Is your old car just not making it through the surf and sand? Do you want to help a nonprofit and, at the same time, not have to sputter along past Legoland? Perhaps it’s time to move on to a new vehicle, and remove the risk of being sunburned while waiting for a tow truck.
If you think it’s time for a new car, we can help! Donate a car to charity in Carlsbad through Cars2Charities and do the next owner and yourself a favor – a tax deduction and an auto donation to your favorite charity.
You’re probably familiar with CarMax, or perhaps you’re leaning toward just doing a dealer trade-in. Did you know that you only get about 30-40% of your car’s actual value? Marshall School of Business conducted a study by USC students showing that dealers hike the price of the car you’re buying, because they automatically assume you’re not concerned with the cost!
Other than spending too much money and time investing in repairs, there are a number of altruistic reasons to donate a vehicle. Would you like to join the masses who have invested in a more environmentally-friendly vehicle? Car donations in Carlsbad, California enable others to buy secondhand vehicles rather than putting additional wheels on the road. Most Americans buy a new car every eight years, while a well-made vehicle usually lasts close to 15, leaving your secondhand vehicle in the capable hands of someone who can use it while you’ve moved on.
When you donate your car in Carlsbad, it’s a mutually beneficial situation – the charity you choose gets money and you get a tax benefit. That’s right, pick any 501(c)(3) you want and we hand them a nice check! Don’t know charities that accept car donations? We have a number of organizations to suggest, or let us know if you’d like to benefit a church, school or service organization. When we reach out to these communities, they often receive even more donations due to the partnerships that grow.
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Do you have five minutes to spare? All it takes is a phone call to us at 855-520-2100 and we take care of everything. You can head to the beach, grab some tacos, or enjoy one of many Carlsbad, California attractions, like the famous flower fields, while we handle every detail of your donation. We pick up your vehicle anywhere in Carlsbad, make repairs or upgrades as necessary, find a buyer for your car, and then donate proceeds to your charity. Within 24-48 hours of your call, we are there to pick up your generous donation, and you’ve finished playing your selfless part in the car charity process.
You aren't limited to dropping off your car at a designated location like some cars for charity programs or government exchange arrangements. You also don’t have to deal with the pain of selling it on Craigslist or other social media platforms. We send a skilled driver to tow your car for free, whether it runs or not.
When we’ve completed your donation, you receive an e-mailed confirmation letter that outlines each step of our process, along with a temporary donation receipt. We handle the stress and red tape, from DMV paperwork to title transfer of the car. We even make a 16-point inspection to determine if we can make any improvements to your vehicle! You don’t have to know anything about selling a car, because we take care of the whole thing for you.
After we adjust any small details that need to be improved on the car, whether cosmetic or otherwise, the car’s value usually goes up about 25-50% as a result! This allows us to maximize your tax deduction. The charity you choose reimburses us for towing, repairs and a standard service fee, and then they get a donation check. A charity car donation in Carlsbad, California is a way to avoid making last minute decisions about tax write-offs while all the paperwork is at your accountant’s office or you’re sitting at the computer doing TurboTax.
We follow every guideline and rule dictated by the IRS when you donate your car. When we sell it, we report the exact sale price - both to you, and to the charity, so the transaction is completely transparent. You both receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale, so you get the tax deduction for the total.
Do you want to know more about your tax deduction or the money going to your favorite non-profit? We have several videos to answer your questions.
Yes, you can donate a recreational vehicle in Carlsbad as easily as a car, truck or SUV!
If you aren’t bringing your Gulf Stream or Winnebago out much anymore, you can donate vehicles like your campers, trailers and quads, or donate a motorcycle in Carlsbad. In other words, your Harley can get a second life with a new owner and you can cancel that storage unit or make room on your property.
If you’ve recently upgraded your Sea-Doo or boat to take advantage of the clear skies and waters of the Pacific right out your front door, give us a call to pick up your old vehicle! Maybe you take part in world-class golfing at Aviara or Omni La Costa, and have an old cart that you aren’t using. Even if it has dead batteries, a golf cart donation in Carlsbad is a great opportunity! With 6-8 of them at $160 each to replace, it can be well over $1,000!
While you’re sunning yourself on the gorgeous beaches of Northern San Diego, we’re there to handle the stress of the process when you donate a car in Carlsbad, California from start to finish.
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