What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to a nonprofit?
- Ability to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized.
- Avoid the costs associated with selling your car such as advertising.
- No loss of privacy or possible security risk.
- No need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, or repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
Can I donate to a nonprofit not listed on your website?
Yes! Just fill out the secure donation form and include the name and address of your favorite nonprofit, and we will contact them for approval of the donation.
What types of vehicles do you accept?
Most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV's, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles are accepted.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
We can take your vehicle running or not. However, it must be in one piece, have an engine, and be towable. Contact a CARS representative at 855-500-RIDE (7433) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
How quickly can I get my vehicle picked up?
You will be contacted within 24 hours of receipt of the donation to schedule a pickup. Typically we can pick up your vehicle within 2 to 3 business days. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call us toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) as we may be able to make those arrangements.
Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.
Do I need the title to donate my vehicle?
You will need the title to the vehicle. If you do not have it, it is possible that other arrangements can be made. Please call us toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) seven days a week, for more information.
What do you do with donated vehicles?
Vehicles are sold through private auction. The funds from vehicle donations are used to support the programs and services of the nonprofit of your choice.