Vehicle Donation Information and What Donors Should Know

Vehicle Donations Made Easy!

Vehicle donors are incredible people! For nearly 20 years, CARS has delivered reliable service to more than one million donors. We treat each donor with the respect and gratitude they deserve for their heartfelt gift. We truly understand the emotional journey of letting go of a car. There are many reasons why someone will give a vehicle – changing life circumstances, avoiding costly repairs, or simply out of convenience. Whatever the reason, we're here to make the donation process as easy as possible!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Donations

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Vehicle Transfer & Release of Liability

Each year hundreds of thousands of people donate their vehicles to charities and nonprofits across the United States. Depending on the registered state of the vehicle, the next step for you after the vehicle is picked up is to notify the state about your recent donation and that you are no longer in possession of the vehicle.

State notification releases a donor from liability over the vehicle, including registration fees and from having to keep the vehicle insured. The steps needed to release your liability of a donated vehicle vary by state. Depending on the state, this step may require surrendering your license plates to your local DMV or Motor Vehicle Department, cancelling your registration, etc. Please only notify the state after the vehicle is picked up. Please do not cancel your vehicle's insurance until after you have notified the state.

Click the button below to learn what's required for your state.