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Why donate your car in Santa Cruz instead of selling it?

Do you have a set of wheels that is constantly at the mechanic, and starting to cost more than it's actually worth? Are you thinking it's gotta go?

You may be right - shopping for an upgrade might be the next step, but first you have to figure out what to do with your old car. When you donate your car in Santa Cruz through Cars2Charities, we take it off your hands right away, with no work on your part. We'll make selective necessary improvements to the car, put it on the market and hand a check to the charity of your choice, while you get a tax deduction that's 25-50% better.ocean 832289 640

Are you thinking it'd be easiest to do a trade-in with a dealer, but you're pretty sure you won't really get the value for your car that you should?

That's what researchers at USC found, according to consumer affairs reporter Mark Huffman, who says that car dealers simply charge you more for the new car if you trade in your old one. In fact, the business school students found that dealers conclude that shoppers with a trade-in are less concerned about the financial end of the deal, so they hold out for a higher price.

If a smart financial decision is what you're looking for, donating a car in Santa Cruz and make two positive things happen at once: benefit a charity and get a tax advantage.

The best part is, you don't have to do a thing to make a car donation in Santa Cruz. Simply call 855-520-2100 and we'll send one of our coordinators to tow the vehicle you no longer need for free (Your charity reimburses Cars2Charities for the towing, improvements, handling). Then you can concentrate on your next set of wheels - reduce your carbon footprint with a hybrid or an electric car maybe, or shift into a new look.

How to donate a car in Santa Cruz?

mole 2432484 640All it takes is just 3-5 minutes on the phone with us, then you're done! It doesn't get easier than that. The process goes like this: we tow away your vehicle for free at a time and place that's convenient for you; we make selective necessary repairs to the vehicle; then we place it on the market for someone to appreciate the remaining the life of the car; the proceeds are given to the charity of your choice; and we give you the paperwork needed for your taxes.

Of course, if you had your heart set on cleaning up the car, getting it running right, taking pictures, posting it on Craigslist and waiting for strangers to show up at your house to see it, then a vehicle donation in Santa Cruz may not be for you.

Simply call 855-520-2100 and we at Cars2Charities do the rest. You acquire extra space in your garage for something newer!

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Can I donate an RV in Santa Cruz? Donate a motorcycle? Maybe a golf cart donation?

We take almost any vehicle imaginable off your hands - boats, quads, ATCs, whatever “toys" you no longer need can better the bottom line of a charity. Do you have jet skis or other water sport equipment? A camper, trailer, or RV donation in Santa Cruz are all tax deductible ways to benefit others and not go through the hassle of selling them when you no longer need them.

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Do you have some of this type of equipment just sitting on your property or taking up space in your garage? Think how nice it would be to walk around in there, park a new car, or better yet - find all kinds of new toys to fill it with! 

We pick up any recreational vehicle, including a golf car or motorcycle donation in Santa Cruz all using the same easy process. We even welcome commercial vehicle donations: you can donate a van, bus or forklift! Sometimes old vehicles aren't worth holding on to. Golf carts, for instance, have 6-8 batteries, which cost more than $160 to replace. Sometimes it's just not worth it. Call 855-520-2100 and we'll come and tow it away. 

How can I get the BEST car donation tax deduction in Santa Cruz?

We have a way to maximize your tax deduction, by bringing your car up to its best condition to sell. Our expert technicians do a 16-point assessment to evaluate the improvements we can make to the vehicle, which typically results in a sale price and tax deduction that's 25-50% higher than your vehicle's “as is" value. We almost exclusively sell car donations in Santa Cruz privately, rather than through auction, which garners a higher price. After the sale, you receive the papers for tax purposes and your charity will receive a check within 30 days of the sale.

Also, a car, truck or SUV donation in Santa Cruz tends to bring you a bigger benefit than a dealer or CarMax, where you usually only receive 30-40% of your car's actual value. Like a trade-in, you aren't getting as much value for your car as you do when you donate a car to charity in Santa Cruz.


What's the best charity to donate my car to in Santa Cruz?

Is there a charity you've been wanting to support, but didn't know how? A car, truck, SUV, RV or boat donation in Santa Cruz is a nice way to say, “I value the work you do" without having to write a check or volunteer a lot of hours. 

santa cruz 1777914 640You probably know about Goodwill and Salvation Army stores, but did you know you can be a big part of helping members of your community find jobs with a Goodwill car, truck or SUV donation in Santa Cruz? Also promoting financial independence for those needing a second chance, you can donate a car to Salvation Army in Santa Cruz to maintain similar programs. 

Your RV, camper or golf car donation can benefit the Arthritis National Research Foundation in Santa Cruz. Or it could be that you'd like to donate a vehicle to the Alzheimer's Association in Santa Cruz. We can make either happen. Perhaps you have a loved one battling cancer, or you may be a survivor yourself. You can be part of the solution with a car donation to the American Cancer Fund in Santa Cruz. The organization has been involved in battling the disease for more than a century. 

If you'd like to donate to cancer in Santa Cruz, but benefit patients with a particular type of the disease, there are nonprofits that fit that description. Your car donation to Breast Cancer Solutions fills the gaps when women with breast cancer experience a loss of income while battling the disease. 

Sometimes in medicine, miracles do happen. Your car donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Santa Cruz can literally change lives.  

Maybe you're a National Public Radio fan? If you donate a car to NPR in Santa Cruz, you contribute to the insightful programming you and many others enjoy.

Might you prefer to make a car donation in Santa Cruz that benefits your place of worship. We can do that, or other type of religious cause, such as a car donation to Catholic Charities in Santa Cruz.

Or could it be that deciding on just one charity is too hard, we can help with that too. Just say “Cars2Charities, you choose the charity for me." Every 1 of 4 donors does just that! We make sure the proceeds from the sale of your car, boat, SUV, RV or truck donation in Santa Cruz goes to a worthy cause. When you call us, just say the word and it's done!

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