Thank you for your interest in donating a car to WDET!

WDET in midtown Detroit, Michigan has produced muscial and news to their listeners for nearly 70 years. Donate your car, boat, RV, or other vehicle to help support WDETs mission and support great NPR reporting on Detroit Public Radio and programs you love like Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, All Things Considered and Detroit's own Detroit Today.

Ready to start the process? Call our car donation program partners at 1-877-215-0227 or click the button above to donate online.

Your car donation supports NPR stations like WDET, serving Hamtramck, Highland Park, River Rouge, Grosse Pointe Park, Dearborn, Melvindale, Ecorse.

4600 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Join your neighbors and donate a car to WDET
Collage of car donations supporting NPR station WDET

FAQs about Donating a Car to WDET

Q: Can I donate if my area is impacted by the Covid virus?


We are open and able to pick up donations, and we can do it contact-free. There may be some delay in pick up due to regulations in your area. If so, we will keep you up-to-date on any changes or adjustments and pick up your car as quickly as possible.

Throughout the donation process, our focus is on the health and well-being of our donors, tow drivers, stations, and community. Our donation technology, communications points, and mobile tools mean we can offer a touch-less donation process. You can even monitor the status of their donation online.

Discuss your preferred pickup process with the towing or pick-up agency when they call to schedule. Our drivers are encouraged to discuss transfer steps with donor and complete the pickup in a contact-free manner.

To maintain social distancing at pick up, donors can leave a signed title inside the glove compartment of the vehicle.

Keys can be placed above the visor or under the seat.

As a courtesy, you can wipe down the driver compartment of vehicle for the safety of our drivers.

Rather than handing off a receipt, we can email you one at time of pickup.

If you need more information, give us a call at 1-877-215-0227. We're here to help!

Q: What about privacy? Will you share my information?

We are very careful with any information you provide. Donor information is not given to any organization except the IRS as required by law, and to the station to which you're donating. Your station will only get your name and contact information, which they've asked for because they're eager to thank you.

If (and only if) you specifically opt in during the process, one of our producers may contact you to ask you about why you donated your car, or to ask for a picture of you with the car we can share with other public radio fans. That is totally optional, though. By default, your information will be entirely private.

Q: Who runs this car donation program?

This program is a legacy of the public radio show Car Talk. For more than three decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) answered listeners' questions about cars, and provided laughs, comfort, and trustworthy advice to millions. While Tom passed away in 2014, Ray and the rest of the staff decided to continue this program as a way to give back to the stations that were our friends and partners for decades–and whose programs we listen to every day.

Along with our car donation partners, we're proud to work with your local public radio station and help you turn your car into more of the programs you love. And we thank you for the help you are providing to our hard-working stations!

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