It’s simple, fun, and free. We convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to DAV. You are entitled to a tax deduction, and you avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.
Yes. We strive to accept any vehicle, anywhere, running or not – cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc. No smog certificate is necessary, and we can solve almost all title issues. We pick up anywhere in the country. The only exception accepting a vehicle is where the transportation costs may be higher than the vehicle value.
If you don’t have a title certificate, can’t find it, or have problems with your title, call us at 877-999-8322. Our call center staff deals with DMV’s across the country every day and is expert is solving these matters.
NO. There is no cost to the donor or to DAV. All expenses are deducted from the gross sales price and, if the costs ever exceed the price, the company that operates the program covers those costs.
It’s easy to donate a vehicle. Either input the vehicle and pick-up info online or by phone at 877-999-8322, and give the info to our trained Service Center Staff. You fill out a few forms (you’ll need to have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)), and mail in the paperwork, including the title in states where required. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time and location for the pick-up. You do not need to be present.
We will “Quick Pick-up” a newer car right away. We pick up older cars within a few days of receiving the paperwork you mail in. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time. You do not need to be present. Need to arrange a special pick-up? Call 877-999-8322 and let them know.
It usually takes 45-60 days from the time the vehicle is picked up until the car is sold and the transaction is completed. Once the transaction is completed, the net cash proceeds are usually delivered to the non-profit within two weeks.
Your car is assessed to determine the used car market that will yield the best sale price, joining some 43 million other cars re-sold each year. Most vehicles are sold through wholesale auctions; older, damaged and problem vehicles are often sold directly to dismantlers or recyclers for valuable parts and metals. Because we work with a very large national network of auction yards, we match your vehicle to the appropriate buyer. For example, recently we took a donor’s 1972 Porsche 911 to a premium car auction, where it netted five figures. Meanwhile, another donor’s beat up 1991 GMC Jimmy sold for $200 at a dismantler.
Call 877-999-8322 weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Eastern; Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Eastern.
You are entitled to deduct the sales price of your vehicle. If it sells for less than $500, you can deduct the “fair market value” of the vehicle, up to $499. You benefit from being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. We provide you with the sales receipt or IRS Form 1098C you will need for tax reporting.
The amount of money the DAV receives will depend on the age and condition of the vehicle. The actual costs of towing, title transfer and handling will be deducted with the net proceeds being sent to DAV.
Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (“V-DAC”) a Commercial Fundraiser, runs the DAV Vehicle Donation Program. V-DAC is registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. It provides vehicle donation programs that allow donors to give to any charity, church or school in the country. V-DAC is known for delivering high net revenue to recipient non-profits around the country.