How car donation works
1. Contact us
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 and arrange a suitable time to collect your vehicle.
2. Your vehicle is picked up
A tow truck usually arrives to pick up your vehicle, usually within 1 week. 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
Giveacar recycles and scraps around 80% of the cars donated. Our aim is to raise as much money for your charity and depending on the condition of your car/other we will either send it to scrap or attempt to sell it at auction. Because we are a not-for-profit with no shareholders or funding our running costs are covered by taking a service fee from the total proceeds raised, these are 25% - if scrapped, and an additional 5% - if auctioned, which is subject to 5% VAT. We send you a receipt for your donation, and so will the charity. Both of these receipts should arrive in 6-8 weeks. Please note that auction house fees which include transportation, marketing and administration are deduced from the gross sale amount and are separate to the Giveacar service fee. This varies contractor to contractor and is dependent on where the vehicle is located within the country.
Auction Car Example:
Sale proceeds returned to Giveacar after auction house fees = £150, minus our service fee = £45 +VAT = £9. Charity Donation = £96.
How much can I raise?
Scrap car donations are based solely on the weight of the metal (so CD players/alloy wheels, batteries 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 every month, so we know how to get the best value. Please note: Scrap prices are at a 10-year low in the UK at the moment and a nominal sum raised is usually the norm. There are also some areas that we unfortunately no longer collect from but can explain if there is an issue in your area when we talk to you
But is it really worth it?
YES. We have already raised more than £2 million for charity and every vehicle is worth something. 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 a car
Many thanks to the staff at Giveacar and its partners for handling the collection, auction and donation process so efficiently.
We had an old car. Junkyards weren't interested: wanted paying to take it away. Contacted Giveacar and they had it removed quickly and efficiently and donated £100 to a local hospice. What more can you ask?
An excellent pain free way of disposing of one’s old car in a constructive, socially beneficially manner
Just thought I'd send a quick email to say how impressed we've been with how quickly you arranged the removal of the car we donated. Couldn't have been easier. The people who actually collected the car were very efficient too.
Swift, efficient service from everyone. Well done. We will recommend
I would like to thank you for the quick response in getting rid of my car. Rang you on Monday of this week and it was collected Tuesday. Keep up the good work and I hope lots of charities do well from you and your team of helpers.
Very good from start to finish and a really good price for the car. Thank You
A very good idea and well executed.
This was a very efficient and easy to use way of donating to a good cause, the car was collected today by a very courteous agent.