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Preparation To Donating Your Car to Charity

Donating your car to charity is a wonderful way to give back to the community and help those in need while at the same time disposing of an unused or unwanted vehicle. Donating your car is a very simple process. There are a few things you should do before you donate your car to charity in locations like Winnipeg, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton or anywhere in between. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Remove Your Personal Effects 

Remove all of your personal items from the car before you donate it. You may also want to take things that can be transferred to another car, like seat-covers and other removable accessories. Also, please remove the license plate and sign the back of the ownership where it states “seller’s signature”. You can then use your license plate on another vehicle or return to the Ministry of Transportation for a partial rebate.

2. Arranging the Pickup
In addition to removing all of your belongings from the car, simply plan the pickup. The option is yours when it comes to whether or not you would like to be present when the tow truck arrives. If you prefer not to wait for the tow truck, please leave the keys and signed ownership in the glove compartment with the doors unlocked and we’ll take care of the rest.

3. Estimate the Market Value
When you’re making an In-Kind donation to a charity, the market value is what determines how much your donation is worth. At Cars 4 Cures, we use the largest auction database in North America in order to accurately calculate the fair market value of your car coupled with the expertise of the owners who have three generations of industry experience evaluating fair market value of vehicles. Proceeds go to your charity of choice.

4. Choose a Charity
When you donate your car to charity with Cars 4 Cures you can rest easy knowing that your donation will make a real difference in the lives of people in need in Canadian cities like Winnipeg or Toronto. Our partner charities include:

You can donate your care to one our charity partners.

Contact Cars 4 Cures
When your car is prepped and ready to go, give Cars 4 Cures a call and we’ll arrange to have your car picked up by a local towing company. There’s no cost to you and you don’t even have to be at home at the time. You’ll receive your official charitable tax receipt either by email or mail from the charity receiving your donation.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can make a real difference in people’s lives when you donate your car to charity.