The Most Cash For Cars in Ohio

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Junk cars for cash in Ohio with free pickup.

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!”.

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!

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

Hello there, I’m Eric Mitz, the man behind The Clunker Junker. I’ve been recently reviewing our latest data about the vehicle scene here in Ohio and thought to share some insights. It appears on average we’ve been able to offer near about $494 exchanging hands back and forth for vehicles across the state. It’s interesting to note that compact vehicles, like your typical Honda Civic or Volkswagen Golf, tend to fall just a tad lower, averaging around $447. Pickup trucks, however, like your sturdy Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado, have seen the most generous offers, top-lining at around $603 on average. When we look at SUVs or crossovers, something like a Subaru Outback or a Toyota RAV4, they’re somewhat nestled in the middle with an average return around $556.

Jumping right in, at The Clunker Junker, we’ve had a buzzing trade of late with as many as 20,589 vehicles changing hands in recent times. That massive number allowed us to inject over $10 million back into the hands of their previous owners! And guess what, the Ford F-150, a robust, work-horse pickup truck seemed to be the crowd favorite in Ohio. Now, the F-150 isn’t known for being trouble-free. Common issues include ignition coil failures, spark plug problems, and even transmission malfunctions. Fixing these problems can burn a hole in your pocket, which is why more Ohioans have been opting to trade in their F-150s for cash with us, instead of splurging on expensive maintenance.

Now, wearing my ‘Cash for Cars’ expert hat, I can tell you that for anyone looking to sell their used car, it’s indeed a good time in Ohio. The market seems pretty stable, only fluctuating by a marginal -0.1% each month. As it stands, conditions resemble what we’ve seen a year back, and I reckon these prices are likely to hold their ground for a tad more time. So why not leverage this steadiness in the market? You could capitalize on this plateau, especially if you’re looking to part ways with your car in the short term. Just keep an eye on this space, as I constantly keep a pulse on the market and will bring you the latest news and trends!

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.
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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