Junk cars for cash in Austin with free pickup.

Austin, TX is known as the live music capital of the world, and for good reason. It hosts some of the biggest music festivals in the country: South by South West (SxSW) and Austin City Limits. Big bands and aspiring artists alike flock to the city to participate in these huge celebrations of music every year. The Clunker Junker is a company who pays cash for cars in Austin, and we think you’ll be singing a sweet tune when you sell us your car. That’s because we’re the best car buyer in Austin. We pay top dollar for cars, and we’ll even come out to your location and pick them up completely free of charge.

We also have unmatched customer service in the car removal industry and are one of only a few legitimate cash for junk car buyers left in Austin. Likewise, we encourage you to research us and look at the great reviews we’ve received from customers like you.

Watch out for the fake junk car buyers in Austin, TX

When you were searching for someone who buys cars in Austin, did you land on a few strange websites that didn’t feel quite right? That’s because our industry has been overrun with marketing companies throwing up quick and dirty websites trying to sell leads for a quick buck. You’ll notice you can’t find any real contact information or reviews for these so-called car buyers, and their phone numbers probably forward to some other company, leaving you with an uneasy feeling.

The Clunker Junker is a real car buying business with real industry experts here to help you sell your car in Austin. We’ve been in business for over 10 years, and in that time we’ve learned how to help customers like yourself get rid of their cars quickly. Got a question about your title, for example? Give us a call at (888) 383-4181 and talk to a real person with the knowledge to help with your specific needs. Good luck getting service like that from a marketing company.

The Clunker Junker is the best way to get cash for cars in Austin

We know you have a lot of options available when you want to sell your junk car. So, how can we win your business? Easy. Pay the most money for your car and offer the quickest and most reliable pickup times. Sure, you could try rolling your car into Lake Travis to get it off your property, but that might be frowned upon by environmental watchdogs. You could also try and throw up some ads on Craigslist or eBay Motors. You might even ultimately get more money for your car that way, but at what cost? The city’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird”, and that’s usually a good thing. But there are a lot of weirdos on the internet who are looking to take advantage of you, or worse! We buy junk cars in Austin and provide a safe, fast, and professional car removal service that can often be completed in as little as 1 to 3 business days. In some cases, we even pick up cars on the same day, it doesn’t get any faster than that!

The fastest way to sell your car in Austin

Speaking of fast, every year around October, Austin hosts the world’s premier racing series: Formula One. For one weekend a year, Austin’s Circuit of the Americas becomes a mecca for race fans in the United States and across North America. Your car might not be worth a $100 million dollars like a Formula 1 machine, but even if it’s a real piece of , it can definitely be worth something! At The Clunker Junker, We buy cars in all kinds of conditions too, from cars that are completely broken down or wrecked to used cars that still work great. As long as the vehicle is complete, we’ll probably make an offer on it. Our offers are free and instant, so there’s no excuse not to give us a call at (888) 383-4181 or submit your car through our website.

We buy cars in Austin, Texas with a smooth and easy 3-step process.

Anyone who has ever tried to sell a car online knows just how much of a headache it can end up being. Most of the people you talk to haven’t read your ad, won’t show up when they say they will, and definitely will not come pick up your car for free like The Clunker Junker will. We’ve made our Austin cash for cars process so simple, it’s basically just three easy steps:

  1. 1. Tell us how weird your car is.
    You live in a wierd city, and you might even have a weird car. Is your front bumper falling off? Does the engine make a loud knocking sound when it's running? To make you an accurate offer on your car, we will need to know these details, along with what year, make, and model the car is. Give us a call or use the form at the top of the page to let us know.
  2. 2. Tap "Accept Offer".
    In most cases an offer will be generated in a matter of seconds. Take as long as you'd like to think it over, and then click "Accept offer" when you're ready to move forward. We'll connect you with our awesome Austin car buyers who will reach out to you promptly to schedule and arrange a time for pickup.
  3. 3. Get paid cash on the spot.
    The final step (and our favorite) is when we get to pay you cash for your car in Austin. Our car removal specialist will arrive and glance over the vehicle to make sure it's complete. They will hand over either cash or business check and then tow the car away. There are never any hidden fees or charges, the amount you accept is the amount you are paid.

Do you buy more than cars in Austin?

We get this question a lot. Many people see our name, The Clunker Junker, and automatically assume that we only buy cars in Austin. But that’s not true! We buy all kinds of cars in all kinds of conditions. The good, the bad, and the ugly. However, as you can probably imagine, not all cars are priced equally. So how do we put a value on a car? Here are some things we take into consideration:

  • The age of the car
    It's pretty well understood that newer cars are worth more money, and it tends to hold true in some cases in the and salvage industry as well. In general (but of course not always), newer cars have fewer miles and less wear and tear on them. They have newer technology and the parts can be sold for more, or the vehicle can be re-sold at auction or on a dealer lot. At The Clunker Junker we'll pay cash for your car in Austin regardless of how old it is!
  • The size and weight of the car
    Junk cars that are in really bad shape will more than likely end up at an Austin auto salvage yard. Here they will be dismantled, drained of fluids, and then crushed and recycled. When this is the case, what matters most for the value of the car is how much the raw materials are worth. The bigger and heavier the car, the more it might be worth. In some cases this can mean big heavy cars from the 1980s are worth more than a newer car from the 2000s. That's pretty weird to think about, but it's true!
  • The condition of the vehicle
    Another factor used to determine the value of the car is what condition it's in. If the engine is blown and the car doesn't run, that may mean the parts are less valuable and it will be worth less to our car buyers in Austin. If the car has been involved in an accident, there may be few usable parts left depending on how severe it was and this can also diminish the car's value. If the car is to be resold at auction, even superficial damage like dents or scratches may make the car less appealing to potential buyers.

Everything is bigger in Texas, even our offers

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Austin is no exception to this. It boasts a huge and growing population, and even has the largest state capital building in the country! That’s why at The Clunker Junker we like to make our offers big, because we know that whether someone offers you $500 more or $5 more for your car, we could lose the sale. The bottom line is, we don’t make any money ourselves if we can’t buy your car because you sold it to someone else.

Whether your car looks like it belongs in The Cathedral of Junk on the Southside, or on a showroom floor at a dealership, we’d love the opportunity to make an offer and prove to you that we really do offer the best junk car removal service in Austin. Once we buy your car, the rest is up to you. You can grab some famous breakfast tacos or catch a show at Zach Theatre. Let us worry about your car and get an offer from The Clunker Junker today!

If you prefer to get a quote over the phone, you can reach us at (888) 383-4181 during our normal business hours.

Do you pay cash for junk cars with no title in Austin, TX?

We can sometimes buy junk cars with no title in Austin, TX 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 registration 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 Austin, TX 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:

Your Austin DMV

6121 North Lamar
Austin, Texas, 78752
Tel: 512-424-2076

Austin DMV map

How long does it take to tow away my vehicle?

We can often pick up the majority of vehicles in Austin within 1 to 3 business days. Note, however, that your local buyer or carrier manages all their own schedules, so we can't ever guarantee a specific pickup time on the carrier's behalf. Same day pickups are sometimes possible, but never guaranteed.

Will I be paid by cash or check?

Whether you are paid by cash or check depends on the policies of the buyer near you who places an offer on your vehicle. While many of our buyers do pay cash for cars, a lot have started using checks for the safety of tow drivers and better record keeping. When you are paid via business check, remember that The Clunker Junker fully guarantees every payment and will pay you in full if there are any issues with the local buyer!

Recent offers made near Austin, TX

Recent vehicles sold in Austin, TX
We made a recent cash offer for Manuel's 2003 Ford F-150 Crew Cab in Austin, Texas in 78745. Their F-150 Crew Cab does not start with approximately -1,000 miles on the odometer and has a clear title, four inflated tires, and has no damage to any lights or glass. We offered Manuel a fair amount for their F-150 Crew Cab with free pickup and tow away! Find out how much cash we'll pay for your vehicle!
  • 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback... Feb 06
    Austin, TX
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  • 2005 Acura Tl 3.2 Feb 06
    Austin, TX
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  • 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback... Feb 06
    Austin, TX
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  • 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gs Feb 06
    Austin, TX
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  • 2007 Bmw X5 (Not Sure) Feb 06
    Austin, TX
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  • 1993 Buick Century Sedan Special Feb 05
    Austin, TX
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  • 2008 Dodge Magnum Base Feb 04
    Austin, TX
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Here is what other customers have said:

  • Shirley's 1996 Chevrolet Lumina
    1996 Chevrolet Lumina

    "It has it's engine, transmission and battery. It won't stay running after just a few seconds. It has about 178,000 miles on it. It's a four door, it has decent interior, and all of the mirrors and glass are intact."

  • Jose's 2001 Nissan Maxima
    2001 Nissan Maxima

    "The vehicle runs and drives well, but there is an electrical short in the center console. The passenger airbag is also blown from the short. The engine and transmission have been replaced as well. The transmission was replaced at 207,000 miles, and the engine was replaced at 210,000. The transmission has 155,000 miles on it, and the engine has 175,000 miles on it. I had the engine inspected by a mechanic, and I had the oil samples sent off to a lab to check the engine. The results came back with less than normal wear and tear."

  • Adam's 1992 Buick LeSabre
    1992 Buick LeSabre

    "The small passenger window is broken. Upon my return home, I had a vehicle that was left in my driveway by an acquaintance of mine. She has since moved back to another state and gave the vehicle to me, since it's not running. So, I'm looking to make a little cash and junk the vehicle all at once."

  • Anthony's 1999 Buick Regal
    1999 Buick Regal

    "The car was wrecked and the sub-frame is shifted slightly. The front bumper is damaged and so is the rear. The engine runs great, but the transmission doesn't have 4th gear. Now, there seems to be electrical issues as well. However, it does start. "

  • Benita's 2007 Saturn Aura
    2007 Saturn Aura

    "It either needs a U-joint, or the transmission is getting ready to drop. I don't have anyone to look at it, and I can't afford to take it to the shop. The vehicle is free of flood and fire damage. I read the question wrong."

  • Josh's 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

    "The car stopped starting last Thursday. I took it to a mechanic in town, and he said that the timing belt had broken and done damage to the engine. He recommended junking it to a company like yours. The car has 153,884 miles on it. "

Ready to sell your junk car for cash in Austin, TX?