Do you have a clapped-out car on your drive, or have you just bought a new car and now you have to get rid of the old one? Do you know how to dispose of it safely and in such a way that doesn’t take up too much time and energy?
Giveacar are the car donation experts and can take your old car off your hands, quickly, free of charge and anywhere in the UK. We can arrange to have your vehicle scrapped and recycled by our partnered Authorised Treatment Facilities, or auctioned off by our auction partners, Copart or Manheim. Every vehicle that is donated, be it a motorbike, van or a foreign registered car, we can help you dispose of it.
You can donate your car to any UK registered charity, or you can choose from one of our 1800 charities registered onto the Giveacar scheme. Your unwanted car can help fund a local hospice or even provide aid overseas.
Our collection process ensures getting rid of a car is a pain and stress-free process for yourself. Once you’ve submitted your details with us we will inform our collection agents of your address and contact details. They’ll call you within 48 hours to arrange the collection, so choose a time which is convenient for yourself. Collection usually happens within a week, however, this can be made shorter or longer depending on where your car is.
If scrapped, your vehicle will be issued with a Certificate of Destruction which you can request from ourselves, so please get in touch if you would like a copy of the paperwork.
If it sounds simple, that’s because it is! Donate your unwanted car to charity with Giveacar and make a difference. Every vehicle that is donated makes a difference to someone somewhere, so please get in touch.
Why choose Giveacar?
Giveacar are the car donation experts and have been since our inception in 2010. Being the UK’s first car donation service and a social enterprise, we are extremely proud of our achievements to date.
With 1800 charities registered on our scheme (2019) we have grown in popularity as a result of our continued reputation as a great service provider. Our Trustpilot reviews remark on our efforts to raise as much money for charity whilst offering the sort of service you would expect if you were a paying customer!
We are a small organisation, but we’re an ambitious bunch and know there are a lot more unwanted cars to be collected and donated.
So don’t hesitate, donate your car to your favourite charity with Giveacar and make a difference today.
Why getting rid of a car is important
Travelling by car is now easier and safer than ever. From the very first automobile to self-driving cars, technology has evolved which has made crashing far less likely. While a crash can still happen, the risk of serious injury is far lower than it used to be, thanks to the introduction of several safety features throughout the years.
From seat belts to Electronic Stability Control, car safety has come a long way since the first automobiles were developed during the 19th century. Car safety is as old as the automobile itself. The first recorded fatality involving a vehicle happened in 1869 when Mary Ward, an Anglo-Irish scientist, was killed when she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins. It’s likely that this event spurred authorities to adopt vehicle and road safety measures to protect not only drivers but also pedestrians.
Legislation has continued to push car manufacturers to develop vehicle safety which has resulted in the use of crumple zones, airbags, seatbelts and ABS brakes. Although your old car on the drive might seem as sturdy as ever, it’s likely it falls a long way short of the safety standards seen in newer vehicles. By getting rid of a car with Giveacar you are able to give to charity whilst making the smart decision and consider you and your families safety.
With the introduction of the Mayor of London and Transport for London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone being an indication of the constant pressure put on manufacturers and drivers to have more efficient vehicles, the efficiency of cars now from just a few years ago has changed dramatically. See below for some facts and figures that illustrate the improvements made.
- New models introduced in 2017 had CO2 emissions on average 12.6% lower than the model they replaced
- It would take 50 new cars to produce the same amount of pollutant emissions as one vehicle built in 1970
- UK NOx emissions from passenger cars have fallen 81% since 1990
It is evident that there has been some noteworthy improvements in the efficiency of cars. With the recognition of the danger of air pollution, there has been a marked difference in consumer behaviour. The sale of diesel cars has dropped dramatically and there has been a large increase in eletric car sales. To join the trend and help create a cleaner environment for everyone, donate your car with Giveacar. Getting rid of a car is easy with Giveacar. Simply call us and we’ll arrange the collection and donation from anywhere in the UK, free and in good time.
You might not realise it, but your unwanted car that’s parked up for weeks on end is doing more harm than you know. If not maintained your vehicle will emit a host of substances from its various components including oil and battery acid which then pollutes the surrounding area.
The ungainly site of your car steadily rusting away is also something to be avoided. The vehicle that was once your pride and joy has seen better days. Why not offer the vehicle a second chance by donating it with Giveacar. We can auction cars with our auction partners who attract buyers from all across the world. The money raised will go to your favourite charity, therefore only good comes from you getting rid of a car.
Running an old car can be extremely expensive! You’ll have the dreaded annual MOT bills to contend with along with the poor MPG. As a result of the dated components used in your old it’s likely that insurance will be significantly higher as well. The costs added up can be significant, and so comes a point in time where you have to considered sentimentality vs economy.
Buying a newer model might seem costly at first but it will be an investment in something which is cleaner, more comfortable, more efficient and more practical. You can donate your old car with Giveacar and do some good for a local charity. Your donation can make a huge difference to someone’s life, so don’t hesitate and call us today.