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November 1, 2023

3 Options for Getting Rid of an Unwanted Vehicle

It’s tough to get rid of a car that has seen better days. It’s because finding someone to take it may be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Do you want to sell your run-down car? Good luck with that! Do you want to take your clunker to the junk shop just to put an end to your car problems? Expect to be slapped with a hefty bill for the towing.

Many car owners dealing with this problem simply give up and leave their vehicles rotting in their garages and other parking areas, adopting an out-of-sight, out-of-mind policy.

If you are truly determined to get your unwanted car out of your hair, here are three options you may want to consider:

  1. Invest in repairs.

Investing in repairs is a risky gamble since the costs of these repairs may pile up over time. Car experts say if the cost of repairs approaches 50% or more of the current market value of a vehicle, it’s no longer worth trying to fix it. That is why many used car sellers simply post their vehicles for sale as they are.

  1. Sell your clunker for scraps.

You can sell your car as junk, but you should not expect too much from it. Cars tend to lose value quickly. If a car is not maintained, it loses value even more. You could get a couple of hundred dollars max for an old car that doesn’t run. You can also sell it for scraps and metal as a worst-case scenario. The problem is that you’ll have to drain all fluids from your car before they are accepted by junkyards. They also don’t cover the costs of removal.

  1. Donate your car to charity.

You won’t get cash outright when you donate your beater to charity, but it is the most practical option for you. Most car donation organizations accept vehicles in most conditions, including those that have missing or defective parts and those that are no longer running.

If you donate to an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, you will also qualify for a top tax deduction. You can likewise expect the nonprofit to shoulder the cost of towing your vehicle. As a bonus, you get to play a key role in enabling your chosen charity to continue serving its beneficiaries.


Choose the Right Charity to Support

If you have decided that donating your car to charity is your best option, the next step would be choosing the right charity to support.

If you have a soft spot for the veterans in your community who are living miserable lives, you can extend them a helping hand by donating your unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to give those struggling veterans a chance to build a bright future for themselves and their families as well.

Our team will sell your vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits cater to former service members who are suffering from homelessness, inability to find jobs, service-related disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.

With your donation, our charity partners will be able to provide deserving veterans in your area with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and other services meant to improve their living conditions.

In return, you’ll receive our free pickup and towing service wherever you are in the country. Your charitable contribution will also entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax-filing season. 

However, these material rewards may pale in comparison to the immense satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that you’re helping those who risked their lives and made huge sacrifices to protect our nation’s security and secure our freedoms.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles whatever their ages or conditions.

To get to know our quick and easy donation process and other salient details about Veteran Car Donations, check out our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here


Support Our Hurting Heroes With Your Car Donation Today!

You have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of our heroes who are struggling to make ends meet. Your car donation can help turn their lives around. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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