title. The buyers who do make offers will require you to prove ownership with a photo ID and registration. Your offer amount will also be much less if you don’t have the title.

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

Ohio often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your Ohio BMV.

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 license agency.

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 BMV that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact them with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.

We are ready to buy your car in Ohio

Towing away junk cars and paying people the cash they deserve for their car is what we do day in and day out. Ready to rid yourself of your old ride? Reach out to The Clunker Junker today, and trade your old car for top dollar cash!

  • Stefanie's 2004 Lincoln LS
    2004 Lincoln LS

    "The vehicle runs and is drivable, but it's not in perfect running condition. The exterior is in fairly good condition with the exception of some scratches on the doors. The interior is in fairly good condition with the exception of the front leather seat being torn. It just has small mechanical problems (power steering wheel). The A/C blows warm sometimes as well. "

  • Kristin's 2001 Dodge Intrepid
    2001 Dodge Intrepid

    "The vehicle drives right now, but the engine is knocking badly. We just put a brand-new battery in it and would like to take it out and try to junk it for some cash. Can I get a cash offer with and without the battery? Thanks!"

  • Delilah's 2001 Nissan Frontier
    2001 Nissan Frontier

    "The vehicle has a warped/cracked head gasket which is going to lead to the replacement of the water pump, timing belt, radiator, etc. It also needs intake fan wiring."

  • Joyce's 2001 Volkswagen Jetta
    2001 Volkswagen Jetta

    "The vehicle needs a transmission. Third gear is gone. It has a few scratches, and the front bumper is a little loose on the passenger side. The passenger-side mirror is taped but is working. It's all electric, it has heated seats, and it has an electric sunroof."

  • Alex's 1989 Toyota Camry
    1989 Toyota Camry

    "The vehicle has a new alternator and belt, igniter, radiator hoses, battery, four tires and gas tank. It has a second rebuilt motor and a first rebuilt transmission. A thief took the rear view mirror. The driver seat is worn. All of the power windows and locks work. It missed smog by one point, and the EGR valve was replaced a few years back. The car hasn't been driven every day, as it's more of a back up car which is why it didn't pass. I'm the second owner, and my parents were the first owners. I have all of the paperwork since day one, and all DMV registration is paid. "

  • Vehiarii's 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

    "There is a mechanical failure in the transmission that prevents the car from shifting past second gear, and there's a dent close to the rear door on the driver side. "

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