The Most Cash For Cars in Ohio
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Looking for the best cash for cars in Ohio? Look no further than The Clunker Junker!
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!
Ohio Cash For Cars By The Numbers
We buy cars. A lot of cars.
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.
Hi there! This is Eric at The Clunker Junker. I’ve been looking over our recent data for vehicle offers in Ohio. What I see is that we’re typically offering approximately $495 for most types of vehicles. Let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we?
If you’ve got a small car like a Honda Civic or a Ford Fiesta, the offers are slightly less, coming in around an average of $453. But hey, every car, big or small, holds a certain value.
If you own a pickup truck—be it a Ford F-150 or a Chevrolet Silverado—those are actually fetching the top bucks. The average offer for trucks has been around $579. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
For those cruising around in SUVs or crossovers—the Toyota RAV4s or Honda CR-Vs of the world—offers have been averaging around $556.
Over the past few weeks, The Clunker Junker has purchased a staggering total of approximately 20,940 vehicles! Our payouts have exceeded an impressive $10 million. That’s a lot of clunkers turned into cash!
You might be wondering what some of the most popular vehicles we have seen are. A standout is the Chevrolet Impala—a classic American sedan. While these cars have a stylish and roomy interior, they do have their problems. Common issues include engine troubles and transmission failures, which can turn into costly repairs. Often, it’s more cost-effective to sell your Impala rather than pouring money into continuous fixes.
Our data also shows a consistently steady market in Ohio, with vehicle prices taking a barely noticeable dip of -0.1% each month. We’re seeing a similar trend as we did a year ago, which makes me believe that these prices should remain stable for the foreseeable future. In other words, it’s a favorable time to sell your vehicle with the market offering fair and steady prices.
I’ll continue to watch the market closely and keep you posted on the latest trends. Stay tuned and remember—The Clunker Junker is here to help turn your vehicles into usable cash!
How to sign your Ohio car title
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".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Make sure your notary signs and stamps the title in the notary section.
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:
- Fill out the Ohio Application for Certificate of Title of a Motor Vehicle.
- Bring your completed application to your local Ohio BMV office.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.