Donating Your Car in Pennsylvania

Do you have a car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV, travel trailer, or other transportation vehicle that doesn’t work? With an estimated 4.5 million vehicles registered across the state, you know there are thousands of cars in Pennsylvania just sitting around that aren't worth fixing. But forgotten, unused, and unloved cars are a great source of revenue for your favorite local public radio station! Donating a vehicle to public radio in Pennsylvania is easy to do and we’ll show you how!

NPR Car Donation in Pennsylvania

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program gives back 80% of the revenue generated from a car donation directly to the Pennsylvania public radio station of your choice. Donating a car in Pennsylvania is an easy way to support the people who deliver the news, music and entertainment content to your radio each day. Here’s how to donate a car to public radio in Pennsylvania:

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

It’s that simple!

What should I do when my vehicle is picked up?

To complete the car donation process, you’ll need to transfer the title. TITLES MUST BE NOTARIZED IN PENNSYLVANIA! Don’t sign the title until you’re in the presence of a notary. Here’s how to sign your title:

  • PRINT and SIGN your name in the SELLER section on the back of the title.
  • make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

If your vehicle is missing its title, you can obtain a duplicate from PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services. You can find out how on the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services website.

Can I donate a car to NPR in Pennsylvania if my car won’t pass an emissions test?

Yes! Vehicles registered in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and the Northern or South Central Regions must pass regular emissions tests. If your vehicle won’t pass and it’s clogging up your driveway, we’ll still take it. A vehicle donation is a great way to move that car along and support your favorite public radio station.

What stations does the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program support in Pennsylvania?

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will provide funds to the Pennsylvania Public Radio station of your choice. WITF is Central Pennsylvania’s source of news, culture, and information. A car donation to WITF will help support your favorite programs like Smart Talk and NPR programs such as Here and Now, Marketplace, and 1A.

WHYY - 90.9 FM delivers local news and information to the Philadelphia region. Your WHYY car donation will benefit locally produced programming such as Fresh Air, The Pulse, and Radio Times.