When you live comfortably but are aware of the many needs in the community, you have a special opportunity when you have a vehicle you don’t need. You can donate a car in Detroit and contribute to the work of a cause you care about.
Though you live in the land of the “Big 3” it’s not like replacing your car is easy. The more miles you put on your car – getting to work or carpooling kids – the sooner you need a new set of wheels. You need a vehicle you can rely on.
If you’re on the road a lot, in outside sales or supervisor for multiple locations, you spend several hours on the road every day. You’ll eventually need new wheels, at that rate. Perhaps you’re already car shopping, especially if your friends at Planet Fitness are pulling up in new Audis or this year’s Lexus.
But it still leaves you with a car you don’t need. A vehicle donation in Detroit through Cars2Charities is an easy alternative to selling it yourself. If you’ve ever listed a piece of furniture or anything else on Craigslist or eBay, you know the work involved.
The first phase is, perhaps, the hardest. You have to not just clean your car – you literally have to detail it so it attracts customers. There’s the necessary photography next, and then choosing the best platform to list it on. And finally, it involves meetups with strangers (when they show up!) until you’ve sold it.
By contrast, a charity car donation in Detroit through Cars2Charities means you have only one duty: turn over the keys. We take it from there.
Were you planning a dealer trade-in instead? We have one reason for you why it’s not a good idea: They keep 60-70% of your car’s value! And worse ... they did a study at USC’s School of Business that showed you pay a higher price for the new car you’re buying too.
When you donate a car to charity through us, your car’s value is maximized because of our unique process.
Here’s how it works:
Just make a call to us at 855-520-2100 or donate online and we arrange a time that’s convenient for you and come to pick it up. You’re practically done at this point!
When we tow away your donation car, our experts assess it for necessary alterations, which typically boosts the sale price by 25-50%. As you may know, your tax deduction is based on the price the donation vehicle sells for, so a higher price means a better break for you and more money to your favorite non-profit!
Supporting people, animals, medical research – whatever turns your crank – is a strong incentive for much Cars2Charities clientele.
What are you passionate about?
If you’ve served on the DPSCD PTA, but are going back to work, or are just tired of carnivals, classrooms, and holiday gift wrap sales, you can do your part with a car donation to PTA.
If you don’t have a specific charity in mind, you can check our “causes” page for a list of non-profit groups.
Do you spend your weekends at Detroit Iron Cycles? Are you in a motorcycle meetup? When you’re ready to upgrade your hog, remember you can make a motorcycle donation in Detroit. We also pick up quads/ATVs – or other toys.
The Great Lakes waterway is a wonderful place to enjoy. How long has it been since you’ve been out fishing? If your boat’s at St. Clair Shores Marina, but never getting out there, consider a boat donation in Detroit, and the value of your vehicle can do some good!
We can help you with all types of vehicles, from vintage cars to tractors. Do you have an old Airstream or Pace Arrow you never use? Consider an RV donation in Detroit through Cars2Charities.
Do you love the links? You may own a cart. If the batteries are dead, you’ll find it’s expensive to replace them. (They cost approximately $160 each and golf carts have 6-8 of them.) Make a golf cart donation in Detroit through Cars2Charities to benefit your favorite cause.
You want to protect your bottom line, of course. And because showing a high level of responsibility is important to you, when it’s time to replace your vehicle you are careful who you work with.
Cars2Charities has been in this business for 30 years. We’re a family-owned company with a process that’s aimed at maximizing your auto donation. After we pick up your car we bring it to our expert technicians who assess it for any necessary changes. Our research shows that cars usually sell for 25-50% more than those without the alterations.
The good news for your tax statement is that your write-off is based on the sale price of your donation car. By selling for more money it gives you a greater deduction and sends more cash to the charity you choose.
You can also be confident that we follow the IRS guidelines, so your deduction is ready for your CPA or for TurboTax. Both you and the charity you choose receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, providing total transparency.
We have videos to further answer your questions if you’d like to know more about the process.
Whether you need to downsize, or your family’s growing so the MINI Cooper just won’t cut it anymore, you have an opportunity to help others while helping yourself. And in one more bump – your vehicle gets a new life with someone else.
When you’re ready to make a difference with a car donation in Detroit, it’s a step in the right direction for your taxes, and you become a hero to someone in need. Just contact us at Cars2Charities, and we can handle the details for you.
Or simply call