Frequently Asked Questions

How does the car donation process work?

We have made the car donation process simple and enjoyable. To donate your vehicle, please complete our easy-to-use online car donation form, or call our donation specialists at 1-888-950-CURE (2873). When we are in possession of your vehicle and title, we will send you your IRS tax deductible donation receipt and free gift.

How does my tax deduction work?

Your vehicle donation is 100% tax deductible. The IRS allows you to determine the fair market value of your vehicle up to $500. If we sell your donated car for over $500, the IRS allows you to claim the higher price as a tax deduction.

How do I become eligible for a free Apple iPod or $30 Visa Gift Card?


As a “thank you” for joining us in the fight against these diseases and to Help Find A Cure, ALL donations are eligible for a free gift. All we need is the vehicle, the signed title (free and clear of all liens), and the keys. That's it--no gimmicks or fine print! Once our tow company has picked up your vehicle and your donation is complete, we will have an iPod or Visa gift card sent to you directly from the vendor. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery of your iPod or Gift Card. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further explanation of this offer.

When donating a car, does it have to be a running car?

No - we accept ALL car donations regardless of body or mechanical condition.

Am I still able to receive a free gift if my vehicle does not run?

Yes - all donations are eligible for a $30 Visa Gift Card or Apple iPod.

Do you accept vehicle donations across the United States?

Yes - we accept and process car donations in all 50 states.

Do you accept other donations besides vehicles?

Yes - in most cases, we accept boats, motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, and property. If you are wondering whether or not your item can be donated, please contact us at 1-888-950-CURE (2873).

Do I need to have the title to the vehicle in order to donate it?


Yes - when you donate a vehicle, we will need to receive any applicable lien release or original termination statement, if there was ever a lien holder listed on the title, and the title for the vehicle. We will need you to sign the title on the 'signature of seller line' located in the first reassignment area of the title. Please remember to sign your name as it appears on the front of the title. If there is more than one person listed as an owner on the front of the title, both parties must sign on the 'signature of seller' line.

How long will it take to have my car donation picked up?

Once you've completed your donation, our towing company should contact you within 24 hours. When you are contacted by the tow company, you can schedule a pick-up time for your vehicle that is convenient for you. If necessary, we can also expedite a towing request if you need your vehicle to be picked-up within 24 hours.

Is there a charge for towing?

No - we pick up the vehicle at no cost to you.

Do I have to be home when my donated car is picked up?

No - if you wish to have your vehicle picked up when you are not home, you just need to leave the signed title and keys in the vehicle and advise the tow company of the location of these items. When your vehicle is picked up, the towing company will leave you a towing receipt showing that your vehicle was picked up on behalf of Cars For Research. Please remember to remove your personal belongings and take off the license plate on the day the vehicle is scheduled to be picked up.