We're still accepting vehicle donations, but subject to change if necessary. For faster service please use the online form. In light of COVID-19, we are taking all steps necessary for your car donation to take place in a safe manner. See our COVID-19 FAQ page for details.
Vehicles for Veterans Call Menu
1-855-811-4838 Donate Now
Car Donation Foundation's Vehicles For Veterans

Why You Should Donate Your Scrap Or Junk Car

Why You Should Donate Your Scrap Or Junk Car
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017

When you’ve got an unwanted vehicle on your property, getting rid of it can be a challenge. Most methods of scrap car removal leave you paying for the removal and not getting any benefits in return. This makes it easy to just leave your vehicle there and deal with the eyesore. 

However, one car removal option you may not have considered before is car donation. When you donate to a charity like Vehicles For Veterans you get to enjoy several benefits that you can’t get from other services that take junk cars. Here are a few benefits that you can only get when you donate your car.

Free Towing

Unlike other car removal services, you don’t have to pay for towing when you donate your car to charity. Vehicles For Veterans will come pick up your vehicle for free just about anywhere in the U.S. Scrap car buyers may be able to offer you a nominal amount for the scrap metal your car has. However, it’s highly unlikely that you will come out on top after paying for your car to be towed to the scrap yard.

The Maximum Possible Tax Deduction

Because Vehicles For Veterans is a 501(c)(3) car donation charity, you will receive a great tax deduction for your donation. After your vehicle is sold at auction or recycled, you will get a receipt stating the sale amount that you can deduct from next year’s taxes. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $500. For vehicles that sell for more than $500, you can claim the exact amount for which the vehicle is sold.

A Way To Get Rid Of Almost Any Vehicle

You may think you can’t donate your car if it has rust damage, body damage or no longer runs. However, in most cases, we can still accept cars in any condition. In addition to cars, you can also donate boats, RVs, motorcycles, trailers, Jet Skis or fleet vehicles. Nearly any vehicle type will be accepted and you’ll always receive free towing for your vehicle donation.

You’ll Have More Space

Not only are junk cars an eyesore, they also take up a lot of space. Given that most junk cars no longer run, it’s nearly impossible to move them once they are stored somewhere. If you have an old car in your garage, imagine how much space you would have with it gone. If your junk car is stored out in the yard, just think of how much easier it would be to mow the lawn. When you donate your scrap car, we schedule a towing time that works for you and it will be out of the way before you know it.

The Perfect Opportunity To Help Veterans

When you donate a car to Vehicles For Veterans, the best benefit of all is right there in our name. The proceeds from your car donation go towards programs that help veterans and their families. With your junk car donation, you can help fund important services that give veterans a better life.

How To Donate A Junk Car

If you have an old, unwanted vehicle, you can get it out of your life right now. Just call us at 1-855-811-4838 or fill out an online car donation form. Once you get in touch with us, we’ll take care of all the rest!

Back to Blog