Donate Your Car, Boat, or RV
Turn your unwanted vehicle into tax-deductible local impact!
How it Works
Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane is easy! Simply Choose CARE to donate.
The Vehicle Donation Process
Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier!
Simply choose a nonprofit to donate to, give CARS a call, and their trained staff will guide you through the
Schedule the Vehicle Pick up
In some areas, they will have the ability to schedule the vehicle for pick up during your initial call. In all
other cases CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick
up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433) as
they may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at
no cost to you and will be taken to their sale location. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow
driver at the time of pick up.
The Donated Vehicle is Sold
CARS have sales locations where they evaluate each vehicle. When it is cost-effective, they make major and/or
minor mechanical repairs. Auction houses are used to sell the majority of the vehicles. On occasion when a unique or specialty item is received they we may use other means to sell the vehicle. The goal is to ensure that the charity/nonprofit organization receives the maximum amount of money for each vehicle donation that they receive.
All Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms Are Provided
Within 30 days of the sale of the donated vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as
a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle
sells for more than $500, we will mail you an additional receipt known as “IRS Form 1098-C,
Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” if your tax identification number has been