Donating Your Car in Missouri

Donate your car, truck, van, SUV, motorcycle, RV, travel trailer, boat, or other vehicle to public radio in Missouri! Missouri has over 2 million vehicles registered across the state. The average vehicle age in the North Star State is 12.2 years old, more than a year older than the national average. Your old car can be turned into a great source of revenue for your favorite Missouri public radio station when you donate it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program!

Missouri Public Radio Car Donation

When you donate a car through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program, 80% of the proceeds generated through your donation are returned directly to the Missouri public radio station of your choice. You’ll provide support to the stations that connect you with your daily source of music and news programs. Donating a car in Missouri is easy, here’s how:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Click the link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program to get started, call us at 1-877-215-0227, or you can choose the Missouri Public Radio station you’d like to donate to from the list below.
  3. Answer some questions about the car and yourself.
  4. Choose a time and date to have your car picked up.

It’s that simple!

What else do I need to complete my car donation?

To complete your Missouri car donation, you’ll have to transfer the vehicle title. You can sign your title by following these instructions:

  • PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the correct field at the bottom of the “ASSIGNMENT” box on the back of the title.
  • Make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

Can’t find your title? You can obtain a duplicate from the Missouri Department Revenue. You can learn more about title replacement by visiting the Missouri Department of Revenue website.

What will happen when my car is picked up?

On the day your vehicle is scheduled to be picked up, you’ll have to give the tow driver your completed title, along with the keys to the vehicle. After the car is sold,  you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

Can I donate a car to Missouri Public Radio if my vehicle doesn’t pass an emissions test?

Yes! Vehicles in Missouri 1996 or newer (1997 for diesels) that are registered in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County or Jefferson County are required to pass an emissions test. If your vehicle is currently cluttering up your driveway because it failed, we’ll help you get rid of it and you’ll put it to good use. A vehicle donation is a great way to move that car along and support your favorite Missouri public radio station.

What public radio stations in Missouri does the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program support?

The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the Missouri Public Radio station of your choice. KBIA - 91.3 FM is mid-Missouri’s source of news, information, and entertainment programming. With over 30,000 weekly listeners, your KBIA car donation will help support local programs such as Views of the News, The Check-In, and Off the Clock.

St. Louis Public Radio - 90.7 FM delivers local news, podcasts, and music throughout Missouri. A car donation to St. Louis Public Radio will benefit your favorite programs like The Gateway, St. Louis on the Air, and We Live Here.

KSMS-FM (90.5)
Cape Girardeau
KRCU-FM (90.9)
KRNW-FM (88.9)
KBIA-FM (91.3)
KOPN-FM (89.5)
Kansas City
KCUR-FM (89.3)
KXCV-FM (90.5)
KMST-FM (88.5)
KSMU-FM (91.1)
St. Louis
KWMU-FM (90.7)
Sainte Genevieve
KSEF-FM (88.9)
KTBG-FM (90.9)
West Plains
KSMW-FM (90.9)