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Now, We’re Rescuing Cars!

small vdac logoDonate your unwanted vehicles – cars, trucks, boats, RVs – you’ll be helping our training program, getting a tax write off and recycling a vehicle in one easy step!

Got questions about our Vehicle Donation Program?  We’ve got answers!

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle?

It’s simple, fun and free. We are registered with Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (V-DAC).  They convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to Service Dogs, Inc., and you are entitled to a tax deduction. They take vehicles in any condition, running or not, virtually anywhere in the U.S., and you avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.

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Is there any cost?

No. There is no cost to the donor or to Service Dogs, Inc. ever.

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Do you accept any vehicle, anywhere?

Yes, Vehicle Donation to Any Charity accepts cars, trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, RVs, and heavy farm equipment, running or not, no smog certificate is necessary. They pick up vehicles anywhere in the country, with very few exceptions.

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How much work is it for me?

It’s easy to donate a vehicle, either on-line or by phone, 1 (866) 789-8627. You fill out a few forms (you’ll need to have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)), and you mail in the paperwork, including the title in states requiring one. You will receive a call from Vehicle Donation to Any Charity’s tow service to arrange a convenient time and location for the pick up. You do not need to be there.

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How long until my vehicle is picked up?

Vehicle Donation to Any Charity picks up newer cars right away, and older cars within a few days of receiving your paper work. Need to arrange a special pick up? Call 1 (866) 789-8627 and let them know.

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What will happen to my car?

Your car is assessed for the used car market that will yield the best sale price, joining some forty-three 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 Vehicle Donation to Any Charity works with a very large national network of auction yards, they match your vehicle to the appropriate buyer. For example, recently they took a donor’s 1972 Porsche 911 to a premium car auction, where it netted five figures for a local public radio station. Meantime, a donor’s 1991 GMC Jimmy turned into a welcome $110 for another station.

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Will I receive a tax deduction?

You are entitled to deduct the sales price of your vehicle and, if it sells for less than $500, the fair market value of the vehicle.

You benefit from being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. (See Tax Information for more information). Vehicle Donation to Any Charity  provides you with a sales receipt or IRS Form 1098C.

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What if I have title issues?

If you don’t have, can’t find or have problems with your vehicle title, call Donor Services at 1 (866) 789-8627.  Vehicle Donation to Any Charity’s Call Center staff are experts in solving these matters.

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How much money goes to Service Dogs, Inc.?

About the same amount that an auto dealer will realize if it takes the car as a trade in and converts it to cash. Vehicle Donation to Any Charity deducts the actual costs of towing, auctioning, title transfer and handling, and sends the net proceeds to Service Dogs, Inc.

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Who operates the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program?

Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (V-DAC), a fund-raising counsel, runs the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. V-DAC is registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. The program allows donors to make vehicle donations resulting in cash gifts to a designated public radio or television station, church, school or other non-profit organization. V-DAC is known for delivering the highest net revenue to recipient non-profits than any vehicle donation program in the country.

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How do I check on the status of my car or get other answers?

Call 1 (866) 789-8627 weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., EST; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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