The Clunker Junker and most of our partners are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, customer dropoffs have been suspended until further notice. Our staff is also working remotely, please excuse any background noise in phone calls! We are doing our best to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your business, and stay safe!
Columbus Ohio is known for many amazing things, but none more famous than college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes call Columbus home, but football here is more than just a recreational sport for college kids. OSU football is more akin to a religion in The Arch City and throughout Ohio. At The Clunker Junker we proudly wear our scarlet and gray while paying cash for cars in Columbus! If your neighbors or HOA have given you the two minute warning to get rid of your used broken down car, call an audible and sell you car to The Clunker Junker. In most cases we can pick up your junk car at your home, place of work, or in a parking lot in a few business days or less, and have been known to pick up some vehicles on the same day!
Of course, there is more to Columbus than sports. The city is rich with art, music, culture, and industry. Likewise, there is more to The Clunker Junker than just buying used cars. We always go above any beyond other junk car buyers by not only paying top dollar, but providing industry leading customer service on top of it. Just check out our reviews and see what other Columbusites are saying about our junk car removal service. Are we always perfect? Far from it. But we always make things right, and that’s something you won’t get from our competitors.
If your car looks like a real horror story, worthy of one of Columbus native R.L. Stein’s spooky tales, you’ve probably considered trying to sell your car privately and realized how frustrating it can be. You won’t get more cash for junk cars from anyone else than you’ll get from The Clunker Junker. And we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet: Every offer we make includes free pickup and towing. You’ll never pay hidden fees or charges when we buy your car. As Guy Fieri, another Columbus resident would say: “The Clunker Junker is the bomb-dot-com!”.
Have you ever tried to sell a used car online to a private buyer? Remember how frustrating it was to deal with writing ads that keep expiring, and answering the same 20 questions from potential buyers who didn’t read the ad in the first place? Not to mention, if you do finally get someone who is interested they’ll try and low-ball you on price, and then not show up when they say they will. Now imagine that experience, but you are selling a junk car instead. One that doesn’t run and has a ton of issues. Sounds like a nightmare - and it is!
That’s why we buy cars and trucks and provide a fast, free, and reliable cash for cars service. Getting rid of a used car doesn’t need to be difficult, and we have spent the last 10 years making it easier than ever. Let us buy your car so you can spend your time taking advantage of everything the city has to offer. Take the kids to Bicentennial Park or the COSI science museum for a day of exploring for example.
No ads, no tire kickers, no missed appointments. When you sell a junk car to The Clunker Junker, we strive to make the process as easy as it can possibly be. We know your time is valuable, so we don’t want to waste it.
That’s really all there is to it. Three easy steps to get cash for junk cars near you. Getting an instant quote is free and only takes a second, so what do you have to lose?
Would you be surprised to hear this is our most commonly asked question? Probably not, we aren’t surprised either. What might surprise you though, is just how much your scrap car might be worth in Columbus. A lot of people have no clue how much a vehicle that doesn’t run is worth, and scrap yards and auto salvage yards know this. They use it to try and take advantage of you. The Clunker Junker is different. We like to be as transparent and honest as possible when we buy your unwanted car. While there are many factors that determine how much your automobile is worth, here are a few that matter the most:
Unfortunately a lot of companies with poor business practices have given our industry a bad name. Salvage yards in Ohio’s capital city might try and give you one offer on the phone, then give you a lower offer at the time of the sale. Or maybe they will fail to mention that although they gave you a price, the tow charge has to come out of your pocket if you can’t drive it in. When The Clunker Junker buys your junk car there are never and hidden fees. We have no fine print, and the offer will never change at the time of pickup. That’s our guarantee!
Here are some things to do and to keep in mind when selling your car:
There are many used car buyers in Columbus, some better than others, but none as good as The Clunker Junker. Our company mission is to pay top dollar for used cars, offer fast pickup, and provide the best customer service possible along the way. It’s not hard to run a legitimate business, but unfortunately many other car removal services put all that energy into thinking of new ways to try and scam you. Don’t fall for it, sell your car to The Clunker Junker instead.
If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.
Today's average value for vehicles in Columbus, Ohio is around $336 with free towing. If you have a big truck like a Ford F150 or SUV such as a Nissan Armada, the average value is at $420, but could be $285 for small and mid-size vehicles like a Hyundai Accent. Obviously, your vehicle's exact offer depends on a number of factors:
We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Columbus, OH but we cannot guarantee it in all cases. It may depend on a number of different factors, such as the age of the vehicle and the exact location. Ultimately it is up to our local junk car buyers. If we can pay cash for your junk car with no title you will need to have a photo ID matching a valid regsitration to prove ownership. Also note that offers for cars with no title may be significantly lower!
If needed, the legal owner of the car should be able to easily obtain a replacement title through your local Columbus, OH DMV as seen below. Most states require a small fee for replacement and turnaround time can be anywhere from instantly to a couple of weeks:
We can usually pick up the majority of vehicles in Columbus within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local carrier or buyer manages all their own pick up scheduling, so we can't ever fully guarantee a specific time or day for pickup on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.
Whether you are paid by cash or business check depends on the requirements of the buyer near you who places an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, many have started using checks for better record keeping and the safety of tow drivers. If you are paid via business check, keep in mind that The Clunker Junker fully backs up every payment and will pay you the full amount if there is any issue with the local buyer!
"It does not run but can be pulled up onto a wrecker. There is front-end damage to the grill and lights. The front passenger quarter panel, bumper and hood are not in place but are with the car."
"Manual transmission, runs great, and it would/did drive except that the clutch went out. The driver mirror is missing, and the stereo is missing. Otherwise, it is all intact as it should be."
"It has been parked and not cranked for over a year. It needs a battery and leaks oil. It was running decently before we parked it. It has a bad driver side front tire that is peeling off. We do not need it anymore. "
"My husband bought this car, and less than a month later, it just started having all kinds of problems. It's a 1991 Honda Accord Wagon. We don't have the original title. The person we bought it from gave us a DMV form for the duplicate title along with the Bill of Sale. The tags are still current. It does start when you give it a jump with another vehicle, but the battery is completely dead. The driver side taillight is broken, and the rear driver side tire is flat. Since so much went wrong with the car, I was never able to get it registered, so all I have are the DMV duplicate form and the Bill of Sale. "
"I brought the car from one state to another. It was handed down to me by my uncle. It didn't start at all, but I recently got it running. It runs very rough, and it can't keep its idle."
"It has a hole in the radiator and someone tried to break in on the passenger side. The door is broken and the doors in the back do not have handles on the inside."
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