How car donation works

Donate your car today and make a real difference to your favourite charity.

1. Contact us

How Giveacar Works

Fill in our form or call our office - all we need is a couple of minutes to go through your details. Once we have your approval, we will arrange for one of our collection agents to call you to fix a convenient pick-up time.

2. Your car is picked up

How Giveacar Works

A tow truck usually arrives within three days to pick up your car, though in a few rare cases it may take up to ten days. If there are problems we will try to let you know by phone, but it also helps if you can give us an email address.

3. Your donation is made

How Giveacar Works

Your car is sent to scrap or auction. We then donate the proceeds, after administrative costs (25% + VAT), to a charity of your choice. We send you a receipt for your donation, and so will the charity. Both of these receipts should arrive in 6 weeks. Please note that if the car is sold at auction then the auctioneer must also retrieve their costs for transportation, marketing and administration of the sale of the vehicle. This varies contractor to contractor and is dependent on where the vehicle is located within the country.

How much can I raise?

Scrap car donations are based solely on the weight of the metal (so CD players/alloy wheels, batteries don't add to the donation). If your car is roadworthy, we may be able to raise much more by selling it at auction. We deal with hundreds of cars every month, so we know how to get the best value. Please note: Scrap prices are at a 10-year low in the UK at the moment and a nominal sum raised is usually the norm. There are also some areas that we unfortunately no longer collect from but can explain if there is an issue in your area when we talk to you

But is it really worth it?

YES. We have already raised more than £2 million for charity and every vehicle is worth something. It’s an easy way to get rid of a problem and raise money for a good cause, and at no cost to you. For examples of the good your old car could do, read what our charity partners say about Giveacar.

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