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How car donation works

Donate your car today and make a real difference to your favourite charity.

You can choose to donate all the proceeds, or give half to charity and keep half for yourself.

1. Contact us

How Giveacar Works
Fill in our form or call our office - all we need is a couple of minutes to go through your details. Once we have your approval, we will arrange for one of our collection agents to call you to fix a convenient pick-up time.

2. Your car is picked up

How Giveacar Works
A tow truck usually arrives within three days to pick up your car, though in a few rare cases it may take up to ten days. If there are problems we will try to let you know by phone, but it also helps if you can give us an email address.

3. Your donation is made

How Giveacar Works
Your car is sent to scrap or auction. We then donate the proceeds, after administrative costs, to a charity of your choice. We send you a receipt for your donation, and so will the charity. Both of these receipts should arrive in 6 weeks. If you have chosen to donate half the value of your car, your receipt letter will also contain a cheque for half the donation amount.

How much can I raise?

Every car is different, but they all will create a valuable donation. Scrap car donations are based solely on the weight of the metal (so CD players/alloy wheels don't add to the donation). If your car is roadworthy, we may be able to raise much more by selling it at auction. We deal with hundreds of cars, so we know how to get the best value – often trade prices which are higher than private sales.

But is it really worth it?

YES. We have already raised more than £1 million for charity and every vehicle is worth something, not just cars – we take ride-on lawnmowers, farm machinery, vans, motorbikes and lorries as well. It’s an easy way to get rid of a problem and raise money for a good cause, and at no cost to you. For examples of the good your old car could do, read what our charity partners say about Giveacar. FAQsDonate your car