Best Car Donation in California

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  • Best tax deduction
  • Choose your favorite non-profit
 

Why should I donate a car in California? 

FAST auto donation CaliforniaHow can you donate a car in California by turning your old car into cash for a charity? Want it fast, free and with zero hassle to you?

We've got this! 

You seriously don't have to lift a finger … well, one finger, to call us at Cars2Charifor free - whenever and wherever is most convenient for you (The charity you choose reimburses Cars2Charities for the towing, improvements, and handling). We determine if changes to your car will result in a higher sale price. Then we sell it and hand your favorite charity a check … and you get a tax write-off for 100% of the value of your car donation in California! 

We literally handle it start to finish - we take care of the title transfer and all the DMV documents. You have better things to do than sit around and wait for Craigslist customers and stand in long lines at the DMV. Let us take the car you no longer need off your hands (and out of the garage!). You can also feel good knowing that you can generously help someone without resources. 

Did you know that your vehicle donation in California doesn't even have to run?! We come and tow your car, so it's not like other charities that accept car donations in California, where you have to limp it to a drop-off location or government rebate center.

If you're accustomed to doing dealer trade-ins or CarMax when it's time to upgrade your car, you may not know that you tend to only get 30%-40% of the value of your vehicle. An interesting study at the Marshall School of Business at USC revealed that dealers increase the sale price of their cars when presenting quotes to shoppers who are planning to trade in their cars. The researchers found that car sales personnel assume that buyers with trade-ins aren't very concerned about the bottom line.

Can I donate an RV in California? What about a truck or motorcycle?

The answer is “all of the above!" You reap the same benefits if you make a recreational vehicle donation in California as you do with an auto donation. Is your motor home just sitting in the driveway? We can pick that up for you, or you can donate a camper in California.

Does your golf cart need batteries? You're likely to save some money with a golf cart donation in CaliforniaEASY auto donation Californiaconsidering batteries are about $160 each and golf cars use 6-8 of them!

Are you a Harley rider? You can make a motorcycle donation in California and, again, get a tax break while you benefit a worthwhile charity. We also pick up quads/ATVs - you name it. 

Has it been a really long time since you've had your boat in the water or taken your jet skis to the lake? Donate a boat in California or a Sea Doo you don't use and we can turn it into relief for someone in need.

Whether you've got a sports car, sedan, or if you want to donate a truck in California, we take them all off your hands and convert them into a generous gift to charity (along with your nice tax deduction, of course).

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What is the best charity for car donations in California?

FREE auto donation CaliforniaDo you have a passion for a nonprofit? 

We warm Californians are known for our generosity - reaching out to men, women and children in need. Is there a charity you've wanted to support, but didn't know how? Here's your opportunity! 

Do you want to use the value from your car to donate to the Animal Friends Rescue Project in California? Or, if you're passionate about medical causes, you may want to donate to cancer research in California. A vehicle donation to Breast Cancer Solutions Foundation supports the individuals recovering from the disease who often experience a loss of income while in treatment. Or you can make a truck or trailer donation in California to the American Cancer Society.

Dementia is a growing problem in America. If you'd like to donate a camper or van to the Alzheimer's Association in California, we are happy to help you support the cause. 

Fans of National Public Radio have the opportunity to donate an auto to NPR in California and help the network offer more of its well-known conversation about relevant issues.  

Are you a big believer in putting men and women to work? You may choose to donate an RV or ATV to Goodwill in California. You can give a leg up to other individuals who need career training with a Salvation Army vehicle donation in California. 

YOU pick the best charity for auto donation California

You may donate a boat or SUV to a church in California or choose to benefit a religious organization, such as an auto donation to Catholic Charities in California.  

A vehicle donation to Ronald McDonald House in California can change lives of those who are terminally ill and others involved in the program.  

You can donate a car, RV, or boat to charity in California. Just let us know! 

What's the best car donation tax deduction in California?

 Throughout the year you have to make decisions that affect your totals on (everyone's favorite day of the year) April 15th. With a charity car donation in California through Cars2Charities, you get a process designed to maximize your tax deduction by adding value to the vehicle. 

When you donate a vehicle, our team of technicians does a 16-point assessment to determine the value of making repairs and upgrades to your car. Our research has shown that vehicle donations in California typically sell for 25-50% more than cars for charity without the improvements. 

In addition to the added value from the repairs and upgrades we typically make to auto donations, you're getting the added bonus of our integrity. 

Maximize your auto donation tax deduction CaliforniaWe follow the IRS guidelines for your tax deduction, where both you and the charity receive IRS Form 1098 within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle. Both you and the charity of your choice receive paperwork indicating the final sale price of your car, so everything's transparent.  

Before you decide to donate your car in California, you can check our positive track record by reading some of our donors' stories to see how satisfied they've been with Cars2Charities.  

As for your bottom line, in addition to the vehicle improvements, we also sell donation cars privately, rather than through auction, when possible. Cars are generally sold for the value of “as is" condition at auction, so the higher sale price from a private sale maximizes your tax advantage. 

When you're ready to make a vehicle upgrade, donate a car in California by contacting us online or make a quick call. 

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