Do I need to have a title in order to donate my car?

Yes. In most cases, we need a current and clear title, without a lien, in order to accept your donation. Some states do have some exceptions. If you need a duplicate title, contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. If you're stuck, call us at 877-215-0227 with any questions.

How much of a tax deduction will I get?

You are entitled to deduct the gross sale price of your vehicle. We’ll report that to you after the sale of the vehicle. If your car sells for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $499.

Who runs the Car Talk Vehicle 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!

You can visit our full FAQ page for more answers to your car donation questions.