The motivations for used car disposal are endless. Day after day, we hear different reasons. Potentially the most common, is that the car’s road tax has expired, leaving the owner in a fluster to ensure the car is taken away as soon as possible. Another common reason is that someone’s relatives might have passed away and they inherited a deceased person’s car. We frequently receive donations from customers who have inherited but have no use for a car. Often, they are at the opposite end of the country. In these cases, we ask the new owners to leave the keys and paperwork with a trustworthy neighbour.
Foreign Registered Cars
Has your car lost it’s ‘joie de vivre’? Are you no longer living the ‘bella vita’ together?
Then consider donating it to ‘Donnez-une-voiture’, ‘Dia-una-macchina’, ’Schenken Sie ein Auto’ – just a few direct translations of our company name. Do not let the fact that your car has a foreign registration plate stop you from using our free and simple scheme and helping your favourite charity in the process.
We also often get requests to scrap foreign cars. We can take them all, French, German, Italian, Spanish – we’ll be happy to take it! Owners might have recently joined a Car Club – again, happy to take their cars away!
The process differs slightly in that we require your vehicles VIN Number, its make and model, and the year of manufacture. It is then important that the appropriate authorities are made aware of the transfer of ownership.
Scrapping a car does not need to be a tiresome process. In fact, it can be fairly rewarding. We all take pleasure in recycling, and donating to charity and at Giveacar we have combined the two to give you a pleasurable way of getting rid of a car. So, if you are in need of a hassle-free, ethical method of car disposal, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We can organise the donation of your car to charity in a short phone call. All the paperwork is handled, and you’ll be sent a receipt around six weeks after the donation to tell you exactly how much your vehicle raised for your chosen charity. If it all sounds very simple – that is because it is! If you want to know the cost of scrapping a car – it is free!
On your nominated day of collection, it is important that the following steps are completed in order to ensure you are no longer liable for the car. Without doing so, responsibility for any charges associated with the vehicle may still be with you.
Remove Section 9 (Section 4 in newer registration documents)
Sign with the registered keeps information (please see here for bereavement cars)
When the collection agent arrives, ask them to sign the remainder of Section 9 with their Business Name and Business Address – this acts as their signature
Hand over the rest of the registration document along with the keys
Post Section 9 through to the DVLA – they now know you are no longer the registered keeper of the vehicle
– This can also be completed online by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/sold-bought-vehicle
As explained, it is really important that you ensure these steps are carried out otherwise liability for your vehicle may not be transferred over.
I Can’t Find my V5C
It can be frustrating when you are unable to find the documents for your car that has been in the family for so long. You’ve moved house multiple times and can’t possibly think where the cars V5C documents have gotten to.
Fear not, the DVLA can provide you with new documentation for your vehicle. Follow this link and the associated process: https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-log-book
Do I Need my V5C to Donate?
It is preferable that you submit your vehicles V5C documents when you donate it, however, if you are unable to do so you can still donate.
Upon collection, you will need to provide keys for the vehicle, another proof of ownership along with a form of identification that will be copied to confirm yourself as the registered keeper. This is in line with GDPR regulations.
When your vehicle is collected it goes to our seller’s account, therefore Giveacar becomes liable for your vehicle.
There are very few circumstances where we are unable to collect and have a vehicle donated. Please get in touch to see how we can help you get rid of your unwanted scrap car.
1, 2, 3! Quick, Easy, Free!
Giveacar is proud to be the car donation experts! We make this claim based on our industry knowledge, therefore making sure we raise the most amount with every car that is donated.
As part of our unrivalled service we ensure vehicles are collected in good time. You’ll receive a call from our collection partners to arrange the collection of your car within two works days. The collection then usually happens with one week. The donation itself then takes roughly six to eight weeks by which time you’ll receive a confirmation from Giveacar stating the final amount going to your nominated charity.
Giveacar also takes the hassle out of having your old and unwanted car taken away. We arrange everything from start to finish, therefore ensuring the process is as relaxing as possible. On your nominated day of collection you can sit back and relax whilst waiting for the collection agents to come back pick your car up. They’ll call you when they are half an hour away to give you time to have the documents and keys ready to go. Once you’ve completed Section 9 and sent it off to the DVLA you’re all done. You see, hassle free!
We are also proud that our service comes at no cost to the donor. Giveacar is a not-for-profit social enterprise, and so we take an administration fee from the sale of your old vehicle. If your vehicle raises anything up to £150 we’ll take an admin fee of 25%, and anything over £150 will be a 30% admin fee. VAT at 5% is also added on, but that’s then it, the rest goes to your charity. Without the administration fee in place, Giveacar simply wouldn’t be able to operate. So the fee from your car is actually going back to raise a lot more for charities of all causes!
If you have any further questions or queries please do get in touch with us. 0207 736 4242