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Why should you donate your old car?

If you have an old car to get rid of, you have options.

Looking for a cash payout? Selling your car may be the way to go. That is, if you’re okay with the extensive work and hassle involved.

You may also be considering junking your old vehicle but once again, you will have to get the old car there and deal with all the paper work.

If you haven’t considered it before, you definitely should consider donating your old car.

Donating an old car makes a difference.

What's Involved in Donating a Car?

Three-Step Donation Process

Kars4Kids has made donating your old car so easy you could practically do it in your sleep. The three-step process is as follows:

  1. Tell us about your car by filling out the online form or calling 1.855.277.1093.
  2. Schedule pickup
  3. Your car gets towed away

That’s all there is to it. You’ll get a receipt in your email inbox and can opt to have a hard copy mailed to you as well. This will be all the documentation you need to file for your tax deduction.

What do I get when I donate a vehicle to charity?

When you donate your old car to charity, aside from supporting the charity’s cause and getting rid of your vehicle quickly and responsibly, you can get a tax deduction.

How much is the tax deduction?

  • If your car sells for less than $500 you can deduct the fair market value, up to $500.
  • If your vehicle sells for more than $500 you can claim the full sale price as your tax deduction.
  • We also like to throw in something special just as a thank you to our donors and that is a voucher for a 3-day 2-night hotel stay.

More about the vacation voucher here. More on how charitable donation tax deductions work at Kars4Kids

Benefits of Donating an Old Vehicle

  • No negotiation required
  • Quick pickup
  • Free towing
  • Good customer service
  • No state filing issues
  • Tax deductible
  • Get rid of your old car even if no longer runs
  • No safety concerns
  • Proceeds benefit charity

Where to donate an old car?

Of course, not all car donation programs are equal. Some charities are newer or less efficient than others, which makes it important to choose a car donation program that’s been at it for a good long time. That way you’re choosing a car donation program with experienced representatives who know what they’re doing when they process your donation.

Kars4Kids is a 501(c)(3) charity that’s been around since 1995, a quarter of a century. But Kars4Kids brings more than just experience to the table. This car donation program with its iconic jingle has also streamlined the car donation process so it takes only three simple steps to donate your car.

Some popular car donation questions

Here at Kars4Kids we take almost all types of vehicles, regardless of condition.
Sure, just fill out our online form and we will be more than happy to get you set up.
Here at Kars4Kids we take all sorts of vehicles, including Boats, RVs and even Real Estate.
We sell your car for maximum price and you get a tax deductible receipt for that amount. If your car sells for less than $500, you can claim fair market value up to $500. Feel free to check out our tax page for more info.

If you have any more questions please check out our FAQ page.


My experience was great. No problems whatsoever and I got rid of an old car I no longer wanted and did not have to pay anything plus a got a nice tax write off - over the $500 so they sent me a tax form to use on my tax return. No complaints here. Thank you!
Ellen E. -- California

Join our 500,000+ donors

When all is said and done, you need to get rid of your old vehicle. If you’re willing to deal with the time, effort and difficulty of selling or junking it yourself, go for it.

But if you want the easiest, fastest and most rewarding method of disposing of your old car, you can’t beat donating your vehicle.

Donate your car today