Donate a Car in Nevada

In Nevada, you rely on your Nevada Public Radio station to deliver national programming like Morning Edition and Marketplace, along with local programming like KNPR’s State of Nevada and Mountain West News Bureau. Donating a vehicle allows you to show your support for these programs, and generate more funds that the average cash donation.

How difficult is it to donate a car in Nevada?

It’s an easy process, but you’ll want to be aware of a few specific steps:

  1. Select the public radio station in Nevada you’d like to support

  2. Complete and sign your vehicle title

  3. Note: If your vehicle is missing its title, you can obtain a duplicate from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. You can download a copy of the missing title application at the DMV website.

  4. Have your vehicle title ready.

  5. 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 Nevada Public Radio Stations from the list below.

  6. Answer the questions about your car and yourself.

  7. Select a date and time to have your car picked up.

It’s really that easy.

What paperwork should I have when I donate my vehicle to Nevada Public Radio?

On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need a few things to complete the process:

In order to complete your Nevada car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the correct field on the FRONT of the title, and make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

What should I expect when my donated vehicle is picked up?

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

My car won’t pass Nevada’s smog check. Is it still ok to donate to a Nevada Public Radio station?

Yes! All vehicles registered in Nevada from 1967 or newer must pass a smog check, and it’s the cause of a lot of cars that get taken off the road because they fai. If your vehicle is currently clogging up your driveway because it died, 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 public radio station.

Can I donate things other than a car to Nevada Public Radio?

YES! We’ll take cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, RVs, travel trailers, boats, and lots of other modes of transportation as a donation. Check with us to determine whether those need a title to donate.

Nevada has over 1 million vehicles registered across the state. The average vehicle registered is 11.6 years old, right at the national average. That still means that there are tens of thousands of cars sitting around in the state that you wouldn’t pay to fix if somebody dared you. But forgotten, unused, unloved cars are a great source of funding for your favorite local public radio station.

While the best part of donating a car in Nevada 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.

What Stations Does the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program support in Nevada?

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