10 Frequently Asked Questions About Donating A Car

If this is the first time you are taking the leap and donating a car to charity, then you probably have a few questions. Hopefully these answers will help you feel easier and understand the process behind car donations.

1. Can I still donate a car that hasn’t worked in years?

  • Almost always. If your car is so old that it would cost more to tow than the value it would give the charity, then chances are it will not be accepted.

2. I get a tax deduction right? How much is that deduction?

  • You can claim the value of your donated car up to $500. Or, if we can sell it for more than that, they you can use our receipt to claim that amount.

3. I don’t have the title to my car, can I still donate a car?

  • This depends on your situation. If you do not have your title, then contact us for the specifics.

4. Will my car be sold for parts or donated whole?

  • This depends on the condition the car is in. Regardless, when you donate a car to charity, you still are doing a good thing.

5. When you pick up my car, do I need to be home?

  • No. If you can’t be home, then just make sure that the keys and title are available in the car. Make sure you don’t leave anything personal in the car.

6. Do I have to pay for towing?

  • No

7. The owner of the car passed away. Can we donate for the deceased?

  • If you have a death certificate and the documentation saying you inherited the belongings, then we can pick up the car.

8. I saw an abandoned car, can I donate it?

  • Unfortunately, no. In this case, you would need to contact a junkyard.

9. What do I do with the license plate of the car?

  • Depending on the state where you live, usually you need to return the plate to the DMV. Some states require that the plate stay on the vehicle. Contact us for more details on your individual situation.

10. What should I do if there is a problem after I have donated a car to charity?

  • We accept all responsibility for your car after it has been picked up. However, if you have any previous fines, you are responsible for them.

Hopefully these answers help you in your decision, and make the process a little easier.

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