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How To Donate A Scrap Or Junk Car

May 22, 2017

If you have a junk vehicle sitting around on your property, you may have more options than you realized for getting rid of it. Most people think their only choice for junk car removal is to pay someone to tow their car off to a scrap yard. But what if there was a way to have your junk car removed for free and help a charity all at the same time?

With Wheels For Wishes, you can do just that! You can donate your car in just about any condition. In most cases, your vehicle doesn't even need to run in order for it to be donated. By donating your junk car, you will receive so many great benefits that you wouldn't get otherwise. You can't donate a car for cash, but you can donate to benefit kids and get a great tax deduction! 

Should You Scrap Your Old Car?

Places that buy junk cars for top dollar might seem great, but there are a few drawbacks you may not have considered. If your old car doesn't run, scrap car buyers aren't going to come pick it up for free. After paying a tow truck to come get your junk car, you might break even when you sell the car for scrap.

A better option is car donation. On top of the free towing you will receive, donors also get to enjoy a great tax deduction for their car donation! Free towing and a tax deduction make car donation one of the best options for any unwanted vehicle.

What Condition Does A Car Need To Be In?

In most cases, it doesn't matter whether your car runs or not. It can still be donated to Wheels For Wishes. If your car has rust damage, dents, mechanical problems or it simply won't start anymore, car donation is a great option. Whether you're just upgrading from an old car or your car has been sitting unused for years, you can donate it!

Which Other Vehicles Can Be Donated?

Cars aren't the only vehicles that can be donated. Wheels For Wishes also accepts boats, RVs, motorcycles, Jet Skis and all types of trailers. If you have any one of these vehicles taking up space in your garage, shed or lawn, it's time to donate. You still receive free towing and a tax deductible receipt for donating any type of vehicle!

How To Donate A Junk Car

If car donation sounds like the perfect option for your junk car or any other vehicle, it only takes two minutes to donate. Just call us at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online car donation form. We'll help with any questions you may have about donating a car to charity. Our staff will also schedule a convenient time for your vehicle to be picked up for free. After your vehicle is taken away, you'll receive a tax deductible receipt in the mail. It really is that easy to donate your unwanted car!

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Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans.

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