Donate a Car in Alabama

Donating a vehicle to charity in Alabama is an easy process, but you’ll want to be aware of a few specific steps:

  1. Pick a charity you'd like to support. We provide a list of public radio stations and other charities below.
  2. Complete and sign your vehicle title.
  3. Note: If your vehicle is more than 35 years old, Alabama does not issue a title. More information on title requirements in Alabama is available from the state.

There are 2.2 million cars registered in Alabama. The average car in the Yellowhammer state is 13.9 years old. That means there are literally hundreds of thousands of cars in the state that arent worth investing a new air freshener into, let alone buying tires. But forgotten, unused, unloved cars are worth a TON of money to your favorite public radio station in Alabama.

How difficult is it to donate a car in Alabama?

While the best part of donating a car in Alabama is the support you provide to the people who deliver news, music and insightful talk to your radio every single day, the second best part is how easy it is to donate:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Follow this link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program or call us at 1-877-215-0227.
  3. Answer the questions about your car and yourself.
  4. Select a date and time to have your car picked up.

It’s really that easy.

What do you need to know when donating a vehicle in Alabama?

Of course, there’s a bit of paperwork you need to fill out. On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need a few things to complete the process:

Vehicle Title: In order to complete your Alabama car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the seller/owner field EXACTLY as it appears at the top of the title.

What should I expect on the day of pickup?

The day of your scheduled vehicle pickup, you’ll need to provide the driver with the completed title, along with the keys. After the vehicle sells, you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

Does my car have to be running or in good working condition?

No. We'll accept your vehicle in any condition and can arrange to have it towed if it's not running.

Do you accept any vehicle, anywhere?

Yes, we accept cars, trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, RVs, and heavy farm equipment, running or not. Just nothing by Fisher Price. No smog certificate is necessary. We pick up vehicles anywhere in the country, with very few exceptions.

How much money from my car donation goes to my local public radio station?

We're very proud that our program returns the largest percentage of gross proceeds to stations. We are all public radio employees, and fans. We are doing this because we love your station as much as you do. There are costs and fees that have to be deducted during the car donation process. We have to pay for car pickup or towing, title transfer, auction or dismantling fees, and other costs associated with the program. However, when it's all said and done, we return a minimum of 70% of the gross proceeds to the station, a number that makes your station very happy.

What are some good car donation resources in Alabama?

The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the Alabama Public Radio station of your choice.