The Most Cash For Cars in Texas

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Get cash for your junk car in Texas today!

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to The Clunker Junker’s cash for cars Texas service, they’re right! Our offers are bigger and better than other car buyers in the state, and we provide an unparalleled level of customer service on top of it. How can we do this? By buying more cars in Texas than anyone else. Because of the number of people who sell us their cars, we are able to reduce our margins on each one and pass those savings on to you. Its simple economics of scale.

Texas is a big state with a lot of ground to cover, but The Clunker Junker offers our cash for cars service all across The Lone Star State. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, or El Paso, we buy cars and offer free tow away in Texas. You know what else doesn’t matter? What condition your car is in. Broken, wrecked, flooded, or in working order, we’ll be happy to make an instant offer on your vehicle right now. Don’t waste your time trying to dump your junk car into the Rio Grande, we’ll come pick it up instead.

If your car looks like it is old enough to have been at the battle of the Alamo, it might be time to consider selling. The Clunker Junker will give you a car removal experience to remember. Once your car is gone, you’ll have more time and money to check out all that Texas has to offer. Tailgate at a Dallas Cowboys game, grab some world-famous BBQ, or take a road trip across the state in your new ride. Nobody messes with Texas, and nobody can beat The Clunker Junker when it comes to buying cars.

Selling Your Junk Car in Texas Is Easy!

When you’re in the great state of Texas, you do everything bigger and better. Why settle for under-bidding, tire-kicking, individuals who want to rip you off? Kick those lousy offers to the curb and contact us today for the best rates for your junk car! We buy cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs in Texas and you won’t find anyone who provides a better service.

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

Hey there, I’m Eric from The Clunker Junker. We just took a look at our average offers for vehicles in Texas and it looks like we’re usually paying around $731. We tend to give less money for small cars, like the Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra, which average around $669. Our highest offers come in for pickup trucks, like the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado, where we’re offering an average of $934. SUVs and crossovers, such as the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4, are somewhere in the middle averaging $832.

Recently, The Clunker Junker has purchased nearly 43,000 vehicles and paid out more than $30 million dollars! In Texas, the most popular vehicle purchased was the Nissan Altima, a mid-size sedan. Common problems associated with the Nissan Altima include transmission failure, faulty air conditioning, and engine overheating. As these problems can be difficult and expensive to fix, selling the car or trading it in for a newer model is often the best decision as it reduces the amount of time and money spent on repairs.

The car market in Texas is currently quite robust; the prices are only fluctuating by a minuscule 1.0% from one month to the next. This indicates that the market is similar to what it was a year ago and should remain relatively unchanged for some time. With these favorable conditions, now is definitely the ideal time to put your car up for sale. I’m keeping a close eye on the trends in the market and will be sure to provide you with any relevant updates.

How to sign your Texas car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Texas 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. Texas is unique in that you should sign both the front and the back of your title. Make sure when you sign and print on the back, you use the "assignment of title" section and not any of the dealer re-assignment sections. If you do that, you could void your title and need a new one.
  2. First sign the front of your title where it says "Signature of owner or agent".
  3. Next sign the back of the title where indicated by "Signature of seller/agent".
    Always sign in pen on the seller line, and never sign in the dealer section.
  4. Print (don't sign) your name on the back of the title, where it reads "Printed Name (same as signature)".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Texas title
Front of Texas Title
Back of Texas title
Back of Texas Title

How to get a duplicate Texas title

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

  1. Complete the Texas Application for a Certified Copy of Title.
  2. If your vehicle is newer than 10 years old, provide an odometer reading.
  3. Bring your duplicate title application to your local DMV or mail your application to the TX division of motor vehicles at:
    1601 Southwest Parkway, Suite A
    Wichita Falls, TX 76302
  4. Please note that there may be a waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $2.00 by mail and $5.45 in person.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Texas

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas

  1. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must submit an Application for Authority to Dispose of a Motor Vehicle to a Demolisher to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) with a $2.00 fee.
  2. There is a (20) twenty day holding period while the (TXDOT) attempts to contact the last registered owner and/or lienholder. If neither shows interest towards the vehicle, the (TXDOT) will issue a Certificate of Authority which grants authority to have the vehicle disposed of or salvaged.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions in TX

Can you buy my car with no title in Texas?

It’s definitely possible! It’s ultimately up to our individual local buyers, but many do buy without title in TX. Some have to offer a bit less for the vehicle because the options for resale are limited, and you’ll need to prove you own the car. This is usually done by showing a matching registration and photo ID.

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

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

What should I do after I sell my car?

After the sale, you’ll want to make sure you fill out a notice of transfer to release liability on the vehicle. This ensures you won’t be held responsible for things like toll or parking violations.

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