Donating Your Car To Public Radio in Indiana

Support the Indiana Public Radio station of your choice by donating it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program! We’ll accept your car, truck, van, SUV, motorcycle, RV, boat, and other modes of transportation as a donation. There are about 5.8 million cars and trucks registered in Indiana. The average vehicle in the Hoosier State is 12.4 years old, around the same as the national average. There are thousands of cars throughout the state that it would be financially foolish to fix. Your forgotten, unused, or unloved car can be donated to your favorite public radio station in Indiana.

How to Donate a Car to Indiana Public Radio

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will return 80% of the funds generated from your donation directly to the Indiana public radio station of your choice. Your Indiana car donation will support the people and stations that deliver your daily source of music, news, and podcasts to your radio. Donating a car to public radio in Indiana is easy, follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Click the link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program, call us at 1-877-215-0227, or select the Indiana Public Radio Station of your choice from the list below.
  3. Provide information about yourself and your vehicle.
  4. Choose a time and date to have your car picked up.

It’s that simple!

What paperwork needs to be filled out to complete my vehicle donation?

In order to complete the car donation process, you’ll need to transfer your title. You can sign your Indiana title by following these steps:

  • PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the box marked “SELLER INFORMATION” on the back of the title.
  • Make sure your name is printed and signed EXACTLY as it appears printed at the top of the title.

If your vehicle is more than 35 years old, Indiana does not issue a title. Visit the Indiana state website for more information on title requirements.

What should I expect on the day my vehicle is scheduled to be picked up?

On the day your car is scheduled to be picked up, you should give the driver the completed title along with the keys to the vehicle. After your car is sold, your vehicle donation receipt will be sent to you via email.

Can I donate a car in Indiana if my vehicle doesn’t pass an emissions inspection?

Yes! In Lake and Porter counties, cars manufactured later than 1976 are required to have emissions tested every two years, and failure often causes running cars to be taken off the road for good. Even if you have a car that won’t run, a vehicle donation is a great way to move that car along and support your favorite Indiana public radio station.

Does the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program support my local Indiana public radio station?

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will support the Indiana Public Radio station of your choice. Northeast Indiana Public Radio station is the licensee for WBOI - 89.1 FM. An estimated 100,000 listeners tune into WBOI programming each month. Your car donation to Northeast Indiana Public Radio will support programs such as Folktales and WBOI Presents.