Many of our donations come from people who have recently lost a loved one and then returned home to find that person’s car in the drive. Some people want the vehicle gone as soon as possible and have no preference for its destination. The majority of our donors, though, have a real connection to these vehicles that have been a part of someone’s life – they ask that the proceeds go to a specific cause. Whatever the reason, Giveacar is here to help.
If you have recently had a bereavement, you should notify the DVLA as soon as possible. We suggest that you send them the owner’s driving licence with a cover letter that explains your relationship to the deceased. Then call the Giveacar office to find out what we would like to do with the car (we can often raise more for your chosen charity by auctioning cars). If we want to simply scrap the vehicle, then we could go ahead straight away – you would just need to once again notify the DVLA once the car has been collected. If we would like to auction the vehicle, it would be a case of passing the registration document on to our auction partners so that they could give it to the new owner.
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office.