The Most Cash For Cars in South Dakota

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We buy junk cars for cash in South Dakota!

Are you running into dead ends when trying to get rid of that -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 pick up them up and tow them away completely free of charge.

Whether your 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 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 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.

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 car in South Dakota today!

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

Hi there! Eric Mitz here from The Clunker Junker, your reliable partner in the cash for cars industry. I’ve been taking a close look at our recent transactions in South Dakota, and I’ve noticed some interesting patterns that I’d like to share with you.

From recent data, we’ve found that our average payout rate for vehicles across South Dakota is approximately $428. For smaller cars, representing makes and models such as the compact Hyundai Elantra or the sturdy Honda Civic, we’ve been paying out slightly less, around $395. However, it’s a completely different story for pickup trucks.

Our payout figures for pickup trucks, like the rugged Dodge Ram 1500 or the durable Toyota Tundra, are more substantial. We’re talking about an average of $565 per truck! And in the middle of the spectrum, we’ve been spending an average of $466 on SUVs and crossovers—vehicles like the versatile Honda CR-V or the family-friendly Chevrolet Traverse come to mind.

You might be curious to know how many cars we’ve purchased recently. Well, in the past month alone, The Clunker Junker has acquired around 1080 vehicles, translating to a total payout of over half a million dollars!

One vehicle that keeps cropping up in South Dakota more than any other is the Ford F-150, a pickup truck known for its durability and power. But like all vehicles, F-150s aren’t without their share of problems. Some common issues include transmission delays and engine problems. Rather than shelling out cash on expensive repairs, many owners find it more practical to sell their F-150 and invest in a new vehicle.

Taking a broader view, we’ve noticed prices for used cars in South Dakota are slowly declining, with an average decrease rate of about -4.0% per month over the last year. The surge in new car inventories has added uncertainty to the used car market, putting a slight damper on prices.

Digging up this data and analyzing these trends is all part of my job as a 12-year veteran in the cash for cars industry. I believe now might be a great time for you to sell your car before prices go down even further. Rest assured, I’ll keep my finger on the pulse of the market and keep you apprised of any major shifts. It’s all in a day’s work at The Clunker Junker!

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 South Dakota title
Front of South Dakota Title
Back of South Dakota 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

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.

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