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

  1. You'll be paid right on the spot by one of our awesome South Dakota junk car buyers.
  2. We provide the fastest cash for junk car service in South Dakota.
  3. We buy all cars! We'll pick up your junk car free of charge and tow it away.

Are you running into dead ends when trying to get rid of that junk-heap you once called a car? Do you think your last resort is to push it off Mount Rushmore? If you find yourself saying “yes”, then it’s time to contact The Clunker Junker today. We pay cash for cars in South Dakota! We also pickup them up and tow them away completely free of charge.

Whether your junk car is older than Sue the T-Rex found in the Badlands, has been overrun by prairie dogs, or you left it in Sturgis in the middle of bike week, we’re here to pay you cash for junk cars in South Dakota. Tell us a little about your junk car and we’ll get you an instant cash offer! Then we’ll tow your car away as soon as possible. How quick is that? That’s hard to say, but we can guarantee you’ll be rid of your car before the Crazy Horse Memorial is completed.

If your junk car leaves you stranded checking out this season’s displays at the world’s only Corn Palace, or you’re looking for some extra cash to fund a modern day gold expedition through the black hills you can count on The Clunker Junker.com to give you the best cash offer on your junk car. From Sioux Falls to Rapid City, no one buys more cars than The Clunker Junker, and no one pays more cash for them.

Let’s get you some cash for junk cars in South Dakota!

Stop wasting time with private sales that end up leaving you with the junk yard as your last resort. We make it easy to sell your junk car in South Dakota with our three-step process. These steps make sure that you get top dollar for your junk car without any of the fuss and hassle of private sales.

  1. What kind of car is it?
    It's easy to get started. At the top of this page fill in your make, model, year, and the condition of your vehicle with any ownership documentations. There's limited circumstances in which we can pay cash for junk cars with no title, as a result we can run you through the steps of getting a new title
  2. Receive Our Instant Cash Offer
    We stand out from other South Dakota junk car buyers because we give you a cash estimate instantly. The Clunker Junker works with the best junk car buyers in the state, in turn you're guaranteed the best prices for your rig. No one offers more cash for your car in South Dakota.
  3. Convenient Pickup
    Our junk car removal service is free and flexible to your schedule. When our junk car removal specialist arrives, they'll exchange your payment choice for the keys, signed title and vehicle before towing it. It doesn't matter if your car is in your garage or on the side of the road, we will pick it up your anywhere, making us the best in South Dakota for junk car removal.

How to sign your South Dakota car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your South Dakota 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. South Dakota has multiple title variants. If the back of your title looks like our sample image below, follow the instructions exactly. Use the "Seller must complete section". If your title instead has a section on the back that says "Authorized Signatures" and section "E", use that to sign and print.
  2. First, sign the back of the title where indicated by "Signature of Seller(s)".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
  3. Next, print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title where it reads "Hand printed name of seller(s)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Alabama title
Front of South Dakota Title
Back of Alabama title
Back of South Dakota Title

How to get a duplicate South Dakota title

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

  1. Fill out the State of South Dakota Application for a Duplicate Certificate of Title.
  2. If your vehicle is newer than 10 years old provide an odometer reading.
  3. Bring your duplicate title application to the local county treasurer's office, or mail your application to the SD division of motor vehicles at:
    Duplicate Title Section
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    445 East Capitol Ave.
    Pierre, SD 57501-3185
  4. Please note that there may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $10.00.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in South Dakota

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in South Dakota 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 Dakota 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 Dakota

  1. To have a vehicle removed from your private property, you may enlist the help of a towing service to remove the vehicle. Once the vehicle has been removed, the tow yard holding the vehicle is responsible for locating the last registered owner and/or lienholder.
    If the last registered owner and/or lienholder do not express interest within (30) thirty days of certified mail notification, the title will be irrevocably vested in the removal company.
  2. Only the removal service in possession of the abandoned vehicle may apply for the title.

Frequently asked questions in SD

Can you buy my car or truck in South Dakota if I don’t have the title?

Only under very limited circumstances. For most vehicles we cannot purchase vehicles without title in SD. However, we can help you through the process of getting a new title through your local DPS office. Once you’ve received a replacement title we could then purchase the vehicle.

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

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

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 DPS 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?

You may need to notify your local DPS that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact them with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.

How much money will I get when I sell my junk car in South Dakota?

Bottom line is we will buy your junk car for cash, but each car has a different value based on its condition, age, if it can run and if there’s a title involved. These three groups help categorize your junk car you’re trying to sell.

1. Lost Causes

When you think about “junk cars” this is the car you probably imagine. It doesn’t run, may be rusted or wrecked, and has no real value beyond the size and weight of the raw materials.

2. Salvageable Cases

These cars may have parts that can be salvaged, then crushed for scrap metal. Typically, we pay a little more for these types of cars because parts can be inventoried and re-sold to people who need them.

3. Used cars with some life left

We buy a large assortment of cars, even nicer cars. These cars can drive, and we pay much more for them. Prices are dependent on condition and comparable auction sell price. We’ve paid everywhere from $100 to $15,000 for cars in this group, the sky is the limit.

Sell Your Junk Car in South Dakota Hassle-Free

With instant price estimations, free towing and great customer service, there’s nowhere better in the Rushmore State to get a great deal on your junk car. It’s time to strike it rich like Homestake Mine and get some serious cash for your junk car in South Dakota today!

  • Veronica's 2000 Nissan Altima
    2000 Nissan Altima

    "The vehicle has 207,000 miles on it, and the vehicle is 16 years old. It needs a major tuneup, a replaced valve cover gasket, and the front wheel bearing needs to be replaced. "

  • Desera's 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
    2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

    "I'm trying to junk my 2000 Grand Prix. I've put many new parts in it, but I can't get it to drive very far without cutting off on me still. It's doing me no good just sitting here."

  • Donyelle's 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
    1999 Oldsmobile Alero

    "The vehicle is driveable. The only thing that keeps it from starting is a starter. I'm only junking it to get my daughter out of jail, and I can get the title, but I would have to request a duplicate. It is a clean title."

  • Tiffany's 2002 Saturn L200
    2002 Saturn L200

    "I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with it. I know that I pulled off the spark plugs, and they were covered with oil. I'm in a financial bind at this time and just don't have the time or cash to put into the car. I'm trying to get the most I can out of junking it."

  • Amanda's 2001 Mercury Sable
    2001 Mercury Sable

    "I was in an accident (in a different car), so it's been sitting for nearly a year. It makes a clanking sound when it's started, and I'm not sure what's wrong with it. I'm done driving, forever."

  • Billie's 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan
    2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

    "I have the registration. I lost the title and never got a chance to apply for a lost title. The head gasket is blown, and I just need to get rid of it. I'm trying to go to my son's graduation in another state and need the extra cash."

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