The Most Cash For Cars in Washington

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

Washington state is beautiful, pristine, and majestic. So why ruin that by driving around with or keeping an ugly old car in your driveway? If your neighbors, wife, and dog have all been begging you to sell your car, it’s time to call The Clunker Junker. We pay cash for cars in Washington state and pick them up free, usually within a few business days. Once we buy your car, the family will be happy, and you’ll have some extra cash to take them on a fun road trip through the Cascade mountains in your new ride.

Washington is well known for producing some of the greatest musicians to ever grace the charts. Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam all hail from The Evergreen State. When you are looking to sell a car in Washington, The Clunker Junker’s cash for cars service will have you singing a sweet tune. Rather than deal with the crazies on Craigslist or get scammed by a Washington junkyard, we will pay top dollar for your junk car and provide you with the best customer service our industry can offer.

From Seattle to Spokane, we buy more cars in Washington than any other car buyer. We know that Washingtonians are progressive and environmentally conscious. After all, it’s important to protect such natural wonders as Mount Rainier. That’s why we make sure all our Washington based car buyers follow environmental regulations and properly dispose of and recycle any cars that are dismantled.

We buy cars in Washington state and provide fast, easy service.

Once your car is safely on its way to the junkyards, you’ll be glad you sold us your car for cash. Here at Clunker Junkers, we’re the experts at getting people the cash they want for the cars that they don’t want. Give us a call today, and we’ll get your clunker moving to the pile.

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

Greetings from Eric Mitz, your trusted expert at The Clunker Junker! I’d love to share some interesting data from the last month concerning our car acquisitions in Washington.

Most recently, our average cash payout for vehicles in the Washington region stood at roughly $458 per vehicle. Breaking down further, the average price for smaller cars, such as the Honda Civic or Toyota Yaris, was around $418. A classic example of why these subcompacts are so popular is their fuel efficiency and ease of parking in compact urban spaces. However, they don’t fetch as much cash compared to larger vehicles.

Now, let’s look at our truck transactions. Pickup trucks like Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado fetched the highest offers, averaging at about $592. The reason? These robust workhorses are perfect for heavy-duty tasks and versatile for both city and off-road use, making them a hot ticket item.

Meanwhile, SUVs and crossovers like the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V were not far behind. Our average payout for these types of vehicles came in at around $547. With their spacious interiors and all-terrain capabilities, these vehicles are a desirable mix of comfort and functionality.

Reflecting on our recent statistics, we have successfully purchased approximately 15,237 vehicles and disbursed a staggering sum exceeding $7 million! Interestingly enough, among all the vehicles we’ve handled, the Honda Accord, a midsize sedan, emerged as the most popular among the residents of Washington. While these sedans are generally reliable, they occasionally suffer from transmission or brake issues. Despite these common problems, selling your Honda Accord to us can be a more advantageous option than enduring the cost and hassle of repairs.

Keeping an eye on market trends, we notice a price stability in Washington - an average variation of just 0.7% each month. Looking back, our current pricing is almost identical to where we were a year ago, and I project these prices to remain largely unchanged for the foreseeable future. Given the stable market conditions, it’s an excellent time to sell your car and get the most value. As always, I’ll stay on top of market trends and give you the latest updates!

Thank you for your trust in The Clunker Junker. We strive to ensure your selling experience is as smooth, rewarding, and straightforward as possible. Stay tuned for more updates, and never hesitate to reach out if you’re considering selling a used or junk car - we’d be more than happy to help!

How to sign your Washington car title

We have put together a simple guide and example for how to sign your Washington 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. All signing and printing takes place on the front of a Washington state title and requires three signatures and one printed name. Make sure you don't print or sign anything on the back of the title.
  2. First sign the front of your title where it says "Signature of first legal owner releases all interest in the vehicle described above".
  3. Next, sign the front of your title where it says "Signature of registered owner releases all interest in the vehicle described above".
  4. Then sign the front of the title in the section labeled "Assignment by registered owner" on the line that says "Signature of transferor/seller"
    Always sign in pen on the seller line and never sign in the dealer section.
  5. Finally, print your name on the front of the title where it says "PRINTED name of transferor/seller".
    Always include any and all middle names or initials that are used in the owner section.
Front of Washington title
Front of Washington Title
Back of Washington title
Back of Washington Title

How to get a duplicate Washington title

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

  1. Fill out the Washington Affidavit of Loss form.
  2. Bring your duplicate title application to your local vehicle licensing office or mail your application to your local vehicle licensing office or quick title office.
  3. Please note that there is an eight to ten-week waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued, and the cost is $19.00. "Quick Title" service is $69.00, and you will receive your new title in the same day.

How to get rid of an abandoned vehicle in Washington

Getting rid of an abandoned vehicle in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington

  1. To have an abandoned vehicle removed from your private property, you must first contact your local law enforcement office.
    An officer may authorize the vehicle as abandoned and provide a Junk Vehicle Affidavit which may be used in lieu of title to have the vehicle removed from your property.
  2. To apply for the title to the vehicle, you must first have the vehicle removed by a tow service and wait for the vehicle to complete an Abandoned Vehicle Report (AVR), after which, the vehicle may be available through public auction or sale.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Can you buy cars in Washington State without title?

Under some circumstances, yes. However, we cannot purchase every vehicle without a title. There are certain restrictions based on age and location. At minimum, you would need to produce a photo ID with a matching registration to prove that you legally own the vehicle. Sometimes buyers also require an affidavit in lieu of title as well.

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

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

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 DOL 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 DOL 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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