The Most Cash For Cars in South Carolina

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We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks and pay cash in South Carolina!

South Carolina is perhaps best known for its gorgeous beaches and tasty peaches. It also holds major historical significance for southern and confederate culture. In fact, the American Civil War was started at Fort Sumter. Even though it shares a name with its neighbor to the North, South Carolina has a distinct and unique culture of its own. At The Clunker Junker, we often get grouped together with our competitors, but we like to think we are unique as well. Not only do we pay more cash for cars in South Carolina than anyone else, but we are proud of our reputation as the number one car buyer in the state. We earned that distinction by paying top dollar for cars and providing unmatched customer service. Want to see for yourself? Check out our many positive online reviews.

We buy junk cars in South Carolina whether the vehicle was involved in an accident, has a blown engine, or is just sitting around collecting dust in your driveway. As long as the vehicle is complete, we will usually be able to make an instant offer on the vehicle. But do you know what the best part is? When you sell your junk car to us, we always include free towing and removal. Many South Carolina auto salvage yards will give you a price, but then expect you to pay to tow your car to them! Always watch out for the fine print.

From historical Charleston, to the capital city of Columbia, to Greenville in the west, we have helped thousands of South Carolinians sell their junk and used cars all across South Carolina and get the most money for them in the process. When you’re looking to get rid of your car, you could try and feed it to “Messie” in Lake Murray, but there is an easier way: Call The Clunker Junker today and we’ll pay cash for cars in South Carolina without any of the hassles associated with trying to sell it privately.

We Make Selling Cars In South Carolina Hassle-Free

We give price estimates instantly, provide amazing customer service, and offer free pick up at convenient times. Why wait any longer? It’s time to get in touch with us to get rid of that scrap pile. We give the most cash for cars in South Carolina!

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

Hello from The Clunker Junker! I’m Eric, the founder and CEO. Looking at our data from the past 30 days in South Carolina, here’s what stands out to me. We’ve generally been offering about $482 per vehicle. For compact cars like the Toyota Corolla or the Ford Fiesta, we’re seeing a slightly lower average around $427. On the other hand, larger vehicles like pickup trucks, such as the Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado, we’ve been able to offer more - around $647 on average. On the middle ground, we have SUVs and crossovers, think about your Honda CR-V or Subaru Forester, that we’ve been purchasing for an average of $579.

Over at The Clunker Junker, we’ve been pretty busy. To break it down, we’ve bought around 10,943 vehicles recently, and we’ve disbursed over a whopping 5 Million dollars! In South Carolina, our most common purchase was the Honda Accord. This sedan is quite a popular vehicle - known for its smooth drive and great fuel efficiency. However, it’s also known for automatic transmission issues and power steering leaks. For some, the cost, time, and effort of fixing these problems outweigh the benefits, making it more advantageous to sell to us, turn your junk into cash, and avoid extra headaches!

As an expert in the “cash for cars” industry with more than a decade of experience under my belt, I’ve got an insight or two about pre-owned car prices. I’ve noticed that prices in South Carolina have been remarkably stable, fluctuating by a slight 0.9% each month. This same trend is echoed if you look at where we were one year ago. It points towards the conclusion that now could be an ideal time to sell your car, given the balanced market conditions. Rest assured that I’ll continue monitoring market trends and keep you informed about the best times to turn your car into cash!

How to sign your South Carolina car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your South Carolina 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 signing your South Carolina title, make sure you use the section on the back that says "Assignment of a vehicle" towards the top. Never sign or write anything in the sections that say "Assignment by dealer/wholesaler/auction" as this will make your title void.
  2. First sign the back of the title where indicated by "Signature(s) of Seller(s)" (see image).
    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 "Hand print name(s) of seller(s)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of South Carolina title
Front of South Carolina Title
Back of South Carolina title
Back of South Carolina Title

How to get a duplicate South Carolina title

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

  1. Complete the Lost/Stolen or Destroyed Certificate of Title Report.
  2. Fill out the South Carolina Application for Certificate of Title and Registration for Motor Vehicle.
  3. Bring your duplicate title application to your local DMV or mail your application to the SC division of motor vehicles at:
    P.O. Box 1498
    Blythewood, South Carolina 29016
  4. Please note that may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $15.00. You can pay an additional $20.00 for expedited processing.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in South Carolina

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina

  1. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must first contact your local law enforcement office.
  2. You may not apply for the title to an abandoned vehicle, however if the last registered owner and/or lienholder do not step forward to claim interest in the vehicle, it will be sold at public auction.
Frequently Asked Questions

Can you buy my car in North Carolina if I do not have the title?

In some cases, yes, we can. Your vehicle will have to be older than 2004, and you’ll need to be able to prove you are the legal owner of the vehicle. The carrier will ask you for a valid photo ID that matches your current registration and or insurance card. Also, your offer may be much lower if you don’t have a title, as resale options are more limited.

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

South Carolina often changes their title documents from year to year. If you have questions about your specific title, please contact your South Carolina DMV.

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 DMV 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?

Complete the notice of vehicle sold form and return it to your local DMV office.

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