There are somewhere around half a million vehicles registered privately in Delaware. The average car in the Diamond State is 10.8 years old. That means Delaware is in the top 10 for newest cars on the road, but there are still tens of thousands of cars sitting around that could be put to better use. These forgotten, unused, unloved cars can be a great source of revenue for your favorite public radio station in Delaware.
While the best part of donating a car in Delaware 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:
- Have your vehicle title ready.
- Follow this link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program or call us at 1-877-215-0227.
- Answer the questions about your car and yourself.
- Select a date and time to have your car picked up.
It’s really that easy.
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 Delaware car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the seller/owner field, at the bottom of Section 1 (“ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF TITLE”) and be sure to fill it out EXACTLY as it appears on the front of the title.
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.
Delaware Car Donation Resources
The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the Delaware Public Radio station of your choice.
Delaware Car Donation FAQs
- 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.
- My vehicle doesn’t pass Delaware’s emissions requirement. Is it still ok to donate to a Delaware Public Radio station?
es! Delaware requires emissions testing on vehicles made after 1968 (except for diesels, which are required for vehicles 1997 or newer). Failure to pass is what relegates a lot of vehicles to permanent driveway duty. But we’ll take it, and you’ll see a tax benefit along with the satisfaction of helping your favorite local Public Radio affiliate.