Donate a Car in New Jersey

Donate a swamp buggy, car, motorcycle, RV, boat, and almost any other vehicle to public radio in New Jersey! New Jersey has over 2.7 million vehicles registered across the state. The average vehicle registered is 10.1 years old, significantly under the national average. Despite this, there are still tens of thousands of cars in New Jersey that can be turned into a great source of revenue for your favorite local public radio station.

New Jersey NPR Car Donation

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will deliver 80% of the proceeds generated through a donation directly to the New Jersey public radio station of your choice. Your public radio car donation in New Jersey will support the people and stations that deliver the news, music and insightful talk you listen to each day. Donating your car in New Jersey is easy, just follow these four steps:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. To get started, click the link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program, call us at 1-877-215-0227, or pick your local New Jersey Public Radio Station from the list below.
  3. Answer questions about yourself and your vehicle.
  4. Choose a time and date to have your car picked up.

Voilà! It’s that simple.

Do I need to fill out any paperwork to complete my car donation?

To complete your New Jersey car donation, you’ll have to transfer your vehicle title. Follow these steps to transfer your title in New Jersey:

  • PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the SELLER section on the back of the title.
  • Make sure your name is printed and sign EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

If you’re missing the vehicle title, you can obtain a duplicate from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website to find out how.

What will happen on the day my car is picked up?

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

Can I donate my car to a New Jersey public radio station if it won’t pass an emissions inspection?

Yes! All vehicles newer than 1995 or diesel vehicles 1997 or newer must pass an emissions inspection in New Jersey.  If your vehicle is currently clogging 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 New Jersey public radio station.

Which New Jersey Public Radio stations does the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program support?

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will provide funds to the New Jersey Public Radio station of your choice. New Jersey Public Radio partners with WNYC to produce the news and podcasts that you love. Your public radio car donation will benefit local programs such as Here’s The Thing, More Perfect, and New Standards.

WBGO - 88.3 FM delivers jazz and blues music to over 400,000 weekly listeners in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Your WBGO car donation supports special events and programming such as Morning Jazz, Portraits in Blue, and Blues Break.

Atlantic City
WNJN-FM (89.7)
WNJS-FM (88.1)
WNJB-FM (89.3)
Cape May
WNJZ-FM (90.3)
WXPJ-FM (91.9)
WBJB-FM (90.5)
WNJM-FM (89.9)
WNJY-FM (89.3)
WBGO-FM (88.3)
Ocean City / Atlantic City
WRTQ-FM (91.3)
WNJP-FM (88.5)
Toms River
WNJO-FM (90.3)
WNJT-FM (88.1)