FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Donating A Vehicle To Charity

Will my tax receipt be sent out automatically?

Yes. The charity that receives your donation will issue a charitable tax receipt at the end of the year.

If you have not received your tax receipt and need a replacement to be issued, please call the charity the vehicle was donated to.

What areas do you pick up donated vehicles from?

We currently pickup in the following areas:

  • Fraser Valley
  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Lillooet
  • Merritt
  • Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver Lower Mainland

Stay tuned for more locations coming soon.

Will you pick up non-running cars?

Yes, we do.

Do you take motorcycles for vehicle donations?

Yes, we happily take motorcycles, as long as they still have their tires. Questions? Give us a call or send us a message with your questions.

Do you take RVs, motorhomes, trailers or campers?

No. Unfortunately, we are not able to recycle RVs, motorhomes, trailers or campers.

Do you take fleet vehicles?

Yes, we do take fleet vehicles.

Can I get my tires back when I donate a vehicle?

Yes, you can. Just let us know ahead of time and we’ll take care of removing the tires for you once the vehicle is loaded onto the tow vehicle when we pick it up.

Do you take donated vehicles without batteries?

Yes, we do.

Do you take donated vehicles without windows?

Yes, we do.

What documents do I need to donate a car?
To donate your car, truck, etc. to charity, you will need the ICBC vehicle registration as proof of ownership. Or, the provincial registration for the vehicle if you are not from BC.

You will also need your driver’s license.

We will bring all other documentation that requires your signature.

Questions? Just give us a call at one of the numbers noted at the top or bottom of this page.

How much will my tax receipt be?
Once the vehicle is disposed of the donation is made to your chosen charity. The charity will issue a charitable tax receipt for the vehicle donation value.

The minimum tax receipt is at least $300, because we receive payment for the weight of the car, the catalytic converter, the battery, and if the vehicle has them, aluminum wheels. Each of these items are a commodity that benefit the charity and this is reflected in the donation amount and the charitable tax receipt you receive.

Do I need to be the legal owner of a vehicle to donate it?

Yes.

However, if the vehicle is for someone who has passed away, we can receive the donation as long as their estate has been settled or the executor has the legal documents necessary to donate the vehicle.

Questions? Give us a call or send us a message using our contact form.

Can I drop off my vehicle for donation?

Yes. Please call us to arrange a suitable time and so paperwork can be completed in advance of the vehicle drop off.

How do you decide if my donated vehicle is resellable?

With minor repairs, some vehicles may be worth more to a charity resold rather than recycled. Vehicle donation value is determined once the vehicle is inspected.

Does my vehicle need to have insurance to be donated?

No, your vehicle does not need to be insured. When being towed the vehicle is covered by the towing companies commercial insurance.

What charities have received funds from donated vehicles

Click this link for a list of most of the charities that have received funds from vehicles donated by individuals and businesses. New charities are regularly being designated by donors as the charity they would like funds to go to.

Our list of charities donated to will be updated with new names  on a regular basis.