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March 4, 2023

Know What Documents You Need to Keep

Owning a vehicle involves a lot of paperwork. It’s always a good idea to keep your car documents organized so that when the time comes that you need them, you know right away where to find them.

Veteran Car Donations is here to provide you with helpful tips on this important task. But before we do so, let’s thresh out the documents that you should keep and organize.

  • Initial paperwork

Remember that packet of documents you received right after buying your car? It includes the purchase agreement, sales listing, temp tag, financing paperwork, title transfer record, and CarFax report. You’ll certainly need them for future reference.

  • Insurance

Your auto insurance is most important, especially if you’ve reported damage to your car and made a claim. Along with the policy, be sure to keep your records of contacts, payouts, and summaries of the incidents in your files.

  • Service records

Every time you’re getting your car serviced by a mechanic, see to it to keep that record, even if it’s something as minor as a tire rotation. In case they don’t issue you a receipt because no work was done, ask them to sign a note saying so.

  • Purchase receipts

Whenever you buy something for your car, like a replacement part or an accessory, don’t forget to keep the receipt.

  • Previous owner’s paperwork

If it’s a secondhand car you own, retain whatever documents the previous owner had given you.


Quick Ways to Keep All of Your Car Paperwork Organized

Now that you know what records to keep, let’s talk about how you can keep them organized.

The easiest way is by filing them in a three-ring binder. Simply punch holes into your full-size papers and slip your receipts in a clear pocket page. Once they’re all inside the binder, use labeled tags so you can quickly thumb them through.

You can also keep a consolidated log of all work performed on your car. Print a table that chronicles the date, work done, mechanic’s name, and mileage. If you prefer digitizing your service record logs, you can use apps such as Your Garage Online or eCarLog.


Give Our Disadvantaged Vets the Support They Badly Need

As soon as you’re done organizing all your car paperwork, how about organizing your garage, too? If you have an extra car that you no longer use, you can start by getting rid of it. You don’t have to undergo the hassle of selling it. Just donate to us at Veteran Car Donations. When you do so, you get to support the veterans in your area who are living in misery. They are those who are suffering from poverty, homeless, joblessness, service-connected disabilities, as well as physical and mental illnesses.

We’ll have your car auctioned off, with the proceeds distributed to our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits that are all meant to improve their living conditions.

You will be amply rewarded for your charitable contribution. You will enjoy our fast and free pickup and towing service anywhere you are in the country. We’ll also take care of everything on your behalf, including the processing of your paperwork.

What’s more, you’ll be entitled to receive the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, the best reward you’ll get as our donor is the joy of knowing that your gift will be used to give our nation’s hurting heroes the opportunities to live the healthy and decent life they fully deserve.

We’re not picky when it comes to the vehicles our donors offer. We accept almost all types, even those that come with dents, scratches, and broken or missing parts.

For more information about our vehicle donation program, you may browse through our FAQs page. Message us here or give us a call anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 if you have any concerns or inquiries,


Show Our Heroes How Much You Appreciate Their Service Today!

Let them know that they have a bright future ahead and that you’re truly grateful for everything they did. A vehicle donation from you will surely convey that message. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out this secure donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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