Donating Your Car in South Carolina

Support your local South Carolina public radio station with a vehicle donation! We accept all cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and lots of other vehicles. South Carolina has more than 1.8 million vehicles registered throughout the state. The average age of a vehicle registered is 12.9 years old, two years older than the national average. With that many cars registered, there are thousands just waiting to be put to good use. Turn that old car into funds for your favorite South Carolina public radio station!

Donate a Car to Public Radio in South Carolina

Donations through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program deliver 80% of the revenues from the sale of a vehicle directly to the South Carolina public radio station of your choice. When you donate a car to public radio, you’ll support the people and stations that produce the news, music, and entertainment content you listen to every day. Donating a car in South Carolina is simple! To get started on your donation, follow these steps:

  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 your local South Carolina Public Radio Station from the list below.
  3. Provide some information about yourself and the vehicle.
  4. A towing agent will contact you within 2-3 days to schedule a pickup time for your vehicle.

See? It’s that easy!

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

In order to complete your South Carolina car donation, you’ll have to transfer your vehicle title. You can transfer your South Carolina title by:

  • PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the SIGNATURE OF SELLER(S) section on the back of the title.
  • Make sure your name is printed and signed EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

Missing your vehicle title? You can obtain a duplicate from the South Carolina DMV. Visit the South Carolina DMV website to learn more.

What can I expect on the day my vehicle is picked up?

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

Can you donate a car in South Carolina if it doesn’t run?

Yes! If your vehicle no longer runs and is clogging up your driveway, we’ll still accept it. Donating your vehicle is a great way to move that car along and support your favorite South Carolina public radio station.

What is the maximum tax write off for donating a car in South Carolina?

If you itemize your taxes and your vehicle sells for over $500, you can deduct the sale price. If it sells for less than $500, you can deduct the fair market value of the vehicle up to $499. To determine the fair market value of your car, use a website like Kelly Blue Book. After your vehicle is sold, you’ll receive an email with a sales receipt for tax purposes.

Does the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program support my favorite South Carolina public radio station?

Your donation to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program will support the South Carolina Public Radio station of your choice. A South Carolina Public Radio car donation will help keep your favorite programs on-air, including South Carolina from A to Z, South Carolina Business Review, and NPR’s Ask Me Another.