How It Works

Donating your car with Charity Car is easy. You don't have to pay a penny. And with branches across the UK and car collection available, there's no hassle when you donate your car!

Step 1 - Choose a charity

All Charity Car's Official Partners are registered in the UK, all you have to do is check out our full list of charities and choose the cause closest to your heart.

If the charity you want to donate your car to isn't listed on our website, as long as it is a UK registered charity, all we need is their name and charity number and we'll do our best to donate the value of your car to them.

Find out how you can check your charity is UK registered and find their registered charity number.

What happens if my preferred charity is unable to accept my donation?

Step 2 - Donate your car

Simply tell us your registration and postcode on our website to start the donation process. We'll ask you a few questions about you and your car.

If you would prefer to speak to us to discuss the donation, or the possible value left in your car, please call on 0844 6696889 (Standard rate applies as per 01 or 02 numbers and is usually included in any free minutes). It will be helpful if you have the details of the car you're thinking of donating. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Step 3 - Getting your car to us – collection or delivery

You'll be able to choose between dropping your car off and having your car collected, whichever is easiest for you. If you drop your car off, there's no need to make an appointment, just arrive during your local branch's opening hours. If you choose collection we'll get in touch with you to arrange collection at a time that's best for you. Find out more about dropping your car off and having your car collected.

We'll also help you with the necessary paperwork when you donate your car, it's vital to get it right so that you don't get hit with a fine from DVLA. If your car is being scrapped we'll do this by issuing you with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction. Find out more about the paperwork.

Step 4 - Processing your car

We'll decide on the best route for your old car, so that your chosen charity gets the maximum donation.

If your car has reached the end of the road it will be responsibly recycled at one of our authorised branches. And here's the best part – unlike other car donation schemes, your chosen charity will receive 100% of the market value!

If there's life left in your old car, and we are sure it will raise more than the scrap price, we'll raise the maximum donation value by auctioning it.

Step 5 – Confirmation of your donation

We'll email you to let you know what happened to your old car and how much money it raised for your chosen charity. We'll also say a great big thank you because your charity will be grateful for every penny your donated car generates!

Ready to donate your car

Now you know all about how to donate your car with Charity Car, get started by giving us a call or filling out your details online!

If you still have questions, you can find all of the answers in the following categories:

About your donation About your car Sorting the paperwork Having your car collected Dropping your car off About Charity Car

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0844 669 6889 during opening hours.

Standard rate applies (as per 01 or 02 numbers and is usually included in any free minutes).

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